Dr. Timothy Schaefer, MD

Dr. Timothy Schaefer, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 47
Dr. Timothy Schaefer, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Edina, MN and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Emory Univ Sch Of Med in 2001 and specializes in plastic surgery, breast reconstruction surgery, and more.Read his story

6545 France Ave S Ste 350

Edina, MN 55435

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MVP Health Care
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Top Care Areas

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Breast Reconstruction
very high
more than 91% of peers
Breast Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 90% of peers
Breast Diseases
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Schaefer's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Schaefer "I always loved building things. This led to an extensive education in engineering, but after completing a Masters degree and beginning a career in consulting, I realized it wasn't for me. Growth and success in that business eventually led to management or sales. I do not enjoy being a salesman. There are very few jobs where the creativity and manual labor are part of your daily routine. With all my science background, surgery seemed like a natural fit. I never grew up thinking I would be a plastic surgeon, but one of the early reconstructive surgery I saw in medical school convinced me otherwise. I witnessed a patient that had a cancer of his gum line that required half of his jaw to be removed. We reconstructed the defect with one of the lower leg bones (fibula) that was moved as a free-tissue transfer, requiring microvascular connections of the artery and vein to provide the transferred tissue with a blood supply. I was hooked. This led to in-depth training at the prestigious Emory University in Atlanta. Cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery are based on many of the same principles, furthering my interest by combining attention to detail, artistry, and technical skills. 17 years later, I am confident that I made the right choice."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Schaefer "I work to provide each patient with a safe, unique, and tailored experience that incorporates their values and desires using an artistic vision, technical skills and a caring, straight-forward manner."

5  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction Surgery
  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

16  Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Gigantomastia
  • Gynecomastia
  • Lipodystrophy
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Lymphangioma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Skin Cancer

26  Procedures

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Liposuction
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Pigmentation Defect
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Excision for Hidradenitis
  • Skin Grafts
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Notre Dame
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Emory Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Emory University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Emory University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Stanford University
    Other Education | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schaefer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schaefer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schaefer to family and friends
25 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

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Dr. Schaefer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

Dr. Schaefer really listened to me throughout the consultation and pre-op period to make sure he really understood the results I was looking for. Post-op, he and his staff have been nothing but friendly. I am so happy with my results!
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After breast cancer double mastectomy Dr. Schaefer did my reconstruction. He is caring, asking and understanding what his patients are looking for, how they are feeling, and great at explaining options for procedures. You never feel "rushed" during appointments. A comfortable "bed side manner"...more
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After having a melanoma removed from my leg, I needed a plastic surgeon to repair the wound. I was referred to Dr. Schaefer, my insurance covered this work. Dr. Schaefer and his staff were friendly and efficient. I appreciated that they got me in and out of the office. They were friendly, confident...more
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The best - listened and explained everything. Took me through an 11 hour surgery and does great great work!
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I am so happy that I went with Dr. Schaefer for a hernia repair/tummy tuck. It has been two years since my surgery, and I have never regretted it. I had an umbilical and ventral hernia after a pregnancy in which I had a very large baby. They were very painful and needed surgery. Dr Schaefer was...more
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