General Surgery



Michael Bess, MD, 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. 

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Yuan Stevenson, MD is a Board Certified General Surgeon.


Dr. Stevenson is a graduate of Gordon College, Wenham, MA and Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.  She completed her residency at Guthrie Clinic - Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA and completed her fellowship at the University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.  Dr. Stevenson is board certified on the American Board of Surgery. 


Dr. Stevenson was drawn to the medical profession because she yearned for a career that is both highly practical and intellectually stimulating.  She enjoys working with her hands and relieving others of their pain and suffering. Dr. Stevenson has always been very intentional in acquiring a breadth of skills that equip her to deal with surgical settings.  She enjoys the “bread-and-butter” general surgeries and endoscopy procedures as well as cases unique to practice settings with limited specialty availability.  She is passionate about bringing endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) to the region.  Yuan has always wanted to be a general surgeon that would serve a rural community. “I love to practice medicine where my patients may be my neighbors, friends from church, or folks I will see in the grocery store and restaurants.”

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!