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Tyler G. Goettl, MD

    • Specialties: Surgery
    I am originally from the Mankato, MN area and grew up in a river valley. This is where my love of the outdoors started and continues to be my passion outside of work. I enjoy camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking, yard work, grilling, and riding ATVs. My wife and I keep busy with three children, two cats, and one dog.
    • College
      BS in Biology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
    • Medical School
      University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
    • Residency
      University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN
    • Training
      Rural Track, Essential Health St. Mary's Medical, Duluth, MN
  • Areas Of Interest
    Offers broad spectrum general surgery utilizing a minimally invasive approach as able, such as robotic or laparoscopic. Provides surgical management of colon and breast cancer, groin and abdominal hernias, appendicitis, diverticulitis, anorectal disease, gallbladder disease, GERD, hiatal hernias, and bowel obstructions. Other procedures include upper endoscopy (EGD) and colonoscopy.
  • Certifications & Licensure
    • American Board of Surgery
    • Drug Enforcement Administration
    • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
    • Basic Life Support
  • Professional Memberships
    • Northern Plains Rural Surgical Society
    • American College of Surgeons
    • Gold Humanism Honor Society (member)


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare and Carris Health care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to helps us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO