Three surgical staff members in scrubs having a conversation in the surgery department hallway at Ridgeview's Waconia campusRidgeview Medical Center offers a comprehensive range of surgical services. Choosing Ridgeview Medical Center for surgery puts you in the hands of experienced, board-certified surgeons and support teams who use advanced, minimally invasive techniques. Whether you’re having a minor procedure or a more complex surgery, you can be confident knowing you have a surgical team that is ranked among the best.


Why choose Ridgeview for your surgery?

Ridgeview’s board-certified surgeons perform a variety of surgical procedures including orthopedics, general surgery and obstetrics surgeries. Ridgeview offers a variety of surgical specialties from minimally invasive and robotic surgeries to complex and specialized procedures. Each year, more than 6,700 inpatient and outpatient procedures are performed at Ridgeview’s surgery centers in Waconia, Sibley, Chaska and Le Sueur.

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Total joint program – hip, knee, shoulder, elbow wrist and ankle
  • Fracture
  • Tendon/ligament repair
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Back/spine surgery/complex spine surgeries

Surgeries offered at Ridgeview for adults

  • Bariatric (weight loss)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colon
  • Esophageal
  • Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary
  • General – veins and pacemaker
  • Gynecological – C-Section
  • Ophthalmology – cataract and blepharoplasty
  • Orthopedic
  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Spine
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Urologic
  • Urologic/Gynecology

Pediatric surgeries offered at Ridgeview

  • Bilateral Myringotomy – (ear tube placement)
  • Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
  • Fracture repair
  • Sports injuries
  • Appendectomy
  • Hernia
  • Urological procedures


There are a variety of anesthesia choices available. Please be prepared to discuss your choices with the anesthesiologist on the day of surgery.

Waconia Surgical Services Department

For surgical procedures that do not require an overnight stay, Ridgeview’s Surgical Services Department offers a wide array of services in a healing environment. Here, Same-Day Surgery Patients or patients needing to spend the night have access to the hospital’s full services if the need arises.