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 16, 2019
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!
November 29, 2018
Extremely pleased, this was my second carpal tunnel surgery first done by another provider. Dr. Bakker did this one and I cannot say enough nice things about this experience. Dr Bakker is very personable and caring. Thank you.
October 15, 2018
I only have positive comments to say about Dr. Bakker. He’s an expert in his profession. His skill and advice on rehab were spot on. I was very fortunate to have found him to help me gain back my quality of life. I would “go beyond” highly recommending him to anyone who needs care in the area of his expertise. Thank you Dr. Bakker for getting me to where I am.
October 15, 2018
Dr. Arntson replaced my left hip joint 5 months ago with very good results. Before the surgery I had a lot of pain and trouble walking more than 100 yards. I trusted him so much that I had him perform surgery on my right wrist for carpal tunnel 6 weeks ago. Both surgeries were successful. He is a caring professional in and out of the surgery suite. He is also a sharp dresser when not in scrubs.
September 5, 2018
I was in a car accident this past May that put me in the emergency room. I was found to have a broken scaphoid bone in my left hand (of course my dominant hand). The first opinion was “immediate surgery.” I sought a second opinion from Dr. Gesensway; he examined my x-rays and CT scan of my hand very carefully and discovered that the bones in my hand had auto-fused. Because the bones had auto-fused, the scaphoid was stabilized and could heal with assistance of a new ultra-sound device that would trigger blood flow to the bone to accelerate healing without surgery. I chose to use the device as instructed and IT WAS SUCCESSFUL. The bone has healed without surgery!
September 5, 2018
Dr. Laura Koch is the best in the business! She repaired my finger and my hand is fully functioning! No rehab or therapy was necessary, thank you Dr. Laura!
August 14, 2018
Dr. Bakker was fantastic! I would highly recommend him. An honest, straight forward, matter of fact doctor and an excellent surgeon.
July 31, 2018
I was recently involved in a very bad motorcycle accident in which I was airlifted from the accident scene because of my severe injuries. The silver lining to this difficult time was the fact that I became a patient of Dr. David Gerlach. Dr. Gerlach performed multiple surgeries to repair my injuries and the results have been excellent! More importantly, I found Dr. Gerlach to be caring, genuine and extremely supportive throughout this process. I couldn’t think of a better hand surgeon to see under the circumstances. I would strongly recommend him to any person including family and friends.
June 19, 2018
I had surgery to repair ligament damage in my right thumb in December 2017 and as of April 2018, I am fully recovered and back to normal life activities. Dr. Bakker and his team are THE BEST! Without them I would not be where I am today in my recovery. The whole team was professional, courteous and extremely helpful throughout the whole process. I highly recommend Dr. Bakker to anyone who is in need of a Hand Care doctor. You will not find a better doctor to put your trust in. A huge thank you to Dr. Bakker, Jenna, Becky and a cast of others for their first class service and care!!
June 19, 2018
I’d just like to say, that I received the most excellent care from everybody, and I truly believe that due to the level of care I received, I will be able to fully recover to 100%. Dr. Bakker – you have a great team, and I feel very lucky that I just happened to get your team to help me out. Thanks so much.