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Randall A. Lewis, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified Sports Medicine Subspecialty Certification

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Areas of Focus

Hip Care
Knee Care
Shoulder Care
Sports Medicine

Practice Overview

Randall A. Lewis, MD, is a general orthopedist, with special interests in joint replacement, fracture care, and sports medicine. Dr. Lewis specializes in less invasive hip and knee replacement, arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery, ACL reconstruction and rotator cuff repair. Dr. Lewis is board certified in sports medicine and joined TCO in 1998.

Clinical Interest

Hip Care, including Hip Joint Replacement

Knee Care, including Knee Joint Revision, Knee Joint Replacement, ACL Reconstruction, Cartilage Surgery and Restoration

Shoulder Care, including Shoulder Joint Replacement and Rotator Cuff Disorders

Sports Medicine

Education

Certification
Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine

Residency
University of Minnesota

Medical Degree
UCLA School of Medicine

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

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

Professional Affiliations

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Clinical Instructor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery – University of Minnesota

Sports Affiliations

Team Physician: Eastview High School

Achievements and Awards

Top Orthopedic Surgeon, Readers Choice – Sun Media Newsletter for Burnsville and surrounding areas – 2018

Staff

Libby Witchger, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

Patient Testimonials

May 8, 2018

Jim M.

Hi Dr. Lewis and Libby,
A big thank you! The removal of fluid from my right knee and the following injection has been wonderful. We just returned from our trip in France and my right knee continues to be “pain free!” I was amazed at how well my left knee and right hip replacements felt, but more so, how the right knee responded to heavy days of walking in Normandy, the Loire Valley and Paris. Keep up the great work of helping to make people’s lives better!
Jim M.

February 9, 2018

Jeanne E.

Thank you Dr. Lewis for the amazing service today.
I have never received as great of service in the past as I did today.

January 9, 2018

Brian R.

Extremely happy with the care I received from Dr. Lewis and the entire staff at Twin Cities Orthopedics. Five stars all around! From the receptionist, to the nurses, to the doctor and especially to “Libby” (Dr. Lewis right hand women), I felt in great and confident hands. I run a small business and understand good service, and would strongly recommend this kind and qualified group of medical staff.

November 27, 2017

Lynn P.

On June 26th of 2017, I checked in to The Ridges in Burnsville and Dr. Lewis performed a total knee replacement on my right knee.  My recovery from this surgery has been easier than I expected. The care I received at The Ridges was wonderful. All of the TCO providers, including the Physical Therapists at the Eden Prairie location have been awesome. I couldn’t be happier with my recovery and my follow up visits with Dr. Lewis. I have recommended him to many people.

March 3, 2017

Dallas M.

I was very fortunate to select Dr. Randall Lewis to perform my knee replacement surgery. He is a skilled surgeon that takes the time to listen to your concerns and does his best to eliminate any anxiety you may have. He leads a team of well trained professionals that clearly care for the well-being of their patients.  I am an ordinary guy that was treated like the most important person on earth on the day of my surgery.  From the time I checked in until the time I was discharged from the hospital things could not have gone better.  I am forever grateful to Dr. Lewis and his entire staff!

September 28, 2016

Rosemary

Absolutely love Dr. Lewis. So easy to talk with and always explains thing in terms I can understand. There is no other knee surgeon I would recommend to friends and family.

July 27, 2016

Ken K.

Dr. Lewis develops a great patient relationship and is a great surgeon. I have been a patient of his for many years and I highly recommend him.

June 20, 2016

Martha E.

Today I am 5 weeks post-surgery for my knee replacement. Dr. Lewis did a fantastic job on my knee and of course, we can’t forget about his PA, Libby. The two of them always give me excellent care. Since my progress has been superb, today is my last day of physical therapy. What a team. They have taken care of me for years. Thank you.

June 9, 2016

Bill R.

Dr. Randall Lewis is great person and terrific surgeon. He listens carefully, answers all your questions, and then delivers the exact surgical results he promises. We have 4 new knee replacements between my wife and myself over approximately 2 years. He restored our ability to walk again without any pain and in reality gave us back our quality of life, as well as a healthy body, positive mind-set, and the ability to participate in all activities we enjoy. He is compassionate, caring, confident in his abilities, and has a fun personality and sense of humor. We recommend him very highly. His PA Libby is also outstanding helping in surgery, recovery, with medication direction , and other post-surgical answers and direction. Her follow-up is flawless with a caring and fun personality and a finely-honed skill set. The two together are a winning combination at the top of their game. Calling them to help you would be one of the best calls you make this year.

June 9, 2016

Marjee R.

Dr. Lewis and Libby Witchger replaced one of my knees in 2008 and the other in 2015. Dr. Lewis is extremely adept at what he does. He is accurate, skilled, caring, and compassionate. He is a patient’s partner in the process of identifying the problem and solving the problem. Both of my surgeries were very successful and I am pain free! Libby and Dr. Lewis are a great team. Libby always returns calls and stays with the patient through the entire recovery process. I highly recommend both of them!

June 6, 2016

Kevin M.

I am writing to express my appreciation for the outstanding care I received from Dr. Randall Lewis, Orthopedic Surgeon and my entire TCO care team including Libby Witchger, PA. For several years I suffered with serious knee issues from sports injuries and arthritis. Initially Dr. Lewis cared for me using non-surgical options.  Ultimately I decided the optimal option was to replace both knees and Dr. Lewis performed the surgeries. Throughout my care experience both Dr. Lewis and Libby impressed me with the personal and genuine care I received. I always received all the information I needed to make informed and clinically sound care decisions based on all options. My surgeries went so well I am now back to walking the golf course, road biking and hiking the national parks. I simply could not recommend a physician and care team more highly.

February 19, 2016

Darvin K.

Really impressed by the movement I have and how pain free I am since the replacement just 12 weeks ago. Been in Arizona playing golf while carrying my bag just as I did last summer only its now pain-free! Back on the elliptical in the gym with no problems with the leg and knee getting stronger all the time. Thank You Dr. Lewis, you have my vote of confidence!

January 6, 2015

Debbie J.

Going into my TKR I was nervous but could barely walk and desperately needed the surgery. Dr. Lewis and Libby were fabulous! I had no swelling or bruising and was up and walking around pretty independently by the end of second day. I totally love these two as I have gotten my life back….I can walk again!! Thank you!!

February 28, 2012

Ann B.

Most people are aware that physical therapists play crucial roles in helping patients recover following injuries or orthopedic surgery. But therapists also work with patients to help them get into better shape before surgery, to shorten the post-surgical recovery time and expedite healing. Eighty-two year old Ann B., of Savage, is a good example. For several years, Ann had been plagued by steadily worsening pain in her right knee (four years earlier, she had undergone arthroscopic surgery to repair her left knee). “The pain had become terrible. I couldn’t walk through the living room without having to brace myself on furniture. I put off the surgery for two years, until I couldn’t bear it any longer.”After consulting with her orthopedic surgeon, Randy Lewis, MD, of Twin Cities Orthopedics, Ann decided to undergo knee replacement surgery, and an Oct. 1, 2010 date was set for the surgery. Dr. Lewis told his patient to expect a recovery period of about six months.In the packet of pre-op information the doctor gave her, Ann read about the importance of exercising prior to surgery, in order to enable a better, quicker recovery. She checked with Mark Froemke, PT, the director of physical therapy at Twin Cities Orthopedics’ Burnsville Clinic, who prescribed a daily exercise regimen she could do at home in the five weeks leading up to her operation.“In two visits prior to surgery we identified her limitations and gave her specific exercises,” Froemke explains. “She went home and did them consistently and that obviously made a difference.”Why are pre-surgical, prescribed exercises so important? “If you can go into surgery with a good range of motion and ability to straighten the knee, that makes rehab easier, quicker and less expensive. For example, if you go into surgery with a loss of 10 degrees in being able to straighten the knee,  having surgery doesn’t mean you will have good extension of the knee,” Froemke notes. “But if you do exercises to stretch the muscles around the knee, that will make it much easier.”Froemke’s examination of the knee indicated she lacked the ability to straighten the knee and also lacked strength in the quadriceps muscles, which support the knee. He suggested gentle, repetitive exercises to increase the knee’s flexibility – extending and bending the leg, and some mild resistance training using an exercise bike, with the amount of resistance appropriate for her physical condition and age.From his perspective, Ann proved to be an ideal patient, Froemke notes. “If you go into surgery with the attitude that you are going to do the exercises the therapist recommends and are consistently motivated – as Ann was – it makes a big difference in recovery.”“The therapists at the Transitional Care Unit (TCU) at the Masonic Home in Bloomington were also surprised at my recovery and I was released early from rehab to home”, Ann recalled. Post release from the TCU, she returned to the therapy clinic at TCO in Burnsville for three more exercise sessions to stretch muscles and improve her flexibility. She walked with a cane for about a week, and then was able to walk unaided, enjoying her annual vacation in Florida with enthusiasm. “I’m better than I thought I could be!”

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