Twin Lakes Surgical Associates Services

All our physicians maintain an active general surgical practice treating all types of surgical problems. This includes breast disease, gall bladder and biliary tract disease, intestinal problems, advanced laparoscopy, and hernia repair to name but a few. At least one of our surgeons has office hours on any day of the week Monday through Friday


Twin Lakes Surgical Associates offers a full array of surgical services to meet your needs. Below is a listing of services offered.

General Surgery

Getting and keeping our patients well means providing a surgery program that fosters collaboration among a variety of specialists. As instruments, procedures and surgical technology become more specialized and sophisticated, so does the need for people to work with them. Twin Lakes Surgical Associate surgeons work closely with specialists and primary care doctors to correct a varying range and complexity of issues, including gallbladder, endoscopy, gastro-intestinal and more.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Advanced technology and less invasive surgical techniques help patients heal faster and feel better. In fact, many surgical procedures can be performed today using standard laparoscopic techniques.


A biopsy is a procedure in which tissue samples are removed (with a needle or during surgery) from the body for examination under a microscope; to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present


A colonoscopy is a procedure that allows the physician to view the entire length of the large intestine and can often help identify abnormal growths, inflamed tissue, ulcers and bleeding. It involves inserting a colonoscope, a long, flexible, lighted tube, in through the rectum, up into the colon. The colonoscope allows the physician to see the lining of the colon, remove tissue for further examination and possibly treat some problems that are detected.


A colostomy or ilestomy is performed when the large intestine, rectum, or anus is unable to function normally or needs rest from normal functions. This procedure can be performed using laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopic surgery uses a thin, telescope-like instrument called a laparoscope, which is inserted through a small incision at the belly button. The laparoscope is connected to a tiny video camera which projects a view of the operative site onto video monitors located in the operating room

Gastrointestinal Procedures

Procedures to diagnosis and/or treat conditions affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which is the part of the digestive tract where the body processes food and eliminates waste. It includes the esophagus, stomach, liver, small and large intestines, and rectum.

Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain can come from a variety of problems, many of which may require surgery. Early evaluation and rapid management by an acute care surgery (ACS) team may offer the best chance for a good outcome. A few causes of abdominal pain are listed below.

Gallbladder Disease

The gallbladder is an organ located under the liver, which can suffer a variety of disorders. Most commonly, the patient will feel pain in the middle or right upper abdomen. These symptoms can last a few hours or can evolve into serious complications such as pancreatitis or cholecystitis. While the surgical management of these problems can often be postponed, early evaluation and management by an ACS team may be the optimal approach.


The appendix is an organ that extends off the colon and is located in the right lower abdomen. Obstruction of the appendix can lead to inflammation, infection and ultimately, perforation. Early intervention by an ACS team has been shown to decrease perforation rates and complications from appendicitis.


The pancreas is a gland located in the posterior upper abdomen. Inflammation of the pancreas, or pancreatitis, can become life threatening. Gallbladder disease, alcohol use, or pancreatic tumors are all possible causes. Aggressive early management is essential to decrease complication.