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Alain Desy, MD

Alain Desy, MD, FACS, FRCS

Surgery and Orthopedics

"Orthopedics allows me to combine science, technology and art in order to help improve the quality of life for my patients."

Office Information

About Me

Expert Orthopedic Care & Surgery

With over 30 years of experience, you can count on the expertise of Alain Desy, MD, FACS, FRCSC, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Avera Medical Group Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Marshall, MN.

Dr. Desy provides general orthopedic care and surgery for all ages and specializes in:

  • ACL reconstruction
  • Shoulder and hand disorders
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Total joint replacement for hips, knees and shoulders

Personalized Treatment

In addition to expertise, you can expect personalized and compassionate care from Dr. Desy. “I consider myself a partner in their care and will do everything I can to help my patients obtain the best outcome,” he says.

If your condition requires orthopedic surgery, you’ll benefit from Dr. Desy’s personalized approach. “The needs and goals for each patient are different, so I tap into my vast experience to offer them the most individualized surgery and state-of-the-art techniques.”

Dr. Desy is also fluent in French and Italian and can speak Spanish.

Active Lifestyle

In his free time, Dr. Desy enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and playing golf. He is also a pilot and aircraft owner who serves as a major in the United States Air Force Auxiliary, also known as the Civil Air Patrol.



Universite de Montpellier, France, Medical School


Affiliated Hospital of Laval University, Quebec City, Rotating


Universite de Montpellier, France, Neurosurgery

Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke, Orthopedic Surgery


Maintenance of Competence Program from Royal College of Surgery of Canada
Fellow of the American College of Surgery
Fellow of Royal College of Orthopedic Surgeons Canada

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