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David Kloss, MD, FACS

David Kloss, MD, FACS

Tri-County Health Care – Wadena Clinic
4 Deerwood Ave. NW
Wadena, MN 56482
Phone: 218-631-3510
Toll-free: 800-880-DOCS (3627)

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David Kloss, MD, FACS

Specialties: General Surgery, Surgery (Minimally Invasive)
Locations: Wadena Specialty Clinic

Board certification:
General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery

Special practice interests:
LINX procedure
Thyroid surgery
Minimally Invasive Hernia surgery
Breast Cancer surgery
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
Vein surgery

Medical school:
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, PA – 1986

Staten Island University Hospital – 1991

Undergraduate school:
University of Rochester, NY – 1982

American College of Surgeons
American Hernia Society
American Society of Breast Surgeons
American Society of General Surgeons
Connecticut State Medical Society
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

What inspired you to get into medicine?
I went into medicine because I like to help people, and I love the idea of helping people achieve their best self. My father was an engineer and my mother was a pharmacist. So both talents came naturally. Operating in surgery is much like engineering, but in medicine, you get the wonderful interactions with people and their families, and I enjoy that very much.

What do you enjoy about working at Tri-County Health Care?
I really enjoy working with a small, dedicated team of Operating Room nurses and technicians. I also like the small town interactions with my patients and their families -- I see them at the grocery store, at the theater and at many dinners and banquets around town.

What do you want patients to know about you as a provider?

I am a caring doctor and will do my best to answer questions to their satisfaction. It is important that the patient's concerns and questions are answered and that they understand the surgery and the recovery process. I will take the time to explain all of these things. In the operating room, I will treat them like I would treat my own family.

What do you like to do in your downtime?
I like to run, bike and swim. I finished the Wisconsin Iron Man race in 2014, which is a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run. It required many days of commitment and training, all of which helps keep me healthy. I also enjoy the outdoors: wilderness canoeing at the Boundary Waters, kayaking, hunting and camping. My wife and I have two grandchildren and we love spending time with them!

What is one interesting, unique or fun thing that most people may not know about you?
I am a military veteran, having proudly served in the U.S. Air Force. I was an electrical engineer before I went to medical school. I am also an Iron Man participant!

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