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Urology Associates Ltd.
Urology Associates Ltd, is a group of hard working and talented urologic surgeons that has been serving the metro region for the past 70 years. Together, our 16 physicians, 2 PA-C's, and 71 support staff provide comprehensive care to over 90,000 patients seen each year. Our surgeons perform over 55,000 procedures annually, making us one of the top groups in the region. We maintain our reputation by accurately diagnosing urologic conditions and safely and effectively treating them with the best techniques available.
Our physicians have pioneered fields such as cyrotherapy for prostate cancer, microwave treatments for enlarged prostates, and neobladders for bladder cancer. We were the first surgeons to perform robotic surgery at Abbott Northwestern and North Memorial Hospitals. While developing novel treatments and procedures, great care has been placed on quality outcomes.
Urology Associates Ltd, is a independent physician owned group. This gives us the freedom to focus on traditional values like the doctor-patient relationship. Rather than serving the needs of a larger corporate healthcare institution, we are able to advocate on behalf of our patients. We provide compassionate, not corporate, heath care.
Our physicians have held leadership roles at all of our hospitals including Abbott Northwestern, Fairview Southdale, Methodist and North Memorial and the University of Minnesota.  In addition, our senior partners have chaired the Minnesota Urological Society and been voted Top Doctors by Mpls/St Paul Magazine.
All Urology Associates Ltd physicians are Board-Certified by the American Board of Urology.

Founding Partners

Urology Associates Ltd. was founded in 1947 by Dr. Richard Rodgers. Dr. Rodgers attended Carlton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and completed his Urology training at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dick Rodgers retired at age 72 and died when he was 100 years old.
His first partner was Dr. Bruce Linderholm. Dr. Linderholm joined Dr. Rodgers in 1957. Dr. Linderholm also graduated from Carlton College. He then went to medical school at the University of Michigan and stayed there for his urology training. He trained under Dr. Nesbitt. Dr. Linderholm died at the age of 63, in 1988.
Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Linderholm took on their third partner, Dr. Rodger Lundblad, in 1967. Dr. Lundblad attended Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. He then went to the University of Minnesota Medical School and continued his Urology training there. He trained under Dr. Donald Creevy. He pursued additional training in pediatric urology in Columbus, Ohio. He retired at the age of 63, in 1995.
Dr. William Engel joined the group in 1969. He went to college at the University of South Dakota and then attended medical school at the University of Washington in Seattle. His urology training was compiled at the Hennepin County General Hospital for two years, one year at the University of Minnesota under Dr. Creevy, and six months at the VA Hospital. He then joined Urology Associates in 1969 and retired at age 67, in 2003. Dr. Engel passed away at age 80 in June, 2017.