Surgery

A Cut Above

Our surgical team is the embodiment of cutting edge. From complex microvascular surgeries to cosmetic same-day procedures, we bring together world-class physicians and specialists with the expertise, technology, and techniques to meet your needs and get you on the road to recovery. You’re in steady hands.

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The North Memorial Health Advantage

  • Skilled surgical teams perform more than 15,000 inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures a year across four locations—our two hospitals and two ambulatory centers.
  • Our customers consistently rate both of our hospitals among the best in class for customer satisfaction.
  • We manage your pain and comfort with a highly experienced, skilled team of anesthesiologists.
  • Because North Memorial Health Hospital is designated a Level I Trauma Center, we are able to provide life-and-limb-saving surgeries at some of life’s most critical moments.
  • Maple Grove Hospital consistently ranks among the top hospitals in the North Metro for joint replacements and robotic surgeries, and offers mindfulness classes to help you prepare for surgery and cope with the natural stress that comes with having surgery.
  • We always collaborate across medical disciplines as necessary, which means you receive the most complete care possible.

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Surgical Options

Bariatric Surgery

For those who qualify for bariatric surgery, weight loss is not just about the numbers on the scale or the size of their jeans. Significant weight loss can help reduce the risk of further health conditions or help them manage ones they already have. For that, we offer minimally invasive sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass surgeries.

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Cardiovascular Surgery

Offering a full array of surgeries for both minimally invasive and open procedures.

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Colon Rectal Surgery

Professional, private, dignified care. From hemorrhoids to complex colon cancer, we can treat your condition. We offer a full spectrum of surgery types, from open surgery to laparoscopic surgery to robotic surgeries.

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Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery

Ear, nose and throat procedures with experienced professionals and high-tech vision. Our experienced surgeons handle a full spectrum of ear, nose and throat surgeries, ranging from the simple to complex cases, and from children to adults.

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Gastroenterology Procedures

Providing endoscopic procedures for diagnosis and treatment of GI conditions. Our experienced, devoted team members make your procedures as seamless as possible from start to finish.

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General Surgery

We offer a wide range of surgery options for your neck and torso, including laparoscopic and robotic options. Our minimally invasive techniques have shortened hospital stays and recovery times.

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Neurosurgery

North Memorial Health Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center featuring highly experienced neurosurgery staff and leading techniques and technology. We provide elective, emergency and trauma surgeries.

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Obstetrics & Gynecological Surgery

We provide expert care for every phase of a woman's reproductive life, with open, laser, laparoscopic and robotic surgical options.

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Ophthalmology Surgery

Our experienced teams provide the latest and most accurate eye surgeries in a state-of-the-art facility.

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Oral Maxillofacial Surgery

Complex, radical surgeries performed by a world-renowned team. Our surgeons, Dr. Kademani and Dr. Patel, are known throughout the nation by both customers and colleagues for their exacting work and compassionate care when it comes to oral and throat cancers, salivary gland disease, and facial reconstruction, among other complex head and neck surgeries.

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Orthopedics & Joint Surgery

We provide the most advanced treatments for orthopedic conditions, including anterior minimally invasive total hip replacement.

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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

We provide it all, from same-day cosmetic procedures to complex reconstructions.

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Podiatric Surgery

Surgery to correct bone and joint conditions and alleviate pain and impairment.

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Thoracic Surgery

Our robotic technology is revolutionizing the way we handle lung surgery, among other conditions.

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Urologic Surgery

When it comes to urology, everything you need is here. Our board-certified surgeons perform a variety of surgeries with lasers, sound waves, robots and other techniques and work with interdisciplinary teams wherever needed.

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Vascular Surgery

The Board-certified, fellowship trained vascular surgeons of Minneapolis Vascular Physicians are experts in both open surgical and minimally invasive procedures to repair arteries and veins. We're well known as a top trauma center for vascular injuries as well as a leader in endovascular therapy for aortic aneurysms and carotid stenosis.

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Robotic Surgery

We are a regional leader in robotic surgery. Both of our hospitals are equipped with the technology, surgical staff, and expertise to perform minimally invasive procedures—which can maximize your surgery results.

Both hospitals offer the da Vinci Xi, the most advanced robotic surgical system available. This technology allows for a minimally invasive approach across many surgery types, including bariatric, oncologic, and cardiothoracic surgeries.

We currently offer the robotic option for various surgeries within the following programs:

  • Bariatric & Metabolic
  • Cardiothoracic
  • General
  • ObGyn
  • Oral Maxillofacial
  • Urologic

Care Team

Our highly trained experts empower you with the knowledge and the support you need to get the healthcare you want.

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Katie Piehl, CRNA

Anesthesia
My goal is to adapt to the needs of my customers with an individualized approach and make safety my number one priority.
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David J. Gerlach, MD

Orthopedic Surgery
I work to deliver exceptional service and compassionate care to all my customers.
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Timothy Kovanda, MD

Neurosurgery
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Luke Hawes, MD

Trauma, Critical Care, Emergency General Surgery
I'm here to partner with customers and their families to help them get better and get back to living the life they enjoy.
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Troy S. Hemme, DO

Otolaryngology
I am a strong customer advocate and involve customers in medical decision making.
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Adam J. Bakker, MD

Orthopedic Surgery
I strongly believe in customer-centered care.
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Paul Cammack, MD

Orthopedic Surgery
I provide compassionate care to help customers regain mobility.
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Thomas Conner, MD

Orthopedic Surgery
I deliver exceptional service and compassionate care to all our customers.
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Corey J. Stennes, MD, FACS

Surgery
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Julie Kline, DNP-FNP

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oncology
I am committed to providing education, support and communication to promote the overall well being of my customers.
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Mark Weisbrod, MD

Ophthalmology
It’s important to get to know my customers personally.
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Jennifer Rickard, MD, MPH, FACS

Trauma, Critical Care, Acute Care Surgery
I provide compassionate, customer-centered care.
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Joseph Van Camp, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery
I approach customers as individuals and try to listen to their concerns and how a disease affects their lives.
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Brooke A. Dokken, PA-C

Trauma
I provide competent medical care while incorporating the core values of respect, integrity, and compassion.
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Lori Miller, RN, CNOR, CRNFA

Cardiac Surgery
I provide outstanding care.
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Kyle M. Uittenbogaard, MD

Neurosurgery
I treat each person as an individual with unique backgrounds and experiences that shape how I approach their care.
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