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Munyaradzi Chimukangara, MD, FACS

General Surgery and Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery
I care for my patients and their medical concerns with compassion and integrity.


This provider is an independent provider, not an employee of North Memorial Health, who practices/provides services at some North Memorial Health locations.

Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery
Accepting New Patients

Approach To Care

Dr. Munyaradzi Chimukangara is a board-certified general surgeon. He specializes in advanced GI minimally invasive surgery, hernia surgery and bariatric surgery.

Dr. Chimukangara cares for his patients and their medical concerns with compassion and integrity. He listens, teaches, and uses his advanced training in minimally invasive surgery to provide strong surgical outcomes and a speedy recovery.

His special medical interests include:

  • Advanced laparoscopy
  • Robotic assisted surgery
  • Reflux disease/GERD
  • Paraesophageal hernia
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Bariatric weight loss surgery
  • GI surgery
  • Abdominal wall hernias
  • Groin hernias
  • Upper endoscopy

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  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology – Bethel University, St. Paul, MN
  • Medical School – SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY


  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Advanced Fellowship Training in Minimally Invasive Surgery & Bariatric Surgery – The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH


  • Board certified in general surgery, American Board of Surgery
  • Fundamentals in Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Fundamentals in Endoscopic Surgery
  • Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
  • American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • SAGES Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Certification
  • da Vinci Surgical System Certification


  • Top Doctor, Rising Star, Mpls./St. Paul Magazine, 2020-2023
  • Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals Best Research Award 2016
  • Medical College of Wisconsin James R. Wallace Award for Minimally Invasive Surgery 2017
  • Standing Ovation Award (professionalism, empathy, dedication, and character), Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, 2016
  • Medical College of Wisconsin Resident Teaching Award, 2014-2016
  • Medical College of Wisconsin Research Day Best Research Presentation Award, 2015
  • Patient Organization Excellence Team Award, 2014
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society (excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion, and dedication to service)


Dr. Chimukangara enjoys the outdoors, traveling, sports, volunteer work, church involvement and spending time with family.

Accepted Insurance

All North Memorial Health providers accept the following insurance carriers. Because health insurance plan payments vary and benefit levels are unique to each plan, you may confirm out of pocket cost with your insurance carrier by calling the number on the back of your insurance card.

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medical Assistance
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Preferred One
  • Ucare
  • UnitedHealthcare