Dr. Donavon John Hess MD Surgeon

Dr. Donavon Hess is a surgeon in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. He received his medical degree from University of Minnesota Medical School and has been in practice for 8 years. He is one of 5 doctors at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and one of 46 at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview who specialize in Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Surgeon: Pediatric

Education & Medical Training

University of Minnesota
Residency, General Surgery, 1996 - 2005

University At Buffalo
Fellowship, Pediatric Surgery, 2005 - 2007

University of Minnesota Medical School
Class of 1996

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Pediatric Surgery

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

MN State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Anoxia inhibits biofilm development and modulates antibiotic activity.
Hess, D. J.,Henry-Stanley, M. J.,Lusczek, E. R.,Beilman, G. J.,Wells, C. L.

Interplay of antibiotics and bacterial inoculum on suture-associated biofilms.
Hess, D. J., Henry-Stanley, M. J., Wells, C. L.

Relation between Antibiotic Susceptibility and Ultrastructure of Staphylococcus aureus Biofilms on Surgical Suture.
Wells, C.L., Henry-Stanley, M.J., Barnes, A.T., Dunny, G.M., Hess, D.J.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Minnesota Blue Cross Accord
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Premera BCBS Heritage & Heritage Plus 1
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • WEA Trust Preferred Provider Plan - Trust Pref
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