Laura D. Koch, MD

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Laura D. Koch, MD

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 and 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, and 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, 2021-2023)


Christine S.

Care Coordinator