Surgical Services

Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital is committed to providing top-quality services to meet the healthcare needs of people within our community, which is exactly what our surgical services provide right here in Ely, Minn.

We offer many different surgical procedures for our patients, both in an inpatient and outpatient setting. These procedures are performed in our safe, secure, and well-maintained operating room equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Additionally, we have an experienced, skilled surgical team of healthcare providers, nurses, surgical technicians, and support staff who work together to provide expert care for our patients.

The EBCH surgical team consists of a well-trained, caring group of nurses, managers, and other staff members who support skilled visiting surgical partners from throughout the region. These surgical partners manage cases and perform different procedures, using our facility.  

Contact your provider for a referral for minimally invasive general surgery -- right here at EBCH. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call 218-365-8724

 

EBCH Surgical Team

The EBCH surgical team consists of a well-trained, caring group of nurses, managers and other staff members who support skilled visiting surgical partners from throughout the region. These surgical partners manage cases and perform different procedures, using our facility.  

Our current list of surgeons includes:

  • Dr. John Bollins – General Surgeon, Advanced Surgical Associates of Northern Minnesota, LLC
  • Dr. Katie Evans – Podiatry Surgeon, Range Foot and Ankle
  • Dr. Joseph Schwinghamer – Essentia Family Practice
  • Dr. Melissa Najarian – Colorectal and General Surgeon, Essentia
  • Dr. David Fedor – General Surgeon, Essentia Virginia
  • Dr. Samual Harms – Orthopedic Surgeon, Orthopedic Associates
  • Dr. Bradley Kuzel – Orthopedic Surgeon, Essentia Duluth
General Surgery

Thanks to our staff surgeons and surgical partners, we can perform many types of general surgery for our patients right here in Ely – so they don’t need to travel to a larger medical facility.

Examples of the general surgeries and procedures we offer include:

  • Abdominal surgeries
  • Appendectomies
  • Colonoscopies
  • Hernia repair
  • Gallbladder
  • Stomach
  • Liver
  • Spleen
  • Small bowel
  • Colon
  • Removal of skin lesions
  • Removal of soft tissue tumors
  • Breast
  • Orthopedics
  • Podiatry
Surgical Advancements with Robotic Assistance

Always striving to provide top-quality care, EBCH offers robotic-assisted surgery for patients using the da Vinci Surgical System. 

The da Vinci Surgical System features advanced surgical technology, highlighted by a laparoscope with a tiny camera and light that sends real-time images to a video monitor. Surgeons can make smaller incisions with the da Vinci Surgical System and operate with advanced precision, magnified vision, and an enhanced range of motion. Most importantly, this advanced surgical technology translates into several patient benefits, including: 

  • Significantly faster recovery time
  • Less pain and scarring
  • Lower rates of complications and infections
  • Shorter hospital stays (if needed at all)
  • Shorter recovery times
  • Better outcomes than traditional surgical procedures

Examples of the different general surgical procedures that the da Vinci Surgical system can help perform are: 

  • Hernia repair
  • Gallbladder
  • Appendectomies
  • Colon resections
  • Gastric Reflux Surgery 

Smaller incision. Maximum precision. Read about the patient benefits of robotic-assisted procedures.

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