Erich Gauger, MD
- Orthopedic surgery
- Upper extremity trauma, from shoulder to fingertips
- Treatment of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand
- Total and reverse total shoulder replacement
- Rotator cuff and shoulder impingement surgery
- Surgical management of rheumatoid/inflammatory arthritis
- Complex elbow reconstruction
- Shoulder, elbow and wrist arthroscopy
- Nerve and tendon repair or transfers
- Endoscopic carpal tunnel release
- Dupuytren's contracture including xiaflex® injection
Erich Gauger, MD is an Orthopedic Surgeon at Allina Health Orthopedics Coon Rapids and St. Paul. He offers face-to-face virtual visits for a variety of health services and conditions.
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“Anatomic problems with anatomic solutions” was how a mentor in medical school described orthopedic hand and upper extremity surgery. That lecture immediately drew me towards orthopedic surgery and since that time I have dedicated my career to understanding the normal anatomy and function of the upper extremity and the disorders that lead to pain and dysfunction. As my training progressed, it became increasingly obvious there is significant variation in the normal anatomy of the upper extremity. Like the variation in anatomy, I have found the same clinical condition can present differently in each patient. I strive to listen and understand every patient’s unique concerns and formulate an individualized treatment plan. I would be honored to evaluate and address your hand and upper extremity needs.
- Orthopedic surgery
Awards and recognitions
- 2019 Top Doctor in Minnesota Monthly magazine
- Downhill skiing
- College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA; BA, Biology
- Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
- McGraw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
- University of Minnesota, MN; Orthopedic surgery
- Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN; Hand/Upper Extremity
- University of Minnesota/Regions Hospital; Orthopedic Research Fellow
- Mercy Hospital
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Major health plans we accept
- Allina Health | Aetna
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Other health plans we accept
- America's PPO
- First Health/Coventry
- Hennepin Health (formerly Metropolitan Health Plan)
- South Country Health Alliance
- United Behavioral Health
- Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS)