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ACMC Physicians & Advanced Practice Providers

Ryan R. Lussenden, MD


Bariatrics/Weight Control

(320) 214-6222
(888) 225-6580 (Toll-free)

Surgery - General

(320) 231-5010
(320) 235-6506 (Carris Health Surgery Center - Willmar)

ACMC Outreach Locations

ACMC-Marshall, Swift County-Benson Health Services

Additional Outreach Locations
Stevens Community Medical Center

Education & Training

Undergraduate: Mathematics & Music, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
Medical School: Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
Residency: General Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Residency: General Surgery, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, CA
Fellowship: Bariatrics, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery

Professional Associations & Activities

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, member
American College of Surgeons, member
Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons, member

Scope of Practice

Bariatric Surgery

  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
  • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (Lap-Band) - Follow-up Care
  • Bariatric Revision Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • Laparoscopic/Open Gastrectomy (Patrial or Total, for benign or malignant disease)
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Fundoplication (Nissen, Toupet or Dor for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
  • Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy (for Achalasia)
  • Laparoscopic Gastrostomy Feeding Tube placement
  • Laparoscopic/Open Small Bowel Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Jejunostomy Feeding Tube placement
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery (Partial or Total Colectomy, for benign [i.e. recurrent or complicated diverticular disease] or malignant disease)
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy
  • Other Laparoscopic Procedures: Laparoscopic Liver Biopsy

Hernia/Abdominal Wall

  • Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic/Open Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic/Open Umbilical Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic/Open Ventral and Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Complex Hernia Repair

Other General Surgery

  • Excision of skin lesions and benign tumors
  • Excision of subcutaneous lesions and tumors (i.e. sebaceous cysts and lipomas)
  • Excision of malignant neoplasias of skin, subcutaneous tissue and muscle
  • Excision of pylonidal cysts
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Tracheostomy
  • Central Vein Access and Mediport placement for chemotherapy
  • Excisional biopsy of Melanoma and Sentinal Lymph Node
  • Hemorrhoid Excision and Banding, Procedure for Prolapsed Hemorrhoids

Surgical Endoscopy

  • Upper Endoscopy: EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy)
    • PEG tube (Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube) for feeding
  • Lower Endoscopy: Screening Colonoscopy, diagnostic and therapeutic

Surgical Procedures Involving Breast

  • Fine Needle Aspiration of Breast Cyst
  • Core Needle Biopsy (ultrasound or sterotactic guided)
  • Lumpectomy/Excisional biopsy of Breast Tumor
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Modified Radical Mastectomy


My interests include swimming, weight-lifting, camping, foreign countries and piano.