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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.

January 18, 2019

Dianna K.

I had a left hip replacement in August of 2017 and a right hip replacement in August of 2018. Both were done by Dr. Brian O’Neill using the anterior approach. I can’t say enough about how great the results were. I refused pain meds after the second one because I had recovered so quickly after the first one. Never needed anything but Tylenol/Ibuprofen. I didn’t need a cane after either procedure. I am in my late 60’s so I was excited about the results and that I could do so well so fast! I have recommended him to everyone who approaches me about hip replacement.

January 17, 2019

Jon M.

After research, I made an appointment with Dr. Owen O’Neill for a consult regarding a knee replacement. After my first visit, I knew he was the one I wanted to perform the surgery. He took the time to go over and explain the x-rays; he used the model of the knee to explain the procedure and even though he had a long waiting list, we scheduled the surgery and I am glad I did. The whole process through TCO was excellent. From the staff at the Crosstown Surgery Center in Edina, to the follow up care at Aurora to Dr. O’Neill’s care coordinator Ann. They made sure I was aware of everything before and after my surgery and were there to answer any questions I had about the process and my recovery. I highly recommend Dr. Owen O’Neill and will use him again for any future orthopedic needs.

January 17, 2019

Barbara A.

I first met Dr. Murar in the Fairview Southdale Hospital ER in early February of 2018. My husband brought me in after a fall that resulted in a traumatic injury to my shoulder. Dr. Murar explained the extent and seriousness of my injury and that because of the type of fracture, he recommended a reverse total shoulder replacement. He offered me support and encouragement in the face of such a big surgery.

My family told me how generous Dr. Murar was with his time when he met with them after surgery. He made sure that they had all their questions answered and he did not seem in a hurry. My daughter was impressed at how encouraged I was after talking through everything with Dr. Murar in the ER. Clearly, Dr. Murar is able to communicate in a difficult and serious situation and help his patients understand the best plan for the best outcome.

Throughout my recovery I always felt that Dr. Murar was available and accessible if I had questions or concerns. This was especially important to me during the early days of my recovery, I never felt like I was left to myself to try to figure things out. The entire TCO team – Dr. Murar along with care coordinator Kelly, TCO physical therapists Kevin and Nate gave me the support, guidance and tools that I needed to keep making progress.

Today I am almost at the one year mark since my surgery and I am strong and have returned to a full and active lifestyle, spending time with my husband, children, grandchildren and friends.

I am very grateful for what Dr. Murar has done for me and I highly recommend Dr. Murar to anyone who has an orthopedic need.

Barbara A.

January 17, 2019

Daniel L.

The entire TCO staff have always and continue to provide great care. Last week while waiting for my wife’s rehab, I witnessed an awesome display of compassion and caring. The receptionist brought a senior in a wheelchair to the rehab area and while waiting to check in she engaged him with kind words and a gentle hand on his shoulder. It was very obvious she made this patients day (and mine) with her actions. This woman is most certainly a valued employee. If I was still working I’d hire her in a heartbeat. I don’t recall her name but I’ll bet you can identify her by the actions I described. Please thank her for me.

January 16, 2019

Sarah J.

Dr. Bakker is knowledgeable, patient, caring, positive, and encouraging. I fractured my wrist in three places and was terrified to even think about surgery. From the very first appointment I had with Dr. Bakker I felt at ease and encouraged that the process would be okay. He recommended for me to have surgery and get a plate and screws in my wrist. Once he thoroughly explained the procedure and the recovery time I immediately felt confident moving forward. He very much advises what is best for you and your health, he does not push or pressure you to make a decision.

His team is amazing, I cannot rave about them enough. From start to finish they made me feel like I could have surgery all over again and be completely comfortable. They have great personalities and are always positive, they will not move forward with anything until they explain what they are doing and why they are doing it.

Once the surgery was completed, I got a call the date after not only from the care nurse but also from Dr. Bakker himself which is very impressive and made me feel even more taken care of. They also did a great job at helping me get set up with therapy appointments immediately following. I am so thankful I got Dr. Bakker and that he was encouraging throughout it all. I would recommend him and his team to anyone!

January 16, 2019

Diane M.

I broke my collarbone right before Christmas and there were other health issues that caused me to fall. While they weighed heavily on my mind, Dr. Bakker and his prompt, professional, and expert care did not. His care coordinator scheduled surgery right away. Throughout the whole process, Dr. Bakker engaged with me as a person rather than an object which some practitioners can do sometimes without even realizing it. He answered all my questions with patience and gave me the confidence that all would be well. It was! I am healing fast and following his aftercare plan to a tee because….I trust him. He also let me know about his observations about the health of my bones. I was able to arrange for DEXA scan promptly and begin to find other measures to avoid further complications. Thank you, Dr. Bakker!

January 16, 2019

Steven H.

I am most fortunate that I chose Dr. Michael Smith for a second opinion regarding disc fusion surgery. Not only was I further convinced of the need for the surgery, but, persuaded by the doctor to quit smoking cigarettes after 40 years of smoking due to their effect on the healing process. Most importantly, I am sincerely grateful to Dr. Smith, Anne Anderson RNFA, and the entire staff for the outstanding care that I received before, during and after they performed a successful surgery. This friendly team of highly skilled and experienced professionals has treated me with utmost respect, compassion and kindness. For that I am eternally in their debt.

January 16, 2019

Jean H.

I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Lewis and his staff! I’ve had very painful elbow and knee conditions that were addressed with the most conservative care practices first — both of which were highly successful. I’ve been to doctors who go right to surgical options first, but Dr. Lewis guided me to cortisone, physical therapy, and ergonomic solutions that worked wonders. Not only that, he seems genuinely interested in me and has a very kind and reassuring manner.

January 16, 2019

Gregory C.

Doc (Dr. Conner) and his team have given me the opportunity to once again enjoy doing the activities I love to do. Since my total knee replacement surgery and all important exercise & PT sessions this spring, I have been able to enjoy the following activities: an Alaskan cruise that included hiking in Denali National Park, a trip to Niagara Falls that included a side trip to the Air Force Museum in Dayton OH, and a southwestern travel vacation through the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley. In addition, I have also been able to once again perform routine maintenance tasks at home and at the cabin. In fact, with the help of my son, I was even able to install a metal roof on the cabin this summer. Without the help of Dr. Conner, all of the items I mentioned would still be on my bucket list.

If you’re having trouble doing the things that you love to do, then come on in and let the Twin Cities Orthopedics team get you going again.

January 16, 2019

Marialys J.

I didn’t realize I hit the jackpot when I first met Dr. Conner ten years ago, but I certainly know it now. If you’re looking for the best orthopedic surgeon in the Twin Cities area, you’ve found him. I’ve been around a long time, met a lot of doctors in my many years, there has been only one other man who had my confidence as Dr. Conner does – and his care coordinator Shawn is the greatest. She will go the extra mile for you whenever you need her. I would really enjoy sharing him with you.

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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.

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