Dr. Knoedler, a native of Duluth, has practiced and cared for patients in the Twin Cities and surrounding communities since 1989.
He is Director of the Prostate Cancer Care Program at St. John’s NorthEast Hospital and an active member of Metro Urology’s Cancer Center.
Dr Knoedler has been annually recognized by his peers as a “Top Doctor” in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine. Dr Knoedler is also a recognized Regional Leader in the techniques of Robotic Surgery. He and his partner, Dr. Gaertner, performed the first Robotic Prostatectomy in private practice in the Upper Midwest. They were recently presented with the Thirlby Award by the North Central Section of the AUA for their clinical research on Robotic Prostatectomy.
Since May of 2004, Dr. Knoedler has devoted his surgical practice almost exclusively to Robotic Surgery. Dr. Knoedler, and his partner, Dr. Robert Gaertner, have helped lead the nationwide trend towards minimally invasive Prostate Cancer Surgery. To date, they have performed over 2,000 da Vinci Robotic Procedures, helping make Metro Urology’s Robotics Program one of the most active practices of its kind in the country.
Dr. Knoedler’s future goals are to help continue the significant nationwide trend in improved Prostate Cancer Survival, by combining early diagnosis, with effective, minimally invasive treatments that offer the most minimal side effects possible.
Training & Certification
University of St.Thomas, 1980
Summa Cum Laude
University of Minnesota, 1984
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1989
Urology, Chief Resident
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
Diplomate American Board of Urology
Microsurgery Specialty Training
Ultrasonically Guided I125/Pd103/Ir192 Implantation for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer
Holmium YAG Laser
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