About Dr. Opheim

Dr. Daniel D. Opheim is a Colorectal and General Surgeon who joined East TN Colon & Rectal Surgical Associates in August of 2020. Dr. Opheim came to Knoxville from Minnesota where he attended High School and Medical School at University of Minnesota School of Medicine. He received a Bachelor of Science from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He completed his Residency at the Iowa Medical Center. This was followed by his Colon and Rectal Fellowship at Ochsner Clinic Foundation, in New Orleans, LA. 

Dr. Opheim has advanced training with Robotic Surgery. He can offer robotic intracorporeal right hemicolectomy/sigmoidectomy, robotic total protocolectomy with ileoanal J-Pouch/total colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis/LAR/APR or minimally invasive surgery for benign and malignant colorectal diseases.

His expertise also includes management of Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, hemorrhoids, anal fistulae, and fissures.

Dr. Opheim is accepting New Patient Appointments

Board Certification

  • American Board of Surgery, certified 2011
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, certified 2014