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Dr. David Appel, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 55

Dr. Appel

Albert Lea Medical Center

404 W Fountain St Albert Lea, MN 56007

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(507) 373-2384


Dr. David Appel, MD is a general surgery specialist in Albert Lea, MN and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Saint Louis University School Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in general surgery.


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Dr. Appel accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Appel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Colon and Rectal Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appel performs Colon and Rectal Surgery more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Appel performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appel performs Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Appel performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, or Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Therapeutic Colonoscopy
  • Virtual Colonoscopy
Esophageal Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appel performs Esophageal Surgery more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Appel performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Appel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • 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)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Biography

Dr. David Appel, MD is a general surgery specialist in Albert Lea, MN and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Saint Louis University School Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in general surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1996
Med College Wis
Residency Hospital
1991
Med College Wis
Internship Hospital
1990
Saint Louis University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1996
1991
1990

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