Dr. Brauer was born in Minneapolis and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. He has extensive training in the management of benign and cancerous conditions of the liver, pancreas, bile duct, gallbladder, and upper gastrointestinal system. His primary focus is on the patient and caregiver experience: he ensures patients are informed and involved in their care, he seeks ways to improve access to care for patients of all backgrounds including through telehealth visits, and he focuses on minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical techniques including laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He is accepting new patients.
Dr. Brauer is a Health Services Researcher, meaning he focuses on the ways in which we use and deliver healthcare to patients. His research focuses on studying outcomes and designing interventions to decrease complications, readmissions, length of stay, and cost for patients undergoing HPB surgery. Recently, he is studying ways to improve access to surgery and post-surgical care for patients with HPB conditions, including the utilization of telehealth and regionalized care closer to home.
Non-cancerous and cancerous conditions of the liver, pancreas, bile duct, gallbladder, stomach, and small intestine, as well as rarer abdominal tumors such as gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) and neuroendocrine tumors. He also has an interest in the diagnosis and management of pancreas cysts and liver cysts, and incorporates minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic or robotic surgery) when it is appropriate.
Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements
Stephanie Woods | 612-625-2991 | firstname.lastname@example.org