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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.

June 23, 2020

Kip C.

Forty years of back pain from an Army injury. I had various tests performed by another non TCO provider and was told basically to learn to deal with pain. Dr. Davis reviewed the MRI, identified the problem and operated. The procedure was minimally invasive with only a one inch scar on back. My pain is reduced by 90%. He’s great!

June 15, 2020

Michael E.

September 2019 I aggravated my lower lumbar region of my spine. The injury caused severe nerve pain in my lower right leg and foot drop. The MRI discovered significant stenosis at L3-4 and L4-5. The option I chose was L3-4 and L4-5 decompression and fusion.

An interbody fusion was also performed at L4-5. Dr. Deal and his team did an excellent job relieving my symptoms. I an now 6 months post-op and am recovering ahead of my expectations.

June 8, 2020

Ann P.

Thank you Dr. Smith!!! My bad spinal stenosis you said was causing tingling and numbness, unable to tilt my head back, sent me off to have a cervical epidural and saving surgery as a last resort. All I can say is this epidural procedure fixed me, 5 days later and I feel 100% awesome, no nerve pinching, no numbness in fingers and hands. I even road my motorcycle 300 miles on Sunday with no incident. Thank you thank you thank you!

June 8, 2020

Randy S.

Dr. Deal did surgery on my L3-4 lumbar microdiscectomy. He is a great surgeon, since my surgery I don’t have any more pain in my back or down my left leg. It’s been 3 months since surgery. Dr. Deal is a great doctor.

May 26, 2020

Douglas W.

Dr. Crowe successfully operated on my spine. In just under 2 weeks my drop foot condition was just about eliminated and I was back to walking normal. Thanks to Dr. Crowe and Brianna Randall, PA-C, along with the wonderful staff at North Memorial Hospital Maple Grove who all worked together to insure such a great outcome.

May 26, 2020

Denise B.

Dr. Kirksson has done a couple of injections and more recently an EMG in January, 2020. His injections were painless. The EMG, which is mildly uncomfortable no matter what a physician does went great. Excellent technique. He really puts you at ease and has a calm confident approach to things. Very knowledgeable, patient, and kind. I really felt that he actually cared about me personally and I wasn’t just another “procedure”. I myself, having been in the medical profession for many, many years, appreciate the quality of care I received by Dr. Kirksson. Thank you!

May 26, 2020

Suann N.

Dr. Harris performed spine surgery on me to alleviate a compressed L4-L5 vertebrae. I would have the surgery done again in a heartbeat. I am now able to walk, swim and move about in a more normal way. His surgical skill is remarkable and his personal care with his patients, his surgical team and the nurses is widely appreciated. Thanks to his listening skills and his ability to interpret, the procedure it was comforting to have him as my surgeon.

May 26, 2020

Matt B.

I had fusion surgery, C7-T1, on February 27th. I was in a lot of pain over the last two years in my upper back and traveling down my right arm.

My treatment plan over the last two years was chiropractic care, therapy, and ibuprofen. My pain got so bad in early February this year that I was unable to work, sleep, or enjoy time with family.

I told Dr. Deal that I was ready for surgery. Dr. Deal and team were amazing to help get me scheduled sooner than later. My pain level leading up to and the morning of surgery was a 10+ in my back, arm, and fingers.

I awoke from surgery and had no pain in my fingers, arm, and back. Yesterday, was my 3 month follow-up appointment and when asked what my pain level is (0-10), I was thrilled to report “0” in all areas.

I wish I would have had the surgery earlier, yet am very grateful to Dr. Deal for walking me through the process and electing to have surgery on my terms.

I will recommend Dr. Deal and team at TCO to anyone. FANTASTIC experience!

February 17, 2020

Martin S.

This testimonial is long overdue. I recovered so quickly I couldn’t wait to get back to my normal life. I had been dealing with issues with my C6-C7 area for years after returning from a tour in Iraq. Within a year I had put myself in the ER twice with excruciating pain in my chest and back. An MRI revealed that either I medical out from my job and forget about getting back in the gym or chance it with surgery. After meeting with Dr. Deal and his team, I had confidence that there was a good chance of fixing the disc in my back – or replacing it. I had the procedure in August. I don’t think my experience was typical but after surgery I refused to take any pain medication, as I had little to no pain. The day after returning home I walked 2 miles. Two weeks later, I got cleared to go back to work on light duty with restrictions. At 6 weeks, I was cleared early with no restrictions and returned to the gym. Now, six months later, it is as if the surgery never happened. I have no scar and no pain. I can’t thank Dr. Deal and his team enough for their professionalism and dedication to their profession. Thank you!

February 6, 2020

Matt

Can’t say enough positive things about Dr. Deal and my spine surgery. I had never been through surgery as an adult and it couldn’t have been smoother. Recovery was virtually painless and the results are spectacular. I have regained most of the function I lost pre-surgery and have no pain. Dr. Deal was easy to talk to and answered all my questions. Well done!

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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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