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September 1, 2022 - TCO

TCO Welcomes New Physician Dr. James Bircher

Join us in welcoming our newest physician, James B. Bircher, DO, to Twin Cities Orthopedics.

Dr. Bircher joins TCO as a Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Surgeon. He completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic serving as Chief Resident during his final year. After five years of residency, Dr. Bircher continued his training and relationship with the Cleveland Clinic for his Joint Replacement Fellowship. Dr. Bircher specializes in Primary Joint Replacement and Revision Joint Replacement. He also treats a variety of general orthopedic issues, traumatic injuries, and fractures, including periprosthetic fractures. Dr. Bircher also participates in the TCO EXCEL Surgery and Recovery Program.

James B. Bircher, DO

What are a few interesting facts that people may not know about you?

I have an amazing wife and three boys who I love to spend time with. Our favorite activities include finding new parks, swimming, riding bikes, playing sports, and sledding during the winter. When I am not spending time with my family, I enjoy training for triathlons, which has become a great competitive outlet for me.

Why did you go into medicine?

Medicine gives me the opportunity to blend my interest in science with my passion for helping and serving others.

How did you choose orthopedics?

I chose orthopedics so I could help people return to the function and activities they love.

What is your care philosophy?

My goal is to ensure that each patient has a full understanding of their condition and all treatment options. Together, we consider their goals and unique circumstances to determine what plan of care best serves their needs.

What is your favorite quote?

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Will Durant


Dr. Bircher will practice at TCO’s Maple Grove, Plymouth, and Robbinsdale locations.