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John M. Houle, MD

  • About
    • Specialties: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    • Board Certified:

      Plastic Surgery

    • Gender: Male
    • Languages: English
    Biography

    Dr. Houle is one of only a few plastic surgeons in Minnesota to perform muscle sparing, microsurgical breast reconstruction using a patient’s own abdominal or thigh tissue (DIEP flap). Women from around the country come to CentraCare – Midsota Plastic Surgery for the procedure.

    Dr. Houle’s expertise also extends to the full spectrum of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, including breast augmentation and reduction, as well as labiaplasty, body contouring and aesthetic facial surgery.

    An astute listener and careful planner, Dr. Houle takes the time to understand his patient’s goals, educate them on the process and deliver lasting results.

    He enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and participating in outdoor recreation.

    Education
    • Medical School
      Medical College of Wisconsin
    • Residency
      Southern Illinois University
  • Professional Memberships
    American Society of Plastic Surgeons
    MN Society of Plastic Surgeons
    Stearns-Benton County Medical Society

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO