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Gregory N. Lervick, MD

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

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Areas of Focus

Elbow Care
Shoulder Care
Sports Medicine

Practice Overview

Greg Lervick, MD, is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, who specializes in shoulder and elbow injuries and conditions. Procedures Dr. Lervick specializes in include shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder instability surgery, rotator cuff repair, total and reverse total shoulder replacement, elbow surgery, Tommy John surgery and elbow arthroscopy.

Dr. Lervick received his subspecialty certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in 2007.

Clinical Interest

Elbow Care, specializing in Ligament, Tendon, Cartilage and Traumatic Injuries, Conditions and Treatment including Elbow Joint Revision, Tommy John, Osteochondritis Dissecans and Bicep/Tricep Tendon Injuries

Shoulder Care, specializing in Ligament, Tendon, Cartilage and Traumatic Injuries, Conditions and Treatment including Shoulder Joint Revision, Shoulder Joint Replacement and Rotator Cuff Repair

Sports Medicine, specializing in Shoulder Instability/Labrum Repair, Shoulder Separation Injuries and Clavicle Fractures

Education

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

Fellowship
Fellowship in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery/Sports Medicine at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, New York

Residency
Orthopedic Residency at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Medical Degree
University of Iowa

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Crosstown Surgery Center
Eagan Orthopedic Surgery Center
Fairview Southdale Hospital

Professional Appointments

Faculty, MOSMI/Fairview Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program (2005 – Present)
AAOS Upper Extremity Evaluation Subcommittee (2008 – 2014)

Professional Memberships

AAOS Upper Extremity Evaluation Subcommittee
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American College of Sports Medicine
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Association of Clinical Elbow and Shoulder Surgeons
Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
Minnesota Orthopaedic Society

Achievements and Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, University of Iowa (1995)
Golden Key National Honor Society, University of Colorado (1991)

Sports Affiliations

Assistant Team Physician, Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, USHL (1999 – 2001)
Assistant Team Physician, Edina HS (2009 – Present)
Orthopedic Consultant, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN (2005 – 2011)
Orthopedic Team Physician, Augsburg College (2008 – 2015)
Team Physician, Lakeville North & South HS (2005 – 2007)
Team Physician, Minnesota Vikings (2015 – Present)
    

Staff

Andy Anderson, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

Ann S.
Care Coordinator

Patient Testimonials

April 22, 2018

Reid

Dr. Greg Lervick is a phenomenon. He repaired my right shoulder, which was constantly dislocating, in 2011. Rebuilt labrum and moved rotator cuff into position and it’s been absolutely perfect. Recently he repaired my left shoulder and, while I’m still in rehab, I am confident the results will be equally great. He’s the only surgeon I’d trust my shoulders to. Hopefully, I won’t need to find out how he is at elbows or anything else, but my trust would be 100% if I did!

April 22, 2018

Gary S.

Post shoulder replacement surgery complete and immediate relief of pain. With the help of Dr. Lervick guided/approved PT, I returned to great mobility. The absolute best staff Andy and Ann, very professional, caring and candid. Also all above involved and interested in ongoing follow-up. Thank you!

April 6, 2017

Alex O.

Dr. Lervick is fantastic! My son Alex had shoulder problems which left him with pain and the inability to pitch a baseball without great pain. As a result we needed to have surgery done as soon as possible to get him on the road to recovery and back on the baseball mound for the coming spring season. Dr. Lervick came in on a Sunday to see Alex and review the MRI. A couple weeks later he did surgery. He was wonderful with Alex and understanding the need to have something done as soon as possible so we could rehab. and be back playing college baseball for the University of St. Thomas. Alex is pain feel and pitching in the current season.
Thank you again!

January 18, 2017

Bo D.

A few years ago I was in a major car accident. I was hit from the side, my car rolled, and I was ejected resulting in a broken arm and a collapsed lung. I was lucky to be alive. I initially received care from a physician who advised that I try to heal naturally and only partake in Physical Therapy. After months of pain and frustration I was referred to Dr. Lervick at Twin Cities Orthopedics. He analyzed my arm told me I needed to surgery ASAP. He was very accommodating of my schedule. He joked that he would let me celebrate St. Patrick’s day with my friends and then we’d get down to business. I scheduled my surgery a few days after my first appointment with him.

Given the circumstances, Dr. Lervick performed a miracle. Although my arm may need further treatment in the future, I know that it is 1000 times better after the care of Dr. Lervick and his team. I appreciate everything he has done and am very thankful for Dr. Lervick and Twin Cities Orthopedics.

June 13, 2016

Mary K.

I’ve been a gymnast all my life; starting at the age of six. I was in love with the sport and good at it too. When I was twelve years old I had elbow pain and went in to see a doctor. He told me that I had osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) in the bone of my elbow. I was held back from gymnastics and locked in a brace for nearly a year and a half, hoping that the rest from gymnastics would allow my bone to regenerate blood flow and heal. That wasn’t the case. Nothing had healed and my gymnastics career was looking bleak. I went to plenty of different doctors looking for second opinions or new options, but had no relief.

This is when I found Dr. Lervick; he told me to go back to gymnastics and we would see how my elbow would hold up. I was informed about the risks, that a piece of my bone could dislodge from the original. In that situation I would need surgery. A couple months later, the worst happened and a chunk of bone within my elbow broke free. At this time I was around 14 years old and approaching the State and Regional Championships. I wasn’t able to attend because of my elbow which left me devastated.

A few weeks later I was in for surgery with Dr. Lervick to do a microfracture surgery. He took the loose bone out of my elbow and punctured tiny holes in my bone to create blood flow. It was a quick four month recovery and I was back at gymnastics. Since then my elbow has caused me no pain and no problems. Currently, I am 19 years old and a division 1 gymnast at Iowa State University. I owe a huge thanks to Dr. Lervick and his team. They helped me complete my dream of being a college gymnast. My elbow and I plan on doing big things and it is all thanks to Dr. Lervick.

April 18, 2016

Tracy D.

I wanted to send a thank you to Dr. Lervick and his team on behalf of my son, Jordan. He had surgery in October to repair a torn labrum and with the great care and rehab provided by Dr. Lervick and staff, including the recommended PT, Paul Breyen, Jordan is back doing what he loves best, playing baseball! He is playing on the Freshman A-team at Burnsville and was the starting pitcher at the first game. We didn’t know if we would get to this point last fall, and we couldn’t be happier with the care and treatment he received to help him get to this point. Thanks again!

January 15, 2016

Jedediah M.

Dr. Lervick fixed my left elbow after a snowboarding accident 7 or 8 years ago. I am now a chiropractor, which means I rely on a healthy body (especially my arms) to perform my job. I haven’t had any problems with my elbow over all these years. Thanks!

July 27, 2015

Salina

Dr. Lervick is fantastic. I went from having a completely immobile shoulder due to large bone spurs developing from a yoga injury, to a having a completely mobile shoulder. Upon entering the surgery, I experienced a lot of pain, but after the procedure, I never experienced shoulder pain again. I took one week of prescribed pain killers which worked really well. After that week, my shoulder had healed so much that I didn’t need even an aspirin. There was no pain whatsoever! I lost about 5% of the strength of that shoulder, but it has full mobility, and I am able to do yoga again.

November 25, 2014

Jennifer R.

Dr. Lervick came highly recommended to me when I broke my clavicle in a bike race. His name is well-known in the local cycling community as the “go-to” doctor for broken clavicles (a common cycling injury). The most impressive aspect of Dr. Lervick is how well he understands athletes. From the size and materials of the metal plate in my shoulder, to his empathy toward my training and race goals, he always treated me like an elite athlete. He was open and honest with me on the risks associated with each week of my recovery while understanding my desire to get back to racing as soon as possible. With his help, I was able to maintain my training load through my recovery period and was back on the podium with little time lost.

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