Dr. Richard Tholen, MD

Plastic Surgery  |  
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Age 63
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Dr. Richard Tholen, MD
Dr. Richard Tholen, MD is a plastic surgery doctor who practices in Minneapolis, MN. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. Tholen is affiliated with AllinaHealth - Unity Hospital, Abbott Northwestern Hospital and North Memorial Medical Center.

4825 Olson Memorial Hwy Ste 200

Minneapolis, MN 55422

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Dr. Richard Tholen, MD

Dr. Richard Tholen, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Care Philosophy

American Board of Plastic Surgery-certified plastic surgeon with focus exculsively on cosmetic surgery of the breast, face, and body. Over 25 years of experience providing comprehensive, caring, confidential aesthetic surgery in our on-site AAAASF-accredited surgical facility with full outpatient anesthesia capabilities. Let my fantastic staff and me show you what sets us apart!
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Dr. Tholen's Experience

Dr. Tholen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Plastic Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Plastic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Skin Aging
  • Wrinkles


  • Abdominoplasty
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reduction
  • Brow Lift
  • Calf Implant
  • Carbon Dioxide Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment
  • Cosmetic Facial Implant Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Dermal Filler
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Facelift
  • Facial Peel
  • Facial Rejuvenation, Advanced, Laser
  • Full Face Lift
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • KTP Laser Treatment
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Laser Tattoo Removal
  • Liposuction
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment
  • Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser Treatment
  • Vaser® Liposelection (Liposuction)
  • Venous Sclerotherapy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Fort Hays (Kansas) State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • University Of Kansas / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tholen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tholen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tholen to family and friends
based on 12 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Tholen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Minneapolis, MN |
Dr.Tholen excels at what he does. You can tell that giving people the body they dreamed of gives him extreme pleasure. I was very impressed after my consultation by everyone's friendly and professional manner, and the office is literally lined with his awards and achievements.He met and exceeded every one of the criteria I had. I had such a positive experience through my procedure, and would highly recommend him. I had very little wait time, and he answered all my questions.So happy!
Saint Paul, MN |
His office staff delayed appointments by MONTHS in order to give the appearance of demand. Arrived for my appointment and was waiting FOUR HOURS for a 2-minute meeting with the doctor, which was utterly useless. He performed no exam whatsoever. Unbelievable.
in Duluth, MN |
Dr. Tholen is an amazing man that listens to his patients. His work is amazing and beautiful. I had a rhinoplasty with him and came out with what to me is a perfect nose. His staff is friendly and accomodating. I would highly recommend this surgeon.
in Roseville |
I had my tummy tuck and breast reduction in 2001 and it was the best thing I ever did for myself..Dr. Tholen and his team are fabulous. After 15+ years the results are still amazing. I'm now 62 and I highly recommend him. Thank you Dr. Tholen for my long lasting results.
in Saint Louis Park, MN |
Dr. Tholen was fantastic from the minute he walked in for the consult to the last checkup I had. He was very welcoming and had a fatherly feel to him - even taking a moment to speak to my friend about quitting smoking. It was a quick and very pain free surgery for my breast augmentation. After I was discharged, I received a phone call from him and his wife checking in that night as well as they opened the office on a Saturday to ensure I had a 24 hour post op checkup. I couldn't be happier!
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  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Hospitals where Dr. Tholen has admitting privileges

Abbott Northwestern Hospital
800 E 28th St
Minneapolis, MN 55407
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AllinaHealth - Unity Hospital
550 Osborne Rd NE
Fridley, MN 55432
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North Memorial Medical Center
3300 Oakdale Ave N
Robbinsdale, MN 55422
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