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Dr. Aanestad is a native Iowan, who was born in Iowa City. He has been a member of the Davenport Surgical Group, P.C. staff since 2003. He graduated from undergraduate Summa Cum Laude from Luther College, Decorah, IA and attended medical school at University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. He completed his surgical residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He is a board certified general surgeon with experience in general and advanced laparoscopic surgical procedures. Dr. Aanestad is a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Aanestad is a member of the Iowa Medical Society and the Scott County Medical Society.
Melissa Johnston, RN, BSNProgram CoordinatorMelissa received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN) in 1998 from the University of Iowa. She has been with Genesis for over 19 years. Melissa has experience in medical/surgical and outpatient surgery nursing. She is married to her husband, Kevin, and has 2 sons, Ty and Ben.
Brenda JamisonStaff RNBrenda received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in 1987. She has experience in medical/surgical, renal, kidney transplant, hemodialysis, family practice, and health coach nursing. Brenda has a son and daughter and is married to husband, Dan Jamison.
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