David Godbe, MD | Rapid City Medical Center

David Godbe, MD

David Godbe, MD

Dr. Godbe attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago and did his general surgical training at the University of California, Irvine.

As a general surgeon, he practices a broad range of procedures including thoracic and abdominal surgeries. He treats benign diseases as well as a variety of cancers, including cancers of the breast and colon, and has an interest in advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He also treats varicose veins with minimally invasive techniques.

Medical and surgical technology has become very advanced, yet there is still progress to be made. One cure Dr. Godbe most wishes would be discovered is a cure for spinal cord injuries and the resultant severe life impediments that these disastrous injuries cause.

Dr. Godbe tries to keep active when he is not practicing surgery. He is an avid road bicyclist and also enjoys camping and hiking in the great Black Hills and visiting his family. He has four children who live in various places around the country.

  • Board Status

    Certified American Board of Surgery
  • Specialty

    General Surgery

Primary Location

Rapid City Medical Center Mt. Rushmore Road

2820 Mt. Rushmore Road
Rapid City SD 57701

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Services Provided

  • General Surgery
  • Hernias
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Vascular
  • Breast Cancer
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Upper GI
  • Biliary Disease
  • Gallbladder
  • Pancreatic Diseases
  • Robotic Surgery
  • General Thoracic
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cystic Lesions
  • Biliary Strictures or Masses
  • Metastatic Liver Lesions
  • Hepatic Masses
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Medically Refractory GERD
  • Achalasia
  • Adrenal Masses & Cancer
  • Thyroid Masses & Cancer
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Splenectomy
  • Crohn’s Strictures
  • Anal Fissures or Fistulas
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Pleurodesis for Recurrent Effusion
  • Lung Wedge Biopsies
  • Mediastinal Biopsy
  • Breast Lesions
  • Melanoma Excision with Node Biopsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsies
  • Lipomas or Soft Tissue Masses
  • Retroperitoneal Masses
  • Varicose Veins
  • Carotid Stenosis