Kim K., a dedicated nurse residing in Battle Lake, had endured a string of disappointing encounters with a doctor in Fergus Falls in treating her chronic knee pain. The difference at Heartland Orthopedic Specialists, Kim says, is night and day. ...Read More
Aaron J. Balgaard, M.D.
SpecialtiesElbow, Hip, Joint Replacement Including Robotic-Assisted Joint Replacement, Knee, Shoulder, Sports Medicine, Hand, Wrist
“Postoperatively, I love to see patients who can function better than they have in years. It is deeply satisfying to perform surgeries that heighten the quality of life of my patients.”
As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Aaron Balgaard offers specialized, experienced care for injuries and conditions of the hip, knee, and shoulder as well as fracture care. He is committed to providing evidence-based treatments for the best possible outcomes, and his surgical expertise includes total joint replacement of the hip and knee, robotic-assisted joint replacement, rotator cuff repair, and arthroscopy of the knee and shoulder.
Dr. Balgaard completed his undergraduate studies at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, before attending the University of Minnesota Medical School in Duluth and Minneapolis. He later completed an orthopedic surgery residency at The University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita.
Dr. Balgaard’s grandfather was a doctor in Evansville, Minnesota. Watching him practice and observing the impact he had on the community inspired Dr. Balgaard to begin his own journey in medicine. Today, he is committed to providing care that enhances his patients’ quality of life, and he enjoys seeing patients who can function better than they have in years after treatment. He is honored to be practicing in the region where he was raised, and he strives to provide the highest quality of orthopedic care to people throughout west central Minnesota.
When he is not seeing patients, Dr. Balgaard values time with his family. He stays active through outdoor activities, like hunting, fishing, and basketball. He also enjoys woodworking and decoy carving.
Education, Training & Memberships
- Undergraduate Degree: Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK
- Medical Degree: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
- Orthopedic Surgery Residency: The University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, KS
- Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Knee Replacement
- Hip Replacement
- Rotator Cuff Repair
- Shoulder/Knee Arthroscopy
- Hand and Wrist Injuries and Conditions
- Fracture Care