Daniel J. Marek, MD

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About the Practice

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Daniel J. Marek, MD

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

Physician Assistant, Board Certified

About

Ryan Bakko PA-C, works in conjunction with Dr. Daniel Marek to coordinate excellent orthopedic patient care. Ryan sees patients in the clinic setting along with Dr. Marek, assists in surgery, and helps with the post-operative care and orthopedic management of patients.

Education

Certification
Board Certified, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

Medical Education
Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Augsburg College
Bachelor of Arts, Gustavus Adolphus College

Cathy R., CMA (AAMA)

Clinical Care Coordinator

Cathy R, Care Coordinator works in conjunction with Dr. Daniel Marek to provide top-notch orthopedic patient care. Cathy manages the day to day clinic and surgery schedules. She is responsible for the surgery scheduling and also assists in clinic with patient care.  Feel free to contact Cathy at the Twin Cities Orthopedics Waconia office if you have questions or concerns.