I wanted to tell you how glad I am that I came in to see you and that I had the two cortisone shots in my hips. I am virtually pain free now, and I am able to sleep comfortably. I only wish I would have made an appointment to see you sooner.
Being able to have the consultation, x-rays and procedure done all in one appointment was really convenient. I appreciate that very much.
Also, I want to thank you again for all the wonderful care you gave Megan from the first time you saw her in urgent care in February until her last appointment with you in August. You really made a difficult situation that much easier with your medical expertise and compassion. She wants to continue her education after high school graduation with a desire of becoming an orthopedic doctor as she one day hopes to be able to help people with the same understanding and care you gave her. The same can be said for Stephanie as she was so nice to work with and always answered any questions we had. She always made sure Megan was comfortable during her cast appointments as well as other follow-up appointments. We can’t say enough about the care you both gave her at TCO.
Linda and Megan
December 11, 2014
Dr. Diekmann is the only choice for me and my family when it comes to needing help with bone & muscle problems. He has served us very well for well over 20 years. I could go on with many details but just want people to know that this is a Dr. that will care for you very well.
December 10, 2014
Thank you for the opportunity to give you my comment on my procedures. The results of my new hips could not have been better. North Memorial, all of the nurses, and Dr. Brian O’Neill were the best. Both times, my progress in healing was so fast, after 12 to 14 days I was walking without even a cane. I never took the pain medication because I never needed them. My hips were one year apart and the second one was about a year and a half ago. I have been pain free, no problems at all. So again, I thank all those involved in resolving me to a pain free life. My wife has two new knees and our daughter has a new hip with the same results from Dr. Brian O’Neill. We couldn’t be more pleased. Thank you all.
December 2, 2014
Dr. Moen and his associate Stephanie were wonderful. Always answered my questions and were available by phone if need be. Great pair.
December 2, 2014
Rose Marie G.
Twice Dr. Brian O’Neill has given me a new life. In 2003 he performed my knee surgery and in 2014 he performed my hip surgery. Each time I was what I was calling “given the miracle of walking again.” Each surgery turned out to be so successful. Thank you Dr. O’Neill. I would refer him to everyone who is in need of surgery. Thank you for allowing me to share.
December 1, 2014
Dr. Asp re-attached my pectoralis major tendon on July 17th and 20 weeks later I am back to almost 100% activity again. I want to thank Dr. Asp for his professionalism and candor in both the surgery and follow-up. Thank you for helping me get my life back!!!!!
November 25, 2014
Dr. Lervick came highly recommended to me when I broke my clavicle in a bike race. His name is well-known in the local cycling community as the “go-to” doctor for broken clavicles (a common cycling injury). The most impressive aspect of Dr. Lervick is how well he understands athletes. From the size and materials of the metal plate in my shoulder, to his empathy toward my training and race goals, he always treated me like an elite athlete. He was open and honest with me on the risks associated with each week of my recovery while understanding my desire to get back to racing as soon as possible. With his help, I was able to maintain my training load through my recovery period and was back on the podium with little time lost.
November 24, 2014
I was in disbelief when my doctor confirmed after an x-Ray that I had no hip joint space left on my right hip and precious little on the left. That explained my intense pain in my hip and groin, my clicking as I bent forward (bone on bone) and my leg giving out with certain movements. No one in my family history had hip issues. Hip surgery meant I had work to do. I read all I could find and questioned everyone I could on their replacement experience. I heard horror stories and my first visit to a surgeon left me in tears. I needed a second opinion.I had heard and read that the anterior approach was the easiest in terms of recovery. One of my acquaintances who had both her hips done told me her first surgery was awful in terms of recovery. She told me Dr. Brian O’Neill did her other hip and it was done with the anterior approach and she said she had done a ton of research, viewed videos, went to classes and ultimately chose Dr. O’Neill. So, I made an appointment.When I arrived I was told he was running behind and I had a fairly early appointment. I did appreciate their honesty so I waited. I sat next to a woman probably five years older than my 67 years. We talked and she said she was there for a follow up appointment after her hip replacement. I thought how lucky for her she was way ahead of me. She had had Dr. O’Neill and told me what success she had with her surgery.When I met Dr. O’Neill, I understood why he was running late that day. He spent time with me, explained everything, gave me options, showed me x-rays (before and after) and although I was fighting surgery, I knew I would be okay under his care.I shed tears in his office and on the day of surgery. The hospital gives you a huge three ring notebook to read. It spoke of donating blood “just in case” and raised more questions for me. Dr. O’Neill helped me check off all my concerns and questions. I always came to see him, even after the surgery, with my list of uncertainties. He assured me he did hundreds of these surgeries every year but this was my first. I reminded him of that.May 5, 2014 came and off we went. Everyone was so nice but it was me having surgery. They told me I would be asleep before I left the room my family and I were in and I reminded them as we started out that I was still awake. Some time later, I woke up–DONE.The day went by, a few visitors came (family) and my husband stayed the night. I was at the Maple Grove Hospital and can’t say enough good things about that hospital. I walked the halls with a walker that night and breathed a sigh of relief. I did have pain that night but morning came and I managed to freshen up in the bathroom, get dressed, fix my hair to look as presentable as I could the day after surgery.Dr. O’Neill was in early to check on me. I was sitting in a chair and he looked at me and said I looked like I was ready to go home. I said “yes”. He said, “then go”. WHAT? He said if I could do the physical therapy class and do the steps, I could go home. Who ever heard of going home the day after hip replacement surgery, but I did.Recovery was in my hands–do the exercises, move, ice the hip and come back the end of May. I was free to call him or his assistant with any questions. I had only three formal physical therapy sessions and always exceeded the goals set for me.My follow up visits with Dr. O’Neill were so comforting. He pushed me to give up the walker and the cane. He said at my last visit he would see me in two years but I know he knows my other hip is now wearing thin and won’t make two years. I am thinking probably another May surgery. This time I am more prepared having been through it once. While not looking forward to it, I know I have the best surgeon and would and have recommended Dr. O’Neill to anyone with hip replacement surgery in their future.Thank you Dr. O’Neill.
November 24, 2014
I have been a patient of Dr. Kurt Anderson on several occasions since June 2000. I have had successful arthroscopic surgery on both my knees, one in December 2006 and the other in December 2007. The surgery was successful on both knees for several years. I had a partial knee replacement on my left knee performed by Dr. Anderson on November 4, 2012. The surgery was successful and the follow-up physical therapy I received at the TCO clinic in Otsego, MN was most helpful to gaining full strength in my knee. I played my first round of golf pain free three months after the surgery. It’s been thirteen months since my surgery and I’m very happy that everything turned out well. I consider Dr. Kurt Anderson an excellent orthopedic surgeon and friend, one I would recommend to my friends and others.
November 24, 2014
My name is Constance and I am a very grateful patient of Twin Cities Orthopedics. On May 6, 2014 I had bilateral total knee replacement surgery performed by the brilliant and amazing Dr. Jason Holm. I only have my highest praises for the entire staff at Twin Cities Orthopedics who are extraordinary, phenomenal, outstanding and exceptional! My heart and spirit are overflowing with gratitude, thanksgiving, appreciation and joy for the care team I’ve been blessed with at TCO. It’s been my honor, privilege, and joy to have the gifted and kind Dr. Jason Holm as my surgeon, his assistant Bobbie, Care Coordinator Kelly Hurley, Physical Therapist Maggie Dewitz, the x-ray team, Laurie and Debbie at the front desk, Tia and others whose names I don’t know as my precious and incredible and the best of the best care team! I’m very grateful to each person that works at Twin Cities Orthopedics for their commitment, dedication, sacrifices, and price they paid to obtain their education, training, knowledge, skills and wisdom so that I as a patient have been able to benefit from all of their hard work. My life and health has been greatly improved. Each person has shown professionalism along with respect, graciousness, patience, kindness, understanding, encouragement, support, compassion, thoughtfulness, a genuine interest in my care and well-being, cheerfulness and best of all the loving smiles and hugs! Each person is vital to the care, healing and recovery for a patient. I have a new found appreciation for people in the medical profession. This was the first time I have never had major surgery and a hospital stay. It has been a humbling and emotional experience being vulnerable and dependent on others to help meet my most basic needs. I treasure, value, love and celebrate this precious group of people who are passionate and dedicated to serve and help others in such a profound way!