Dr. Tina Hieken, MD


General Surgery | Female

The Mayo Clinic 200 1st St SW Rochester, MN 55905 Get Directions
Dr. Tina Hieken, MD

Dr. Tina Hieken, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Rochester, MN. She is 54 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Hieken is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Methodist Hospital.

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in Minnesota |
Misdiagnosed my cancer by relying on an inadequate needle biopsy and her own lack of suspicion and hubris. Was also very arrogant about it. Now I'm widely metastatic. I could have had a much better chance.
in Jordan, MN |
Phenomenal surgeon!
in Rochester, MN |
Dr. Hieken is a phenomenal surgeon. Very thorough, clearly dedicated. Dr. Hieken was very professional and friendly. Dr. Hieken was easy to talk with and took the time to answer all my questions. My nipple-sparing mastectomy surgery went very well and I was pleased with all my follow up care at Mayo.
I thought she did great in preforming my surgery but I didn't like the follow up. I left very frustrated and upset. Felt like she wasn't listening to mine or my husbands concerns. They way that I responded to the surgery and recovery was not the normal but she treated me like I should've been like everyone else. If my next biopsy comes back malignant, I wouldn't mind having her be my surgeon but I'm not sure if I will go back for post op. Extra star for surgery.
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Dr. Hieken's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Minnesota not available
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  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Appendicitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School
    Boston University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    Boston University Hospital

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    Boston University Hospital

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Il College Med

    Completed in 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • General Surgery
  • Oncology
  • Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Melanoma Removal
  • Port Placements or Replacements