Dr. Richard Tholen, MD

Dr. Richard Tholen, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
Dr. Richard Tholen, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Minneapolis, MN and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from University Of Kansas / School Of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in plastic surgery.

4825 Olson Memorial Hwy Ste 200

Minneapolis, MN 55422

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  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Tholen "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!"

1  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

2  Conditions Treated

  • Skin Aging
  • Wrinkles

29  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • 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

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Dr. Tholen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tholen to family and friends
14 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

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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 (7)

Dr Tholen was amazing from the consultation and ongoing at yearly exams. Exceeded all of my expectations in performance to my results. Had I known how happy I would be I would have had breast augmentation by Dr Tholen years ago. Simply the best. Staff is wonderful to work with.
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I had been researching different doctors for over two years before I decided to go with Dr. Tholen for a breast augmentation. I had two or three consultations with him. I was nervous about everything. Dr. Tholen is extremely patient, he answered every question I had throughly, even if I asked the...more
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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...more
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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.
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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.
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