Ridgeview Bariatric and Weight Loss Center earns Blue Distinction designation

Ridgeview’s Bariatric and Weight Loss Center has earned a Blue Distinction designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield.

The Blue Distinction designation identifies the Bariatric and Weight Loss Center as a center that provides a full range of bariatric surgery care; including surgical care, post-operative care, outpatient follow-up care and patient education with lower complication rates and fewer readmissions. Blue Distinction Centers are part of a national designation program that recognizes facilities demonstrating expertise in delivering quality specialty care, safely and effectively.

Ridgeview’s Bariatric and Weight Loss Center includes a multidisciplinary team dedicated to successful weight loss and long-term management. For more information about the Bariatric and Weight Loss Center, visit www.ridgeviewmedical.org or call 952-442-7820. Ridgeview’s Bariatric and Weight Loss Center is located in Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska at 111 Hundertmark Road, Suite 115N.

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Ridgeview Medical Center welcomes first baby of 2018

First baby of 2018 at Ridgeview Medical Center

Oaken Burntvedt, was born on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 at 1:53 p.m. to parents Thor and Abigail Burntvedt of Tracy, Minn., at Ridgeview Medical Center.

Ridgeview Medical Center is pleased to announce the arrival of its first baby of the new year. A baby boy, Oaken Burntvedt, was born on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, at 1:53 p.m., weighing 10 pounds, one ounce and measuring 20 inches. He is welcomed by parents Thor and Abigail Burntvedt of Tracy, Minn.

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Ridgeview welcomes Leanore Simon, MD, Neurology, to Ridgeview Specialty Clinic

Ridgeview is pleased to welcome Leanore Simon, MD, Neurology, to Ridgeview Specialty Clinic.

Dr. Simon is board certified in Neurology and has special interests in neuromuscular diseases, multiple sclerosis and electromyography. She earned her degree at Medical College Thiruvananthapuram, Thiruvananthapuram, India and completed her internship at Hennepin County Medical Center. She completed her residency in Neurology at University of Minnesota and Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology and neuromuscular diseases at Louisiana State University.

Dr. Simon sees patients at Ridgeview Specialty Clinic in the Ridgeview Professional Building in Waconia and Ridgeview Specialty Clinic – Neurology in Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska. To make an appointment, call 952-442-7807.

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Ridgeview celebrates 10-year anniversary of partnership with Minneapolis Heart Institute®

Ridgeview recently celebrated the 10-year anniversary of its joint venture with Minneapolis Heart Institute® at Abbott Northwestern Hospital – which formed the Minneapolis Heart Institute at Ridgeview Heart Center. Cardiologists from Minneapolis Heart Institute treat patients at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia and Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska, providing a variety of general and subspecialty inpatient and outpatient cardiovascular services.

During the past 10 years, the cardiovascular lab at Ridgeview has performed 2,475 total procedures, including 2,330 angiograms and 863 stents and/or angioplasty. The center opened in 2007 with two cardiologists and one physician assistant. Currently there are five general cardiologists, five interventional cardiologists, 2.5 midlevel providers and subspecialists providing services including electrophysiology, heart failure, prevention, vascular and valve clinic. The second location – an outpatient clinic at Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska – opened in February 2011.  In 2017, the center will see nearly 2,300 inpatients, 7,200 clinic patients and perform more than 5,000 echocardiograms and 400 angiograms between both locations.

Ridgeview Heart Center features two, state-of-the-art catheterization labs that offer cardiac, vascular and interventional radiology procedures. Services available at Ridgeview’s Waconia campus include inpatient services, clinic consults, imaging studies and procedures. The Chaska location offers outpatient consults and diagnostic services. Ridgeview Heart Center is located at 500 South Maple Street on the second floor of the hospital building in Waconia, and at Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska (111 Hundertmark Road, Suite 430). For more information about Ridgeview Heart Center and its providers, visit www.ridgeviewmedical.org or call 952-442-7843 (Waconia) or 952-361-2475 (Chaska).

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Ridgeview welcomes Jeffrey Baker, MD, to Ridgeview Bariatric and Weight Loss Center

Ridgeview is pleased to welcome Jeffrey Baker, MD, to Ridgeview Bariatric and Weight Loss Center.

Dr. Baker is board certified in General Surgery. He has performed more than 2,500 laparoscopic procedures, including Roux en Y gastric bypass, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, banding procedures, endoscopy procedures and revisional bariatric procedures. He is committed to new and innovative bariatric approaches that best support the patient before, during and long after surgery to ensure the healthiest outcome.

Dr. Baker earned his degree from the University of Minnesota, School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in General Surgery at Hennepin County Medical Center. “To be a witness to the dramatic changes people make in their lives – not just physically, but emotionally and psychologically, is truly profound,” Dr. Baker said.

Dr. Baker sees patients at the Ridgeview Bariatric and Weight Loss Center in Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska. To schedule an appointment, call 952-442-7820.

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Ridgeview welcomes Lucy Kurtz Eikevik, DO, to Ridgeview Excelsior Clinic

Ridgeview is pleased to welcome Lucy Kurtz Eikevik, DO, to Ridgeview Excelsior Clinic.

Dr. Kurtz Eikevik provides full spectrum family medicine care with special interests in pediatrics, diabetes, asthma, hypertension, mental health and women’s health. She was inspired by her own family doctor to become a physician. Dr. Kurtz Eikevik knows first-hand the difference a kind and caring provider can make. Getting to know her patients and creating lasting relationships helps her to develop the best plan for improving her patient’s health. These relationships are also the greatest joy of practicing medicine for her.

Dr. Kurtz Eikevik earned her degree at Michigan State University of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, Ill. Her recommended wellness tip is to “Move your body every day. Consistency is more important than intensity.”

Dr. Kurtz Eikevik sees patients at Ridgeview Excelsior Clinic. To schedule an appointment, call 952-906-7855.

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Celebrate this holiday season with special cosmetic dermatology offers from Ridgeview Specialty Clinic

Ridgeview can help you achieve the look you desire this holiday season with the following special offers:

  • Save $130 when you purchase Botox for three facial areas by receiving 10 units for free. Plus, receive 20 percent off Revision Revox-7 when purchased with your Botox procedure.
  • Save up to $300 when you purchase two syringes of any Juviderm Filler by receiving 50 percent off your second syringe.
  • Save $150 when you purchase a package of three Nano peels by receiving 20 percent off the package price. Must be purchased as a package. As a bonus, receive 20 percent off Revision Vitamin C Lotion when purchased at the same time as your Nano package.
  • Purchase a $100 gift certificate for $80. Create your own holiday rewards. The number of reduced price gift certificates purchases are unlimited. Exclusion: Certificates may not be used for purchase of skin care products.
  • The first 20 patients who purchase any of these rejuvenating procedures will be entered into a holiday drawing for a beautiful gift basket valued at $830. When scheduling, you must mention the word “celebrate” to qualify for this drawing. The drawing will be held Dec. 15.

Not sure what’s right for you? Schedule a complimentary consult for your individualized care plan. No other discounts can be honored or combined with this promotion.

Space is limited so schedule your free consult by calling 952-442-3188. This offer is valid from Nov. 6 through Dec. 15, 2017. Not valid with any other discounts, promotions or current gift certificates. Purchases must be made before Dec. 15, 2017. No exceptions.

Cosmetic services are provided by David Zamjahn, PA-C, Dermatology at Ridgeview Specialty Clinic in Chaska. For appointments, call 952-442-3188. Not offered at other Ridgeview locations.
Ridgeview summer cosmetic dermatology specials

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Ridgeview named Readers’ Choice Award winner by SunPatriot Newspaper readers

Ridgeview was recently named a Readers’ Choice Award winner by SunPatriot newspaper readers (Waconia, NYA and Carver County News/Watertown) in the following categories (readers wrote in the names of their top choices in a July/August survey):

The list of winners were published in the Oct. 26 issue of each newspaper.

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Ridgeview welcomes Mustafa Tiewala, MD, gastroenterology, to Ridgeview Specialty Clinic

Mustafa Tiewala, MD

Ridgeview is pleased to welcome Mustafa Tiewala, MD, gastroenterology, to Ridgeview Specialty Clinic.

Dr. Tiewala is board certified in gastroenterology and provides gastroenterology services at Ridgeview Chaska Clinic and Ridgeview Specialty Clinic in Waconia. His special interests include diseases of the pancreas, liver and gallbladder, gastrointestinal cancers and endoscopy. He has advanced training in endoscopy and gastroenterology.

Dr. Tiewala is fluent in Gujarati and Hindi and earned his degree at Seth G.S. Medical College in Mumbai, India. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. and fellowships in Hepatology and Gastroenterology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Interventional Endoscopy at the University of Minnesota. In his spare time, he enjoys cricket and soccer.

Dr. Tiewala sees patients at Ridgeview Chaska Clinic at Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska, and Ridgeview Specialty Clinic in the Ridgeview Professional Building in Waconia. For appointments, call 952-442-8011.

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Ridgeview welcomes Louise Ou-Yang, MD, to Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics

Ridgeview is pleased to welcome Louise Ou-Yang, MD, to Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics.

Dr. Ou-Yang is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and earned her degree from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in St. Maarten and completed her residency at Providence Hospital in Michigan.

Dr. Ou-Yang sees patients at Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska, Ridgeview Professional Building in Waconia and Ridgeview Belle Plaine Clinic in Belle Plaine. For appointments, call 952-442-2137.

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111 Hundertmark Road, Chaska, MN 55318
Call: 952-361-2447
Two Twelve Medical Center is owned and operated by Ridgeview Medical Center.
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