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The Gyno Cast

The Gynocast is a podcast featuring Board Certified OB/GYN Dr. Eric Heegaard and Twila Dang. Dr. Eric and Twila discuss anything and everything about women's physical and emotional health and well-being. Eric brings over twenty years of medical experience and a passion to empower women to take charge of their health


The Endo Cast

A spinoff of our popular podcast, The Gynocast. Endometriosis “Warrior” Britt Thelemann Pangerl and Dr. Eric Heegaard discuss the many dimensions of living with and treating Endometriosis.


Dr. Eric Heegaard is a Minnesota based Gynecologic Surgeon whose surgical practice has been on the forefront of minimally invasive gynecology for over 2 decades. He was one of the first surgeons in the twin cities to perform a laparoscopic subtotal hysterectomy (removing the uterus while leaving the cervix in place) and was the first surgeon at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, Minnesota to perform a total laparoscopic hysterectomy using the Davinci Robot. Dr. Heegaard was one of the first gynecologic surgeons in Minnesota credentialed to use the Davinci Robot and has served as a proctor for other gynecologists training to use the Davinci system.

His clinical passion is in the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis and his mission is to increase awareness among patients, the general public, and the medical community of this condition.


Dr. Heegaard’s interest in minimally invasive management of fibroids (benign uterine tumors) led him to start the Midwest Fibroid Treatment Center, the first of its kind in Minnesota.

His focus has transitioned exclusively to pelvic pain Dr. Heegaard’s surgical practice has evolved from broad gynecologic practice, with the treatment of endometriosis, fibroids, infertility, bladder incontinence, and cosmetic gynecology. Now exclusively focused on pelvic pain & endometriosis

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Best Physicians for Women. Minnesota Monthly Magazine

America's Top OB-GYNs. Consumer Research Council (2010)

Patients' Choice Award
(2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award
(2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree
(2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

Compassionate Doctor Recognition
(2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

On-Time Doctor Award (2015, 2016)

Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

Dr. Heegaard has been described by his patients and colleagues as having a rare blend of superb surgical skills with a caring, gentle personality.

As gynecologic surgery becomes more specialized, trust your care to a surgeon who is leading the way in minimally invasive treatment.

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