Joel Friedman - MD, FACS

Joel Friedman - MD, FACS

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My Areas of Practice
General and Abdominal Surgery, Minimally Invasive and Laparoscopic Surgery, Hernia Surgeries including Laparoscopic Repairs and Treatment of Complex Hernias

General Information

Gender: Male

Practicing Since: 1989

Accepting New Patients: Yes


Practices at

3931 Louisiana Ave. S.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

14000 Fairview Drive
Burnsville, MN 55337

Methodist Hospital
6500 Excelsior Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Education & Certifications

Internship, Surgical Residency and Chief Residency: Hennepin County Medical Center
General Surgery
Minneapolis, MN

Medical School and Undergraduate Baccalaureates (Humanities and Microbiology): University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
1976, 1983

Certification: American Board of Surgery
General Surgery

Professional Associations & Awards

Clinical Professor, Surgery Department, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis; Fellow, American College of Surgeons; Minnesota Surgical Society; American Hernia Society;  Hitchcock Surgical Society; Former Chief of Surgery, Methodist Hospital, St. Louis Park, MN


I embrace the advent of "minimally invasive surgery" as a major advance. Doing more for each patient while offering shorter recoveries and less discomfort is a wonderful benefit of laparoscopic surgery, my primary interest.  I find this to be an exciting time for surgery and medicine, where everyday brings new advances.  I am particularly interested in tailoring surgical therapies to fit each patient's needs, considering every patient as a unique individual.