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Ryan Shelstad

Ryan Shelstad, MD

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Cardiothoracic Surgery

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My Approach to Care

As a surgeon, I think it's important to build trust early with my patients and their families. I believe that it's my job to not only keep patients informed, but also to guide them to a certain extent, so that they go down the road of surgery and treatment with confidence. Growing up in Nebraska, there is a set of common values, and patients rely on those values as they work through their health problems.   

Education & Training

Medical School

University of Nebraska Medical Center


University of Minnesota Medical School, General Surgery


University of Colorado School of Medicine, Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Minnesota Medical School, Post-Doctoral Research, Transplant Immunology

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery & Thoracic Surgery
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Fellow, American College of Cardiology (FACC) 


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Patient Reviews

June 28, 2022
Doctor is very, very informative, he gave us all the information that we needed. He explained everything, about everything down to where we could understand it. Definitely, definitely a great, great doctor.
June 14, 2022
We were very pleased with Dr. Shelstad. He explained everything thoroughly and was easy to understand and very pleasant.
April 12, 2022
Office staff - Cindy and Jo were very nice and extremely helpful.
April 07, 2022
Left with more questions than answers
January 25, 2022
Everybody was perfect. We could have, couldn't ask for anything any different.
January 04, 2022
Appreciated the time taken to answer my questions.
November 30, 2021
All were courteous professional and personal in their respected positions that I had dealings with.
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