Dr. Ross Bengtson, MD

Dr. Ross Bengtson, MD

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Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
46 y/o
(8)

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Dr. Ross Bengtson, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Brainerd, MN and has been practicing for 20 years. He specializes in colon & rectal surgery and general surgery.

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Brainerd Clinic

2024 S 6th St

Brainerd, MN 56401
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Bengtson performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
very high
more than 98% of peers
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
very high
more than 97% of peers
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
very high
more than 89% of peers

Dr. Bengtson's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bengtson "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."

2  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

84  Conditions Treated

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19  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • 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 Surgical Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

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.

Education

  • University of Minnesota Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bengtson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bengtson's Reviews

3.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bengtson to family and friends
8 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Bengtson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Horrible Dr. Avoid at all cost.
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I apologize for the delayed response to your review, I just learned of it today. Thanks so much for taking the time to share this important feedback with us. We take all patient concerns seriously and use the information to improve our care. I would like to learn more. Please send an email to PatientFeedback@EssentiaHealth.org -Andrew

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There is zero communicating with this Dr. I had a procedure in his office where he administered no local anesthetic even though there is multiple options. I was screaming on the table in pain, to no care from him. Beware, I never thought something like this was possible in our country.
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I apologize for the delayed response to your review, I just learned of it today. Thanks so much for taking the time to share this important feedback with us. We take all patient concerns seriously and use the information to improve our care. I would like to learn more. Please send an email to PatientFeedback@EssentiaHealth.org -Andrew

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Very good surgeon, great bedside manners, listens to everything you say..an all around very comforting and caring person
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Thanks for sharing such positive feedback about Dr. Bengtson. We feel lucky to have him on our team and will pass on your kind words to him.

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