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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.

February 27, 2020

Terry H.

Dr. Duncan was absolutely fantastic. He gave me all of the info regarding this surgery, listened to me and answered all my questions before surgery and during my hospital stay. He also stopped to see me each day and all the recheck visits. He’s patient, attentive, concerned, informative and always has a smile when seeing him. I feel he is the best in his field and has helped me get through this scary procedure & recovery!

A special note of appreciation to his nurse, Lauren – always cordial & returned my calls of many questions throughout…

In appreciation & big thanks,

February 26, 2020

Jennifer H.

Thank you, Dr. Lewis and Libby, for the excellent care! In the past year, I have had both knees replaced with great success. I am now 10 weeks post-op of the second replacement and I am already doing things physically that I haven’t been able to do in over 10 years. Dr. Lewis is kind, caring, honest, knowledgeable and competent. I greatly appreciated that he and Libby always took the time to answer my questions and provide me with options for my care. Dr. Lewis didn’t try to “persuade” me to have surgery but initially used more conservative practices to treat my knee issues. When the time came for me to proceed with replacement surgery, there was no doubt in my mind who I would trust to do the surgery. I can’t thank Dr. Lewis and Libby enough for providing such great care.

February 25, 2020

Martha S.

I suffered a serious bike accident in July. Broken clavicle, Dr. Anseth referred me to Dr. Norberg. So thankful! He provided exemplary care of my broken bone, making me have hope that I would ride and ski again. Took necessary time to determine my path for a positive outcome. Location of fracture, my age, etc. have been factors resulting in a non-union of the bone, with significant fibrous tissue connecting the bone. Full range of motion, no pain, no limit to my activities…and no desire for surgery. Dr. Norberg and I have decided, unless my situation changes, no surgery is required. Again, so thankful for his wise consultation and care.

February 25, 2020

Terri F.

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!

February 25, 2020

Roger K.

Very happy with Dr. Holthusen’s care. Would highly recommend his services.

February 25, 2020

Kathy W.

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

Michael M.

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

Donald M.

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

Debra H.

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

Martin S.

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!

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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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