Dr. Patricia Angeline Valusek M.D.
Surgeon (Pediatric) | Pediatric Surgery2530 Chicago Ave Suite 550 Minneapolis MN, 55404
Dr. Patricia Valusek practices Pediatric Surgery in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Valusek treats children who have an illness, injury, or disease that requires surgery. Some of the surgical problems seen by pediatric surgeons are often quite different from those commonly seen by adult or general surgeons. Dr. Valusekdiagnoses, treats, and manages childrens surgical needs such as abnormalities of the groin in childhood and, surgical repair of birth defects, surgical care of tumors, transplantation operations, and endoscopic procedures.
Education and Training
Univ of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 2002
SurgeryAmerican Board of SurgeryABS- Pediatric Surgery
- Hennepin Co Med Ctr, General Surgery
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