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Top joint replacement surgeon, Mark Heller, M.D., joins Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists in St. Paul

MINNEAPOLIS 03/02/2015

Mark Heller, M.D., a widely respected hip and knee replacement surgeon, has joined the Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists practice in its new St. Paul clinic. Mark Heller looks at the camera

Dr. Heller is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who has made patient care the focus of his medical career. He specializes in total joint replacement of the hip and knee. He uses minimally invasive techniques in his total joint replacement procedures and contributes to ongoing research involving the latest advances in technology.

"One of the great joys of my work is seeing patients in clinic and witnessing how the quality of their lives has improved with joint replacement," Heller said.

Dr. Heller earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his orthopedic residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Minnesota Medical Association. He previously served as the Chief of the Department of Orthopaedics at Fairview Riverside Hospital and is a past president of the Twin Cities Orthopaedic Society.

The new Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists clinic, part of Allina Health, is located in the Nasseff Specialty Center at United Hospital, 225 Smith Ave N, Suite 200, St. Paul. For more information, call 952-946-9777. 

About Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists

Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists provides excellent orthopedic and sports medicine care for everyone, from those just starting to be active to professional athletes. The physicians are from top training programs in the nation, have additional subspecialty training in one or two joints of the body and actively pursue medical research in their areas of expertise. For more information, visit

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