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.
February 25, 2020
I have had such a positive experience with TCO! Due to the complexity of my hip and neck issues, I saw several doctors, including Dr. Ockuly, Dr. Knowlan, Dr. Weiss, Dr. Kirksson and Dr. Holmes; CNP Liz Sullivan; and physical therapists Mitch Kary and Steve Schneider. Every single person I have encountered has been caring, patient, knowledgeable and professional, including all of the support staff at the Stillwater, Woodbury and Vadnais Heights offices. My hip pain is basically gone, and my neck pain is much improved. I have been in pain for the better part of the last 15 years, and I could not be happier with the results I have gotten with TCO!
Dr. Ryan was so wonderful. I hardly felt the injections. Very personable and caring. She explained other options for my osteoarthritis in several of my joints. I made another appointment with her for other areas bothering me.
February 25, 2020
About two years ago, I was involved in a chemical explosion that almost removed my right thumb and lacerated my right hand very badly. Dr. Bakker and his staff put me back together again. I use my hand every day for my work and it requires relatively good dexterity and control. Two years after the repair work that Dr. Bakker and his staff performed on me, I am back to 100% use and can barely tell that anything happened at all to me. What a great team!
February 25, 2020
Dr. Deal is a miracle worker! I experienced sciatic nerve pain coming from my lower back many, many years ago and lived with it for over 5 years. This time when I started getting that same pain, I knew something had to be done sooner than before. Dr. Deal and all the Twin Cities Orthopedics team knew their business and were awesome to work with! I am pain free (well other than old age aches) once again and have my life back. No more living on pain medications and trying everything in the book to alleviate the pain. I can walk, sit and sleep pain free again! Thank you Dr. Deal and the TCO staff!
February 24, 2020
Right after surgery I felt so much better, for I had so much pain before. The week before surgery, when I had to go off all NSAIDs and anti-inflammatories, was very painful. After surgery I didn’t need any narcotics, just hydroxyzine for 7 nights while at home. I am now walking without pain- a little numbness by the incision and a little pain up the buttocks after doing exercises, but do not need to take anything for it. My hip has felt so much better since surgery. Thank you so much.
* Debra received an anterior hip replacement by Dr. Arntson through the EXCEL program.
February 17, 2020
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 14, 2020
In 2018, after an MRI showed a significant bulge in the disc at L5/S1, I received an injection which provided 100% relief. About 1 year later, after working under the kitchen sink on the garbage disposal, I woke up the next day and could barely move. Another MRI was taken and the disc bulge was now significantly larger, by my estimation at least 2x larger than it had been a year earlier. My family has a history of back problems and surgeries and I was doing all I could to prevent surgery, so we tried an injection again on both sides of the spine with zero result. In a short period of time, I was only able to move about in a wheel chair. Surgery was scheduled within a few days…and I have been pain free ever since. I could not be more pleased with the results. Dr. Deal and his team provided excellent care, answered all my questions and made me feel as if I was the only patient they had. I would recommend him to anyone having back issues. I suffered with debilitating back pain off and on for over 30 years and had always been able to stave off surgery with more conservative options. Dr. Deal helped me get over my fear of back surgery and was it ever a great decision. I’d trust him with my back anytime.
February 13, 2020
My 15-year-old daughter has seen Dr. Langer twice in the past few months for ingrown toenail removal. We appreciate how quickly she was able to be scheduled for both visits. Dr. Langer is a personable, calm and caring doctor. He thoroughly explains the situation and your options. He immediately put my daughter at ease. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Langer to anyone having foot issues!
February 13, 2020
Dr. Klassen is a fantastic physician! He is extremely smart, caring, kind and highly skilled. As an added bonus, he also has a great sense of humor. In addition to my own shoulder care, we also entrusted our son’s medical care to Dr. Klassen, due to shoulder and elbow (football and baseball) related injuries. Dr. Klassen is absolutely the best doctor/surgeon that we know. Thank you Dr. Klassen and TCO!