Surgery - General Surgery

Needing surgery can be a scary time. Our team of general surgeons offer skilled and compassionate care before, during and after your surgery. From office procedures to complex operations, you’ll be taken care of every step of the way. 

Farmington Clinic: (651) 460-2300
Northfield Clinic: (507) 646-1494
Northfield Hospital: (507) 646-1000
Surgery Center: (507) 646-6001

Minimally invasive procedures with shorter recovery times - General Surgery

When you need surgery, you are looking for good surgeons, minimally invasive procedures and the fastest recovery time. Look no further than our highly trained and experienced General Surgeons. They offer you a broad range of surgical care with an emphasis on advanced laparoscopic procedures, including gallbladder, hernia repair, anti-reflux surgery and colon resection. From office procedures to complex operations, you’ll be taken care of every step of the way.

Our knowledgeable surgeons were trained at Hennepin Healthcare and U of M and use minimally invasive procedures to get you back to work or play sooner. They offer a broad range of surgical care 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Scheduled Surgery

After you have met with your primary care provider and surgery is recommended, you will have a consultation appointment with a general surgeon. They will discuss your condition, look at any medical records or diagnostic imaging, and together you will discuss the best options for you including surgery. If surgery is needed, it will be scheduled.

In-clinic Procedures

Some minor procedures can be handled in the clinic. Your provider will decide this during your appointment. 

Emergency Surgery

When you need surgery in an emergency, our surgeons are available 24/7. The general surgery team has experience in emergency surgery and trauma care, and will take care of you no matter what time of day or night you need help.

General Surgery Procedures

Ano-Rectal Procedures

Hemorrhoid surgery, Fissures and Fistulas/Pilonidal Disease Treatment

Anti-Reflux Operations

  • Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic Paraesophageal and Hiatal Hernia Repair

Breast Disease

  • Breast Biopsy, Surgical and Ultrasound Guided    
  • Partial Mastectomy (Lumpectomy)
  • Total Mastectomy
  • Breast Reconstruction (with Dr. Economou, Plastic Surgeon)
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Evaluation
  • Lymph Node Dissection

Cancer/Oncologic Surgical Care

  • Breast
  • Thyroid/Parathyroid/Adrenal
  • Colon and Rectum
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Melanoma, Cutaneous, and Soft Tissue Malignancies
  • Placement of Vascular Access Devices
  • Participation in Multidisciplinary Cancer Care with Medical and Radiation Oncology

Endocrine Surgery

  • Thyroid/Parathyroid Surgery    
  • Fine-Needle Aspiration Thyroid Biopsy
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Adrenalectomy


  • Colonoscopy    
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy  
  • Upper GI endoscopy or EGD  
  • Esophageal dilation  
  • Hemorrhoid banding
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)

Feeding Tubes

  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Gastrostomy Tubes
  • Feeding Jejunostomy Tubes

Gastrointestinal and Colorectal Surgery

  • Open & Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Resections
  • Open & Laparoscopic Colorectal Resections
  • Laparoscopic Abdomino-perineal Resections (APR)
  • Laparoscopic & open Appendectomy

Hepatobiliary Surgery

  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Open Cholecystectomy
  • Intraoperative Cholangiography
  • Common Bile Duct Exploration (Laparoscopic and open)
  • Liver Biopsy (Laparoscopic)

Hernia Repair

  • Inguinal/Femoral    
  • Umbilical  
  • Incisional/Ventral/Abdominal
  • Laparoscopic (Inguinal/Incisional/Ventral/Abdominal  
  • Pediatric (age 2 & up) Inguinal/Umbilical
  • Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction with Component Separation

Musculoskeletal Procedures

  • Diabetic Foot Management
  • Minor and Major Limb Amputations (lower extremity)


Laparoscopic and Open

Lymph Node Biopsy

Venous Disease Management

  • Varicose Vein Procedures
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Phlebectomy


  • Vasectomy
  • Placement of Vascular Access Devices (Ports)
  • Wound Care/Management

Our Team of Doctors and Providers

Dr. Ellie Cohen
Cohen, Ellie
Surgery - General Surgery
Dr. Katya Ericson
Ericson, Katya
Surgery - General Surgery
Ashley Marek portrait
Marek, Ashley
Surgery - General Surgery

Service Locations


Farmington Clinic

4645 Knutsen Drive
Farmington, Minnesota 55024
Closed Now
Sun: Closed
Mon: 7:00 am-7:00 pm
Tue - Fri: 7:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: Closed

Northfield Clinic

2000 North Avenue
Northfield, Minnesota 55057
Closed Now
Sun: Closed
Mon - Tue: 7:30 am-8:00 pm
Wed - Fri: 7:30 am-5:00 pm
Sat: Closed

Northfield Hospital

2000 North Avenue
Northfield, Minnesota 55057
Open Now
Sun: 11:00 am-12:00 am
Mon - Sat: All day open
Surgery Center

Surgery Center

2000 North Avenue
Northfield, Minnesota 55057
Closed Now
Sun: Closed
Mon - Fri: 6:00 am-2:30 pm
Sat: Closed