“I’m from South Carolina and known Dr. Welchlin for years. I knew I wanted to go to Minnesota to do the cash-based surgery at Center for Specialty Care for my knee that has been bothering me. I loved the staff and how easy the process was.  I’m already back to cycling in 2 weeks because of Center for Specialty Care!”- Joe Wojdak

“Flew from South Carolina to Minnesota to participate in the cash-based surgery program at Center for Specialty Care for my knee problems. The service was awesome and my knee is feeling great. Would recommend CSC to everyone! Able to play tennis again weeks out of surgery”- Todd Blackwell

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Here at Center for Specialty Care, YOU do have choice!

We are living in a time where people and businesses are paying thousands and thousands of dollars for high insurance, deductibles, and co-pays. The days are there in the past where you’re can simply walk into a facility without concerns of the cost to you. At Center for Specialty Care and South Central Surgical Center we believe in price transparency, our cash price include surgery fee, facility fee, and anesthesia fee one price for all three of these services combined at Whether you are having a knee, hip, shoulder, back, foot, ankle, gallbladder, colonoscopy, or other orthopedic and general surgery procedures our price will typically be thousands of dollars below the price of other facilities.

In a time when more and more people are required to pay higher insurance premiums, and deductibles have skyrocketed to $3,000, $5,000 and even $10,000, it has become imperative to look for the most cost-efficient physicians and facilities for your medical and surgical needs — especially when seeking out a site for your surgery, including total joint surgery. If you find and hire an experienced contractor there should be no problems. The days are past when you simply walked into a hospital without any cares or concerns about your insurance coverage.

We can explain the details of this cost effective opportunity for you and your family and coworkers. Our website has all of these prices on it, for further explanation or email us. To get a specialist from our facility, call 507-238-4949.

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This is your opportunity to be your own advocate in the use of your medical dollars.  When you contact our friendly staff, we can help you make the best decision for your medical and surgical needs.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you schedule surgery at our facility and will be using insurance, the prices listed on this website do not apply to you. We want your surgery to be as easy to plan for as possible.  Please read this disclaimer in its entirety so you can make the most informed decision regarding our prices and services.  The cash prices on our website are only for patients who will not be filing an insurance claim or prefer to pay for their own surgical needs.  The fees listed will be paid up front via cash, check or credit card and are to be paid in full prior to the surgery.

Customized and Comprehensive

Among the surgical procedures, are:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Upper Endoscopy
  • Gallbladder
  • Hernia Repair
  • Varicose Vein Treatment
  • Sclero Therapy for Spider Veins
  • Skin Cancers
  • Port-A-Cath for Cancer Patients
  • Removal of Lap Bands

The Support You Need

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Welchlin or Dr. Dodds call the Center for Primary Care at: (507) 238-9533.

Surgical procedures are performed at the adjacent South Central Surgical Center.