Midsota Plastic Surgeons was founded in 1983 by Dr. Jim Smith and Dr. Paul Heath, both Mayo-trained plastic surgeons, who realized that central Minnesota was in need of plastic surgical services. They wrote their first business plan on a restaurant placemat, created the name “Midsota” to evoke an image of the middle of Minnesota and then set about making their vision a reality. Dr. Paul Schultz joined them several years later and took on the challenge of providing plastic surgical services to the indigenous people of Guatemala, an effort which, over time, expanded to involve hundreds of people throughout Minnesota and our nation.
Today, Midsota Plastic Surgeons has grown from the original two to a total of six plastic surgeons. The physician group built and moved to the Midsota Center in the late 1990s. The Midsota Surgical Suites opened in 1998 as an outpatient surgery center for plastic surgery. On January 1, 2017, Midsota Plastic Surgeons joined CentraCare Health. The partnership will ensure Central Minnesota has strong plastic surgery services for years to come.
Even more today than at its inception, Midsota is a destination for many different people seeking skilled plastic surgeons and advanced medical aesthetic skin care, reconstructive surgery and other surgical services.