Dr. Robert Wood, MD

Dr. Robert Wood, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
60 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Robert Wood, MD is a general surgery specialist in Baxter, MN and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in general surgery, plastic surgery, and more.

Essentia Health St. Joseph's-Baxter Clinic

13060 Isle Dr

Baxter, MN 56425
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Wood performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
very high
more than 92% of peers
Wound Repair
more than 88% of peers
Dentofacial Anomalies
more than 84% of peers

Dr. Wood's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

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3  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

28  Conditions Treated

  • Acrocephalosyndactyly
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Edwards Syndrome
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hemangioma
  • Hidradenitis
  • Lymphangioma
  • Mandibular Hypoplasia
  • Maxillary Hypoplasia
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Torticollis
  • Velocardiofacial Syndrome

19  Procedures

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
  • Dermabrasion
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ear Surgery
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Plastic Surgery, Facial
  • Skin Grafts
  • Wound Repair

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.


  • University Of Minnesota Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Emory University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Hennepin County Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • New York University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wood has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wood's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wood to family and friends
9 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Wood'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 (2)

Dr. Wood performed a correction for cleft lip and palate on our infant daughter. Most people cannot even tell that she had surgery! I think he is like an artist in his ability to repair cleft lips. We are so thankful to have him as our doctor.
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Finding out our son had craniosynostosis was one of the hardest news we had to face as new parents. Dr. Wood is one of the best doctors ive ever met, my son had the traditional cranial vault reconstruction surgery in less than an hour, no blood transfusion, and he was home in three days. He is...more
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