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As the largest orthopedic physician group in the Midwest, and one of the largest in the country, you are sure to find a clinic that best meets your needs.

July 22, 2019

Walter G. Bauch

Dr. Norberg did an excellent job pre-surgery explaining the surgical procedure that he would use to repair my torn bicep and what I could expect post-surgery. I understand that my injury was worse than expected. However, the surgery went without any complications and I am on the road to recovery. At each of my post-surgical visits, Dr. Norberg has done an excellent job of explaining where I am in my recovery cycle. He is an excellent surgeon and has a great manner about him.

July 15, 2019

Gary & Sue V.

TCO Magic!!
Gary had a total knee replacement today with the EXCEL Program in Edina. Crosstown Surgery Center staff… you’re nothing less than amazing. Friendly, fun, efficient, helpful and we can tell you love your jobs. Kathy and Therese… so tolerant of me, so great at what you do. Wonderful first and lasting impression. Nathan- you rock! Best IV dude ever and you’re such a joy to be around. Thanks for making this experience fun. Jason, you’re just awesome.

Anesthesiologist Dr. Segal, you gave us such confidence and peace going into this. You’re the best and we were so blessed you were there with us today. Not enough words to thank or sum up surgeon Dr. John Anderson and PA Tom Gendron. Seasoned veterans that exude never ending skill, class, kindness and compassion. The nurses with EXCEL, Jen, Cory, PT Mary Ann. We’d be lost without you. Your care, guidance and kindness in the aftermath, is the cherry on the top of the best surgical experience we could ask for.

Gary and I can’t thank you all enough but we sure can brag about having the best care the Twin Cities can offer. It doesn’t get any better than this.

Many thanks and blessings to you all.
Gary and Sue

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July 9, 2019

James R.

To: Dr. Wulf and his medical team,

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all your help and support over the past year. To properly understand my gratitude, I feel it is important to explain my journey. About 20-years ago, I had two right knee meniscus repairs. Despite my attempts post-op to explain that my knee did not feel well, I was quickly quieted by the surgeon and told it would improve.

About 8-years ago, I was diagnosed with bi-lateral FAI, AIIS impingements, with labral tears. I was treated by a well-known physician at another facility. After four surgeries in two years (1 initial and 1 revision bilaterally), I was unable to walk a few blocks. Due to the pain, I became a patient at the United Hospital Pain Clinic and was given opiate pain medications. My mental health declined because I lost my identity and could not be the father to my two children in the way I envisioned. During my clinic exams, I again was silenced by the surgeon who appeared to struggle with his own hubris. I was told that my hips were repaired; at which time, I asked for a second opinion. It was at this time I became an advocate for my own healthcare and researched the best physicians for FAI and AIIS impingements by reading medical journals.

That brought me to Twin Cities Orthopedics, where I was treated by Dr. Chris Larson, who did my 3rd procedure on each hip. No longer did I feel like a number, I was treated like a person and my experience with orthopedics was immediately changed. After examining my right knee, Dr. Larson referred me to Dr. Wulf for complex knee issues.

Dr. Wulf, you exceeded my expectations and I have always felt cared for and treated with respect. Your humble confidence puts a patient at ease and is reassuring. The outcome with last year’s root repair on my left knee has been excellent. My left knee feels unbelievable and I was able to become free from opiate pain medication for the first time in 7-years. The improvement I was promised by the surgeon 20-years ago occurred this year with the meniscal allograft transplant by Dr. Wulf. In both procedures, I worked closely with Braidy and his knowledge and expertise is a great compliment to the treatment team.

Being a patient within a sports medicine provider, the road to recovery implies an athlete’s journey back to their respected sport. It’s been a long-time since I identified as an athlete, but this is my road to recovery as a father, husband, and son. You are part of my recovery journey and I received the best medical care an individual could have imagined.

Dr. Wulf, you have given two girls their father the ability to be active in their lives. You have given a wife her husband back and parents a healthy son. I have been off very strong opiate pain medication for 16-months, which is incredible with our society’s epidemic. I am pain-free and as I continue to heal; my goal is to be active and healthier thanks to you. My health has been a journey with 10 orthopedic procedures, and I have joy in my life again. My family and I are grateful for what you have given us. Dr. Wulf, words cannot express my thanks. Your care team,  including Braidy, is terrific.

Respectfully,
James

July 9, 2019

Margaret H.

The service with Dr. O’Keefe was excellent. I didn’t have long waits for anything. The surgery went well, the recovery and therapy gave me great results. My hand does not cause me pain at all anymore. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

July 9, 2019

Donna N.

Dr. Simonet did both my hips in November of 2014. Feeling absolutely great! Just wanted you to know that I’m participating in the YWCA Women’s Triathlon on August 11, 2019, Lake Nokomis. Swim 500 yards, bicycle 15 1/2 miles, do a 5 K (I walk very fast!). I’m so excited and so very thankful to you for your excellent work on me. Please pass this on to Casey and Jane too. They are wonderful! I’m certain I could never have done this without you. I was in a wheelchair! Ugh! I’ll send photos of the finish line.

July 8, 2019

Lovita

I had my initial consult with Dr. Anderson and was so pleased! He has the bedside manner that you can’t find anymore! He took the time to visit with me, explain things to me, and helped me work through my choices! I would recommend Dr. Anderson to anyone looking for a surgeon who actually listens to his patients. I will be working with Dr. Anderson through my knee injury recovery.

July 2, 2019

Eric N.

I cannot recommend Dr. Beckenbaugh enough. Very professional, down to earth. Great bedside manner, takes time to thoroughly explain your procedure and gives you as much of his time as needed to make sure your questions are answered. You truly feel like he cares when you talk to him. Again, I cannot recommend him and the staff at TCO enough. Made it a pleasurable experience every step of the way. Any questions I had about my procedure were thoroughly answered by the staff and every phone call I made and message I left was promptly returned. I will definitely recommend TCO to anyone.

July 2, 2019

Carol

Dr. Deal was very respectful in explaining my procedure in terms that I could understand. He showed empathy, kindness, and the ability to make me feel very comfortable. He made me feel as though we were friends, and I was able to put my trust in him. After surgery, I was pain-free! I highly recommend Dr. Deal!!

July 2, 2019

Ted W.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

After 30 plus years at 3M punching on a keyboard, my hands reacted. First, I could not open a pickle jar. Then, I had problems with manual dexterity with buttoning buttons but the killer was that slowly creeping pain in the fingers that wakes you up in the middle of the night and you are up until morning. Dr. Karlstad diagnosed carpal tunnel and did surgery on both wrists. 2 weeks later I have small cuts on my wrists that the doc says will fade into the creases in my wrists. I sleep through the night without pain. I can button a button and with my increasing grip, and pickle jars are quaking with fear.

Highly recommend Dr. Karlstad and TCO staff. Very professional and skilled.

July 1, 2019

Patty E.

I don’t know where to begin to thank Dr. O’Neill and his staff for helping me over the past few years. Joint by joint they helped me improve my mobility! Having to have both my hips and both knees replaced was no easy journey, but they were there with me every step of the way! They answered many questions for me, and always made me feel important. I am forever grateful! They are the BEST.

As the largest orthopedic physician group in the Midwest, and one of the largest in the country, you are sure to find a clinic that best meets your needs.

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