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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.

September 10, 2016

Bill R.

I have been blessed because I was able to get Dr. Hamilton as my surgeon. I had severe pain in both shoulders which was due to rotator cuff tears. On 1-29-16, I had surgery on my right shoulder which had a 100% tear. Within a few months I was on the quick mend. Now, after 6 months, that shoulder is 100% healed. On 6-19-16, I had the same surgery on my left rotator cuff which had a 90% tear. Now, after 2 1/2 months, I am 90-95% healed. I cannot begin to express my gratitude to Dr. Hamilton. She has made my life so much better.

August 22, 2016

Steven M.

I would recommend Dr. Hunt to anyone he is the best surgeon bar none.

*Steven had a knee replacement and shoulder replacement done with Dr. Hunt at TCO

August 12, 2016

Diane R.

I can honestly say Dr. Norberg “gave me my life back”.

August 2012: I fell getting into an Excel Energy elevator.  The floor did not settle all the way, I caught my foot and by the time I hit the back side of the elevator I had: 1) Broken the tip of my shoulder bone  2) dislocated shoulder and 3) broken/ripped two tendons.  After 7 hours in the ER, the technicians were finally able to get my shoulder back in it’s socket. 

FIRST SURGERY:  September/October 2012 – Reconnect tendons followed by months of physical therapy.  Daily exercises at home.  It was painful and I still developed a “frozen shoulder”. 

SECOND SURGERY:  May 2013 – I was referred to Dr. Norberg from my first orthopedic surgeon.  He said Dr. Norberg is “the best” for shoulders.  Dr. Norberg reattached the tendons and released my frozen shoulder.  More physical therapy, more exercises.

THIRD SURGERY: January 2016 – Reverse Shoulder Replacement.  By this time, my tendons had pretty much dissolved.  We could have tried to use a substitute tendon but my chances of lasting success were slim.  My best option was reverse shoulder replacement. 

RESULTS:  I am very happy to be able to use my shoulder with no pain.  I can do normal home activities, i.e.: fix my hair, wash my face, get dishes out of the cabinet, carry groceries.  I can lift up to 20 lbs easily.  I don’t try to lift anything heavy over my head and that is fine with me. 

MY LIFE RENEWED:  It is because of Dr. Norberg’s skill, care, concern, and personal warmth that I have returned to my old self again.  I am so very happy with my results.  I would highly recommend Dr. Norberg to anyone needing shoulder help.

August 3, 2016


I just had shoulder surgery six weeks ago and am feeling super! I had minimal pain and didn’t need much, if any pain medication. I am very confident in Dr. Schneider and will have him do my other shoulder in another year. I feel that he is highly competent and am recommending him to others!

July 26, 2016

Chris G.

Fell off my mountain bike and busted my collar bone into 4 pieces. Although it would have healed on it’s own, there was a chance that it would do so incorrectly. Dr. Dieterle put me back together (anatomically correct!) and I’m pleased. I’ve had colds last longer.

July 20, 2016

Dan A.

I spent almost 3 years visiting various medical professionals attempting to properly diagnose my issue. Neurologists performed 2 MRI’s and 1 EMG and were still unable to identify the issue or provide any helpful guidance moving forward. I was beginning to feel very helpless and frustrated. Dr. Bartie was able to take a scientific approach, analyze all of my symptoms as well as passed incidents, provide evidence to his finding, and give me a proper diagnosis. He was able to scan through my MRI scans and prove his theory correct. I am grateful to have found such an experienced, educated, caring doctor when other doctors have pushed me out of their office doors while attempting to convince me it’s all in my head. I can finally move forward and begin therapy.

July 18, 2016

Gerald M.

I could no longer walk so I had both knees replaced. They are doing great and I have had no problems. I can walk now – this procedure gave me a whole new life. 

I was in a lot of pain with my shoulder after surgery but now it is almost pain free. A little more time and I think it will be pain free. I like Dr. Meisterling and I have all the confidence in the world in him. I recommend him to anyone that needs surgery. I cannot speak too highly of him. He is the best. Has a great sense of humor too.

July 15, 2016

Elayne L.

I am more than satisfied with my shoulder replacement. I felt cared for and respected in a compassionate, competent, and professional way, from my office visits to the operating room and all through the physical therapy. My shoulder operates beyond my expectations and I am free of pain. Dr. Norberg and his team are to be congratulated for their thoughtfulness and excellent abilities.

July 9, 2016

Susan K.

Dr. Comfort has done my knee replacement and my rotator cuff repair. He performs excellent surgery techniques and informed me of what to expect during recovery and when I would be back to normal activity. Very professional and knowledgeable in orthopedics. Dr. Comfort cares about his patient and gives high quality care. He has excellent staff, Molly his nurse, and David his assistant.  Together they a make a necessary surgery easy to understand. They explain what needs to be done, and are also available to answer your questions. They are kind, caring, and are looking for your best care possible. I highly recommend Dr. Comfort for your orthopedic care!

July 7, 2016

Doug D.

On June 27th I was admitted into Waconia hospital for a complete shoulder replacement. Dr. Mair and the team did a great job of preparing me for the events of the day.  Based on the health of the rotator cuff, I would have regular or a reverse replacement, judgement call by Dr. Mair during surgery.  I don’t remember anything about the surgery, but recovery on Monday night was as expected. Tuesday morning I was on a regiment of medication and was kept very comfortable and was released Tuesday afternoon. 

At home Wednesday morning I felt great, stiff and a little sore, but no pain to speak of. My last pain pill was taken on Wednesday in the morning and I have not needed Tylenol, Motrin or any OTC drugs.  I did keep up the Aspirin to assure I did not have issues with clotting.  I share all this with you as a lead in to a huge THANK YOU to Dr. Mair and the entire team. Everyone was extremely professional, caring, and helpful. I could not have had a better experience.

I was asked by a co-worker, “On a scale of 1-10, 10 being the best, what did you think of the experience?” My answer was 20. 

My sincerest and heartfelt THANK YOU to the entire TCO /Mair team, you are the BEST.

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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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