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Joseph M. Nessler, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery, Board Eligible Adult Reconstruction Fellowship Area of Focus in Joint Replacement

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Areas of Focus

Hip Care
Knee Care
Sports Medicine
Trauma Care

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Practice Overview

Joseph M. Nessler, MD, is a fellowship-trained adult reconstruction surgeon. He manages all general orthopedic conditions with an emphasis on primary and revision hip and knee replacements. Dr. Nessler performs robotic-assisted hip and knee replacements using minimally invasive techniques, such as the subvastus approach to the knee and the direct anterior approach to the hip. He also has interest in complex hip and knee revision surgery for those patients who are still experiencing pain after their first joint replacement. Dr. Nessler participates in the TTCO EXCEL Surgery and Recovery Program.

Prior to joining TCO, Dr. Nessler completed his fellowship at the University of Louisville and his residency at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their two dogs — hiking, camping, and enjoying the outdoors.

Dr. Nessler is community-minded and welcomes people of all backgrounds into his practice. His goals as a provider are building trust with patients and providing quality care.

Clinical Interest

Ankle Care

Hand Care

Hip Care, including total hip replacement, revision hip replacement, anterior approach hip replacement

Knee Care, including partial and total knee replacement, revision knee replacement

Shoulder Care, including arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, total shoulder replacement

Sports Medicine, arthroscopic knee surgery, meniscal repair, arthroscopic shoulder surgery

Trauma/Fracture Care

Wrist Care


Board Eligible, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Adult Reconstruction Fellowship, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Orthopedic Surgery Residency, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Medical School
Doctor of Medicine, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Eagan Orthopedic Surgery Center
Lakeview Hospital
High Pointe Surgery Center
Woodwinds Hospital

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Achievements & Awards

Magna Cum Laude, Undergraduate Honor
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society


Lisa M.
Care Coordinator

Patient Testimonials

January 8, 2024

JoAnne S.

Dr. Nessler did my hip replacement soon after I saw him and it is wonderful. I can walk with no pain. Thank you, Dr. Nessler!

December 29, 2023

Mary K.

I am so happy with my third total knee replacement! I could not straighten my knee for 20 years. I had pain and swelling and had to have it aspirated every 3-4 months. I can now bend my knee and straighten it fully. I’m totally amazed of the outcome. Thank you, Dr. Nessler and team!

December 29, 2023

Robert C.

I just want to thank Dr. Nessler and his team for giving me my life back. I walked in severe pain for two years and I suffered two huge losses this year, my wife and a daughter. I wanted to give up but Dr. Nessler did a wonderful job and I’m able to walk without pain. He gave me a new outlook on life. Thank you so much.

December 28, 2023

Kevin S.

I had to have a total knee revision done on my right knee. My previous surgery was back in 2016 by a different doctor. Dr. Nessler was very clear on what I needed and what it would take to get my range of motion back. The surgery went very well and the follow up has been great. He and his team have been wonderful to work with. Anyone that needs a second knee surgery on the same knee, I would recommend you set up an appointment with Dr. Nessler!

December 19, 2023

Erik C.

I had a great experience. Dr. Nessler and his team are great communicators and fun to work with towards a successful outcome. They are very knowledgeable on the latest technology and techniques, and very positive too! They took a lot of the worry out of the process and continue to do so as rehabilitation continues.

November 28, 2023

Debra B.

I am so thankful for my hip replacement completed by Dr. Nessler. I am not even three weeks from surgery and I am doing great. I look forward to getting back to life!

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