Introducing Michael Forseth, M.D. [Video]

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Introducing Michael Forseth, M.D., a hand surgeon at Summit Orthopedics in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. His specialties include elbow, wrist, hand, complex reconstructive surgery of upper extremities and microsurgery.

Meet Michael Forseth, M.D.

Dr. Forseth’s approach: “Volunteering overseas, in places like Haiti, Columbia, and Honduras, continues to be a positive influence on my practice. My experiences there have broadened my perspective about what I do here — personally and professionally.”

Dr. Forseth’s education: After completing his undergraduate studies at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, Dr. Forseth earned his medical degree at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine in Vermillion, South Dakota. His residency took place at Loyola University Affiliated Hospitals in Maywood, Illinois, and he furthered his specialized training in the hand surgery fellowship program at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio.

Summit Orthopedics provides personalized hand and wrist expertise

The function of our hands is integrated through our wrists and arms to our shoulders; a problem anywhere along our arm may have a significant impact on hand function and quality of life. If you experience an injury or uncomfortable symptoms, our fellowship-trained hand and wrist surgeons are here to help. Summit physicians receive the highest levels of training and exclusively provide individualized care for conditions of the hand, wrist, and elbow.

Start your journey to better function and less pain. Find your hand 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, MNVadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.

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Video Transcription

I’m Dr. Mike Forseth. I’m with Summit Orthopedics, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery. Well, I like to run. I run marathons. Like to bike. I have three kids. They’re all involved in sports, so we spend a lot of time in hockey rinks. We spend a lot of time at soccer fields and baseball fields. When you have children, you are more sensitive to especially the kids that come in that are injured. You can understand how the parents feel about that injury and how nervous they are. A lot of times it’s harder taking care of the parents of an injured child than it is the child themself. And so having kids myself and kids that have had a number of injuries, I think I get that. The earthquake was in January of last year in Haiti, and we got a call a few days after the earthquake from a priest who runs an orthopedic hospital or just a hospital in Haiti just outside of Port-au-Prince. And we got a call within a week of the earthquake, and he was saying that they needed help. And myself and Peter Daly, Daren Wickum, and some a week of the earthquake and spent 10 days in Haiti seeing patients and doing surgery. And yeah, it was quite an experience. It does a number of things to change you. One, it makes you appreciate what we have here and gives you perspective on how good we have it here in the United States. But it also gives you more, I think, empathy for all people that are injured – minor injuries all the way to more severe injuries. And it makes you thankful for your own health also.

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  • Michael Forseth

    Michael Forseth, M.D.

    “Volunteering overseas, in places like Haiti, Columbia, and Honduras, continues to be a positive influence on my practice. My experiences there have broadened my perspective about what I do here — personally and professionally.”

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