Dr. Kevin Riess, MD

Dr. Kevin Riess, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
41 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Kevin Riess, MD is a general surgery specialist in Virginia, MN and has been practicing for 10 years. He specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery.

Essentia Health-Virginia Clinic

1101 9th St N

Virginia, MN 55792
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Insurance Accepted

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

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Abdominal Disorders
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more than 98% of peers
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more than 96% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 96% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

22  Conditions Treated

36  Procedures

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  • College Of St Scholastica
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • University Of Minnesota Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Gundersen Luth Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Gundersen Luth Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • AOA, 2003
  • • Scott J. Sprtel, MD Resident Award of Excellence, 2008
  • Summa Cum Laude, 1999
Media & Publications
  • Ascorbic Acid Deficiency in the Surgical Population, July 2008
  • Sequence Dependent Instability of Mononucleotide Microsatellites in Cultured Mismatch Repair Proficient and Deficient Mammalian Cells, 2002
  • Delayed Neurologic Deficit Following Infrarenal Endovascular Aortic, April 2007
  • Lessons Learned from Laparoscopic Release of the Median Arcuate Ligament, 2008
  • Scapulothoracic Dissociation: Severity of Injury Predicts Functional Outcome, 2007
  • Mesenteric Cysts, Oct 2005
  • Effect of Preoperative Weight Loss Prior to Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, 2008
  • Calcium, Parahormone, and Vitamin D Abnormalities Among Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Patients, 2008

Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Kevin Riess, MD
Dr Reiss is a gifted surgeon, friendly and engaging while carefully explaining everything about a hernia repair, His team of surgical nurses and the anesthetist Dr Tshlumba, who couldn't have been kinder, they made it a completely positive experience... i searched across the range (including...Read More
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My son had laparoscopic hernia surgery with Dr. Riess and ended up having to repair 3! Dr. Riess is an amazing doctor. He has a very friendly attitude, respectful of your concerns and very professional and knowledgeable. We HIGHLY recommend Dr. Riess. The nursing staff was great as well.
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