Sanford Health welcomes Alexandra Gonzalez, MD, to the general surgery team
Sanford Health in Bemidji welcomes Alexandra Gonzalez, MD, to the general surgery team at the Sanford Bemidji Main Clinic.
Dr. Gonzalez received her Bachelor of Science in biology and psychology from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA. She then went on to earn her doctorate from the University of Puerto Rico’s School of Medicine in San Juan, PR, and her master’s in clinical and transitional science from the Mayo Clinic Graduate School in Rochester, MN. Dr. Gonzalez completed her residency with the Mayo Clinic Department of General Surgery in Rochester, MN.
As a general surgeon, Dr. Gonzalez is available by referral to perform a variety of surgical procedures. Her specialties include surgical management of benign and malignant diseases of the breast and the colon as well as melanoma treatment, hernia repair (simple and complex), abdominal surgery, endoscopy, gallbladder disorder treatments, gastrointestinal cancer surgery, hemorrhoid and other anorectal disorders, laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery and trauma surgery. She is certified in Da Vinci robotic surgery and enjoys the innovative surgeries this provides.
When asked about the care she provides, Dr. Gonzalez shared, “I strive to provide truly patient-centered care. I focus on promoting each patient’s understanding of their disease, the role for surgery and helping them understand the journey we will share together. My goal is to be there for each of my patients in their own unique and individualized way. This may come in the form of an ear to listen, a shoulder to cry on, added strength to get them through a difficult journey, or a calm and clear plan for them to understand and get done in a timely manner.”
“For my breast, colorectal and melanoma patients, I focus on a multi-disciplinary approach, collaborating with my colleagues to achieve a patient-centered care plan that emphasizes safety, oncological outcomes, patient preferences, exceptional aesthetics and compassion along the way.”
“Fluent in Spanish and English, I am here to help patients who speak either or both languages.” “Hablo español e inglés con fluidez y estoy aquí para ayudar a los pacientes que hablan uno o ambos idiomas.”
Excited to see all that northern Minnesota has to offer, Dr. Gonzalez enjoys spending time in the great outdoors. Striving for an active lifestyle, she goes hiking, skiing and traveling as often as she can.