Author Archives: MGSS Team

7/1/13: Dr. Waisbren says good bye

After more than 15 years of working with my colleagues at Maple Grove Surgical Specialists, I have decided to return to my academic roots and take a new job at the Minneapolis VA Hospital.  At the VA I will be … Continue reading

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Dr. Pietrafitta Attends Seminar in France

Dr. Joseph Pietrafitta recently returned from Elancourt, France (near Paris) where he participated as a consultant with a group of surgeons from around the world to evaluate the performance of a new composite mesh for hernia repair in comparison to … Continue reading

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Don’t Stand for Hemorrhoids Any Longer

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in or near the anal canal.  The affected tissue may protrude outside the body.  They are a very common problem that affect all people men and women. Symptoms may include itching, pain, swelling, burning, cracking, bleeding, … Continue reading

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Colon Cancer Screening – Are You At Risk?

Preventable. Treatable. Beatable. Each year more than 140,000 people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, often referred to as colon cancer, in the U.S. and over 50,000 people die from it annually. The disease, however, is largely preventable with regular screening … Continue reading

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Do I Have a Hernia? Signs You Should Be Aware Of

Each year, an estimated 5 million Americans develop hernias. Today, there is little reason to fear surgical repair. Hernia surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis and patients are able to return to most normal activities in a matter … Continue reading

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Dr. Pietrafitta Attends the 14th Annual Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium

The Fairmont Chicago – October 4-7, 2012:  The optimal management of breast cancer continues to evolve based on new research findings. A multidisciplinary team of medical, surgical and radiation oncologists, pathologists, plastic surgeons and genetic counselors are routinely involved in … Continue reading

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