Essentia Health
Duluth, Minnesota
Closing date
Sep 3, 2022

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  • Will join an established, highly regarded Bariatric Surgery practice for both outpatient and inpatient/OR settings
  • The practice is committed to providing comprehensive bariatric care, coordinating care with behavioral health, nutritional care, medical weight management, and gastroenterology
  • We are proud to be the region s only MBSAQIP accredited Comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Center
  • Department consists of 7 general surgeons, including fellowship-trained minimally invasive, hepatobiliary, colorectal, and endocrine surgeons. Each surgeon has a dedicated NP/PA to help support their practice.
  • Busy, established practice includes general, robotic, endocrine, colorectal, bariatric, advanced laparoscopic, endoscopy, colonoscopy. Large mix of cases
  • Regional referral center. ACS Cancer Center. Research.
  • Surgeries/Admissions:
  • St. Mary s Medical Center a 330-bed tertiary hospital, consistently ranked among America s Top 100 Hospitals
  • Miller-Dwan Medical Center a 175-bed Specialized Care Facility
  • St. Mary s Hospital Superior-25 beds, Critical Access Hospital
  • Call is shared equally among surgeons in the group. Hospital has separate teams to cover Acute Care Surgery, trauma, and vascular.
  • Accredited Trauma Program/ Level I Trauma Center with ACS/Trauma/Critical Care surgeons dedicated to the program.
  • This group trains PGY-2, 4, & 5 Surgical Residents from the University of Minnesota. It is also a key training site for medical students and PA students. All surgeons in this group participate in training.


  • FTE is flexible (0.6-1.0) and needed due to growth
  • The selected candidate will work with both the General and Bariatric Surgery teams, with a majority of bariatric surgery cases/procedures and some general surgery cases/procedures


  • BC/BE in General Surgery
  • Fellowship in Bariatric and MIS or specialized training in Bariatric Surgery
  • Experience in a surgical setting, preferably with surgical office experience and bariatrics
  • Candidates should be comfortable with the full spectrum of laparoscopic bariatric surgery procedures (including gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and revisions)
  • Candidates should possess excellent clinical skills, communication skills, and a strong commitment to providing excellent care that is team oriented


  • 150 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area
  • Regional service area 460,000; City of Duluth population: 86,000

Search or Apply online at or contact:

Liz Huesman, Physician Recruiter

701-261-6824 (fax) 218-722-9952


Essentia Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran Status.


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