Dr. Brett Gemlo, MD

Dr. Brett Gemlo, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
Dr. Brett Gemlo, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Saint Paul, MN and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1982 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery, general surgery, and more.

1983 Sloan Pl Ste 7

Saint Paul, MN 55117

Contact Information

(651) 312-1620

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 98% of peers
Colorectal Cancer
very high
more than 94% of peers
Anal Disorders
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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3  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*

26  Conditions Treated

35  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Rigid Proctosigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Sphincterotomy


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • University Of California San Francisco
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University Of California San Francisco
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gemlo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gemlo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gemlo to family and friends
11 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Gemlo's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr. Gemlo is tops!!! He saw me within 3 days and did my surgery within 3 weeks for colon cancer. Everything went great. He is an awesome person as well as doctor!
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Dr Gemlo is THE best. Answered questions, managed expectations, and performed a successful surgery. Very personable yet profession bedside manner. Would highly recommend!
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Dr. Gemlo has missed Polyps in the past with excellent prep. Resulted in an extra large sessile in which he wanted to remove part of my colon. Decided to go to the Mayo Clinic for a second opinion, and they removed all polyps (4) without issues during a colonoscopy (NO COLON REMOVAL) I no longer...more
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