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Robert Guttormson, MD

Robert Guttormson, MD, MHA, FACS, is a board-certified general surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. With a special interest in advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery, Dr. Guttormson is dedicated to providing excellent surgical care to patients, with innovative approaches that involve less pain, less blood loss, and quicker recovery. A Minot native, he earned his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences and completed his general surgery residency in Saginaw, Michigan, at an affiliate campus of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Following residency, he practiced at Altru Health System in Grand Forks for over nine years and served as Assistant Professor of Surgery for the UND Surgical Residency. His volunteer service includes medical missions work in Niger, Africa. His wife and their four children enjoy outdoor activities and travel. He also has an interest in photography. He is looking forward to helping serve his home community as a member of Trinity’s surgical team.

General Surgery

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.

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