Dr. Matthew Palmer
About Dr. Palmer
It is the connection that I make with my patients that really make my job exciting and rewarding. Patients come to see their ObGyn with deeply personal and, at times, very troubling concerns. It is very rewarding to me to be able to offer my patients treatments, both medical and surgical, that can sometimes change their whole outlook on life. I love to see the hope in a patient’s eyes that comes when they have been struggling with pain, bleeding or uterine prolapse and I tell them I can help. It is this opportunity to give patients hope and help them through both joyful and difficult times that makes me passionate about being an ObGyn doctor.
For me, minimally invasive surgery is the most exciting part of my practice and I completed an additional two years of fellowship training to acquire advanced surgical skills. With the advancement of surgical instrumentation and robotics, it is good news that most gynecologic conditions can now be treated in a minimally invasive manner that allows for fewer complications, faster recovery, and less pain. Most of my patients lead very busy and active lives and it is gratifying to them to be able to get back to living their lives more quickly than ever before.
I grew up in the St. Paul metro area, and after 10 years away for residency and fellowship training, we are now glad to call the West Metro and Maple Grove our home. We love all the varied seasons that Minnesota has to offer and are active outdoors enthusiasts. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and three young children. You may see us around town in a variety of kids team sports and activities.
We enjoy traveling, being active outside, and are big Minnesota sports fans.
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, Mo.
Residency: Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, Mich.
Fellowship: Minimally Invasive Gynecology and Robotic Surgery, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit
American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Essential in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (EMIG) Certified
Awards and Recognition
Minnesota Monthly “Best Doctors” for Women – 2015
Minnesota Monthly “Top Doctors” – 2018
endosupport.com (Minnesota Endometriosis Support Website) – Recommended endometriosis surgeon
Recognized expert endometriosis excision surgeon by Nancy’s Nook endometriosis Facebook Community
Clinical Special Interests
Treatment of uterine fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, and urinary incontinence, and minimally invasive surgery with and without robotic assistance.
Minnesota Physician, March 2018 – Endometriosis: Improving the Path to Better Patient Outcomes
Minnesota Health Care News, April 2016 – Abnormal Bleeding: Evaluation and Treatment
Minnesota Physician, April 2015 – Endometriosis: Improved Outcomes Through New Technology