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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.

December 19, 2021

Josh V.

From the diagnosis to getting back to my normal lifestyle, TCO has provided a top notch process. The care and understanding I received from Dr. Hoel and others has been a great experience!

December 7, 2021

Janet R.

Words can’t express my admiration and appreciation for Dr. Hoel. I didn’t have back pain but numbness in my feet. He explained carefully what he viewed in the MRI and shared his recommendation. Then, very patiently and thoroughly answered my questions. In my second visit, I experienced the same highly professional service. Julie, his nurse, I found to be of the same quality. Whether it was via a phone call or an office visit, I was never given the impression they didn’t have time for me or my concerns. My surgery was a success and I owe it all to his knowledge, compassion and thoroughness. It is very easy for me to recommend him.

November 11, 2021

Shawn C.

Dr. Hoel and the entire staff at Twin Cities Orthopedics were outstanding. I’ve had multiple back surgeries over the years, and when we moved to Minneapolis a few months ago and I had a recurrence of a herniated disk that had been operated on by two previous surgeons. Dr. Hoel proved to be an excellent diagnostician and when it became apparent that I needed surgery, he also proved to be an excellent surgeon. Although he faced a tough challenge, due to significant scar tissue from my previous surgeries, he skillfully took care of my disk and I had a more complete and rapid recovery than ever before. His manner with patients is calm, friendly, and confident. The entire support staff, from front desk personnel to nurses and technicians, turned out to be highly capable and very good to work with. I would recommend Dr. Hoel and TCO to anyone!

October 26, 2021

Lisa N.

 

I would like to recognize Dr. Maura Hartigan! She is an amazing doctor! I had cortisone injections into my spine area. Dr. Hartigan and her team of nurses were fabulous! They were all so kind and attentive. Dr. Hartigan was so personable and very knowledgeable. She explains everything so thoroughly, listened to my concerns, and never made me feel rushed. She followed up one week later, and again, was so thorough and took the time to explain everything. I would highly recommend Dr. Hartigan If you have any back /neck/spine issues. Thank you TCO for hiring these types of doctors.

October 26, 2021

Lisa N.

I want to give a huge shout out to Dr. Maria Ryan! She was so thorough and took her time trying to figure out where my pain and issues were coming from. I knew she genuinely cared about me and wanted to help me feel better. She listened to me, she asked questions, and then came up with a plan. I never felt rushed. Dr. Ryan is so kind and truly cares about her patients well-being. I would highly recommend her!! Thank you for your kindness, knowledge and professional advice.

October 25, 2021

Charles K.

Dr. Hoel performed a C5-6 discectomy and fusion at M Health Fairview for my neck, shoulder, and arm pain. Wow, my pain was completely gone! I’m now 9 weeks post-surgery. I am still totally pain free and almost 100% back to normal daily life.

From the moment I met Dr. Hoel, I had complete confidence in his ability to help me, although I had doubts that I would be able to get rid of all the pain. We initially tried more conservative treatment (rest and injection) but that did not afford much relief from the constant pain in my neck, shoulder and arm. Once we decided together to go ahead with the surgery, I felt positive that it was the right decision.

Dr. Hoel was very open and honest, yet reassuring, about the procedure and expected outcomes. His care coordinator, Julie, really worked hard to help me prepare for the surgery, navigating COVID requirements and a short timeline so that I was able to go on a long-planned vacation just 4 weeks after surgery. Thank you Dr. Hoel, and your entire team!

October 16, 2021

Diane L.

I went to see Dr. Hoel because of severe pain in my lower back and down my legs. It was always worse when I was walking and bending over. The pain was relieved when I could sit down, but once I got up, it was only a matter of time before I needed to sit again. An MRI revealed that my 5th lumbar was not stable and was narrowing my spinal cord resulting in the pain down my legs (spondylosis and spondylolisthesis).

Dr. Hoel listened carefully to my descriptions of the pain I was having. He was compassionate and explained my diagnosis carefully. After our first meeting, I decided to do some research and came back to ask more questions. Again, he was very helpful and answered all of my questions and concerns. I tried physical therapy first, but when that proved unsuccessful, I asked to have the surgery. Dr. Hoel suggested to replace my disc and to fuse my 4th and 5th lumbar vertebrae together. I can’t tell you how happy I am that I had this surgery! The pain in my back and down my legs was completely gone right away. It was miraculous! Dr. Hoel really impressed me with his kindness, compassion, and knowledge. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to others.

October 11, 2021

Robert O.

I would like to thank Dr. Sherman and his staff. I had a 2 level lumbar fusion with implants back in January 1999. Now in 2021, I have lived pain free for all of these years. At 57 years old, my wife and I still travel around the country riding our ATV’s for up to 12 hours a day non-stop and I have never had any back pain return. Prior to surgery, my back would give out 3 times a month and I would crawl around the house in pain. I lived on multiple Advil each day, and now only take them for headaches.

 

October 5, 2021

Sandra R.

I had THE BEST possible surgical outcome with Dr. Ryan Hoel. I had persistent and severe sciatic back, hip, and leg pain due to a herniated disc. It disappeared immediately after microdiscectomy surgery. Recovery was easy compared to the prior pain. It was almost tedious since I felt so well and was excited to return to life activities. I can only wish this level of success for all patients. Thanks to Dr. Hoel, TCO staff, and hospital personnel for prompt, professional, and exceedingly helpful care in turning my life around. My family is ever-so grateful also.

October 4, 2021

David R.

Dr. Kirksson and team are like a well-oiled machine. Their teamwork, process and professionalism provides a very positive experience. Thank 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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