A member of our General Surgery team, Gillian Lavik, MD, provides safe and effective surgical care to patients, with specialty interests that include surgical oncology, abdominal surgeries and minimally invasive options for a wide range of procedures. A Rugby, ND, native, she completed her premedical education at Macalester College in Minnesota and received her medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks. Her internship and residency were completed at Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, NY, an affiliate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where Dr. Lavik served as chief resident her graduate year.
Trinity Health's general surgery team specializes in the management of a wide range of conditions affecting the abdomen, digestive tract, breast, skin, and endocrine systems. We are proud to offer management options for gallbladder disease, hernia repair, appendicitis, thyroid disorders, breast tumors, bowel obstruction, colon surgery, skin cancer, and more. Our surgeons offer minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgical options for many conditions, as well as endoscopic services such as EGD/colonoscopy. They're also certified in Advanced Trauma Life Support, supporting Trinity’s role as a regional leader in trauma care as a Level 2 Trauma Center. Our surgeons also work in collaboration with the Trinity Health CancerCare Center to provide surgical options for patients with breast, colon, skin and other cancers.