Peter C. Sanders is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in arthroscopic reconstructive surgery, minimally invasive joint replacement and fracture care.
Dr. Sanders completed his medical school training and his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of MN in Minneapolis, MN. He practices in Chaska, Waconia and Olivia.
Dr. Sanders enjoys partnering with Compassion, World Vision, World Wide Village, International Justice Mission and Hope Academy to help provide educational and medical opportunities for the underserved both locally and abroad. He has recently visited Zimbabwe and Haiti on medical missions trips. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. Interests include fishing, biking, golf and playing the drums.
Knee care, including ACL reconstruction, meniscus surgery, arthritis care, EXCEL total joint programs, and minimally invasive total and partial knee replacement surgery
Shoulder care, including arthroscopic shoulder surgery, labrum repair, rotator cuff repair, arthritis care, and shoulder joint replacement
Hip care, including “enhanced recovery pathway” hip replacement surgery, arthritis care, and EXCEL total joint program
Adult and pediatric injury care, including fractures and sprains
Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Minnesota Medical School
University of Minnesota Medical School
Dr. Sanders fixed my broken arm in February and did a great job. He went above and beyond. He’s the best. Thank you!
June 6, 2022
After 10 years of increased pain and loss of flexibility, I decided to see a surgeon about my hip. Dr. Sanders assured me I was a good candidate for total hip replacement. The operation and recovery went amazingly well! After two months, I decided to have my second hip done because the first one went so well. I am walking pain-free and have better flexibility than I have had in years. Dr. Sanders and his team did an amazing job for me!
November 9, 2021
Dr. Sanders is the very best. He did so much for me. He is brilliant and very kind. Thank you, Dr. Sanders!
August 13, 2021
I broke my right arm on a Friday evening. This break was quite severe, it damaged tendons and muscles as well. After a visit to the emergency room, I was given Dr. Peter Sanders‘ name at TCO for my follow-up. I was lucky with this recommendation! Dr. Sanders explained the break and impact on other structures. He clearly described the steps from pre-op to post-op, including expected recovery chances. Throughout my appointments, I felt confident that Dr. Sanders and his team at TCO would ensure I had the best recovery possible. Three months later, I already have the mobility and strength to do any daily activity task. I feel blessed to have been under his care and highly recommended him. Thank you so much Dr. Sanders for your excellent care!
November 22, 2020
After 3 years of worsening hip pain, I finally decided to visit TCO. I saw Dr. Sanders and he was very helpful. He explained my condition to me and what I could expect for the future. It took me awhile to finally accept that I needed surgery and, after a COVID delay, my left hip was replaced in June 2020. Dr. Sanders did a great job, not only with the surgery, but helping me understand the process. I was walking hours after surgery and my pain was gone! I used a walker for about 8 days and then walked on my own. Within 3 weeks I was walking for 30 minutes every day and worked my way up to 1 hour (3 miles) by 2 months post op. I am so pleased with my recovery! I highly recommend Dr. Sanders and also encourage everyone to follow his directions and do the exercises!
November 19, 2020
I fell and tore my quad tendon in early April. Based on the severity of my injury, a return to 80% functionality was all that I could expect after surgery. Now 5 months later, I’m back to 95% and doing all the things I did before the injury. I couldn’t be happier with the care I received and the outcome of the surgery. I would recommend Dr. Sanders and TCO physical therapy to anyone in need.
September 11, 2020
I received full knee replacement with Dr. Sanders and his PA, Matthew Bennett. 1.5 years later I can state with complete honesty that it was a total success. I am able to do the activities I love without pain. I would highly recommend the services I received with Dr. Sanders and Matthew. Follow-up appointments have been excellent and definitely give me a peace of mind that I haven’t had in years. Thanks!!!
March 13, 2019
Four years ago, I had a knee that kept randomly popping out of the socket. I visited many doctors and had many x-rays. I finally had a referal to Dr. Sanders, who ordered an MRI and found the issue very quick. I was only 25 and normally a total knee replacement would’ve been done. But with me being so young, he wanted to avoid a replacement. Instead, he did a total knee reconstruction. The surgery went perfect and my life has improved so much! I never have to worry about standing and having my knee pop out or going up stairs or anything. I no longer have pain in my knee and I can do normal every day activities that I had to be cautious of before my knee reconstruction!
I had total knee replacement done on both knees. First one on February 1 and the second on April 5 of this year. I am totally satisfied and would recommend Dr. Sanders. He and his staff were very kind and explained the procedure well. I did my physical therapy at the TCO in Waconia which got me up and around quickly. I am able to walk again with no pain and am totally enjoying life again. Thank you so much Dr. Sanders!
June 20, 2018
I had hip replacement surgery in Feb. 2018. The pain is gone, I am moving about better than I have in years. I would highly recommend Dr. Sanders and the staff at RC Hospital & Clinic in Olivia. Very good care and the result has completely exceeded my expectations. I am very glad I had the procedure done.
March 29, 2018
I am so very happy with the care that I have received from Dr. Sanders and his entire staff. Dr. Sanders performed a full knee replacement on my left knee in November of 2017 and another full replacement on my left knee in February of 2018. I was treated with kindness and concern through both surgeries. I would refer family and friends to these wonderful people anytime.
April 20, 2017
I saw Dr. Sanders at the clinic in Olivia, MN last September. I had a total knee replacement in my right knee in October and then had my left knee done in December. Both Dr. Sanders and his assistant, Matt, explained everything in a very understandable way. All my questions were answered, and a model of the replacement was shown to me. On my first follow up after surgery, my wife who was not with me for my first visit asked to see the model and they did so. The clinic in Olivia is staffed with very nice people, and the hospital nurses were great. I am so glad I had Dr. Sanders do my knees, and I am glad I had it done in Olivia. My knees have never felt so good. Thank you.
March 21, 2017
Dr. Sanders performed ACL and meniscus repair on my knee in October 2016. I am so impressed with not only how fabulous my knee works today, but how he and his team worked together from start to finish. TCO is a first class operation, from the minute you check in (whether at the clinic level or hospital) all the way through rehab. My knee works better than it has in years and long before surgery. Dr. Sanders made me feel as though I was the most important patient and allowed me the time I needed to ask questions for what I deemed a “very scary” surgery. He even drew me pictures, so I would be as informed as possible. No doubt about it, if I need any future orthopedic care, TCO is the answer for me.
March 6, 2017
When even lifting a mug of coffee caused pain, I knew I needed to address my worsening shoulder issues. I’d had other replacements but surgery on my right arm concerned me. Dr. Peter Sanders, who sees patients at RC Hospital in Olivia, listened carefully and answered all my questions, putting me at ease. His professionalism and skill were evident, but he also showed a passion for what he does and a desire to use his skills to help his patients. The results from my shoulder joint replacement are remarkable. It took some time but thanks to Dr. Sanders and our Big Stone Therapy group in Olivia, I am completely pain-free and back into life!
February 16, 2017
Dr. Sanders changed my life, and I couldn’t ask for better care than he provided. Dr. Sanders is a wonderfully skilled surgeon, and most importantly, a compassionate individual who worked hard to help me overcome my fears. I never thought I would say this, but if needed, I will have the surgery again on my other arthritic knee.
November 4, 2016
I had my right hip replaced by Dr. Sanders. He did an excellent job. My recovery has exceeded my expectations. I am going to have my left hip replaced as soon as possible. I feel great.
April 20, 2016
This is a wonderful program. Easy, simple and the perfect amount of one on one. Great at explaining everything from beginning to end.
You could not get any better service and care before, during and after than what you get from Dr. Sanders and his staff.
January 11, 2016
My experiences with Dr. Sanders began with an appointment for hip pain in 2013. I found him to be very professional, personable, friendly and ready to listen to the description of my symptoms. The arthritis in my hip required hip replacement surgery two years later. During that time, Dr. Sanders continued to treat me and his professionalism reassured me that I was in good hands. Now, two months post-surgery and completely healed, I know I was right! I cannot recommend him highly enough!
December 7, 2015
I would like to thank Dr. Sanders for both of my new knees! I had some trouble with my knees and called Ridgeview to see if I could come in and have them check me out. I was sent to Dr. Peter Sanders. His staff and himself were the best. We did the first knee and it went fabulous. I did not know anything about it but he made it the greatest experience I have had in the medical field! Thank you Dr. Peter Sanders and his staff!