FAIRMONT, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont recently welcomed Kendra Kamlitz, M.D., to the Surgery Department to offer a broad spectrum of general surgery services. She also will provide outreach in St. James.
Originally from Jamestown, North Dakota, Dr. Kamlitz received her medical training from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks, North Dakota. She completed her residency in general surgery at the Wichita Center for Graduate Medical Education in Wichita, Kansas.
Dr. Kamlitz is certified by the American Board of Surgery. Prior to transferring to the Surgery Department in Fairmont, she was a general surgeon at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System in Watertown, South Dakota.
“I love the variety and the ability to make a rapid and positive impact on patients’ lives,” says Dr. Kamlitz. “For me, it’s most rewarding to find out what is important to the patients and their goals – to find out where I can make the best impact on their care and in their lives.”
Dr. Kamlitz is experienced in endoscopy and laparoscopic surgical techniques and has a special interest in breast surgery. Endoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure used to examine the digestive track using a flexible tube, with a light and camera attached, that is passed through the mouth and esophagus. Laparoscopic surgery uses a thin tubular device that is inserted through tiny incisions in the abdomen or pelvis.
“One of the reasons I am excited to be joining Mayo Clinic Health System is the opportunity to capitalize on multiple professionals’ knowledge and expertise, as well as the numerous resources available to provide the best individual care,” says Dr. Kamlitz.
Marie Morris, M.D., Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont medical director, said Dr. Kamlitz brings a great deal of experience to Fairmont. “
We are excited to have Dr. Kamlitz join our team,” says Dr. Morris. “Her surgical skills and background will be a great benefit to our patients.”
Call 507-238-8500 to schedule an appointment.
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