Welcoming The New Year With Medical Expertise Designed To Support Your Health Goals

As we ring in a new year, we review our growth in 2017 and renew our commitment to your good health.

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Happy New Year from all of us at Summit Orthopedics

As Summit Orthopedics moves into a new year, we reflect on our progress in 2017 and our commitment to your future good health. We are honored that you have trusted us with your health, and proud of the steps we’ve taken in 2017 to provide you with the best in orthopedic care.

2017 in review

As the new year begins, Summit Orthopedics supports your health with nationally recognized orthopedic expertise.

  • Summit’s Vadnais Heights Surgery Center was one of only two facilities nationwide to receive a Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement from The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission is a nonprofit group that evaluates and recognizes excellence in health care quality and value. We opened a second surgery center in Eagan to extend outpatient ambulatory surgical care and advanced surgical procedures to more of the Twin Cities community.
  • Summit welcomed anesthesiologists Dr. Doug Dubbink, Stephen Gott, and Dr. Thomas Losasso to our surgical team. Lead anesthesiologist Dr. Dubbink provides an anesthesia experience designed with the same thoughtful care we have invested in our world-class surgery centers, highly trained surgical and rehabilitation teams, and luxurious patient accommodations. New intraoperative protocols employ an array of nonopioid medications to control pain and keep patients as comfortable and safe as possible.
  • Our orthopedic services have expanded to include the Minnesota communities of Northfield, Faribault, Farmington, and Lakeville.
  • On June 6, 2017, Summit Orthopedics and HealthEast, part of Fairview Health Services, announced that their boards of directors have approved a comprehensive inpatient and outpatient agreement. Summit became HealthEast’s exclusive orthopedic care partner, creating a model for orthopedic care delivery that hadn’t previously existed in the Minnesota marketplace.
  • Summit sports medicine specialists and our wellness center offer an array of programs to support physical performance. Among them, our popular ASCEND Return to Sport program bridges the gap between standard postoperative rehabilitation therapy and the performance goals of committed athletes and active professionals. ASCEND empowers these individuals to reclaim a higher level of physical performance following surgery.
  • Our physicians continue to be recognized as top doctors and rising stars.
  • David Strothman and Nicholas Wills were recognized—again—among the 383 doctors representing 43 specialties in 2017’s Mpls.St.Paul Magazine list of “Rising Stars.”
  • Both St.Paul Magazine and Minnesota Monthly magazine included seven Summit physicians among their 2017 Top Doctors lists.
  • Our spine, sports medicine, upper extremity, and lower extremity teams now offer more fellowship-trained physicians and surgeons than ever to provide you with multidisciplinary expert care.
  • Three OrthoQUICK bone and joint injury clinics—in Woodbury, Eagan, and Vadnais Heights—are open daily and welcome walk-ins. These clinics are designed to care for busy families and individuals who want walk-in access to specialized care for bone and joint injuries.

Medical services designed to support your good health in the new year

In 2018, we are committed to serving our community with medical innovation, state-of-the-art health care, and a convenient and caring patient experience. Helping you realize your health resolutions is our most meaningful measure of success.

Summit Orthopedics supports healthy communities

Community health flourishes when specialized orthopedic care is conveniently available close to home. Summit Orthopedics is proud of our fellowship-trained subspecialty teams offering the full spectrum of orthopedic expertise in bone, tendon, ligament, muscle, and joint conditions—in addition to our wellness, prevention, and rehabilitation services. We have the expertise to proactively improve fitness, evaluate discomfort, and deliver personalized treatment to quickly and safely return you to the lifestyle you love.

Start your journey to a healthier, more active self. Visit our Facebook page to learn about our wellness services and schedule a free wellness consultation online. Find your orthopedic expert, request an appointment online, or call us at (651) 968–5201 to schedule a consultation.

Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MNPlymouth, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.

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  • Douglas Dubbink MD

    Douglas A. Dubbink, M.D.

    “My goal is to improve my patient’s surgical experience. I strive to provide calm gentle reassurance for patients who are anxious about anesthesia and ensure that every patient is skillfully cared for throughout their entire procedure. When a patient awakens after surgery and openly wonders why they were so nervous previously, I know I’ve done my job.”

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  • Stephen Gott MD

    Stephen T. Gott, M.D.

    “Anesthesia and surgery can be a very anxious experience for most patients. It is my responsibility to ease that anxiety and fear. By applying the latest in anesthesia techniques and pharmacology to your specific surgery, I am able to optimize your safety and comfort throughout your surgical course.”

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  • Thomas Losasso MD

    Thomas J. Losasso, M.D.

    “At Summit, we use cutting-edge anesthesia and surgical protocols to optimize patient outcomes, but it’s also important to understand that each patient is special and has unique needs, wants, concerns, and fears regarding their care. Recognizing this helps us to customize the experience. We provide patients with state-of-the-art anesthesia care and an experience like no other ­- my personal goal is to make it great and to make it easy for you.”

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  • David H. Strothman, M.D.

    “Spinal disorders are complex and disabling. As your surgeon I will explain your diagnosis and treatment options, both operative and non-operative, in a way that you can understand thereby allowing you to make informed decisions. I am rewarded daily by improving the quality of life of patients receiving my care.”

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  • Nicholas Wills MD

    Nicholas Wills, M.D.

    “I understand the concern of athletes to get back to their sport and working in combination with our therapists helps them there.”

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