General Surgery

General surgeon Dr. Kevin Matteson performs surgery at Southwest Health System and offers unique insights into the diagnosis, treatment, and care of a variety of diseases and ailments. Our staff is locally based. We hold the health and well-being of residents and visitors as a top priority. Surgery is performed at Southwest Memorial Hospital.

We collaborate with an extensive offering of insurance providers. Our financial assistance team is also available to help you understand your bill and determine the best payment plan that allows you to receive the care you require without great sacrifice. Financial assistance may also be available to many in need of health care who find themselves without the means necessary for treatment.

Surgeries Performed

Our skilled general surgeons are adept at performing surgeries for patients with ailments or injuries of the skin, breast, and other soft tissues, as well as the esophagus and thyroid gland. They also perform surgery on abdominal cavity including the stomach, bowels, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and bile ducts. Therefore, our specialists work closely with the trauma staff in the emergency department as well as a variety of specialists in related fields.

heartburn GERD BarxxWe offer a new, effective treatment  for those who suffer from Barrett’s Esophagus called Barrx™ Radio Frequency Ablation, and Southwest Health System is the only facility within 7 hours of Cortez, Colorado who can perform the procedure. Heartburn, GERD, or acid reflux can all be precursors to more serious problems. Learn more now!

 

Surgeons


Barxx™ Radio Frequency Ablation for Barrett's Esophagus

Treatment for Heartburn, GERD, Acid Reflux with Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA)

GERD Heartburn RFA InfographicWe are the the only facility within 7 hours of Cortez, Colorado that provides Barrx™ Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) treatment for Barrett’s Esophagus, which can lead to esophageal cancer. Dr. Kevin Matteson is trained in RFA procedures at Southwest Memorial Hospital.

Talk to your doctor about treatments for acid reflux, GERD, and Barrett’s Esophagus now.

Dr. Lauri T. MedinaLauri Medina, MD, FACS

Southwest Medical Group Specialty Care:
Orthopedics, General Surgery, Podiatry

1311-A N. Mildred Road, Suite A • Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: 970-564-2681 • fax: 970-564-2682

Dr. Lauri Medina is a Board Certified general surgeon at Southwest Medical Goup in Cortez, Colorado. Dr. Medina graduated from medical school at the University of New Mexico, completed her residency at St. Joe’s and her undergrad at Duke University. She performs general surgery and upper and lower scopes. She has a special interest in breast and women’s health. Dr. Medina is currently working to complete a Fellowship in integrative medicine at University of Oregon Health Sciences through the Academy of Integrated Health.

Dr. Medina loves to help her patients pre and post op with  stress management, nurition and pain control in order to help them get the best possible outcome and get back to doing the things they love. She enjoys working with Dr. Kevin Matteson because he is an excellent surgeon and they collaborate well together.

Dr. Medina was drawn to Cortez because of the wonderful opportunities to play outdoors and the native population. She loves to bike, hike, ski and wakeboard. She has three sons who also love the outdoors.

Learn more about general surgery: https://www.facs.org/education/resources/residency-search/specialties/general

Kevin Matteson, MD General SurgeryKevin M. Matteson, MD

Southwest Medical Group Specialty Care:
Orthopedics, General Surgery, Podiatry

1311-A N. Mildred Road, Suite A • Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: 970-564-2681 • fax: 970-564-2682

Board Certified, General Surgery. Learn more about Dr. Matteson and read reviews at Healthgrades.com
Medical School: Southern Illinois University, 1990
Residency: Southern Illinois University, 1995

Learn more about general surgery: https://www.facs.org/education/resources/residency-search/specialties/general