Dr. Eric Heegaard
Gynecologic Surgeon

Best Physicians for Women.  Minnesota Monthly 

America's Top OB-GYNs.  Consumer's Resesarch Council

Dr. Eric G. Heegaard M.D., FACOG

Dr. Eric Heegaard is a Minnesota based Gynecologic surgeon whose surgical practice has been on the forefront of minimally invasive gynecology for over a decade. He was one of the first surgeons in the twin cities to perform a laproscopic subtotal hysterectomy (removing the uterus while leaving the cervix in place)  and more recently was the first surgeon at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, Minnesota to perform a total laproscopic hysterectomy using the Davinci Robot. Dr. Heegaard is one of a small group of gynecologic surgeons in Minnesota credentialed to use the Davinci Robot and is a proctor for other gynecologists who are learning to use the Davinci system.  Dr. Heegaard’s interest in minimally invasive management of fibroids (benign uterine tumors) led him to start the Midwest Fibroid Treatment Center, the first of its kind in Minnesota.  His expertise also includes treatment of endometriosis, fibroids, infertility, bladder incontinence, pelvic floor prolapse, and cosmetic gynecology.

Employment

2004 to present. OB-GYN West P.A. , Eden Prairie and Minnetonka, Minnesota

1997-2004 Associates in Women's Health, Edina and Minneapolis, Minnesota

Professional /Education

1999 - current Fellow and Diplomat in the American Board of Obstretrics and Gynecology

1993-1997 Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology

University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinic

Raymond  J. Albrect Award for excellence in clinical teaching

1989-1993 Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) University of Washington Seattle, Washington

1982-1986 Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Cum Laude, The Colorado CollegeColorado Springs, Colorado

Medical Affiliations

American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists

American Society of Reproductive Medicine

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

American Medical Association

American Society of Cosmetic Gynecologists