Published on July 28, 2020

Essentia Health welcomes Dr. Annabelle Butler

Dr. Annabelle Butler, Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Annabelle Butler, a bariatric surgeon, is welcoming new patients at Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic in Duluth.

“I was impressed with the quality of care here,” Dr. Butler said. “That, combined with the collaborative nature of care at Essentia, ensures the best possible outcomes for patients.”

Dr. Butler earned a medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Ind.
She completed a residency in general surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wis., and a fellowship in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine. She is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

“Obesity as a disease is one of the foremost health problems our nation faces right now,” Dr. Butler said. “Metabolic and weight-loss surgery provide safe, long-term weight loss and comorbidity reduction not seen with other interventions. My patients work hard to create a new life for themselves both before and after surgery.

“Seeing their successes – coming off chronic medications, being able to play with their children again, returning to work, traveling, enjoying a more functional and long life – that is the best part of my job.”

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Butler, call the Duluth Clinic at (218) 786-7830. To see her full profile, visit and click on “Doctors & Providers.”

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