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Matthew R. Hwang, MD

  • About
    • Specialties: Orthopedic Medicine/Surgery
    • Board Certified:

      Orthopedic Medicine/Surgery

      Sports Medicine

    • Gender: Male
    • Languages: English
    Biography

    Dr. Hwang has given many lectures in St. Cloud and the surrounding communities. He serves as Team Physician St. Cloud State University. His interests include summer lake activities, cooking, road biking, kite sailing and raising two children.

    Education
    • Medical School
      University of Minnesota Medical School
    • Internship
      Tulane University School of Medicine
    • Residency
      Tulane University School of Medicine
    • Fellowship
      Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Areas Of Interest

    Dr. Hwang specializes in shoulder surgery, with a special interest in arthroscopic surgery. Arthroscopy is outpatient, minimally invasive surgery done through very small incisions. In 2016, Dr. Hwang performed more than 300 shoulder arthroscopies treating rotator cuff tears, biceps tears, labral tears, instability and bone spurs. Shoulder replacement is another of Dr. HwangGÇÖs interests. In 2016, he performed 70 shoulder replacements, including total anatomic, total reverse shoulder and total revision replacements. For appropriate patients, shoulder replacement surgery can be done as an outpatient. For all shoulder surgeries, Dr. Hwang has worked with anesthesia on a nerve block program which, if successful, minimizes post-operative pain for up to three days.

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  • Professional Memberships

    American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS), Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)

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