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Dr. Burkart joins GRHS general surgical staff

Nora Burkart, medical doctor (M.D.), has joined the general surgery department at Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS), where she consults with patients at the Glencoe clinic and performs surgery five days a week. Dr. Burkart’s colleagues on the general surgery staff are Drs. John Bergseng and Chad Robbins.  
 
Dr. Burkart performs a wide range of procedures in the operating room. Many are abdominal surgeries, such as repairing a hernia or removing an appendix, bowel obstruction or gallstones. She also performs colonoscopies, procedures to diagnose and treat benign disease and cancer including colon, breast, skin and thyroid, as well as many other types of surgery across age groups and conditions. Dr. Burkart uses laparoscopic approaches whenever possible. 
 
“I like doing all types of surgery,” Dr. Burkart says, “but I have a special interest in procedures related to breast cancer treatment.” 
 
Dr. Burkart started on her path to becoming a surgeon at 19 when she began working as a surgical assistant while attending medical school at the National University of San Marcos in her hometown of Lima, Peru.
 
For more on Dr. Burkart, see the April 27 print edition of The Chronicle.