Richard H. Tholen, MD, FACS
Minneapolis, MN 55422
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Dr. Tholen is one of the finest. Listens carefully and wants nothing but the best for you. He is a very experienced doctor and I trusted him completely. I would recommend him to any of my family or friends. The whole staff at Minneapolis Plastic Surgery was very professional and kind. My experience was outstanding!
i researched many dr.'s for my breast 'upgrade' and dr tholen was by far the best! he did a fabulous job on reconstructing my breasts! i had capsulasation on both. they were pretty bad. my breasts are now perfect because of dr. tholen!! he's a wonderful man and his staff is beyond fantastic! i have found the 'best" plastic surgeon in the twin cities!!
A thorough research process of the procedure led me to conclude that I was looking for a practice that included: 1. a board certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in lower body lifts. 2. an office staff that exemplified a team approach to delivering excellent care in all aspects of the process. 3. the opportunity to have my surgery in a free standing outpatient operating facility. (lower risk of infections; surgeon and support staff are well orchestrated, efficient team in familiar setting). By choosing Dr T, all of the above qualities were quickly evident and my expectations exceeded. In addition, I found that I was treated with the utmost respect and dignity. Each and every one of my questions was answered completely, patiently and enthusiastically, both by Dr Tholen and his knowledgeable staff. There was a prevalent attitude that this group of professionals was proud of their quality care, and loved their jobs. Happy workers make happy patients! I felt totally prepared for what the operation and recovery would be like. Dr T delivers care that is based on sound evidence leading to predictable consistent results - you will not find any gimmicky gadgets or procedures that are experimental or merely for marketing purposes. I have quite a bit of experience with behind the scenes doctors offices, and this one is the real deal. The other practices with whom I consulted all had some good features, but Dr T's practice had the complete package.
The rating is at this high level because I want others to experience what I was lucky enough to experience. I know this is a big decision to make in a person's life and high amounts of anxiety come with it. However, I want everyone to understand the positive experience I had because it makes all the difference. I have been and will continue to recommend Dr. Tholen to others. I found Dr. Tholen's practice after reviewing many plastic surgeons on the internet. For many years I have wanted to get this procedure done but couldn't find anyone I trusted or felt good enough about to follow through with it, until I met Dr. Tholen. After speaking with him and his office, it was clear to me without a doubt I was going to make the 10 hour trip through multiple states because I knew this is where I would find the best care available. He answered all questions and concerns I had. He discussed all areas of the surgery and put my mind at ease regarding normal concerns every patient has going into surgery. The day of the surgery I wasn't nervous, I was excited!! :) Dr. Tholen and his staff were personal and knowledgeable throughout my experience with them. They all made me feel so comfortable XXXX. Before surgery Dr. Tholen re-covered all areas of the surgery and discussed size again. He had a way of approaching me so I wasn't nervous or feeling hesitant at all. I was excited and ready to complete the procedure I had been looking forward to for so many years. After surgery I woke up to very accommodating staff that took care of me until I was stable enough to leave. Before I left Dr. Tholen checked in with me again to ask about the results to make sure I was doing okay. I could not be happier about the results of my procedure. The recovery was practically painless, there was no bruising, and I was back on my feet doing every day activities in no time. I would recommend Dr. Tholen and his staff to anyone who is looking to get any type of plastic surgery complete.
The staff and the Dr. give you all the information you need. Ask as any and all questions you need to. Even about mamograms. You can call with questions also. Anytime. Do as they say after the procedure. Pamper yourself. You deserve it! You will be sooooo happy with the results.
My Total Experience from First Consultation to Surgery and Aftercare Was Absolutely Professional & Perfect - Minneapolis, MN
I was so very fortunate to have chosen Dr. T as my doctor for this monumental decision. It was literally transformative. I only regret I did not pursue this decision earlier in my life, but if it meant waiting for Dr. T to perform my surgery than I am happy I waited. My advice would be to call Dr. T’s office and make the consultation appointment. His professionalism and honesty will guide you the rest of the way.
If there was a category beyond excellent Dr Tholen and his staff would have earned that rating. No question or concern was left unanswered and their confidence and professionalism relieved any anxiety I had.
He is fabulous but for me more importantly so is his staff. Every person I came in contact with was so caring and knowlegable. From the front desk to the surgical area. I felt in excellent hands professionally but also personally.
I have and will continue to recommend Dr. T for this procedure for as long as I live. As you have probably read in the other reviews, not only is he awesome, but so are his staff members. I knew I was in the right "hands" for sure when we discussed size. I knew basically what I wanted, I went through the "sizing" procedure at the clinic, after that I chose what I liked out of the pics on the website in preparation for my procedure. He assured me that he would send me home with the best fit....and he did for sure!