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Matthew K. Kissner, MD, FACS

I am dedicated to providing an excellent care experience in the full range of general surgery.


This provider is an independent provider, not an employee of North Memorial Health, who practices/provides services at some North Memorial Health locations.

Approach To Care

Dr. Kissner is dedicated to providing an excellent care experience in the full range of general surgery. He believes in the importance of spending time to explain the operation, what to expect, and what the best operation for each individual is. His special interests include hernia repairs, colon surgery, thyroid and gastro-esophageal reflux surgery.



  • BA, Physics – Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter
  • MD Degree – University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis
  • Physician Leadership College, University of St. Thomas, Cohort 15


  • St. John’s Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit


  • Board Certified in General Surgery – American Board of Surgery


  • Top Doctor –  “Minneapolis/Saint Paul Magazine,” 2016
  • Buffalo Hospital HOPE Award, 2016


  • American College of Surgeons
  • Minnesota Medical Association Member
  • Surgical Association of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS)
  • Minneapolis Surgical Society
  • American Hernia Society
  • American Hernia Society Quality Collaborative
  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST)


  • Chief of Surgery at North – Maple Grove Hospital


Dr. Kissner knew he wanted to be a surgeon when he had the opportunity to follow and shadow a surgeon. He knew immediately that working in an operating room to help and heal people was his life’s calling.

Dr. Kissner enjoys spending his free time with his wife and their two children. He also enjoys golfing, traveling and reading.

Accepted Insurance

All North Memorial Health providers accept the following insurance carriers. Because health insurance plan payments vary and benefit levels are unique to each plan, you may confirm out of pocket cost with your insurance carrier by calling the number on the back of your insurance card.

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medical Assistance
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Preferred One
  • Ucare
  • UnitedHealthcare