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Christopher P. Meyer, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified Sports Medicine Fellowship Sports Medicine Subspecialty Certification

Christopher P. Meyer, MD

Practice Overview

Christopher P. Meyer, MD, is a sports medicine fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, who specializes in shoulder arthroscopy and reconstruction, rotator cuff repair, shoulder instability surgery, total shoulder replacement, knee arthroscopy and reconstruction, and total hip and total knee replacement surgeries.

Dr. Meyer received his subspecialty certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Meyer performs more than 250 total joint replacements a year. He continually follows patient satisfaction outcomes data, with results higher than the national averages. He continues to be focused on minimally invasive joint replacement surgery. He currently performs total hip and total knee replacement surgeries at Ridgeview Medical Center, Fairview Southdale Hospital, the Two Twelve Surgery Center and the Crosstown Surgery Center.

Clinical Interest

Hand Care

Hip Care, including Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement

Knee Care, including Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement and Knee Revision

Shoulder Care, including Arthroscopic Reconstruction and Total Shoulder Replacement

Spine Care, including Low Back/Lumbar

Sports Medicine

Wrist Care

Education

Certification
Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine

Fellowship
Fellowship in Sports Medicine at Hughston Clinic, Columbus, GA

Residency
University of Minnesota Medical School

Medical School
University of Minnesota Medical School

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Crosstown Surgery Center
Fairview Southdale Hospital
Ridgeview Medical Center
Two Twelve Surgery Center

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Arthroscopy Association of North America

Achievements & Awards

Edward C. McElfresh Award, Minnesota Orthopeadic Society Meeting (2001)
Top Doctor: Voted a top orthopedic surgeon by his peers in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine (2011)

Sports Affiliations

Team Physician: Mound Westonka High School

Staff

Sommer Vaughan, PA-C

Sommer Vaughan, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

Tammy S.
Clinical Care Coordinator

Cara Clemens, CMA
Certified Medical Assistant

Patient Testimonials

July 24, 2020

Letitia

Dr. Chris Meyer is a very pro surgeon. He doesn’t waste words but knows his business well. I would recommend his services and also his assistant Sommer Vaughn, PA-C. Choose this group for your surgery and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. It took me less than a year to completely recover from my knee replacement. I’m not running marathons, but I can make it up stairs without pain now!!

June 4, 2020

Lisa S.

After surgery with Dr. Meyer, I can walk without a limp and stand without having my legs go numb. I can also stand for longer now and can do the things I enjoy like walking or biking. I am also able to do my job better and do not tired as easy as before.

January 15, 2020

Gene O.

Prior to my surgery I could not play golf and going up or down stairs was difficult and painful. My overall activity level was low. I was also suffering from mild depression due to my poor knee joint health. Dr. Meyer had replaced my right knee joint two years ago and the results were excellent. My most recent surgery was again through the EXCEL program and Dr. Meyer did an outstanding job replacing my badly deteriorated left knee. My recovery progressed well and my overall experience exceeded my expectations in every respect. I quite literally have my life back with two new knees. I cannot recommend Dr. Meyer and the EXCEL program highly enough. Both were outstanding.

December 19, 2019

Maryjo N.

Having my knee replaced has given me back the ability to move and live without pain. Dr. Meyer is an amazing surgeon, everything from pre-surgery to the actual surgery to post surgery has gone very smoothly and just as Dr. Meyer described. And my incision scar is very minimal even just a month after surgery! Doing all the pre-surgery and post-surgery exercises have also played a key role in my recovery, just as Dr. Meyer said. I will definitely go back to Dr. Meyer if I have any other joint issues and I highly recommend him as a surgeon.

December 19, 2019

David K.

I went through 30+ years of pain, limited range of motion, and off and on limping. Now my knee feels 95% like normal. I can golf with no issues, take long walks, climb stairs, and live life. This surgery with Dr. Meyer has been amazing and I am very grateful.

December 16, 2019

Keith K.

Surgery with Dr. Meyer has eliminated the deep pain within my hip. It has restored my ability to carry out daily life activities without compensating for the pain. I feel wonderful. My new hip has restored my full mobility. The entire process was transparent and the expectations were exceeded.

December 12, 2019

Uloopi B.

Surgery with Dr. Meyer completely changed my mobility and overall physical condition. I can walk, climb stairs bicycle without problem.

December 10, 2019

Paul L.

To the entire staff at TCO,

It is difficult for me to even know how to completely describe the incredible experience I had at TCO during the past few months. Let me start with the facts. I have had a problem with my left knee for about 15 years, ever since a mountain bike accident caused a small stick to penetrate and damage my knee.  This somewhat minor accident caused arthritis to develop. A few years later I had two arthroscopic surgeries to remove pieces and shape my meniscus. This helped but years later the arthritis continued to advance. My first consultation with Dr. Christopher Meyer at this point put me on a path to relieve the pain for several more years.  Of course, we knew at some point a knee replacement would become necessary. We arrived at that point this fall.

From the time that Dr. Meyer recommended the replacement to today (8 weeks post surgery) my experience has been nothing but extraordinary. I cannot think of a better customer service experience in my lifetime! The care and attention I have received at every level has been amazing! There has not been a moment during this process that I didn’t feel completely cared for. The folks at the surgery center were amazing, everything was explained in ways that I completely understood and my concerns were listened to and addressed. The aftercare following surgery made me feel very encouraged and comfortable. I never felt like I was being rushed out and I felt like those attending to me considered me important.

Then, I went to Aurora for the rest of the day and one night. Oh, my gosh! I literally felt like I was the only patient there. But it was more than just the care and attention. The staff was friendly and, again, they never seemed rushed. I appreciated the time they took to have conversation with me and just be available. They took the time to listen to how I was doing and remembered things like I REALLY like my coffee and accommodated me on some of those little things that make you feel so at home. I have to drop a big thank you to Rachel! I know there were others but I don’t remember all the names. Sorry!

The follow-up has also been amazing! I’ve gotten timely calls to make sure I was doing ok and to ask if I needed anything. Also, Sommer has been wonderful in answering all my questions and making sure I have everything I need.

Then, it was on to TCO Burnsville for physical therapy and Alissa has also been amazing. Once again, she listened to all the little nuances of how my knee is doing and how I was feeling each time I went there. She has been encouraging every time and each time I left facility I felt like I knew exactly what I needed to do to keep progressing.

If I could think of one thing you could improve on, I would tell you.  But… I can’t think of one thing! I truly wish I could remember the names of all the people who attended to me throughout this process but I can’t. Just know that every one of them should be commended because EVERY ONE of them did a great job! Dr. Meyer, Sommer, the folks at the check-in desks, the nurses, the attendants, the anesthesiologist, the aftercare folks, Rachel, Alissa…every one of them.

December 4, 2019

James P.

I no longer have to find an alternate activity when travels include long walks and medium hikes. I have less pain and better sleep after a typical active day.

December 4, 2019

Kenneth O.

Extreme pain prior to surgery and a hard time sleeping. Now I can walk normally with no pain. Still have some stiffness if I sit a long time but that goes away after I walk a couple of steps. Very happy with Dr. Meyer. He did a good job.

November 12, 2019

Galen T.

My hip replacement by Dr. Meyer has changed my physical life. I struggled with neck pain for at least 10 years but after my hip surgery found it much easier to walk upright and correct my posture, which I have done at 65 years old. My chronic neck pain is now 90% gone! And my hip? Incredible! No pain, perfect! I feel whole again!

November 11, 2019

John O.

I am continuing to heal. I appreciate very much the high level of care that I have received through this entire process with all involved from Dr. Meyer, TCO, and Ridgeview Medical Center! I look forward to my knee fully healed.

November 6, 2019

Kathleen I.

I was a very active person who hiked, biked, played tennis two hours a day, lifted weights and did many things during the day. My knee was very worn out and I became extremely debilitated. My pain was at a 10 and walking was extremely difficult as was sleeping. I felt like I couldn’t do anything without intense pain. After I had the surgery and went through strenuous physical therapy, I am now back to doing everything I like to do without pain. It took approximately 4 1/2 months to get back playing high-level tennis and now I’m playing three hours a day. I had absolutely no idea that I could feel as good as I feel doing the things that I love. I would have the surgery again if needed! Dr. Meyer did a great job! I would highly recommend him. The nurses and the support team were fabulous too.

November 5, 2019

Jodi C.

My surgery was a great success! Dr. Meyer was extraordinary and the care I received was amazing! The nurses at the Chaska Surgery Center were incredible! The recovery has been moving along smoothly. Walking without pain is such a treat!

October 29, 2019

Edward S.

I’m able to ride my bike pain free and most importantly ride my horse pain free!! Thank you Dr. Meyer and TCO!

October 24, 2019

Todd O.

Both of my hips were bad and needed to be replaced. I could barely walk into a store or walk more than 200 feet without experiencing extreme pain. Now, after my hips have been replaced and healed, I often forget that I have new hips! It is still unbelievable what the hip replacement has done for me, I’m back to normal. Dr. Meyer did a great job!

October 19, 2019

Sandra K.

My knee was very bad before surgery with Dr. Meyer. Now I can do almost everything like walking stairs and take care of my house on my own. I am going to Montana in December and Australia and New Zealand in February. Thank you!

October 9, 2019

Paul L.

Speaking for the surgery itself, I am already amazed after only 5 weeks, how much of the pain I was having in my knee before the surgery that is now basically gone. There is mild pain from the surgical process itself but I can tell that within months I will be able to do activities that I was severely restricted in doing before the surgery.

This renewed ability will allow me to continue work in my outdoor adventure ministry that would have been restricted otherwise! I can, with confidence, say that this is a life-changing procedure that I have had done.

I would also like to add that the whole process from diagnosis to follow-up has been extraordinary. The care that I have received has been far above my expectations. Dr. Meyer’s diagnosis, recommendations and, of course, his surgical skill have been excellent! Then, the care and follow-up by Sommer, the care by staff at the hospital and Aurora (Rachel!) and Alyssa at PCO, Burnsville for PT was absolutely amazing. Excellent experience!

October 8, 2019

Judy P.

I still have pain & stiffness from the surgery but I can tell that my knee will be 100% when it heals! Dr. Meyer did an amazing job!

September 24, 2019

Frederick P.

My hip surgery done by Dr. Meyer has allowed me to walk regularly again without pain.

September 5, 2019

Frank C.

Like so many others I waited too long to have my knee surgery. I am glad I did it. I can walk again!

September 3, 2019

Brenda R.

Before my first hip replacement with Dr. Meyer, I had stopped doing everything. After it, I was able to resume some walking and pool exercise. Then my other hip started getting the same pain. The simple things I was doing had to stop. Now, after my second hip replacement I actually thought to myself that if I needed to run to save someone’s life, I think I could do it. I have shared with so many people how the hip replacement has decreased my knee pain so much that they should make sure their hips aren’t the problem before getting knee replacement. I am able to take full stride steps and walk fast. Seems simple but it wasn’t just three months ago when I was, again, doing this weird lumbering walk. I no longer need to worry about how I am sitting. Prior to my right hip replacement, my hip would get stuck. The pain was phenomenal! I’m not worried about that anymore. The pain also impacted the low impact water aerobics that I was doing. Now I’m not worried about that anymore either!

August 23, 2019

Loren B.

I had both my knee & hip replaced on my left side by Dr. Meyer and would not even know that anything was done. I have no pain, full range of movement, and feel like a person much younger than my age (75). Thanks much to Dr. Meyer and staff!

August 6, 2019

David R.

I can do things like I could when I was younger. In June, I camped in 3 State Parks and 2 camp grounds. Before knee surgery with Dr. Meyer, I would have maybe done only 1.

July 11, 2019

Raeann B.

After my injury, I could not even get close to what I could once do. After the surgery with Dr. Meyer to repair the injury, I am very close to having all my movement back and feel great about that!

July 10, 2019

Sandra H.

I am able to sleep at night on my left side without pain. I continue my PT exercises daily by myself, and feel they have helped tremendously in my complete recovery. Though I am right-handed, I can do more with my left arm than I can with my right arm. I am looking forward to having surgery on my right shoulder this coming spring/summer.

June 20, 2019

John K.

Excellent work by Dr. Meyer and his team. I am very satisfied with my recovery plan and look forward to strengthening my shoulder. All of my goals have been met and an excellent result from procedure.

June 11, 2019

Tracy I.

My knees were both so painful, that I could no longer walk normally, or do my job. I tell everyone I know that has any knee pain, not to wait one more minute. It changed my life!

May 16, 2019

Sharon W.

I had total right knee replacement 6 months before having the right hip replacement. I had hit a wall in my rehab with the knee because of pain from both hip and knee. The knee continued to be painful even 5 months after the surgery. I can’t believe how much better both knee and hip were one month after the second (hip) surgery. Very little discomfort in my daily activities and walking is going very well. I’m so grateful to Dr. Meyer as he told me I would be so much better after the hip surgery and he is right!

April 25, 2019

Tammy D.

Dr. Meyer and his team are simply amazing. I would and have recommended them to everyone who I know is in need of this kind of help. Thank you to Dr. Meyer and his team it has been life changing.

April 9, 2019

Lisa R.

Before the surgery I struggled to get out of a chair. I teach first grade and those 6 and 7 year olds do not want to wait for their teacher to get off her chair or struggle to get off the floor. Every step was painful and I struggled to sleep at night. Now I don’t have to think about how to get off the chair or floor – I just do it. I have no pain and am able to keep up with my kiddos at school.

April 8, 2019

Catherine H.

Before the surgery with Dr. Meyer, my life was non-stop pain. Walking, standing, sleeping or lack of sleep all affected by the pain. I avoided stairs for fear of the knee giving out. The other day I went upstairs, got to the top and realized that I had gone up alternating steps with out thinking about it. In the past I wouldn’t have been able to get up without using a single step method. It’s refreshing to think of my new knee as the good one and cannot wait to do the second one.

February 12, 2019

Heidi G.

Being only 53, I assumed I should wait out the pain in my knee, until I ‘was older’. Dr. Chris Meyer asked me an important question, ‘immobile now, or worry about being immobile at 83?’. I signed up for the surgery as soon as we could work out the details! The care has been top notch, the recommendations were spot on and follow up was fantastic!! Now at 5 months out, instead of rating my pain with every step, I have an occasional sense of fullness in my knee. It’s still healing for a year, but best move ever! Thank you all, TCO!

January 28, 2019

Robert C.

I am able to feel less stress because the new knee feels good. I enjoy golfing and I am able to play as often as I want/can. A better quality of life for sure. Thank you TCO and Dr. Meyer.

January 15, 2019

Mary A.

Last year I was extremely limited by my knee pain, unable to walk my dogs. I felt like I was 90 years old. Now I am walking my dogs almost 5 miles each day. I am completely satisfied with the surgery from Dr. Meyer.

January 14, 2019

Steve V.

My hip pain started shortly after I had a work related injury. TCO also rebuilt my ankle, but my therapist was not getting the range of motion she felt I should have had in my hip. Further tests showed arthritis had deteriorated my hip joint. Coming off of joint surgery for my ankle, I wanted to wait on surgery so I tried other options for my hip. None helped long term so Dr. Meyer performed a hip replacement surgery in January. I am more than pleased with the results. My hip continues to get stronger and I have lost 16 lbs in the past two months because of more physical activity. My wife and I had our bikes overhauled and I am picking them up this week. I would recommend this surgery, for anyone considering it.

Steve

November 13, 2018

Karen V.

I am so much more active. I have been joined the YMCA and am able to participate in exercise classes, Zumba, water Tabata and dance for almost three hours straight to a great band. There are very few activities I can’t do that I want to do. At the very least they are much easier. And, I’ve lost 30 pounds and love being active. It has made all the difference to my retirement!

October 15, 2018

Janice W.

All activities were limited to places with no stairs. It hurt to step up on a curb. Now I don’t even think about it. I climb up bleachers to watch my grandkids play sports without a problem.

October 10, 2018

Terrie S.

My knee replacement by Dr. Chris Meyer in the TCO EXCEL Program was excellent! The all-inclusive program from the beginning to the end through physical therapy was comprehensive and beyond my expectations. No hassle billing was so nice – it was the way it should be. Knowing the cost in a bundle makes it so much easier on the patient.

October 8, 2018

Sharon A.

Surgery with Dr. Meyer has removed the daily pain I had in my knees. I find myself running up and down the stairs now and have even returned to rollerblading!

September 24, 2018

Joseph R.

My left knee replacement with Dr. Meyer truly changed my life. My knee pain disappeared and I can do things that I couldn’t do before the operation.

September 18, 2018

Corrine B.

I think TCO, Dr. Meyer and staff are the best, follow the instructions, if you have any questions they are there to help you right away. I have had excellent results with two hip surgeries, you are the best. Thank you.

September 13, 2018

Maie T.

Having no pain has allowed me to return to normal life and activities. I am able to do housework and work in my vegetable and flower gardens. I am able to enjoy our grandchildren and participate in their activities.

August 20, 2018

Dennis J.

No more pain and I have full movement, lots of strength and power. I’m lifting weights again. Thank you Dr. Chris Meyer and team.

August 14, 2018

Raymond F.

Before surgery I was in nearly constant pain. Since surgery with Dr. Meyer and recovery/healing, I am able to resume a nearly totally normal life. About the only thing I cannot do very well is kneel on the knee.

August 6, 2018

Richard S.

I love the fact that I can walk 18 holes of golf again. I hated taking a cart while my friends walked the course. Nice to be able to join them in walking.

July 31, 2018

Joy M.

I had both of my hips replaced by Dr. Chris Meyer at Ridgeview Medical Center. I had an excellent experience and felt that I was well cared for throughout the process from Dr. Meyer’s physician’s assistant, to Dr. Meyer and his surgical team, and finally to the Ridgeview team post-surgery. I am an extremely satisfied customer!

July 18, 2018

Barbara R.

I am incredibly active and this surgery, done by Dr. Meyer, has allowed me to get back to everything I enjoy doing. I am grateful more than words can truly express.

July 17, 2018

Clayton W.

Surgery with Dr. Meyer has allowed me to bike without pain. Now, I can ski a full day in the mountains and ski in bad conditions without being hobbled. I successfully returned to Masters alpine ski racing after 8 years of not being able to compete due to the pain.

June 28, 2018

Lisa L.

After several years, I feel my muscles and bones are connected again. My hip feels great! Thank you to TCO and Dr. Meyer!

June 13, 2018

Nathan M.

By no longer finding the physical limitations and pain associated with my pre-surgical hip, I am able to get improved sleep and greater activity, all significantly improving my mental health. As a father and husband, I’m more engaged, less irritable and more involved.

June 4, 2018

Stephanie W.

I am able to do more with my grand children. I do not have pain when I work. Fantastic results. Thank you Dr. Meyer and TCO.

May 17, 2018

Michael S.

Dr. Meyer has giving me the ability to work hard and provide a great life for my family once again. Very thankful for his excellent talent as a surgeon.

May 10, 2018

Richard S.

Before surgery, I was limited on all normal activities such as walking, golfing, yard work, etc. After the surgery with Dr. Meyer, normal movement was accomplished.

February 26, 2018

Lois F.

I am able to go about my daily life without pain and am glad I had hip replacement surgery with Dr. Meyer. I have stiffness and some fatigue but continue to exercise and keep moving. My life has improved since surgery. TCO is easy to work with and I would recommend them to others.

January 2, 2018

Kevin S.

Just a few months after my surgery with Dr. Meyer, I was able to get back to all the activities I love including hiking, golfing, strength training, and snowmobiling. I have full use of my left knee and really can’t tell the difference between the surgically repaired left knee and my right knee.

January 1, 2018

Fred J.

I was not able to walk any distance without pain. I now walk while I play golf. We live downtown Minneapolis and I am now able to walk to restaurants and sporting events.

December 5, 2017

Callie P.

My knee is so strong and I have been able to do many activities with no pain!

April 21, 2017

Kathy P.

My surgery at the 212 Surgery center and the time in the 212 recovery suite was amazing. My physical therapy went very well. I am working out at the pool and on the treadmill at home  almost every day. I am doing really well. Thanks to Dr. Meyer and the Excel program.

January 18, 2017

Kathy P.

My surgery and my time at the 212 Surgery Center and recovery suite was amazing. My physical therapy went very well. I have been working out, whether it be swimming in the pool, running on the treadmill, or doing the exercise bike. I do it every day! I am doing really well thanks to Dr. Meyer and his Physician Assistant, Summer. I thank them both and thank them for my easy retirement!

May 2, 2016

Roxanne S.

Cannot say a bad thing. I have had Dr. Meyer for several things and I will only have him. He is so kind and friendly. The whole staff is super great. The facility is unbelievable. Did not want to leave. Beautiful, cozy and so huge of a room.

March 1, 2016

Carl Z.

Dr. Meyer correctly chose not to do surgery. A series of casts, protective boots and physical therapy produced a perfect outcome. The injured tendon is stronger and more flexible than the uninjured leg.

February 17, 2016

Jessica M.

Dr. Meyer treated my daughter, Leah, for elbow pain related to her sports participation as well as performed her trigger finger surgery. He showed great compassion and understanding for the impact these issues had on her sports participation, which at her age is really important to her; as well as of course providing great medical care (which, as her parents, we were more focused on.)

February 3, 2016

Betsy C.

I had my left meniscus repaired in October 2013 with Dr. Christopher Meyer at the Edina- Crosstown Surgery Center.

I had the best care and felt so comfortable with Dr. Meyer. He truly is the best orthopedic knee surgeon in the Twin Cities area! Dr. Meyer knows about meniscus tears and he is so knowledgeable and experienced. My knee healed very well! Listening to Dr. Meyer and taking the full 12 weeks recovering before I returned to my normal exercising was very important for healing!

I recommend Dr. Meyer all the time to friends in the area. He is the best! I truly appreciate his excellent care and I can attest that he is a great asset to the TCO team.

 

September 21, 2015

Cassandra K.

I recently had surgery with Dr. Meyer I just have to say I couldn’t have had a better Surgeon or care team. It was great to see so many people who were happy and willing to answer any questions I had before and after. I would recommend him and the surgery team he used at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. They exemplify the way medical care should be. Thank you so much for all you do.

January 14, 2015

Shawn B.

Dr. Meyer came highly recommended from a friend, and I was very pleased with the care I received from him for my ACL reconstruction surgery. He and his team were very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the process, and displayed genuine concern for me. The surgery was a success and I feel much better, plus I am able to get back to my physical activities once again.

May 1, 2014

Myron C.

I was told about Dr. Christopher Meyer from a doctor friend of mine who knew of his reputation as an excellent surgeon. Dr. Meyer performed three surgeries on me within a 31 day period, so I feel I’m as good of a reference of his work as anyone could be. I had two total hip replacements and a left carpal tunnel and trigger finger surgery. I honestly think that the talent and expertise that he showed was as good as there is anywhere. I was walking two weeks to the day of my second hip surgery without any assistance of a walker or crutches; this was amazing and made me realize the fine job he had done. It would be wrong of me not to mention the fine supporting cast of assistants and facilities which were used. Ridgeview Hospital in Waconia, MN has a dedicated wing for joint surgeries, which allowed me to have my own room. The care I received from the staff of nurses and physical therapists was truly remarkable. I must also say that Dr. Christopher’s choice of his Physician Assistant Sommer Vaughan was an excellent decision, her knowledge of both office and operation procedure made my experience as smooth and successful as it could be. I truly believe that I could not have gotten better care anywhere and would recommend Dr. Christopher Meyer and his staff to anyone. Thank you so much to everyone who was involved, these surgeries gave me a chance to live my life normally again.Sincerely,Myron C.

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