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General Surgery

Altru's operating room handles several types of  general surgery procedures including:  laparoscopic surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, and vascular surgery. Our team of general surgeons and support staff see patients at Altru Hospital, Altru Main Clinic, and some of Altru's regional clinics.

To make an appointment, call 701.780.6427.

Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery involves inserting a small camera, or endoscope, into the body.  This mode of surgery requires smaller incisions in the patient, and has become a popular surgical alternative for many surgeons and patients. Laparoscopic surgery results in a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery with less post-operative pain, which are only a few of the benefits.  

Laparoscopy may be used for:

  • gallbladder removal
  • kidney transplant
  • appendectomy
  • bowel surgery
  • splenectomy
  • hernia
  • lymphnode biopsy