Northern Lakes Surgery Center Opens in Moose Lake

Northern Lakes Surgery Center staff smile behind reception desk

March 22, 2023 –

St. Luke’s and Gateway Family Health Clinic are excited to announce Northern Lakes Surgery Center in Moose Lake is now open.

The multi-million-dollar investment expands health care in the region by bringing high-quality surgical care to residents of Moose Lake and surrounding communities in a state-of-the-art facility.

“Now in the convenience of our own community, people are able to have several types of surgeries and procedures from colonoscopies to cataract surgery to gallbladder removal without needing to drive 100 miles,” said Gateway Clinic Administrator and Northern Lakes Surgery Center Board Vice President Eric Nielsen, MBA, CMPE. “Giving our patients this added convenience and helping them avoid long trips, especially in the winter, is invaluable.”

Other great features of the surgery center include accessibility, with close parking and private patient pickup after surgery. Northern Lakes Surgery Center also has typically lower costs.

“We are excited to partner with Gateway, not only to offer health care that’s more accessible and affordable, but also to provide the highest quality of care,” said St. Luke’s Co/President/CEO & CMO Nick Van Deelen, MD. “We value being a trusted part of the communities we serve and look forward to serving more of our neighbors in the Moose Lake area.”

The surgery center uses approximately 9,000 of the 25,000 square feet of the building in St. Luke’s Plaza, with the additional space for future tenants.