General Surgery


Dr. Michael Bess, M.D., FACS is a Board Certified General Surgeon and is Board Certified in Wound Management with a special interest in Gastroenterology and Trauma. 


He attended Medical School at the University of Minnesota and completed his residency at Mayo Clinic. 


With more than 40 years of surgical experience he has the expertise to exceed your expectations, providing trusted surgical services close to home.  Services we offer include (but are not limited to):

  • Colonoscopy

  • Gastroscopy

  • Biopsy

  • Acid Reflux surgery

  • Cholecystectomy

  • Appendectomy

  • Colorectal Surgery

  • Abdominal surgery

  • ​Hernia Repair

  • Excision of skin lesions

  • Wound debridement

  • Hysterectomy

  • Paracentesis

  • PEG tube placement

  • Feeding tube placement

  • Thoracentesis

  • Port placement

  • Reconstruction of wounds

    • Skin flap​

    • Muscle flap

When you need surgery, the team at Appleton Area Health provides modern surgery with traditional care!