Healtheast Medical Research Institute
1575 Beam Ave
Maplewood, MN 55109 (Directions)
4.4 out of 5
Healtheast Medical Research Institute
1575 Beam Ave
Maplewood, MN 55109 (Directions)

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4.4 out of 5
17 ratings, 17 reviews
Dr Portis is a caring compassionate doctor that takes the time to teach his patients about life style changes necessary to avoid future kidney stones. I have gone into the office with suspected kidney stones and have never felt foolish when no stones were found. Saved my life. I wouldnt see anyone else. Love em!
March 09 , 2011
"Got the kidney stone taken care of. Quick, professional doctor. Helpful on the phone ahead of the procedure."
September 24 , 2020
Dr. Portis is by far the best doctor in the Twin Cities for treating kidney stones. I have had numerous stones and he is great about getting me in quickly and correcting the problem. He is very caring and takes the time to fully address your questions and concerns. The office staff is OUTSTANDING. They all recognize me by name and are both friendly and professional.
January 19 , 2012
I was so lucky to have such an expert dr. My sergery went well recpvery was good. I wish i wasnt from out of state. I highly recommend this dr.
August 05 , 2012
Dr Portis is excellent - he has helped both me and my mother. I recently had an impacted 9mm stone and needed a stent. While it was not a fun process, it was necessary - Dr. Portis did an excellent job, I am pain-free - and his staff was wonderful. They always responded to my calls, questions, etc. I am SO grateful he and his team are here.
December 24 , 2013
Very professional and prompt.
May 22 , 2017
I have been a patient of Andrew Portiss for 5 years now and have found him to be a concerned and compasstionate doctor. He really wants to figure out the best way to solve your problem and listens to you. His staff is wonderful and always avaiable. In response to the person who wrote he has no empathy for women - your wrong! As a women and a fairly emotional women, I find Dr.Portis not only sympathetic but also very aware and concerned about how cronic kidney stones affect my life. I cant imagine seeing anyone else.
November 04 , 2009
Follow up was excellent. Difficult procedure was made easier because of his concern and expertise.
September 27 , 2011
Excellent Doctor!!!! I have had many a stones and he is very efficient and understands your pain. He is my go-to doctor regarding any issues with kidney stones?
May 09 , 2016
I have had good experiences with Dr. Portis. He took on my case even though he was between clinics. He schedule the surgery quickly. He went above and beyond what I ever would have expected. The surgery staff at St.Joes Hospital was terrific. He was quick and efficient with stent removal and let me know what to expect. I found Dr. Portis to be professional and personalable.
March 26 , 2009
Very helpful and informative Dr. had two kidney stone surgery’s and both went very good.
May 06 , 2019
Due to limited space, I will just give the highlights. I was referred to Dr. Portis regarding the treatment of kidney stones. I saw him in the office, he was very friendly. I knew what was going on, and what had to be done, so I did not have a lot of questions. He offered surgery the following day, but the hospital did not have an opening. He removed my stone the next day after. The hospital staff was surprised to see him on a Wednesday; it turns out he made a special trip to perform my surgery. Follow-up was excellent; he seems very concerned about keeping me stone-free. He reviewed my diet, and offered changes, and additional information. I am very pleased with Dr. Portis, and recommend him without reservation.
December 29 , 2010
I have had 2 stones removed by Dr Portis. Prompt appt and surgery scheduled promptly as well. Very professional and informative. Extremely well qualified with very surgical volume. One star ratings with no additional information is worthless. Caviat, I am a physician and value him as a colleague.
February 02 , 2022
Im a female also and although I found Dr Portis very friendly, I felt that he was a bit cocky and somewhat unprofessional. I think hes a very competent physician, but he seemed very non-chalant about the whole surgery process which made me feel a bit uneasy.
April 19 , 2011
He was great and did everything perfect - only one minor complaint is that he didn’t come and see me after the surgery to see how I was. I know he is busy but a quick pop in after would have been great!
November 22 , 2018
I am female with many underlying problems from a chronic illness. I trusted Dr. Portis to stay involved in my care. Joke was on me, the surgery is all he will do then leave others to finish treatment. Well that is not always the best, knowing my problems he walked away and left me to deal with fighting nurses about my pain management. How disrespectful from a so called professional. The day after surgery he was on call when I called the office with concerns. He does not call you directly, WHAT! Not like I was asking to call him at home. If you have no desire to be involved in your care you met your match.
February 09 , 2015
Well apparently I am --whimp-- direct quote via his nurse. I have problems passing kidney stones and this physican believes that if they are obstrcting they shouldnt hurt....I have seen him several times and had 2 procedures thru him. I do not recommend him even though many in the medical community think--hes the man the guru the genius..-- he has no bedside manner and empathy especially for women. Unfortunately their are only a few Urology groups in the Twin Cities keep searching kidney stone patients. I wish more people would share their opinion.
January 13 , 2009

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  • 2020 Medica Essential
  • Aetna Elect Choice EPO Open Access
  • Aetna Innovation Health Aetna Premier Care Network Plus
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • BCBSA Blue Card High Performance Network
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • HealthPartners MN CareChoices
  • HealthPartners MN CentraChoice
  • HealthPartners MN Distinctions II
  • HealthPartners MN Open Access
  • HealthPartners Open Access
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Medica Choice With UHC
  • Medica Inspiration HealthEast
  • Preferred One PreferredHealth
  • UCare Individual & Family Plans
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Medica Choice
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Nexus Open Access
  • UHC Options PPO
  • Wellmark Blue PPO

About Andrew Portis

30 years
Languages Spoken
Board Certified

Practice Information

Healtheast Medical Research Institute
1575 Beam Ave
Maplewood, MN 55109
Monday 07:00 am - 05:00 pm
Tuesday 07:00 am - 07:00 pm
Wednesday 07:00 am - 07:00 pm
Thursday 07:00 am - 07:00 pm
Friday 07:00 am - 05:00 pm

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