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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.

October 16, 2019

Lisa E.

My issues were not knee replacements but repairing and removing my meniscus. Dr. Comfort repaired my right meniscus 2 years ago. And just 3 weeks ago, he repaired the left meniscus. Dr. Comfort and his team, Ashton (PA) and Molly (CA), are the best from start to finish! I recommend Dr. Comfort to anyone I know (and even people I don’t) when it comes to a trusting and honest surgeon. I have known Dr. Comfort and his team for 3 years now and consider them my friends! Thank you.

October 16, 2019

Elizabeth E.

I have my life back because of the perfect surgeon I chose! Dr. Scott Holthusen did 2 surgeries 2 years apart but perfectly matched! At 58 I could have never done a 5K for Lifetime or go to Alcatraz and walk up 13 stories to see the cell block or go to Hearst Castle and stand on 24 karat gold! Thanks!!!!

October 16, 2019

Lee Anne W.

In an accident in 1988, I broke 17 bones, my neck, shoulders, clavicle, hands, feet and a massive burst fracture at my waist. Also many sprains. Dr. Bartie rebuilt me and I have been walking ever since 1991!

October 16, 2019

Tamsine W.

Dr. O’Neill and his team performed my anterior approach hip replacement 9 weeks ago. From the first consult to the post-op follow-up, I have been totally impressed with the teams courtesy and professionalism. I consider my surgery to be a total success. Within hours of the surgery I was up and walking with minimal pain. I was able to discharge from the patient care suite the day after surgery using only a cane for support. Now, 9 weeks post-surgery, I have resumed many of the athletic activities my arthritic hip prevented me from doing prior to surgery. I now consider my new hip my “good hip”. I will not hesitate to return to Dr. O’Neill for any future surgery.

October 16, 2019

Lynn and all 9 siblings

I want to thank Dr. Edward Szalapski, M.D and Tracy Chisholm, P.A very, very much for the care taken on my 93 year old mother who had reverse total shoulder replacement. Our mother woke up from surgery and stated that she has essentially been pain-free since the surgery. She hasn’t even taken any narcotic medication. She only needs Tylenol when she feels some discomfort as she improves. She has healed wonderfully and continues her therapy and improves every day. It’s unbelievable what this doctor has accomplished for our mother. She is so much happier and able to move about without pain. Our mothers goal is to live to 104 and she wants to continue bowling. Now it’s all possible. Thank you so much for improving her quality of life. You and your staff are truly blessed with a wonderful gift.

October 16, 2019

Marsha D.

Dr. Johnson turned a very frightening event for me into a challenge that gave me a normal life back with a knee replacement. He walked me through everything, including a setback. I am now back on my feet with a great looking new knee and feel great. And thank you Karen, you’re amazing.

October 16, 2019

Denise T.

Dr. Cammack is an outstanding doctor. He is very caring and listens to his patients concerns. I would highly recommend him!

October 16, 2019

Paula W.

I have been a patient of Dr. Crowe for 24 years with history of degenerative disc disease. Over the years, Dr. Crowe has performed 3 laminectomies and even helped out with a nagging bunion. To his surprise, following each procedure, I returned back to my cubical at my employer sooner and sooner; far less time than anticipated for recovery. Over the years I would have discomfort in my lower back. I would have good and not so good pain level days. My go to was not narcotics, they just mask the pain. I learned to manage my discomfort by eating healthy nutrient foods, rich greens, proteins, staying active, using breathing relaxation and Tylenol when needed.

Over the past year I noticed a burning pain in my right leg when walking a short distance. Then 6 months ago the pain radiated to my left leg. Based on prior visits and conversations with Dr. Crowe, we often discussed fusion to help relieve my lower back discomfort.

The appointment that changed it all!
I was mentally prepared for spinal fusion, however, the x-ray revealed that I had arthritis in both hips; right far worse than left. Next step – hip replacement surgery. Wait! My mind wasn’t ready to hear hip replacement surgery.

Best decision!
Surgery completed on 9/12/2019. Saturday 9/14 I was walking 570 feet with a cane. Monday 9/16 I was walking 570 feet 2-3 times daily and only carrying my cane as a just in case. 9/18 no cane needed. With the ability to work from home during my recovery I started back to work full time 5 days after my surgery. By my 2 week follow-up I was climbing stairs with support of both legs. No, I’m not walking my prior pace just yet but will be very soon.

Shout Outs!
Dr. Crowe – couldn’t ask for a better surgeon. My daily pain level went from a 6-7 to 1-3, and will decrease more over time.

North Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center – fantastic staff and team of nurses. Couldn’t ask for a better experience.

EXCEL program – highly recommend. Far better than a hospital setting for overnight stay.

Thank you Dr. Crowe, TCO, NMASC, EXCEL program and staff who assisted with my surgery and after care.
– Paula W.

October 16, 2019

Aaron M.

We made an appointment with Dr. Cole a couple of days after my daughter sustained her first concussion while playing lacrosse. Quite a surprise when we got in the next day! We met with Fred initially and he ran my daughter through a series of questions and tests. He was confident in the fact that she had a concussion but Dr. Cole would confirm it. Dr. Cole did confirm the concussion and provided us with a game plan that allowed for my daughter to get back to normal activity as soon as possible. We did physical therapy with Michael Steiner at TCO Eagan and he was fantastic overall. Whether it was how much he cared for my daughter or continually letting us know what he’s seeing and how we should react to it. In addition to PT, my daughter needed vision therapy as well. Dr. Cole and Michael Steiner suggested eye therapy with Dr. Trent Cole in order to bring my daughter’s eyes back to normal. The care provided by all three doctors was phenomenal and I would highly recommend going to Dr. Cole if you’re ever in the position we were.

October 16, 2019

Lon C.

Pain free and a wider range of motion. That was my goal when I had two reverse shoulder joint replacements with Dr. Frank Norberg, followed by physical therapy at TCO. The first surgery for my left shoulder in 2016 left me with no more pain and more strength and mobility. It was such a success that I had the same operation on my right shoulder with Dr. Norberg in 2018. Over a year later, it too is pain free and giving me an extended range of motion. I just had my one year check-up for the right and my three year check-up for the left. Everything is A-OK, thanks to Dr. Norberg and his staff. I can even shoot hoops with my grandson! Since I don’t have a 3rd shoulder, I’m confident I won’t have any more shoulder issues. I highly recommend Dr. Norberg and his staff.

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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