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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.

January 30, 2020

Patty and Bobby

In 2019, both my husband and I were dealing with severe osteoarthritis hip pain. I researched orthopedic surgeons and feel that I found the very best! Dr. Owen O’Neill was able to get us both in for anterior total hip replacements. From the first meetings with Dr. O’Neill we had a positive experience! He explained the procedure thoroughly and made us feel confident about our decision. Dr. O’Neill, Mitch, Ann, the nurses and specialists, were professional and supportive. We were able to return to our daily routine and activities, especially walks which we couldn’t do before surgery, within 2-3 weeks! We are grateful for Dr. O’Neill’s skills and expertise and for the caring and support we received throughout our whole experience!

January 30, 2020

Corrinn A.

Dr. Gesensway was thorough and made me feel very comfortable. All the staff at Twin Cities Orthopedics – Eagan have been great. I will recommend to anyone in need with a wrist issue.

January 30, 2020

Danielle K.

I have been meaning to write this for three years, and with the anniversary of my injury it finally prompted me to do so! Three years ago to the day, I felt a “pop” in my knee when squatting to pick up a tennis ball. Such a freak accident! Boy, did I get lucky when I landed with Dr. Hamilton. What we thought was a meniscus tear turned out to be a partial tear of my ACL, requiring surgery. Receiving that news was beyond shocking, however, Dr. Hamilton was so consultative and informative which helped calm my nerves. The way that my ACL had torn gave us options, which was great to hear! Instead of needing a complete reconstruction of my ACL, she was able to try a newer procedure repairing the existing ACL. Not only would this arthroscopic surgery be minimally invasive, leaving virtually nothing for scars, but it would also minimize my recovery period down to only 5 months instead of 9 months! Dr. Hamilton’s knowledge of this type of surgery immediately gained my trust and it was a complete success! I am so happy to report that 3 years later, my knee gives me ZERO problems. I can workout and run like I did before my injury; I can wear heels without issues. What I thought was going to be a devastating, life-altering event, turned out to be just a blip in the story of my life. I am confident that, paired with my diligent physical therapy, Dr. Hamilton was absolutely the reason for this success story and I am so thankful for her expertise. I would absolutely recommend anyone to her in a heartbeat, as she helped ensure that my injury would not impact my lifestyle for the rest of my life.

January 29, 2020


From the 1st time I met with Dr. Peterson, I was impressed. He took the time to look at all the past history, the current x-rays and examined my knee. He informed me that I was a good candidate for total knee replacement. When I asked what was involved, he explained the procedure to me including any possible risks that could accompany the procedure. He assured me everything would be done to reduce any chance of the risks, and in doing so made me feel very comfortable about moving forward. Several weeks later I had the surgery and was home the next day. I was up and walking the 1st day following surgery and was able to walk without any assistance in just under two weeks. My 2 week follow up with Dr. Peterson’s P.A. was very pleasant and I was advised everything was going well. I returned to see Dr. Peterson at the 6 week post-op date and I was returned to work with no restrictions.

Dr. Peterson and his entire care team are outstanding in every aspect. When I had questions, and believe me I had plenty, I always received answers the very same day. I would recommend Dr. Peterson and his care team to anyone. They are “TOP NOTCH”. You won’t find anyone better.

January 28, 2020

Sean M.

When it came time to choose a new doctor, it was an easy choice for me… As a high school coach, I saw the care that Dr. Holm and the team at TCO provides our athletes. Dr. Holm performed my knee replacements with great skill and care. I especially appreciated that when my unusual situation caused additional unforeseen complications, Dr. Holm wasn’t too proud to seek the collaboration of other members of the experienced TCO surgical team. Now I am again walking my dog daily and I even went hiking in the mountains on vacation… something I have not been well enough to do for many years.

January 26, 2020

Shirley H.

From the first phone call to make an appointment EVERYONE was friendly, helpful and compassionate. I’m 80 years of age and needed a reverse shoulder replacement. Dr. Mair and his staff took the extra time to discuss my options and ultimately let me make the decision. Although this was not HIS first time doing shoulder surgery, it was MY first time and I felt he took all the time I needed to answer questions and reassure me that all would go well… and it DID! He, the hospital staff, everyone was so caring and understanding. My daughter went to the cafeteria to get lunch and a hospital staff person, that was in line behind her, paid for her lunch! So when I say everyone, I mean everyone 🙂 I cannot say enough about Dr. Jeffery Mair, and everyone who works with him, for their wonderful care and thoughtfulness. I will definitely recommend this doctor and this facility to anyone I know that needs his expertise! Thank you SO much! I’m glad it’s all done and I can start my physical therapy and look forward to having a pain free shoulder.

January 26, 2020

Jane S.

As a patient of Dr. Steven Moen for years, I would like to express myself on his behalf. Dr. Moen is a remarkable orthopedic surgeon, whom I respect for his honesty, knowledge, candor and passion for his profession. I’ve had both my knees replaced by him and currently I sought his opinion on my hip. Osteoarthritis and age are not kind to the human body. I accept his opinion through the use of x-rays, my past diagnoses and his brilliance. Anyone interested in being seen by an intelligent and honest orthopedic surgeon should call Dr. Moen. You’ll be so glad you did. Thank you, Dr. Moen, for everything!

January 20, 2020

Brent Z.

I just want to thank Dr. Gesensway and his team (Julie in PT and Sarah his medical coordinator) for all their hard work to get me fixed up. I had Dupuytrens disease in my left palm and in 2 fingers on the same hand. Had surgery in October 2019 and after a month or so I had full use of my left hand. If luck would have it, I also had Dupuytrens in my right palm and extensive damage to my pinky finger from a prior surgery, and Dupuytrens in my little finger to complicate matters. Dr. Gesensway took care of me for this in early December of 2019. Although I am still tender and recovering from the latter, his work and expertise in surgery is wonderful. He is a very caring yet funny guy. He actually takes the time to explain things and listens to feedback, unlike a lot of health care professionals. Thanks again Dr. Gesensway.

January 20, 2020

Elroy F.

Dr. Paul Diekmann, based upon my experiences, is an excellent surgeon with an exemplary bedside manner. He has a very calming, reassuring demeanor that instills confidence in the patient. He explained every step of the surgical procedure and addressed any of my concerns. He is a very kind and warm individual and demonstrates a high degree of expertise in his field. I would highly recommend him to family and friends without reservation.

January 20, 2020

William K.

I am a 79 year old patient of Dr. Arntson and have been for about 6 or 7 years. I had been struggling with knee problems for several years, the cartilage had worn away on the insides of both knees. In the beginning, Dr. Arntson started me on Synvisc shots in the knees which worked well at the time and kept me pain free for about six months. After about 3 years, the Synvisc no longer worked and Dr. Arntson started telling me the insides of the knees were now bone on bone. He tried to tell me it was time for knee replacement but I kept holding off thinking they were close to making stem cell therapy work for the knees which would naturally grow new cartilage in the knees. Dr. Arntson, as you have seen in other reviews, is a kind and caring man, pleasant to talk to, who explains everything to you in depth and gives you his best opinion but leaves the decision up to you. I then started getting cortisone shots for the next 3 years, which only helped for about 2 months between shots. Finally they got so bad I talked with Mayo Clinic about the stem cell replacement and they told me that they could replace stem cells and grow cartilage in the knees but had problems with getting blood to the knees to keep them alive and growing. They would only last several months. Finally Dr. Arntson convinced me to do partial knee surgery, which replaces the joint on the inside knee bone and leaves the rest of the knee alone. He told me he would do both knees at once and I finally agreed. It has been almost 5 months since the surgery and I couldn’t be happier with the surgery and Dr. Arntson. I am doing everything with these new knees – biking, golfing, dancing, bowling, and on and on with no pain. I will say, however, that I constantly and religiously did my therapy after the surgery and continued it at home plus I am not overweight, I try to keep myself in shape. I believe that makes a great deal of difference. Thank you so much Dr. Arntson.

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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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