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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.

May 10, 2018

Ryan R.

I had been living with undiagnosed hip dysplasia for almost eight years when my neighbor told me I should have my hip checked out by his doctor at Twin Cities Orthopedics. My physician explained that I was a candidate for TCO’s EXCEL program, which turned out to be a perfect fit for me.

I loved the idea of an all-inclusive, one-price package! It’s as simple as it sounds. My doctor visits, X-rays, surgery, physical therapy, post-op recovery – everything was bundled into ONE bill. I’ve had one other surgery, and there is a lot of paperwork and stress, but EXCEL made it easy for me to focus on my recovery.

TCO’s EXCEL program doctors and nurses genuinely care and help to take the confusion out of health care. My physician spent 45 minutes with me, going over everything to make sure I felt comfortable and was educated about not only the procedure but the price, recovery, etc. All of the follow-up calls from the nurses after surgery were really appreciated.

I have my pain-free life back, and it’s better than ever.

May 9, 2018

Earlane J.

Dr. Peterson is a fabulous doctor. Caring and concern about recovery process and healing. I would recommend him to everyone needing surgery for knees and hips.

Thank you Dr. Peterson.

– Earlane J.

May 9, 2018

Ronald B.

My experience with Dr. O’Neill and his team was EXCELLENT. From start to finish, the entire hip replacement procedure far exceeded my expectations. For anyone who is experiencing hip pain and discomfort or has started limping, I strongly recommend starting with an X-ray. If the X-ray shows significant deterioration of your cartilage at the hip joint I strongly recommend setting up a consultation with Dr. O’Neill. I was particularly happy to find that Dr. O’Neill performs the innovative anterior procedure which avoids cutting the major muscles in the hip area (such as the glutes) which allows for a much faster recovery. I had the procedure done in early January of 2018 and within a few days I was walking for over an hour per day. After a couple weeks I was also able to incorporate a lot of stair climbing each day (I am lucky to live in a high rise!) In early April I traveled to Peru and walked a great deal (and climbed some monuments) during my 33 day vacation. My FitBit told me I climbed the equivalent of more than two EMPIRE STATE BUILDINGS (223 floors) and walked almost 20,000 steps (8.5 miles) when I toured Machu Pichu (shown in the attached photo). Sports has always been an important part of my life, and I am thrilled to be able to do almost everything I did before my encounter with osteoarthritis.

Ronald B.

May 9, 2018

Judy B.

Dr. Owen O’Neill performed my minimally invasive anterior approach hip replacement on 1/23/2018. I’m 70 years old with an added complication of having had polio as a baby from which I made an excellent recovery. I suspected new post polio problems when pain & weakness began curbing my mobility. I had no idea they were also symptoms of my needing hip replacement. Eventually, even walking through the house had become too painful. In desperation, I made an appointment with an orthopedist who diagnosed me with needing a hip replacement. I began researching orthopedic surgeons on the internet for a 2nd opinion and ran across Dr. Owen O’Neill. His impressive credentials and experience, along with the patient testimonials on his website were all very impressive. Upon meeting and talking with Dr. O’Neill, I knew he was the highly skilled, kind and caring surgeon I wanted. My hip replacement was a complete success! Dr. O’Neill, along with Jessie, his physician assistant, took excellent care of me. Following surgery, my previous hip pain was gone. The operative pain was tolerable and definitely less than the pain I lived with before surgery. I was encouraged and happy with the progress I quickly made. I’m back to my previous activities and enjoying life. My only regret was waiting rather than finding Dr. O’Neill a few years ago. He truly gave me back my life! Many, many thank you’s, Dr. O’Neill!

Judy B

May 9, 2018

Bob R.

I had my first hip replacement in November 2017 and the 2nd in February 2018. I was discharged the following day and the first night home I went up 14 steps to the bedroom with no problem. Before and after both surgeries I was faithful in doing the recommended exercises. Dr. Arthur and his team were very professional, helpful and easy to communicate with. This week I will have my 81st birthday and am back with the Minnetonka Senior Bike Club. All I can say is “Hip, Hip Hurray”.

May 8, 2018

Jim M.

Hi Dr. Lewis and Libby,
A big thank you! The removal of fluid from my right knee and the following injection has been wonderful. We just returned from our trip in France and my right knee continues to be “pain free!” I was amazed at how well my left knee and right hip replacements felt, but more so, how the right knee responded to heavy days of walking in Normandy, the Loire Valley and Paris. Keep up the great work of helping to make people’s lives better!
Jim M.

May 1, 2018

Susan W.

My hip issue developed rather suddenly. I fell from standing twice and then could bear little weight on my left side. The first MD I saw suggested that I buy a car with a higher seat. My physician referred me to an orthopedist and scheduled an MRI which showed non-displaced fractures, tearing and necrosis. Surgery was necessary. I read about my options. When asked specifically about the minimally invasive technique, the first orthopedist said that I was “too fat”. I asked for a second opinion and was scheduled to meet Dr. Owen O’Neill who stated that he now prefers to perform minimally invasive procedures because of a patient’s improved recovery time. Dr. O’Neill patiently addressed all of my questions and concerns and I was scheduled for surgery in a hospital. I had had my wisdom teeth extracted decades before, but was otherwise inexperienced in the surgical arena. Dr. O’Neill was very reassuring and I felt confident in his care. I was up and walking later that day and took a midnight hike with my nurse. I was discharged the following day, encountered no subsequent problems and recovered smoothly over the next three months. I’ve been available to shovel snow much too late in the season and have returned to Curves. I need to excuse myself now to dust off my golf clubs and put air in my bike tires. I would recommend Dr. O’Neill, his PA Jesse Donovan and Ann, the power behind the telephone, without reservation.

May 1, 2018

Faye B.

I am still referring friends to Dr. O’Neill. I am like a kid again. After my hip replacement, I have no pain and am feeling terrific. Changed life as I knew it as a young woman. Thanks again Dr. Brian O’Neill.

May 1, 2018

Lee A.

I have been blessed with good health until my mid-sixties and then out of nowhere, one hip and then a few months later, the other hip essentially locked me up in severe pain. I couldn’t even walk across a skyway in downtown Minneapolis, where I worked, without stopping and catching my breath it was so painful. I reached out to someone who is familiar with the “physician/medical community” and he referred me to Dr. Wetter. Long story short, Dr. Wetter replaced both of my hips within a few months of each other. Reflecting back on the experience I can truthfully say everything he said that was going to happen before, during and after the surgeries, happened. No surprises, no misunderstandings about the process, procedure, outcome or post-surgery recovery issues/timetables. He is straight forward, honest and believable. He is surrounded by a great team of professionals at his office and the hospital. And finally, he LISTENS very well.

May 1, 2018

Kolean P.

Dr. Michael Nemanich (Twin Cities Orthopedics) saved the quality of my life! Prior to my anterior hip replacement surgery, I had debilitating pain that significantly limited my physical activities and had a negative effect on my mental health. I am truly grateful for his excellent skills as a surgeon and a caring medical professional. I now have NO pain in my hip joint and am swimming, taking Pilates classes and walking regularly. I even completed a seven-mile hike in Banff National Park seven weeks after my surgery!

I had a very positive experience being a patient in TCO’s comprehensive total joint program. From the free pre-op education (Hip Replacement Camp) to the surgery to the post-op recovery process. Plus, TCO’s one simplified invoice made for a clearly understandable and stress-free billing process.

Dr. Nemanich and TCO’s EXCEL Joint Replacement Program are outstanding examples of innovative health care at its best.

Kolean P

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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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