Dr. Gaylord Kavlie, MD

Dr. Gaylord Kavlie, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
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Dr. Gaylord Kavlie, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Bismarck, ND. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Read his story

401 N 9th St

Bismarck, ND 58501

Contact Information

(701) 530-6000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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more than 5% of peers

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Dr. Kavlie's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kavlie "Dr. Kavlie joined Mid Dakota Clinic PrimeCare in September 1985. A specialist in general, bariatric and laparoscopic surgery, he is certified by the American Board of Surgery, and is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the Christian Medical Society.He is a Medical Director of the PrimeCare Gastric Bypass Surgery Program. Born in Fairbault, Minnesota, Dr. Kavlie grew up in North Dakota. He received his medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Grand Forks, attended Minot State College and is a graduate of North Dakota State University with a bachelor's degree, completing his surgical residency at Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, South Dakota. Dr. Kavlie has been an emergency medicine physician at Huron Regional Medical Center and St. Joseph's Hospital, both located in South Dakota. He has been a clinical associate for the Department of Surgery at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine. He is an Associate Professor of Surgery at UND School of Medicine, a member of the American Medical Association, American Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, and Northern Plains Vascular Surgical Society. He is licensed to practice his surgical specialty in North Dakota."


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  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Burn Injuries
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Obesity
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Stomach Cancer


  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Breast Reduction
  • Laparotomy
  • Orchiectomy
  • Surgery, Trauma

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for North Dakota.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of North Dakota / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Sacred Heart Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Sacred Heart Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kavlie has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kavlie's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kavlie to family and friends
based on 6 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Kavlie'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 (2)
Minot, ND |
I was sent home in excruciating pain after laparoscopic gallbladder surgery on 03/01/17. Dr. Kavlie was very rushed to get me into surgery and I was sent home with a bile leak. I spent 5 days in the hospital, underwent an ERCP with stent and need another procedure to have the stent removed. I understand bile leak is a risk but also know how rushed he was and wish he had taken more time. I have spent the last month feeling horrible.
in Minot, ND |
I almost died from a routine same day surgery.......
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Kavlie accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Kavlie has admitting privileges

CHI St. Alexius
900 E Broadway Ave
Bismarck, ND 58501
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