Peter C. Sanders, MD

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About the Practice

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Peter C. Sanders, MD

Peter C. Sanders, MD

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.

Clinical Interest

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

Medical Degree
University of Minnesota Medical School

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Crosstown Surgery Center
Orthopedic Institute
Renville County Hospital
Ridgeview Medical Center
Two Twelve Surgery Center

Achievements & Awards

Top Doctor Rising Star: Voted an Orthopedic Rising Star by his peers in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine (2020, 2021)

mspm topdocsrs

Sports Affiliations

Team Physician: Chaska High School
Physician: Ryder Cup (2016)


Matthew Bennett, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Board Certified


Matthew Bennett, PA-C, is a board-certified Physician Assistant who works in conjunction with Dr. Sanders to coordinate excellent orthopedic patient care. His responsibilities include assisting in surgery, rounding in the hospital setting, discharge planning, patient education, writing prescriptions, conducting history, and physical examinations. During after hours, he staffs the urgent care, treating walk-in patients with acute injuries.


Board Certified, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

Medical Education
Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Marquette University – Physician Assistant Studies
Bachelor’s Degree, Marquette University

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

Nichole A.

Care Coordinator