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Bryan D. DenHartog, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified Foot & Ankle Fellowship

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Areas of Focus

Foot & Ankle Care
Knee Care
Sports Medicine

Bryan D. DenHartog, MD

Practice Overview

Dr. Den Hartog completed his medical degree at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and completed his fellowship training in Foot and Ankle Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin.  Dr. Den Hartog is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, a Fellow of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society and an officer on the board of American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS).

Dr. Den Hartog has over 30 patents for the design and development of orthopedic implants used around the world, and he has authored more than 25 peer-reviewed scientific papers; all with the goal of improving the quality of surgeries and outcomes for patients with complex lower extremity injuries and conditions.

His profound interest in teaching led him to develop a surgeon education website called that has grown to over 5,ooo surgeons worldwide. He also has been a reviewer for Foot and Ankle International since 2004 and has been a featured speaker internationally spanning five continents.

Dr. Den Hartog and his wife Nancy, have three sons and four grandchildren.

Clinical Interest

Ankle Care

Foot Care

Sports Medicine


Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship in Foot & Ankle Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin

Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Kansas School of Medicine

Medical Degree
University of Iowa College of Medicine

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Crosstown Surgery Center
Eagan Orthopedic Surgery Center

Professional Affiliations

American Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)(2008 – 2012)
Foot and Ankle International Publication

Achievements & Awards

Officer on the Board of American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS)
Treasurer of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS)(2018)
President of the Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Foundation (AOFAS) Foundation (2015 – 2018)
AAOS Board of Specialists (2006 – 2013)
AOFAS Board (2006 – 2013)
Northwestern College, Board of Trustees, (1999 – 2007); (2009 – Present)
Vice Chair Northwestern College (2013 – Present)
Mission to Haiti Board of Directors (2009 – Present)
OrthoHelix Surgical Designs, Inc. Board Observer (2008 – 2012)
Zimmer-American Orthopaedic Association Residents’ Travel Award (June 12 – 15, 1989)
The Mid-Central States Orthopaedic Society Henry O. Marsh, M.D. Award for the Outstanding Resident Research Paper (June 1 – 4, 1988)

Volunteer Experience

Primary Health Clinics in rural Haiti, January 1983, 1984
Internal Medicine and General Surgery, Beracah Medical Center in LaPointe, Haiti, February – March 1985
Orthopaedics Overseas – Venezuela, October 1997, March 1999
Haiti, January 2009, 2010; April 2010; January 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Pilot Outreach, Adventist Hospital, Carrefour, Haiti, July 3 – 14, 2011

Sports Affiliations

Team Physician: Tartan High School (2018 – 2019)


Lindsay Ortlip, PA-C

Lindsay Ortlip, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

Lisa S.
Clinical Assistant

Jerri D.
Clinical Coordinator

Patient Testimonials

April 9, 2019

Denise K.

Dr. Den Hartog did a fantastic job fixing my foot. As a nurse, I am very picky when choosing care for myself and my family. I have worked with a lot of doctors. I hate to admit, but I am often hard to please. Dr. Den Hartog is very skilled and knowledgeable. He is a great guy to talk to. He is kind and patient. He took his time in answering all my questions. I am very happy with my choice to have Dr. Den Hartog as my specialist and would highly recommend him!

November 8, 2018

Joesph C.

TO ANYONE NEEDING ANKLE/FOOT SURGERY: This place was phenomenal! Seriously the greatest medical facility and staff I’ve ever been to! I’ve had 5 different surgeries of varying types from various surgeons and staff over the years, from ankle to hernia surgeries. This is my very first surgery with Dr. Bryan Den Hartog. He is beyond amazing as are ALL the staff I encountered. I didn’t know this level of care and professionalism existed. I’m overwhelmingly grateful to have gone to TCO Eagan. 5 stars all day long!

September 5, 2018

Kay E.

My husband is a retired anesthesiologist. He observed many foot and ankle surgeons in the OR. He says Dr. Den Hartog is by far the best foot and ankle surgeon he has ever seen. After he moved from our community, we drove 600 miles for surgery by him. He is kind, humble and brilliant. Hands are extremely skilled.

August 21, 2018

Portia H.

My dear Dr. Den Hartog,

As I said in my note to Chris, this is horrifically late, but that by no means dilutes the heartfelt message. I would also be verbally flagellated by one of my contemporaries for typing versus hand penning, but I really want to express the point and be assured you can read it versus seeking volumes to help decipher hieroglyphics! As I said to Chris, and reiterate here, I have been accused of being a physician.

Let this begin with an enormous apology for being somewhat surly and contentious on our first meeting. You stepped in on a moment’s notice to correct a rare aberration, and were met with the humor of an asp. Before I continue, I hope that you accept my very humble apology. I was still reeling over the X-ray that Larry showed, and the resultant powerful emotions or grief, anger, and resolution can sometimes create a noxious and somewhat venomous reaction.

The reconstruction that you did with such delicate artistry was not the only rebuild, and though it was the predominate goal, the concomitant result was even greater. Having to be nearly inactive for three weeks was inconceivable, and that created a collision of thoughts that had to be ameliorated into some sort of positivity. I will be forever grateful for the repair, but I am nearly at a loss to explain the enormous transformation of the mind, spirit, and soul. This entire experience presented one of the greatest offerings of life’s pedagogy that I have ever encountered.

Now that I have expostulated on the more serious matter, let me add that your precocious emanation of sheer joy is exorbitantly contagious! Though you stated that I wouldn’t recall our post-surgery dialogue, I not only remember all that was said, but more so still grin at the very clear vision in my mind’s recall: Every person there bubbling with laughter in response to your highly effervescent presence.

We all have memories of being with the occasional wonderful person, but there are few who receive the unexpected elation of having been sliced and diced by such a “euphoric!”

With all that said, you did not just put my ankle back together. You also reconstructed my fractured intensity, and my very shattered belief in myself. I hope you fully comprehend what an enormous life-changing journey this has been, and strangely enough, will continue to be.

Many blessings much gratitude, and as always, a HUGE amount of humor, Portia H.

July 31, 2018

Ron S.

God truly blessed me with Dr. Den Hartog, Lindsay, and the rest of the TCO staff! I had total ankle replacement on both of my ankles between January and April. My results are amazing! The pain is completely gone! We couldn’t imagine better care anywhere!

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