Fall General Surgery, LLC
216 3rd St W # 201
Ashland, WI 54806
Lakewalk Surgery Center
1420 London Road, Suite 101
Duluth, MN 55805
North Woods Medical Bldg
11128 N. State Hwy 77
Hayward, WI 54843
Toll Free: 877-244-2734
Your Northland Vein CenterFall General Surgery offers an array of surgical services to patients at its offices in Duluth, MN, Ashland, WI, Hayward, WI and the surrounding communities. Dr. George Fall and staff strive to offer a quality choice in surgical and medical care with patient satisfaction our top priority. Dr. Fall founded Fall General Surgery with a vision of medical care and customer service that exceeds patient expectations.
Services include procedures in the following areas: Skin and Soft Tissue, Breast, Venous, Varicose Vein Treatment, Endoscopy, Hernias, Anorectal, Gallbladder and Biliary Tract, Liver, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Evaluation and Treatment of GYN Disease, Male Genitourinary, Amputations, Hand Surgery and Thoracic
Dr. George Fall is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and is Board Certified in General Surgery from the American Board of Surgery. He completed his internship and residency at the VA Medical Center in Des Moines, IA where he served as the Senior Resident his final year.
Since Dr. Fall came to Northern Wisconsin in 1993, he has striven for excellence in general surgery for our community. With his commitment to provide quality patient care in all aspects of the surgical experience, Dr. Fall takes pride in good outcomes for his patients. Dr. Fall is interested in new surgical techniques such as hand-assist laparoscopic procedures and new minimally invasive procedures for varicose veins and hemorrhoids.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What are varicose veins?
- They are enlarged veins near the surface of the skin. They are most common in the legs and ankles and affect about 15% of the population.
- Can I treat varicose veins without surgery?
- Varicose veins are commonly treated without surgery. You can use compression stockings, leg elevation, minimize standing and get plenty of exercise to reduce symptoms. But you should check with a doctor accomplished in vein health to determine if you require surgery.
- How long will I be hospitalized for surgery on my varicose veins?
- Varicose vein surgery has been revolutionized. With new technology, your varicose veins can now be removed under direct vision. And, instead of operative times of 3-4 hours, surgery time has typically been reduced to less than one hour. The patient goes home only a few hours after surgery, not 1-2 days, as was common in the past. Also, when indicated, we can also consider using radio frequency ablation where the varicose vein can be destroyed in the office, no hospitalization required!
- I love sun bathing, but am concerned about getting skin cancer. What should I look for? ·
- Skin cancer is the most common cancer in women 25-29, and of course prevention is the key, including avoiding prolonged, unprotected sun exposure. If you do notice changes in your skin, cancer may present as a flat or slightly raised discolored patch, tan, brown, or black in color, and borders tend to be irregular. Most skin cancers are curable with aggressive surgical therapy. With any changing skin lesion, seek the advice of your physician.
- What are some tips for early detection of breast cancer?
- Remember, breast cancer is treatable and often-times, curable. Your best protection is awareness and an understanding of this disease process
· Be aware of your risk factors.
· Conduct monthly self-examinations to detect irregularities when they arise
· Have regular mammograms (every 1-2 years between age 40-49; every year age 50 and over).
· Be aware of the signs of breast cancer, including the presence of a lump, dimpling of the skin, newly developed nipple inversion, nipple discharge, or a change in the color or shape of the breast.
Remember, breast cancer is treatable and often-times, curable. Your best protection is your awareness and understanding of this disease process.