December 26, 2022
Adrianne Bowen, MD, MBA, FACS; Ryan Chupp, MD, FACS; and Mallory Yellenich-Huss, MD, all surgeons at Specialists in General Surgery, have been named Top Doctors for Women by Minnesota Monthly Magazine. All three are board certified by the American Board of Surgery and were nominated by their peers for their work in breast surgery.
Dr. Bowen, currently board president of Specialists in General Surgery, holds a B.S. in genetics from the University of Wisconsin, an MBA in healthcare from the University of St. Thomas, and an M.D. from the Medical College of Wisconsin. She served her residency at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. Her special medical interests include breast cancer, high-risk breast disease, benign breast disease, endoscopy, and minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. She is certified in advanced trauma life support, pediatric advanced life support, and advanced cardiovascular life support. In addition to her recent Minnesota Monthly honor, she has been named Top Doctor by Mpls. St. Paul magazine numerous times.
She said, “The people I work with every day all care deeply about their patients, their colleagues, and their families. I know I can trust them to help take care of my patients. My partners are all excellent surgeons, but more importantly, they are all caring and supportive people.” When she’s not working, Dr. Bowen enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, mostly in the outdoors camping, hiking, biking, and boating.
Dr. Chupp holds a B.S. in biology from Creighton University and his M.D. from the Creighton University School of Medicine. He served his residency at St. John’s Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit. In addition to breast cancer surgery, he specializes in endoscopy, gallbladder surgery, hernia repairs, robotic-assisted surgery, thyroid surgery, trauma surgery, and weight-loss surgery. He is certified in advanced trauma life support, advanced cardiac life support, fundamental use of surgical energy, fundamentals in laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery, and the da Vinci Surgical System. He also has been named Top Doctor by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine.
Dr. Chupp is the son of a physician and was drawn to the medical field at an early age. “Specialists in General Surgery is a prayer answered,” he said. “We have a uniquely collaborative environment among many gifted surgeons, physician assistants, and support staff. This enables our focus to remain on what is most important – the patient.” When he’s not working, he enjoys golfing, listening to audiobooks, and spending time at the lake with his nephews. He also is an active volunteer in various health care organizations.
Dr. Yelenich-Huss has a B.A. in behavioral neuroscience-psychology from the University of St. Thomas, as well as a B.S. in clinical laboratory science from the University of Minnesota. Her M.D. is from the University of Minnesota, and she served her residency at the University of North Dakota. She also completed fellowship training in breast surgical oncology at Baylor University Medical Center. In addition to benign and malignant breast disease management and breast surgical oncology, she specializes in hidden scar surgery, surgical management of skin cancers, soft tissue tumors and lesions, and acute care general surgery. She holds certifications in advanced trauma life support, advanced cardiac life support, and basic life support.
“I discovered breast oncologic surgery as its own field while I was in surgery residency in North Dakota and took the opportunity to rotate at the Cleveland Clinic with its breast program,” she said. “Cancer surgery, and breast cancer surgery in particular, is incredibly rewarding as I can often offer a true cure for the disease.” In her spare time, Dr. Yelenich-Huss enjoys being with her husband and two children, and spending time at the lakes, running, building Lego creations, crocheting, and completing jigsaw puzzles.
The 12 surgeons at Specialists in General Surgery provide diagnostic and treatment options for a wide variety of medical conditions, including breast disease and breast cancer, endocrine disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, gallbladder disease, spleen disorders and certain cancers, including liver, pancreatic, colon and skin cancer. SGS also manages the Twin Cities Hernia Center for the diagnosis and treatment of several kinds of hernias and the Twin Cities Heartburn Center for the diagnosis and treatment of esophageal disease, including achalasia, Barrett’s esophagus, esophageal cancer, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and hiatal hernia. SGS providers see patients at clinics in Blaine, Buffalo, Crystal, Edina, Fridley, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Robbinsdale and Saint Anthony.