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Dr. James Dehen, MD

Dr. James Dehen, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 61


Dr. James Dehen, MD is a general surgery specialist in Brainerd, MN and has been practicing for 31 years. He specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery.

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(218) 828-2880

Dr. Dehen accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Dehen's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Abdominal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dehen treats Abdominal Disorders more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Dehen treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dehen treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Dehen treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dehen performs Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Dehen performs this procedure more than 81% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hemorrhoidectomy

Dr. Dehen's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer

About Me

Care Philosophy

As a physician, I have the privilege of caring for patients and their families and sharing in Essentia Health's mission of making a healthy difference in people's lives.


  • General Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

Board Certifications


University Nd Affil Hospital
Residency Hospital
University of North Dakota / Main Campus
Medical School


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