About Advanced Surgical Associates of Northern Minnesota

General Surgeons & Robotic Surgery located in Hibbing, Duluth and Ely, MN


Advanced Surgical Associates of Northern Minnesota, located in Hibbing, Duluth, and Ely, Minnesota, offer the most advanced techniques for the full scope of general surgery procedures. John Bollins, DO, leads a caring and skilled team of certified surgical first assistants and certified clinical medical assistants dedicated to improving the health and well-being of patients aged 12 and older.

The team’s vast experience in robotic surgery makes them regional leaders in the field. Whether they’re performing open surgery or minimally invasive robotic or laparoscopic procedures, the team is dedicated to exceeding the usual standards of excellence.

Dr. Bollins earned his medical degree and finished his surgical residency at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens and Dublin, Ohio. Then he completed a fellowship in surgical critical care at The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Bollins served as a trauma critical care surgeon and pediatric trauma director. His experience includes providing intensive care to surgical patients and performing elective general and emergency surgeries over a decade. He has devoted years to developing his expertise in robotic surgery.

The team understands each person’s unique challenges and helps them heal and regain their best possible health. They perform many procedures, including anti-reflux surgery, colon surgery, and gallbladder surgery. They also specialize in hernias and wound care.

Patients also count on Advanced Surgical Associates of Northern Minnesota for weight loss surgery. The team performs minimally invasive robotic sleeve gastrectomy and offers the lifestyle support that’s essential for sustaining lifelong results.

Patients can rely on the Advanced Surgical Associates of Northern Minnesota team for a personalized approach and specialized minimally invasive procedures that cause less pain and accelerate healing. Call the nearest office or book an appointment online today.