Ryan J. Hoel, MD

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Ryan J. Hoel, MD

Ryan J. Hoel, MD, is a board certified 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.

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Clinical Interest

Spine and neck care, including decompressions, microdiscectomies, disc replacements, fusions with an emphasis on minimally invasive surgical techniques, and robotic-assisted surgery

Fracture care, including treatment of broken bones of the upper and lower extremities, including hip fractures, forearm fractures, and ankle fractures


Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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

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

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Achievements & Awards

Top Doctor Rising Star: Voted an Orthopedic Rising Star by his peers in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine (2024)
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Student Honor Society


Christina Erdmann, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Board Certified


Christina Erdmann, PA-C, is a board-certified Physician Assistant whose practice philosophy is founded on the goal of providing compassionate, personalized, and high-quality patient care via a patient-centered approach. She strongly believes in the importance of patient-provider collaboration when discussing management of spinal conditions from both the operative and nonoperative standpoint. Christina strives to be a detail-oriented provider that ensures her patients feel valued, understood, and well-cared for during their visits.


Board Certified, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
Stop The Bleed (American College of Surgeons)

Medical Education
Master of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science, Concordia University – Wisconsin

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants (MAPA)
Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants (WAPA)

Carrie L.

Care Coordinator