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Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

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Hip Care
Knee Care

Scott D. Anseth, MD

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Scott D. Anseth, MD, has special medical interests that include lower extremity joint reconstruction, joint replacement, total hip revision, total knee revision, knee surgery, hip surgery, arthroscopy, fracture care, peri-prosthetic surgery, hip resurfacing, and unicompartmental knee replacement. Dr. Anseth earned his medical degree at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, and completed his residency at McLaren Regional Medical Center, in Flint Michigan. Continuing his education, Dr. Anseth completed an Orthopedic Lower Extremity Reconstruction Fellowship at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California.

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Clinical Interest

Hip Care, including Hip Resurfacing, Hip Joint Revision, and Posterior Approach Hip Joint Replacement

Knee Care, including Knee Joint Revision, Knee Joint Replacement, and Partial Knee Replacement


Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship in Reconstructive Surgery at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California

McLaren Regional Medical Center in Flint, Michigan

Medical Degree
University of North Dakota School of Medicine

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Crosstown Surgery Center
Fairview Southdale Hospital (courtesy privileges)
WestHealth Same Day Surgery Center

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
American Medical Association
American Orthopaedic Association
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Hennepin County Medical Society
Mid American Orthopedic Society
Minnesota Orthopaedic Society

Achievements and Awards

Best Doctor for Orthopedics: Voted a top doctor for orthopedics by his peers in Minnesota Monthly (2014 – 2018)
Top Doctor: Voted a Top Orthopedic Surgeon by his peers in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine (2009 – 2019)



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Heidi Bolgren, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

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Care Coordinator

Jessica Z.
Athletic Trainer

Patient Testimonials

September 23, 2019

Tess K.

Outstanding results! I had both knees replaced with one year between the two procedures. Along with a terrific outcome, Abbott Northwestern Hospital had a great protocol which at the time included acupuncture for those interested. I felt I was in the best hands and that Dr. Anseth crafted my knees to be a perfect fit!

August 15, 2019

Robert P.

Dr. Anseth has performed 3 separate joint replacements for me over 9 years, including both hips and right knee. I would highly recommend him as the physician of choice in replacement surgery. I have no issues with any of the joint replacements and continue to enjoy a full, active lifestyle at 79.

April 4, 2019

Sylvia B.

On a five week trip to Italy, I was planning to go grape stomping like Lucy on “I Love Lucy” television show. I was also to walk the Cinque Terre. Thirty days before my fearless adventure, where I was to do all the driving, I woke up and could not walk!!

Your new Eagan TCO Orthopedic Urgent Care service put me in the care of Dr. Laura Koch. She revealed that I did not need a hip replacement in the next hour. Her correct diagnosis put me in touch with Patti Knudsen, receptionist at TCO physical therapy department. Patti understood that I was in acute pain with upcoming travel plans. My travel agenda was not the best for her schedule, but she made it work.

Enter therapist, Paul Breyen, who designed a program so great that he and Brie Dahl had me walking in thirty days. Once on my trip I continued the recommended exercises. So in Rome, I could walk 23,000 steps a day, run up and down the Spanish Steps. I did not take a tour bus but walked to all the attractions. At St. Peter’s Basilica, I gave thanks that I could feel so great at age 78. At Trevi Fountain, I was pleased to “return” feeling as good as I did when I first visited there at the age of twenty-two!

Today the TCO home exercise program keeps me in shape for the very important grandmother JOB. Additionally, I just spent a month in Mexico with visits from two active granddaughters (one a captain of Minnetonka’s track team, one on Minnetonka’s State Girls Championship Soccer Team). There are no couch potatoes here. The enjoyment of keeping up with snorkeling, swimming and walking the beach with your grandchildren is a blessing!

My journey of marvelous care from TCO started with Dr. Scott Anseth. Additionally, Heide Bolgren, PA-C, has twice treated me with outstanding results. All your great attention makes me happy and healthy.

Last week I climbed Superstition Mountain in Arizona. My bucket list is long, so stay tuned for updates.


November 27, 2018

John D.

I had a Total Knee Arthroscopy in 2016 in Cleveland and it never healed completely. That surgeon’s staff kept telling me I just needed more PT. So I did it. By 2018, I couldn’t take the pain any longer and was referred to TCO. The surgeon that saw me immediately referred me to Dr. Anseth. I was scared. The first surgery and recovery had caused me so much swelling and pain. Dr. Anseth and his wonderful PA Heidi told me that my original replacement was loose and it’s movement was wearing away the top of the bone on my calf.  They moved their schedule around to get me into surgery in less than 30 days, which is very fast and uncommon in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Anseth made it work and after first seeing him in May, I had my revision surgery by June 1!

Recovery was difficult. Apparently I have a minor bleeding disorder which I found about through a referral from Dr. Anseth. According to him, I has more post-surgical bleeding than any other patient he has ever worked on. Let me tell you, blood where it’s not supposed to be, hurts a lot. Dr. Anseth and Heidi were concerned for my recovery and followed it very closely, meeting with me often. It was such a different experience than I had with my first surgeon. They didn’t belittle me or condescend when I complained about severe pain even 3-months after the surgery. They worked with a pain clinic to ensure I got the relief I needed. Their compassion never stopped even when it appeared that my recovery was not going as it did with most of their other patients. Dr. Anseth’s work however, is not just technically accurate and by the book. He took into consideration the fact that I was born with legs turned inward which, though corrected as a child, caused the structures around my knees to be somewhat uncommon. The first surgeon didn’t do anything “wrong”, but he didn’t take this into consideration, and installed the implant as he would with any other patient.

During my revision, Dr. Anseth took more than twice the normal amount of time fitting and refitting my revision implant. He is the first to say that there is science and best practice procedures to follow, but he very much relies on whether or not the implant “FEELS RIGHT.” He’s and artist as much as he is an engineer and physician.

After 5 months the pain subsided and the knee healed. The leg is still a bit weak, but getting stronger all the time. It was a rough road but I can say that with any other surgeon I may have given up, and I’m am not sure this second implant would have worked. I was a hard case, but Dr. Anseth and Heidi were up to the challenge and I will be forever grateful.

April 21, 2017

Theresa W.

On 6/7/16 I had a total hip replacement of my left hip. TCO did an outstanding job from start to finish. At 62, I was not especially interested in convalescing in a hospital setting. The surgery suites provided the perfect alternative. In fact, I wanted to stay longer. Dr. Anseth and the entire TCO/EXCEL team was the ideal group for my hip replacement procedure. What I most appreciated was their positive attitudes and the realistic expectations they laid out for me. They expected my recovery to take about 6 weeks and it did. They were always encouraging and answered promptly any of my questions/concerns (even when they were silly – i.e. how soon can I get a pedicure) If I should need any future orthopedic surgeries, TCO/EXCEL will be the program for me.

January 18, 2017

Terry W.

On 6/7/2016 I had a total hip replacement of my left hip. TCO did an outstanding job from start to finish. At 62, I was not especially interested in convalescing in a hospital setting. The surgery suites provided the perfect alternative. In fact, I wanted to stay longer. 🙂

Dr. Anseth and the entire TCO/EXCEL team was the ideal group for my hip replacement procedure. What I appreciated most was their positive attitudes and the realistic expectations they laid out for me. They expected my recovery to take about 6 weeks and it did. They were always encouraging and promptly answered any of my questions/concerns.  If I should ever need any future orthopedic surgeries, TCO/EXCEL will be the program for me!

July 11, 2016

Jody K.

Excellent experience! I was home in one day and I never required use of a walker or cane. Went back to hot yoga five times per week after my six week check up. Pain free! I hiked in Europe (Corsica and Sardinia) less than six months after replacement. It was a 15 day trip with 4-7 hours of hiking per day.

Remarkable! Great care from a great team!

* Jody was a participant in TCO’s EXCEL Program and had a hip replacement with Dr. Anseth.

May 2, 2016

Jeffrey C.

I found the hip replacement to be a very worthwhile surgery, and the EXCEL Program has produced one of the best recoveries I have ever experienced.

* Jeffrey had a total hip replacement with Dr. Anseth and was a participant in TCO’s EXCEL Program.

February 7, 2016

Angela D.

When deciding the best course of action for my knee replacement surgery, I chose the TCO EXCEL Program for several reasons.

It was very important to me that I minimize the risk of complications from such an invasive surgery. Dr. Anseth explained to me that there was a lower percentage of risk of infection by having my surgery at the Twin Cities Orthopedics Surgery Center rather than at a traditional hospital. In addition, I would not need to spend the first day or two in the hospital prior to going to an extended care facility. The EXCEL Program allowed me to be transported directly from the surgery center to the extended care facility. This enabled me to begin physical therapy literally immediately and shortened my overall length of stay.

While in the extended care facility, I received excellent care! I was monitored twenty-four hours a day. My pain level was monitored closely, taken seriously, and addressed immediately. Everyone I dealt with was kind, respectful, and understanding. A real class act!

To my husband and I, the best part came after I returned home. Everything (and I mean EVERYTHING), was included into one bill! This saved us so much time consuming paperwork and frustration. This was extremely convenient.

I would definitely recommend the EXCEL program!

March 26, 2015

Sheila M.

I had no real pain in the hip area, rather my back. Thinking I needed to go to physical therapy. X-rays proved that my hip had dissolved, much to my shock. Dr. Anseth said he had no idea how I walked ! I had totally hip replacement on Thursday and went to work on Monday. Missing only a day of work. I can’t recommend this great doctor enough. I am a great walking advertisement for his great work. Also I didn’t need pain killers for work..

January 20, 2015

Don K.

I recommend Dr. Scott Anseth to everyone I know that has knee problems. I had replacements of both knees 5 years ago, have no pain. I play softball year-round. It has changed my life as far as activities and moving around.

January 11, 2015

Brad S.

Dr. Anseth is the best. I had severe swelling and pain from my injury and he saw me on a Saturday (his day off) and did everything possible to aid in my recovery.

December 6, 2012

Jack R.

Jack R. said that his hip surgery “changed his life,” and couldn’t have been happier with the excellent care he received from Scott Anseth, MD. Before surgery, hip pain kept Jack awake at night and prevented him from enjoying his favorite outdoor activities, such as hunting and fishing. “After surgery, the dull aching pain that I was experiencing was gone,” he said. “It was amazing.”Shortly thereafter his flexibility returned and simple tasks such as putting on socks became easy again. Four weeks after surgery Jack was traveling again for work and felt great. “I can now enjoy outdoor activities again,” he said. “My sons are having trouble keeping up with me when pheasant and deer hunting!”

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December 4, 2012

Joni C.

“You’re so young!” That was the overwhelming response Joni C. received from almost everyone when discussing her hip issues. “All of those concerns were put to rest after my first visit to Twin Cities Orthopedics and Dr. Anseth. The staff took the time to listen to me and then to explain all of my options,” she said (pictured left to right: Dr. Anseth, Joni, Heidi Bolgren, PA-C, Patti D., Clinical Assistant, Matt V., Athletic Trainer). Dr. Anseth and his staff explained all treatment options to Joni and addressed her concerns about overall quality of life. “I left that day with all of the information I needed to make an informed decision,” she said. A few weeks later, Joni decided to proceed with a hip replacement. “From that day everything moved smoothly and without a hitch, unlike my hip,” she said.While her recovery exercises were a challenge, Joni is glad she put in the effort to complete them. “I have diligently done all of my exercises, even when they were a bit tough, and have had wonderful results so far,” she said. She is looking forward to spending her next birthday in Florida, “walking on the beach, pain free.”

October 11, 2012

Marjorie S.

Marjorie S. had bilateral total knee replacements performed by Dr. Anseth (pictured) and was very pleased with the results. “I couldn’t have asked for a better experience than what I have had with Dr. Anseth, Twin Cities Orthopedics and the Joint Replacement Center,” said Marjorie. “The pre-surgical education and information is comprehensive, yet easily understood. Everyone was willing to take the time to address any concerns,” she said. “I’ll be telling everyone where they should go for their orthopedic concerns.”

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March 7, 2012

Jonathan P.

Jonathan P. of Deephaven had a total hip replacement procedure performed by Scott Anseth, MD. “One day while driving my leg went numb,” he said. Upon calling Twin Cities (pictured left to right: Heidi Bolgren, PA-C, Dr. Anseth, Jonathan, Patty F.), Jonathan was scheduled for a next day appointment with Dr. Anseth and “he had me scheduled for surgery ten days later,” he said. “I feel great, better than I have in 15 years.”

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March 7, 2012

Gerilyn W.

“I was 43 years old and had been suffering from bilateral hip osteoarthritis for several years,” said Gerilyn W. of Stillwater (pictured on left). “I was having much difficulty with activities of daily living.” She decided to have both of her hips replaced over a six week period, by Scott Anseth, MD (pictured on right). “I not only gained new hips with no more chronic pain, I get my life back! Now, I can do anything and everything with no limitations,” she said.As a result of the surgeries and rehabilitation experience at the joint replacement, Gerilyn is now “paying it forward” to new patients by volunteering at the joint replacement surgery center where she had our surgery performed.

February 28, 2012

Mary Jo D.

Mary Jo D. (pictured on right) of Bloomington recently had a total hip replacement performed by Scott Anseth, MD (pictured on left). “I never felt I was being rushed in and out” of my appointment said Mary Jo. “Dr. Anseth addressed all of my concerns and made sure he answered all of my questions,” she said. He “has strong communication skills” and great bedside manner.

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