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Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery lowers the amount of surgical incisions in order to cause less trauma to your body. Providing one of the most comprehensive minimally invasive surgical programs in the area, Tri-County is proud to offer convenient, first-class care close to home. Read on to find out more about minimally invasive surgery at TCHC, or click to find out about our general surgery capabilities.

Why Tri-County?

Tri-Surgical Care at Tri-County Health Care offers a full range of minimally invasive procedures which provide the care our patients need close to home, so they can focus on healing.

The benefits of minimally invasive surgery are many. Patients often return home the same day and can expect a 2-3 week recovery period. Benefits include:

  • Less pain
  • Quicker recovery
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Less scarring

Visit the list of minimally invasive procedures offered at Tri-County Health Care below. Ask you physician in minimally invasive surgery may be an option for you.

Before you come in for a surgery, be sure to click here to learn some tips on how to prep for surgery.

Meet our dedicated providers below:

Jennifer Arnhold, MD, OB/GYN
Jennifer Arnhold, M.D., OB/GYN

David Kloss, MD, FACS
David Kloss, M.D., FACS

Timothy Monson, M.D., FACS
Timothy Monson, M.D., MBA, FACS

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Dr. David Kloss, M.D., FACS

Personal care and cutting edge surgical technology. Right here in Wadena.

Dr. Jennifer Arnhold, M.D., OB/GYN

Minimally invasive surgery. A great option for today's busy woman.


Toll-Free: 800-631-1811
Phone: 218-631-3510


Along with diagnostic laparoscopy, we provide the following minimally invasive procedures:

  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • LINX procedure
  • Tubal ligations
  • Pelvic organ prolapse surgery
  • Myomectomy
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Adhesion lysis
  • Vein ablation
  • Appendectomy
  • Breast biopsy
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Hernia repair
  • Nissen fundoplication
  • Colon resection

Conditions which may also be candidates for minimally invasive surgery include:

  • Ovarian cysts
  • Endometriosis
  • Incontinence
  • Bowel conditions
  • Anti-reflux

If you have an upcoming surgical procedure, ask your physician if there is a minimally invasive procedure appropriate for you.


Anesthesia services at Tri-County Health Care are provided by three certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs), and coverage is provided for all scheduled procedures and a 24-hour on-call basis. Anesthesia care is provided to patients of all ages, from newborns to seniors. Surgical anesthesia services include general, spinal and epidural anesthesia; various regional blocks as well as monitored anesthesia care (MAC sedation). In addition to surgical anesthesia, CRNAs provide:

  • Resuscitation care in trauma and cardiac/respiratory codes
  • MAC sedation for MRI/CT scans as needed (e.g., in case of claustrophobia)
  • MAC sedation/analgesia for selected ER procedures (e.g., in pediatrics and dislocated joints)
  • MAC sedation for upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy
  • Epidurals/Intrathecals for labor and delivery
  • PICC lines
  • Consultative services for pain management
  • Regional blocks for orthopedic cases
  • IV starts

Anesthesia care is provided in a safe and modern environment with state-of-the-art anesthesia machines and monitors. The newer BIS monitor is also available for monitoring the depth of anesthesia to assist in preventing recall under anesthesia. Each CRNA is certified bi-annually by the Council on Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists and maintains certification in adult and pediatric advanced cardiac life support and neonatal resuscitation.

Meet our dedicated staff:

Wendy Gravelle, CRNA
Wendy Gravelle, CRNA

Joe Kreklau, CRNA
Joe Kreklau, CRNA

Keith Nelson, CRNA
Keith Nelson, CRNA

Rachael Spear, CRNA
Rachael Spear, CRNA