Robert Guttormson

Robert Guttormson, MD

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with Robert Guttormson please call 701-780-6236 or use our online form.




  • Endoscopy
  • General Surgery


Medical Education

University of North Dakota


Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, Saginaw, Michigan, General Surgery Residency


  • American Board of Surgery
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support - Instructor

Teaching or Professional Positions

    • Assistant Professor of Surgery - UND Surgery Department
    • daVinci Surgical System Physician Champion for General Surgery
    • Critical Care Facility Planning Committee Member
    • Pharmacy and Therapeutics Formulary Committee Member
    • Emergency Management and Preparedness Council Member
    • Trauma Peer Review Committee Member
    • EPIC Physician Advisory Committee Member

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons – Fellow
  • North Dakota College of Surgeons


Dr. Guttormson is a general surgeon at Altru Health System. He has expertise in advanced laparoscopic surgery, upper and lower endoscopy and is a daVinci trained robotic surgeon. Dr. Guttormson is motivated by the ability to improve the condition of someone in need. When not caring for patients he enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, grilling, fishing, hunting, biking, and attending sporting events.

Philosophy Of Medicine

”I believe that patients deserve to be treated respectfully, educated about their condition and available options in a manner they can understand, and work together with the patient and family to develop a plan to address their needs.”

Special Practices and Procedures

    • Minimally invasive surgery, both advanced laparoscopic and robotic approaches
    • Screening and diagnostic upper and lower endoscopy
    • Breast surgery
    • Hernias
    • Gallbladder disease
    • Colon, breast and skin cancer surgery

Office Information


  • Altru 1300 Columbia
    (formerly Altru Rehabilitation Center)
    1300 S. Columbia Rd.
    Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201
    • Main: 701-780-5000
  • Altru Clinic | Crookston
    400 South Minnesota St.
    Crookston, Minnesota 56716
    • Main: 218-281-9100
    • Fax: 218-281-9189