Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery

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Clinic Overview

The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery is one of the few places in the country that combines clinical practice, research, education and specialized training in one location.

We’re dedicated to providing exceptional patient care with the expertise of highly skilled physicians utilizing leading-edge technology -- all in a facility that offers advanced training and resources for the next generation of surgeons. Only a few institutions have the infrastructure and expertise to push the envelope, to explore new and remarkable techniques for minimally invasive surgery, and to teach others how to best use those techniques.

Learn more about our physicians' surgery expertise.


Our specialists work across disciplines to provide you with a multidisciplinary team focused on you. This collaborative approach and subspecialty expertise allows us to provide a full range of services using the latest tools, technology, and applied research. We are constantly refining our procedures and researching new applications for minimally invasive techniques that reduce pain and accelerate recovery even further.

  • Cardiovascular surgery
  • Colon and rectal surgery
  • General surgery
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Obesity (bariatric) surgery
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Thoracic and foregut surgery 
  • Transplant surgery 
  • Urologic surgery

Awards and Distinctions
The University of Minnesota Medical Center Weight Loss Clinic has received several awards for our surgical excellence.  We work closely with other specialists within the University of Minnesota Health system to coordinate your care and are proud to be awarded the following:

• Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program with Adolescent Qualifications
This accreditation means our bariatric surgery program is a comprehensive center that has passed a rigorous external national review by fellow surgeons.  In addition, we are one of a very select few programs that have also achieved Adolescent Qualifications by the American College of Surgeons.

• Blue Distinction Center + for Bariatric Surgery
This quality designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield signifies our center delivers high quality bariatric and patient care.  The Blue Distinction + program evaluates our expertise as a physician team, the number surgery’s our clinic has performed, and our track record of results.  We have proven to have a track record for delivering better results, with fewer complications time and time again.  The Blue Distinction + plus indicates our program also met cost measures that address consumers need for affordable care.

A partnership of Fairview and University of Minnesota Physicians

Location Info


University of Minnesota Medical Center
500 Harvard St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600

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