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Laura D. Koch, 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

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Practice Overview

Dr. Koch specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and has a certificate of added qualification in hand surgery from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. She has been a practicing hand surgeon in the Twin Cities for 20 years. Prior to joining Twin Cities Orthopedics, she served four years in the U.S. Air Force at David Grant Medicine Center, Travis Air Force Base, in California.

Clinical Interest

Hand Care, including Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel

Pediatric Care, including Fractures and Injuries

Wrist Care, including Arthroplasty of the Wrist, Thumb and CMC Joint

Most Common Procedures & Conditions
Carpal Tunnel (Endoscopic and Open), Dupuytren’s, Thumb Basilar Joint Arthritis, Trigger Finger, Wrist Ligament Injuries and Fractures, Arthroscopy, Hand Numbness, Stiffness of Wrist, Joint Replacements, Preferred Provider of Xiaflex Injections.

Dr. Koch’s clinical interests also include Arthritis Conditions and Peripheral Nerve Surgery.


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

Fellowship in Hand Surgery at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine

Mayo Graduate School of Medicine

Medical Degree
George Washington University Medical Center

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Crosstown Surgery Center
Eagan Orthopedic Surgery Center
Fairview Ridges Hospital
Fairview Southdale Hospital
Minnesota Valley Surgery Center

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Faculty, Minnesota Sports Medicine Fellowship Program

Achievements & Awards

Best Doctor for Hand Surgery: Voted a best doctor for hand surgery by her peers in Minnesota Monthly (2015)
Minnesota Monthly Top Doctor (2014, 2016, 2017, 2019)


Christine S.
Care Coordinator

Patient Testimonials

August 18, 2021

Laurie E.

Dr. Koch was very willing to answer my questions and discuss my concerns. She is a good communicator, providing clear and concise answers. I’d highly recommend her.

April 11, 2021

Shulamit M.

I’ve seen Dr. Koch for several years. She’s a wonderful doctor and compassionate person. I’d recommend her to everyone who has a hand problem. Thank you, Dr. Koch!

March 6, 2021

Dianne W.

I felt totally secure with Dr. Koch and the amazing team at TCO. She explained everything in detail and got me in as soon as possible. When I left a message with her team about an issue, she called me within a short time and addressed my issue. I would not hesitate recommending Dr. Koch to anyone. I am so pleased with my experience!

October 19, 2020

John L.

My family loves Dr. Koch. With all of the hand concerns and ailments we have had Dr. Koch and her staff are patient and caring and provide excellent care. I would recommend her to anyone.

June 8, 2020

Laura G.

From all the visits leading up to surgery, Dr. Koch listened and treated me with options that avoided surgery. Unfortunately, my symptoms and pain had other plans. She is so compassionate and listens. I never felt rushed or just another patient. Her team is amazing and the whole TCO experience has been awesome! Still going through my healing but know I have tremendous support to the end.

March 26, 2019


Dr. Koch did my surgery, she is wonderful! A very professional woman with a warm and comforting demeanor. Explains everything and is a good listener. I have already started to refer my family to her.

September 5, 2018

Brian J.

Dr. Laura Koch is the best in the business! She repaired my finger and my hand is fully functioning! No rehab or therapy was necessary, thank you Dr. Laura!

January 9, 2018

Linda M.

I received care at TCO for my carpal tunnel. Dr. Koch did the surgery on me and everything went very well! Their surgery center is awesome! I did my post surgery physical therapy at TCO as well. Everyone that I dealt with was very kind and also very knowledgeable! Everyone made each visit a pleasant one!

November 15, 2017

Norm C.

Dr. Koch has an awesome bedside manner and is not too prideful to seek advice of her partners. She is indeed the #1 hand surgeon as my friend Dr. Michael Smith referred. Thank you Dr. Smith and Dr. Koch!

February 27, 2016

Nancy K.

She is a great Doctor; I was worried that I would not find a new one after mine retired. She is no BS when it comes to doing what needs to be done! Thank you doc!

December 30, 2015

Kathy I.

Dr. Koch is a super doctor and surgeon. She listens to you and is very kind and considerate when she saw me in clinic.

March 7, 2012

Rochelle H.

While skating in Central Park in New York, Rochelle H. (pictured on left) had a bad fall, which resulted in an injury to her right wrist. Upon visiting the emergency room, she learned that not only was the joint in her wrist displaced, but that she had also fractured two bones. Her primary care physician recommended that she see hand and wrist surgeon, Laurie Koch, MD. After surgery, Rochelle had numerous office visit and physical therapy sessions. “TCO felt like a second home,” she said. “From the greeting upon entering the clinic and throughout the many appointments, the entire staff at TCO [was] friendly, helpful, accommodating and professional.”During much of her recovery time, Rochelle worked with Bonnie Glenzinski, OTR/L, CHT (pictured on right), an Occupational Therapist and certified hand therapist. She is “caring and sympathetic, yet firm and steadfast in getting her patients to work towards improvement,” said Rochelle. As she slowly began to regain movement in her hand and wrist, Rochelle’s confidence in her recovery plan continued to grow. “I always walked out of those appointments with more mobility and renewed hope it would get better,” she said.”I sometimes find myself looking at my right hand and I am amazed at how far I have come. I could not have done it without the constant support, encouragement and reassurance I received from Bonnie. I am finally at the point where I think I may go ice skating again,” she said. “Next time, however, I will wear braces – on both wrists!”

Rochelle H.

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