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Ryan J. Hoel, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery, Board Eligible Spine Surgery Fellowship Area of Focus in Minimally Invasive Surgery

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Areas of Focus

Spine & Neck Care
Pediatric Care

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Practice Overview

Ryan J. Hoel, MD, is a fellowship trained spine surgeon who specializes in nonoperative and operative management of all spinal conditions, with an emphasis on minimally invasive surgical techniques. He treats spinal disorders of both the neck and back, including disc herniations, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, spinal cord compression, arthritis of the spine, and spinal deformities. He performs motion-preserving surgeries, such as disc replacements, and uses muscle-preserving surgical techniques.

His treatment philosophy is that if a condition can be treated successfully without surgery, nonoperative measures should absolutely be tried before considering an operation. For those patients who do not respond to nonsurgical modalities, surgery can be considered, but must be tailored to the patient’s specific problem and anatomy. His goal is to select the smallest operation that will lead to a successful outcome, and he partners with patients on determining the treatment plan, with the goal of relieving pain and returning to activity. Dr. Hoel utilizes minimally invasive surgical procedures to allow the patient to have the shortest possible recovery time while maximizing long term outcomes.

Clinical Interest

Spine and Neck Care, including Decompressions, Microdiscectomies, Disc Replacements, Fusions with an Emphasis on Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques and Robotic-Assisted Surgery

Pediatric Care, including Treatment of Pediatric Spinal Disorders such as Scoliosis, Kyphosis, Pars Defects and Spine Fractures

Fracture Care, including Treatment of Broken Bones of the Upper and Lower Extremities, including Hip Fractures, Forearm Fractures and Ankle Fractures

Education

Certification
Board Eligible, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship
Spine Surgery Fellowship, San Diego Spine Foundation, San Diego, CA

Residency
University of Minnesota Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Minneapolis, MN

Medical Degree
Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Crosstown Surgery Center
Two Twelve Surgery Center
M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital
M Health Fairview Ridges Hospital
Ridgeview Medical Center

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Achievements & Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Student Honor Society

Staff

Michelle G.
Care Coordinator

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