Surgical Services

Specialty Care Close to Home 

Our surgeons help our patients improve their quality of life with a wide range of surgical services. We are widely known for our  expertise in general, peripheral vascular and non-cardiac thoracic surgery. 

General Surgery 

Many of our general surgeries make use of laparoscopy, a minimally invasive surgical technique that allows for faster patient recovery. At Surgical Consultants, general surgery includes, but is not limited to: 
  • Gall bladder surgery
  • Bariatric (weight loss) surgery at Fairview Southdale Weight Loss Clinic
  • Hernia repair surgery at Midwest Hernia Center
  • Intestinal surgery
  • Breast cancer surgery
  • Colon surgery
  • Endocrine (thyroid) surgery
  • Appendix surgery
  • Acid reflux surgery

Peripheral Vascular Surgery

Peripheral vascular surgery includes surgical interventions of arteries and veins, as well as conservative therapies for disease of the peripheral vascular system. Surgical Consultants boasts the largest group of board certified vascular surgeons in the Twin Cities performing a wide variety of peripheral vascular procedures. Our arterial practice is known as Vascular Health Center and our vein clinic is called VeinSolutions. Some of our most regularly requested surgeries include: 
  • Arterial occlusive disease surgery
  • Carotid endarterectomy surgery
  • Aortic aneurysm surgery
  • Minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of varicose veins

Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic surgery includes most non-cardiac chest procedures. Some of the thoracic surgeries we routinely perform include:
  • Lung disease surgery, including cancer
  • Esophageal disease surgery, including cancer

Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopy is surgery performed using a tiny video camera inserted into the body through a thin tube, requiring only a small incision. The camera provides a magnified view of the inside of a patient's body. Physicians can then make other tiny incisions to insert miniature instruments that allow them to perform surgery without the need for a large incision. While laparoscopic surgery may cause less pain and leave smaller scars than traditional surgery, it's not always the best procedure for every patient. At Surgical Consultants, we recommend laparoscopy only when it’s in a patient’s best interest.

Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery

Bariatric or weight loss surgery is an option for patients who suffer from morbid obesity. Our surgeons offer a variety of treatments at Fairview Southdale Weight Loss Clinic including the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and Adjustable Gastric Banding. These procedures can be performed either laparoscopically, or through open surgery. As an American Society of Bariatric Surgeons Center of Excellence, we are committed to providing our weight loss patients with individualized surgical solutions. 

Acid Reflux Surgery 

Nearly one in every three persons suffers from acid reflux in the esophagus. Medication and lifestyle changes can often reduce the problem – but not always – and young people may prefer to avoid long-term use of prescription medicines. For such patients, surgery may be a better alternative.