Dr. Kevin Riess, MD

Dr. Kevin Riess, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
42 y/o

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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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Dr. Riess' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Abdominal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Riess treats Abdominal Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Riess treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Dr. Riess treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Riess treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

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Dr. Riess treats Hemorrhoids more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Riess treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Riess' conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
Abdominal Surgery
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Anal Disorders
Anal Fissure
Anal Fistula
Anal or Rectal Pain
Anal Prolapse
Anorectal Abscess
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
Appendectomy, Open
Breast Surgical Procedure
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
Colorectal Cancer
Crohn's Disease
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Gallbladder Removal
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
Gastroenterology Procedures
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Hemorrhoid Removal
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
Hernia Repair
Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Intestinal Abscess
Intestinal Obstruction
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Mole Removal
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
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)
Secondary Malignancies
Stripping of Varicose Veins
Ulcerative Colitis
Varicose Vein Surgery

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


  • 2008
    Gundersen Luth Medical Center
    Residency Hospital
  • 2004
    Gundersen Luth Medical Center
    Internship Hospital
  • 2003
    University of Minnesota Medical School
    Medical School
  • 1999
    College of St Scholastica
    Undergraduate School


  • 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

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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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Essentia Health-Virginia Clinic

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Insurance accepted

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Blue Cross Accord
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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