Dr. Steven Kern, MD

Dr. Steven Kern, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
(14)
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Dr. Steven Kern, MD is a general surgery specialist in Maple Grove, MN and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in general surgery.Read his story

9825 Hospital Dr Ste 105

Maple Grove, MN 55369

Contact Information

(763) 780-6699

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 98% of peers
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
very high
more than 96% of peers
Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Dr. Kern's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kern "Dr. Kern earned his undergraduate degree in biology and MD from Creighton University in Omaha, NE. He is board certified in General Surgery. During his residency at the University of Kansas in Wichita he enjoyed working with medical education. Dr. Kern particularly enjoys thyroid surgery. In January 2010 Dr. Kern was named one of the region's Top Doctors through a survey of his peers conducted by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine. Dr. Kern currently serves as Chief of Surgery at Maple Grove Hospital as well as the Medical Board Chair of the Maple Grove Ambulatory Surgery Center. Dr. Kern's wife, Anne, is an obstetrician. They enjoy water sports and music with their children."
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
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Conditions Treated

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Procedures

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Skin Grafts
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Creighton University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • Creighton University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Creighton University Med Center Saint Joseph
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Via Christi Regional Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kern has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kern's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kern to family and friends
4.4
based on 14 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Kern's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

in Blaine
Dr. Kern is a very kind and sincerely concerned surgeon. He explains things well and in understandable terms. He is compassionate and truly cares. He also has a great bedside manner. I highly recommend him.
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in Maple Plain, MN
incredibly rude and arrogant doctor. spoke down to me would not listen to my concerns. i will not recommend him to anyone.
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in Minneapolis, MN
He preformed an emergency operation on me which can make a person quite nervous. He explained the entire procedure including the "what ifs" in a very comforting manor. He came to see me the following morning and had the same informative and comforting bedside manor. The surgery was a success with...more
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in Maple Grove, MN
Dr. Kern is amazing! He is great educating and walking people through the procedures. I highly recommend him.
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in St Paul, MN
right inguinal hernia repair. Procedure was unsuccessful and required revision surgery
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