Surgery Services

The Granite Falls Hospital surgery staff provides services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in acute care and same day surgical settings, to patients of all ages, ranging from infants to the geriatric population. Surgery staff includes Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesists (CRNAs), circulating registered nurses, and surgical technicians. All CRNA’s and circulating nurses are trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Comprehensive Advanced Life Support (CALS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

Surgical services are provided by our local physicians as well as several outreach surgeons who visit our facility.  Our staff provides general, spinal and epidural anesthesia for surgical cases, conscious sedation for same day surgerical procedures and epidural or intrathecal analgesia for obstetrics. There is a general surgeon on-call for emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our surgery department has the ability to perform many procedures such as:

Laparoscopic procedures (for example, gall bladder or appendix removal)
Hernia Repairs
Carpel Tunnel Release
Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy
Arthroscopic procedures on joints
Joint injection
Cataracts extraction with lens implants
Minor Gynecological procedures

Dr. Steven Bell, MD
Gastroenterology, General Surgery
Dr. Steven Bell
Dr. Eleazar P. Briones, MD
General Surgery
Dr. Robert Kruger, MD
General Surgery
Dr. Anthony Nwakama, MD
Dr. Mark Johnston, DPM
Dr. Curtis Louwagie, MD
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The surgical staff at the Granite Falls Hospital is dedicated to making your surgical experience as comfortable, convenient, and uncomplicated as possible. Our highly trained staff look forward to serving your surgical needs.


For more information on surgical services, please contact 320-564-6221 or mailto:

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