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Rainy Lake Clinic


1400 Highway 71
International Falls, MN 56649

General Surgery

Rainy Lake Medical Center offers an extensive range of surgical procedures that can be performed right here, close to home—meaning no more travel, hotels, or meal expenses. Our procedures include general surgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology, podiatry, and GI endoscopic procedures. We are committed to providing safe, quality care to our patients.

The strength of our department shows with our diverse staff. Whether your procedure is large or small, previously scheduled or an emergency, you’ll be comforted to know that our on-staff surgical team is available. They each bring unique experiences and skills to the table.

The RLMC surgical team consists of surgeons, certified nurse anesthetists, a certified orthopedic physician’s assistant, peri-operative RNs, LPNs, surgical technologists, and a full time surgery center manager.

Surgeries offered at RLMC:

Laparoscopic Procedures

  • Appendectomy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Colectomy
  • Diagnostic
  • Nissen fundoplication
  • Ventral, umbilical, and inguinal hernia repair



  • Biopsy of palpable and mammographic abnormalities
  • Full axillary dissection
  • Lumpectomy
  • Mastectomy
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy



  • Balloon dilation
  • Biopsies
  • EGD and colonoscopy
  • Emergency clipping, cautery, or Injection of GI bleeding points
  • Polypectomy

Soft Tissue and Miscellaneous 

  • Amputation
  • Anal sphincterotomy for fissures
  • Excision and fulguration of condylomata
  • Excision of skin and subcutaneous lesions
  • Foreign body removal/laceration repair
  • Ganglion cystectomy
  • Hydrocelectomy
  • I & D of abscesses
  • Inguinal or cervical lymph node biopsy
  • Muscle biopsy
  • Pilonidal cystectomy
  • Rectal prolapse surgery
  • Rectocele and cystocele repair
  • Temporary artery biopsy
  • Toenail removal
  • Traditional and stapled hemorrhoidectomy
  • Wound debridement/management



  • Knee replacement
  • Shoulder and knee arthroscopy
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Carpal tunnel repair
  • Bunionectomy
  • Hammer toe repair


  • Dilatation and curettage
  • Cesarean section
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Tubal ligation
  • Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Vaginal surgery
  • Sterilization


  • Cataract extraction



Podiatry Surgery