Gregory R. Hanson, M.D., F.A.C.S.


Coon Rapids, Fridley and Plymouth


Dr. Hanson completed both his undergraduate education and medical degree at the University of Iowa where he also served as the commencement speaker for his graduating medical class. His post-graduate training is highlighted by his residencies in general surgery and urology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Additionally, he completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Oncology at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle.

Dr. Hanson has had specialty training in both laparoscopic and robotic assisted surgery and serves on the Minnesota Urology da Vinci® surgical team for robotic assisted prostatectomies and treatment of prostate cancer. Due to his excellence in the field of urologic oncology Dr. Hanson was elected to the Society of Urologic Oncology in 2009.

Dr. Hanson is known for his innovative clinical interests as well as for his compassionate care that patients adore.


To watch a video featuring Dr. Hanson and Dr. Knoedler talking about Robotic Surgery click here.

Clinical Interests

Fellowship/Specialty Training

Virginia Mason Medical Center, Section of Urology, Laparoscopy and Oncology, 2006-2007, Seattle, WA


Medical School

University of Iowa College of Medicine, 1997-2001

Undergraduate/Graduate Education

University of Iowa, 1993-1997, B.A. Biology, Spanish Minor, with Distinction, 1997




Foreign Languages

Conversational and Medical Spanish