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

Carris Health General Surgery

Highly Trained Surgeons in West Central & Southwest Minnesota

Our experienced surgeons and support team members will guide you through the process and give you the time you need to feel comfortable with your care. We are committed to providing the best possible outcomes with personal care.

Carris Health surgeons are experienced in a wide range of surgical procedures including minimally invasive and complex procedures. Our surgeons have a variety of medical interest areas and training, making the following surgical procedures available to patients::

  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Thoracic surgery (non-cardiac)
  • Placement and adjustment of pacemakers
  • Angioplasty and bypass (non-cardiac)
  • Laparoscopic abdominal surgery, including G.E.R.D. corrective surgery
  • Varicose veins (surgical and injection sclerotherapy)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Vascular surgery including aneurysms
  • Sentinel node biopsy

If you are preparing for a surgery at Carris Health, please review our patient instructions:

Surgery Team Members

Carris Health - Willmar Main Clinic

Meeker Memorial Clinic

Surgery Visiting Physicians

Carris Health - Redwood Hospital: 507-637-4500

Surgery Outreach Locations


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