More than 30 board-certified specialists serve patients at the United Specialty Center in the following specialties:
Allergy and Asthma
Allergies are diseases of the immune system. St. Paul Allergy and Asthma Clinic physicians diagnose and treat patients with allergies from the environment, food and drugs, insects or materials such as latex. They also diagnose and treat patients with asthma, a disease of the lungs in which the airways become blocked or narrowed, impairing breathing.
Ankle and Foot
Whether patients have twisted their ankles or suffer from bunions, plantar fasciitis or hammer toes, Dr. Silverman can assist them with care of ankles and feet. An orthopedic surgeon, he also can provide repair and replacement of tendons, cartilage and joints; therapy and treatment for bowed legs; and stabilization of the ankle and leg.
United Heart & Vascular Clinic provides specialized care in virtually all aspects of cardiology, including the subspecialties of electrophysiology, interventional cardiology, noninvasive diagnostics and research. Cardiologists treat patients experiencing chest pain, arrhythmia, coronary artery disease, diabetes and hypertension. Tests available through the United Specialty Center include echocardiograms, stress exercise echocardiograms, carotid ultrasounds, Holter monitors, event monitors, stress testing and nuclear imaging.
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colon and Rectal Surgery Associates, Ltd. is the largest practice of certified colon and rectal surgeons in the world, integrating private practice with world renown teaching and research. Its physicians diagnose and treat common conditions such as polyps and diverticulosis, as well as not-so-common conditions, including colorectal cancer and pilonidal cysts. Through the United Specialty Center, patients also have access to routine tests, such as colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy.
The Center for Dermatology offers cosmetic and surgical dermatologic services to help men and women achieve healthy skin. Individuals with acne, aging skin, skin cancers and rashes should contact the Center for Dermatology.
Ear, Nose and Throat
Ear, Nose & Throat Specialty Care offers a wide range of otolaryngology and audiology services for adults and children. Otolaryngology focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of the ear, nose, throat and certain parts of the head and neck. This treatment may be either medical or surgical. Audiology addresses hearing loss and balance problems.
Minnesota Surgical Associates
The options available to surgical patients continue to evolve. Through Minnesota Surgical Associates, patients have access to surgeons for general surgery and for outpatient procedures. More and more surgeries are being performed through minimally invasive procedures. Minnesota Surgical Associates surgeons also have access to the daVinci Surgical System at United Hospital.
Low Back and Neck Care
The Institute for Low Back and Neck Care provides spine care solutions for patients with low back and neck problems, from strained muscles to ruptured discs or joint problems. A team of rehabilitation specialists, neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons offers a variety of treatment options, including rehabilitation, injections and surgery.
Neurological Associates of St. Paul offers its patients a full spectrum of adult and young adult neurology, including clinical neurophysiology with special interest in electromyography (EMG), electroencephalography (EEG) and evoked potential tests. The practice also performs Botox injection, lumbar puncture (spinal tap) and canalith repositioning for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.
United Neurosurgery Associates’ neurosurgeons are known for their expertise and technical skills in caring for patients with neurological disorders such as brain and spinal tumors, epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, neurotrauma, spasticity and more. They also specialize in degenerative disc disease, including artificial disc replacement or fusion with minimally invasive techniques. Physicians at United Neurosurgey Associates have access to innovative and state-of-the-art techniques and equipment through the Nasseff Neuroscience Center of United Hospital.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prenatal care and childbirth represent just some of the many services provided by the physicians at Metropolitan Obstetrics and Gynecology. From preventive care to prenatal care, pelvic pain, incontinence, osteoporosis and cancer treatment, detection of sexually transmitted diseases, Pap test screening and family planning, physicians here treat women of all ages.
Taking care of vision is the mission of Progressive Eye Care Associates. Here patients can receive a variety of eye care services, including LASIK surgery, eyelid lifts and Photo Refractive Keratectomy (PRK) that reshapes the cornea.
Orthopaedic Specialists, PA
Orthopaedic Specialists provide total musculoskeletal management, including diagnostic testing and rehabilitation, treatment, surgical options or pain management for individuals with orthopedic injuries or medical conditions. Physicians address fractures and sprains, as well as arthritis, and perform joint reconstruction and replacement.
Foot and Ankle Physicians, PA, diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot and ankle, such as calluses, ingrown toenails, bunions, heel spurs and arch problems. They also provide reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, sports medicine and treatment for foot complications due to diabetes.
Metro Urology is an independent medical practice specializing in adult and pediatric urology. Its physicians provide innovative treatment and compassionate, patient-centered care coupled with a desire to extend excellent service, patient satisfaction, outcome management and clinical research. Physicians at Metro Urology care for patients with urologic conditions, such as incontinence, male infertility, erectile dysfunction, kidney stones, prostate conditions and cancer.