Orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Devanshu V. Kansara, MD, joined the Monticello Clinic on Monday, Feb. 16.
“We’re very excited to welcome Dr. Kansara to our medical staff and community,” says Douglas Hanson, CEO of Monticello Clinic. “His cutting edge surgical expertise and sports medicine skill set are a tremendous addition to our orthopedic team.”
Prior to joining the Monticello Clinic, Kansara practiced at TRIA Orthopaedic Center and served as the associate team physician for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
“You start out as a fan first, enjoying the contest and seeing the athletes perform,” Kansara said. “But it’s incredibly rewarding to help them return to their sport and play again after caring for an injury. I learn a lot from athletes who push their bodies to new heights. They give me a remarkable understanding of how joints and bones work together when pushed to the max.”
“I’ve also taught other physicians how to perform complex shoulder and knee surgeries, including arthroscopic reconstruction and minimally invasive surgeries on the knee and shoulder,” he added.
“I’m a very, very big advocate of education,” continued Kansara. “I love to teach and I view myself as a teacher working to empower my patients to be in charge of their own health by understanding the whole process of healing. I’m very evidence based in my practice and I strive to be cutting edge by staying abreast of the latest science and being guided by research.”
Kansara is board certified in orthopaedic surgery with an added certificate in sports medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Kansara completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and his sports medicine fellowship at TRIA Orthopaedic Center in Minneapolis.
Kansara’s views caring for patients and being their advocate to better health as his life’s work.
“Seeing how appreciative my patients are when I help them overcome pain, disability or dysfunction is so rewarding,” says Kansara. “I’m privileged to have the opportunity to educate and reassure patients that things can not only get better but they can get A LOT better.
Kansara has two daughters, ages 10 and seven. He enjoys fitness and body-building along with cooking, computers, technology, cars, photography and travel.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kansara, call 763.271.3800. For more information, visit MonticelloClinic.com.