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David A. Kloss

M.D., F.A.C.S.
Phone: (218) 631-3510

Dr. Kloss
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  • Surgical Services...

    Breast Surgery

    Dr. David A. Kloss is a board certified general surgeon and highly skilled in the evaluation and care of breast diseases.

    Many breast problems do not need surgery; for instance breast pain, non-bloody nipple draining, benign (noncancerous) breast lump, or benign breast cysts. We can discuss these issues with you and discuss a variety of possible evaluations and/or treatments. If indicated an ultrasound, MRI or mammogram can be performed at Tri-County Hospital. We will review these tests with you.

    Kind and caring bed-side technique will make you feel comfortable and a thorough evaluation will make you confidant that what ever the issue is, it has received appropriate attention.

    Occassionally a breast issue needs surgical treatment. A mammographic abnormality (calcifications you can not feel) or a lump in the breast you can feel, may need surgery. Dr. Kloss has trained in minimally invasive breast surgical techniques. Sometimes the lump you can feel can even be biopsied in the office with a very small needle.

    The care and warmth of the same-day-surgical staff at Tri-County Hospital is second to none; if a surgical biopsy is necessary, the nurses and staff will make your surgical experience as stress free as possible. In several days, the surgeon will call you with the results of your biopsy.

    With their advanced radiology skills, Dr. Gerald McCollough here at Tri-County, and 3D mammography, breast ultrasound, and the ability to perform minimally invasive biopsies of small, suspicious areas, we are able to diagnose breast cancer early, and are for it quickly.

    Rarely, more extensive surgery is necessary for a breast cancer and Dr. Kloss is highly trained in both BREAST CONSERVING surgery for cancer and also in mastectomy if necessary. If necessary, sentinel lymph node biopsy is necessary to evaluate the armpit (axillary glands) lymph nodes. This type of lymph node biopsy is done through a very small incision and will give us the information we need.

    Following the evaluation of your breast health issue, the surgeon will contact your primary care doctor and relay all of the findings. If a breast cancer is discuss, the medical oncologist Dr. Wade Swenson will expertly care for you. Dr. Swenson is our outreach specialist whose primary medical oncology practice is in Fergus Falls.

    ...more information on breast cancer & sentinel lymph node biopsy

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