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Jeffrey S. Gerdes, MD

  • About
    • Specialties: Neurosurgery
    • Board Certified:

      Neurological Surgery

    • Gender: Male
    • Languages: English
    • Medical School
      University of Minnesota Medical School
    • Internship
      University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    • Residency
      University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • Areas Of Interest
    Complex spine surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, trauma, brain tumors, hydrocephalus, skull base anomalies
  • Professional Memberships

    American Medical Association, North American Spine Society, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Stearns-Benton County Medical Society

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Articles from Jeffrey Gerdes

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO