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Denise Klinkner, MD

Dr. Klinkner is a surgeon in Mankato, MN.

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Top 25%
6.8k doctors
Top 15%
6.8k doctors
Top 5%
3.4k doctors
Dr. Klinkner saw birth defects patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
Top 25%
6.9k doctors
Top 15%
6.9k doctors
Top 5%
3.5k doctors
Dr. Klinkner saw congenital disorders patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
Top 25%
26k doctors
Top 15%
26k doctors
Top 5%
13k doctors
Dr. Klinkner saw digestive tract conditions patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Klinkner accepts.
Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic) $8,320 – 17.5k
Hernia surgery (inguinal) $5,085 – 15.5k

Amino’s cost estimates are estimates of the total amount that you and your health insurance company might pay for a procedure—this is what we call the “network rate”. Our cost estimates can help you prepare for the financial impact of medical care and help you make more confident decisions about where to get treated.

Laparoscopic procedure rate

Dr. Klinkner’s laparoscopic procedure rate is similar to the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Klinkner’s rate < 1%
Predicted rate 13%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Klinkner’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Klinkner’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Klinkner’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Klinkner’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Klinkner sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Office
1015 Marsh St
Mankato, MN 56001
919 miles away
Office
200 1st St SW
Rochester, MN 55905
844 miles away

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Credentials
  • University of Minnesota Medical School
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 2001
  • Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals Program
    RESIDENCY

Insurance accepted

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  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Medica
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield