Center for Thyroid Eye Disease

Clinic Overview

The Center for Thyroid Eye Disease provides innovative, multidisciplinary care using the latest diagnostic and treatment options. Our team is comprised of a neuro-ophthalmologist, adult strabismologist, orbital and oculoplastic surgeon and orthoptist, all dedicated to providing a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan to patients in one visit.

Conditions we treat

  • Graves' disease
  • Thyroid eye disease


  • Orbital decompression – removal of orbital fat and reshaping of the orbital walls to reduce bulging of the eyes associated with thyroid eye disease
  • Strabismus surgery – repositioning of the eyes to reduce and/or eliminate double vision associated with thyroid eye disease
  • Eyelid surgery – repositioning of the eyelid to improve appearance and reduce dryness of the eyes associated with thyroid eye disease
  • Steroid injections – given into the orbit to reduce swelling, bulging, and double vision associated with rapid progression in thyroid eye disease

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
Ophthalmology Clinic
Phillips-Wangensteen Building
516 Delaware St. SE
Ninth Floor, Clinic 9A
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Our Team

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Central Scheduling: 612.672.7422

Provider Referrals: 612.672.7000

Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600

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