General Surgery Procedures

Jan 09, 2017 | Tags: surgery, surgical services, Dr. Michael Schmit MD FACS, Dr. Gaylord Kavlie MD FACS

SMC Surgical Services include endoscopy, operating rooms, recovery rooms and surgery center. All procedures are performed in a state-of-the art facility.

  • Dr. Gaylord Kavlie, MD, FACS
  • Certified by The American Board of Surgery
  • Dr. Kavlie, a staff surgeon at Mid Dakota Clinic in Bismarck, began doing general and laparoscopic surgery at Sakakawea Medical Center in March of 2012.

    A specialist in general, bariatric and advanced laparoscopic surgery, he is certified by the American Board of Surgery, and is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the Christian Medical Society.

    Dr. Kavlie received his medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Grand Forks, attended Minot State College and is a graduate of North Dakota State University with a bachelor's degree, completing his surgical residency at Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, South Dakota.

    Dr. Kavlie enjoys hunting, fishing, traveling and the time he spends with his children and grandchildren.

  • 510 8th Ave NE; Hazen, ND • 7017482225

The following are some, but not limited to, procedures provided by surgical services:

  • Appendectomy (removal of appendix)
  • Biopsies
  • Carpel Tunnel Release
  • Cholecystectomy (removal of gall bladder)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colon (bowel resection)
  • EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy)
  • Laparoscopic Procedures (appendix, colon, diagnostic, gall bladder,
  • hernia, reflux, soft tissue injury, etc.)
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Spincterotomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Varithena Therapy (varicose vein treatment)
  • Vasectomy