Dr. Melissa Najarian, MD

Dr. Melissa Najarian, MD

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Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
47 y/o
(9)

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Dr. Melissa Najarian, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Duluth, MN and has been practicing for 13 years. She specializes in colon & rectal surgery and general surgery.

Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building

400 E 3rd St

Duluth, MN 55805
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Insurance Accepted

  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • MultiPlan
  • Ucare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Anal Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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2  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

61  Conditions Treated

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32  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • 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)
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Thoracentesis
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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • University of Minnesota Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Gundersen Lutheran Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Nrthwst Colon Rectal Clin
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Najarian has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • American Sign Language
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Najarian's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Najarian

3.9

Based on 9 reviews

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