Dr. Brian Tell, MD

Dr. Brian Tell, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 67
Dr. Brian Tell, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Minneapolis, MN and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Faculte De Medecine De Creteil, Universite Paris Val De Marne (Paris Xii); Creteil in 1980 and specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery.

4040 Coon Rapids Blvd NW Ste 120

Minneapolis, MN 55433

Contact Information

(763) 427-9980

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Carotid Artery Disease
more than 83% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
more than 82% of peers
Heart Disease
more than 76% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Tell "Dr. Tell was inspired to go into medicine by his father, who was a family physician in New York City. As a young boy, Dr. Tell would go with his dad on house calls, and the appreciation that the patients and their families showed made an impression on him. Years later, he is following in his father's footsteps, helping people and trying to make their quality of life better. Dr. Tell's area of special expertise is the Mitral Valve repair (where the surgeons treat leakage or narrowing of the mitral valve). He enjoys this procedure because 'it is as much arts and crafts as it is science -- there are many ways to get a mitral valve to close.' Dr. Tell likes the challenge of figuring out the best way to repair the diseased valve. Dr. Tell's family is his wife Linda and their two daughters."
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2  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

3  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

50  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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47  Procedures

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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • Faculte De Medecine De Creteil, Universite Paris Val De Marne (Paris Xii); Creteil
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Beth Israel Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Long Island Jewish Hillside Medical Center Lt
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Hopital La Pitie Salpetriere
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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What People Say About Dr. Brian Tell, MD
He doesn't screw around and gets the job done and gives you the feeling of confidence that your in good hands I had a torn mitral valve and he repaired it ! I thank God and him for being there when I needed help!
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