Dr. Gaertner Brings Robotic Surgery Experience to the Twin cities


The first private practice robotic prostatectomy in the upper midwest was preformed by Dr Gaertner and his partner Dr. Knoedler in 2004. Since then, they have dedicated the past 8 years developing and perfecting advanced techniques in robotic surgery.


Dr. Gaertner has been a partner with Metro Urology since 1996. He serves on the Board of Directors and is active in Metro Urology’s Cancer Center. Dr. Gaertner sees patients in Maplewood and Woodbury, Minnesota and River Falls, Wisconsin.


To learn more about Dr. Gaertner [Click Here].

Da Vinci ® Robotic Surgery Creates Better Cancer Control

Da Vinci Surgery has become the most popular choice by men for treating prostate cancer in the U.S. The enhanced dexterity, vision, and control of the robotic surgery has led to better cancer control leaving less cancer cells behind.


There are numerous benefits of the da Vinci Surgery when compared to conventional surgery including:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less blood loss
  • Lower risk of complications
  • Lower risk of wound infection
  • Fewer days with catheter
  • Less pain
  • Faster recovery and return to normal activities

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