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Daniel J. Marek, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified Hand Surgery Fellowship Hand Surgery Subspecialty Certification

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Areas of Focus

Hand & Wrist Care
Pediatric Care
Shoulder & Elbow Care
Sports Medicine

Practice Overview

Daniel J. Marek, MD, is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hand, wrist, and elbow surgery. Dr. Marek completed the prestigious Hand Surgery Fellowship at the University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center and practices in the TCO Chaska, Waconia, and Eden Prairie locations. He provides complete care of the hand, wrist, and elbow in both the adult and pediatric populations. Surgeries are predominantly performed at the Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska, but also at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia and Fairview Southdale in Edina.

Finally, Dr. Marek enjoys taking care of our nation’s veterans and teaching the U of MN orthopedic surgery residents hand, wrist and elbow surgery at the VA medical center.

In his free time, Dr. Marek enjoys golf and fly fishing as well as spending time with his wife and three sons who are very active in sports. Dr. Marek coaches youth baseball and serves as the Team Physician for Chanhassen High School.

Clinical Interest

Elbow Care, including Cubital Tunnel Release, Elbow Arthroscopy, both Simple and Complex Fracture Care, Distal Biceps Repair/Reconstruction, Elbow Replacement Elbow Joint Revision and Elbow Joint Replacement

Hand Care, including Fracture Care, Carpal Tunnel Release (both Open and Endoscopic), Trigger Finger Release, Dupuytren’s Contracture Management (Needle Aponeurotomy, Collagenase Injection, and Open Release), CMC Arthroplasty,  MP Silicone and Pyrocarbon Arthroplasty, PIP Silicone and Pyrocarbon Arthroplasty, Tendon Transfers and Repairs, Nerve Repairs and Mass Excisions

Shoulder Care, including Nonoperative Management of Arthritis, Bursitis and Fractures

Sports Medicine, including Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow, Pediatric Fractures, Little Leaguer’s Elbow, and UCL Reconstruction (Tommy John Procedure),  SL Ligament Reconstruction, Arthroscopic Management of TFCC Tears, Skier’s/Gamekeeper’s Thumb Repair

Pediatric Care, including Trigger Thumb, Ligament Injuries and Fractures

Wrist Care, including Fracture Care, DeQuervain’s Release, Wrist Arthroscopy, Ganglion Cyst Excision and Kienbock’s Disease

Dr. Marek also specializes in Upper Extremity Sports Injuries and Recreational Injuries

Education

Certification
Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certification in Hand Surgery

Fellowship
Fellowship in Hand Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

Residency
University of Minnesota School of Medicine

Medical Degree
University of Minnesota School of Medicine

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Crosstown Surgery Center
Fairview Southdale Edina
Glencoe Regional Health Services
Ridgeview Medical Center
Two Twelve Surgery Center
VA Medical Center

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Sports Affiliations

Hand Surgeon for 2016 Ryder Cup
Team Physician: Chanhassen High School Football

Research

Dr. Marek has written and contributed extensively to numerous publications, including original publications, book chapters, abstracts, scientific presentations, and poster presentations.

Staff

Ryan Bakko, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

Cathy R., CMA (AAMA)
Clinical Care Coordinator

Patient Testimonials

May 9, 2018

Beth M.

I am a nurse and have plenty of reasons not to like doctors, but Dr. Marek is one of the good guys. Exceptional care of my 3 year old daughter who needed surgery and my son who did not. Tirelessly dedicated to the best care of his patients. I am so grateful he is practicing medicine.

July 21, 2017

Pam H.

I have been a patient of Dr. Marek for a year now. He is a wonderful, kind, and considerate doctor who listens to all of your issues and problems and works with you to figure out what he can do to help you feel better. Dr. Marek also is a very caring person and at my first appointment with him, he had a way that made you feel comfortable and at ease. He would explain everything so that you understood what your options were. My friends that have met him, also feel he is wonderful and cares about his patients.  They also liked how he included them as he explained what your treatment options were. I feel very fortunate to have found Dr. Marek and his care team of Ryan B., PA and Cathy R., Care Coordinator for my surgical needs and follow up care. 

July 21, 2017

Irene A.

I think that Dr. Marek is an awesome doctor. I broke my hip last August. Dr. Marek did the surgery to repair it. I told him that my family was going to Disney World in Florida in December and we acted him if the thought that would be OK. Dr. Marek told us that he would prescribe us going on the trip. When we came back I gave him a Goofy hat that I had bought for him.

If anyone asks to have Dr. Marek For their doctor I think that they would feel the same way I do. Dr. Marek is a really kind and caring person. He will make a family and the patient feel really special just like he does for my mom and me.

May 28, 2016

Pete T.

My wife Dottie had three surgeries done on her left wrist by Dr. Marek in recent months along with numerous follow-up visits. I was with her on each one of these visits. Both of us agreed that Dr. Marek was not only very professional in his approach to medical care but he also exhibited a very compassionate attitude toward Dot, explaining the surgeries in great detail and taking time to answer all her questions. The results of the surgeries were exactly what Dr. Marek advised her to expect. Dottie and I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Marek as an orthopedic surgeon.

April 15, 2016

Sharon F.

Dr. Marek and his team have given me reasons to “keep it all working!” I’ve had many surgeries with Dr. Dan and his team, and I’m forever grateful for their excellent care, encouragement, and friendship. I have complete faith in him, and feel truly blessed to call him my orthopedic doctor, Dr. Dan!

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