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Christopher P. Meyer, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified Sports Medicine Fellowship Sports Medicine Subspecialty Certification

Christopher P. Meyer, MD

Practice Overview

Christopher P. Meyer, MD, is a sports medicine fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, who specializes in shoulder arthroscopy and reconstruction, rotator cuff repair, shoulder instability surgery, total shoulder replacement, knee arthroscopy and reconstruction, and total hip and total knee replacement surgeries.

Dr. Meyer received his subspecialty certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Meyer performs more than 250 total joint replacements a year. He continually follows patient satisfaction outcomes data, with results higher than the national averages. He continues to be focused on minimally invasive joint replacement surgery. He currently performs total hip and total knee replacement surgeries at Ridgeview Medical Center, Fairview Southdale Hospital, the Two Twelve Surgery Center and the Crosstown Surgery Center.

Clinical Interest

Hand Care

Hip Care, including Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement

Knee Care, including Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement and Knee Revision

Shoulder Care, including Arthroscopic Reconstruction and Total Shoulder Replacement

Spine Care, including Low Back/Lumbar

Sports Medicine

Wrist Care


Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine

Fellowship in Sports Medicine at Hughston Clinic, Columbus, GA

University of Minnesota Medical School

Medical School
University of Minnesota Medical School

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Crosstown Surgery Center
Fairview Southdale Hospital
Ridgeview Medical Center
Two Twelve Surgery Center

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Arthroscopy Association of North America

Achievements & Awards

Edward C. McElfresh Award, Minnesota Orthopeadic Society Meeting (2001)
Top Doctor: Voted a top orthopedic surgeon by his peers in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine (2011)

Sports Affiliations

Team Physician: Mound Westonka High School


Sommer Vaughan, PA-C

Sommer Vaughan, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

Tammy S.
Clinical Care Coordinator

Cara Clemens, CMA
Certified Medical Assistant

Patient Testimonials

December 10, 2019

Paul L.

To the entire staff at TCO,

It is difficult for me to even know how to completely describe the incredible experience I had at TCO during the past few months. Let me start with the facts. I have had a problem with my left knee for about 15 years, ever since a mountain bike accident caused a small stick to penetrate and damage my knee.  This somewhat minor accident caused arthritis to develop. A few years later I had two arthroscopic surgeries to remove pieces and shape my meniscus. This helped but years later the arthritis continued to advance. My first consultation with Dr. Christopher Meyer at this point put me on a path to relieve the pain for several more years.  Of course, we knew at some point a knee replacement would become necessary. We arrived at that point this fall.

From the time that Dr. Meyer recommended the replacement to today (8 weeks post surgery) my experience has been nothing but extraordinary. I cannot think of a better customer service experience in my lifetime! The care and attention I have received at every level has been amazing! There has not been a moment during this process that I didn’t feel completely cared for. The folks at the surgery center were amazing, everything was explained in ways that I completely understood and my concerns were listened to and addressed. The aftercare following surgery made me feel very encouraged and comfortable. I never felt like I was being rushed out and I felt like those attending to me considered me important.

Then, I went to Aurora for the rest of the day and one night. Oh, my gosh! I literally felt like I was the only patient there. But it was more than just the care and attention. The staff was friendly and, again, they never seemed rushed. I appreciated the time they took to have conversation with me and just be available. They took the time to listen to how I was doing and remembered things like I REALLY like my coffee and accommodated me on some of those little things that make you feel so at home. I have to drop a big thank you to Rachel! I know there were others but I don’t remember all the names. Sorry!

The follow-up has also been amazing! I’ve gotten timely calls to make sure I was doing ok and to ask if I needed anything. Also, Sommer has been wonderful in answering all my questions and making sure I have everything I need.

Then, it was on to TCO Burnsville for physical therapy and Alissa has also been amazing. Once again, she listened to all the little nuances of how my knee is doing and how I was feeling each time I went there. She has been encouraging every time and each time I left facility I felt like I knew exactly what I needed to do to keep progressing.

If I could think of one thing you could improve on, I would tell you.  But… I can’t think of one thing! I truly wish I could remember the names of all the people who attended to me throughout this process but I can’t. Just know that every one of them should be commended because EVERY ONE of them did a great job! Dr. Meyer, Sommer, the folks at the check-in desks, the nurses, the attendants, the anesthesiologist, the aftercare folks, Rachel, Alissa…every one of them.

October 10, 2018

Terrie S.

My knee replacement by Dr. Chris Meyer in the TCO EXCEL Program was excellent! The all-inclusive program from the beginning to the end through physical therapy was comprehensive and beyond my expectations. No hassle billing was so nice – it was the way it should be. Knowing the cost in a bundle makes it so much easier on the patient.

July 31, 2018

Joy M.

I had both of my hips replaced by Dr. Chris Meyer at Ridgeview Medical Center. I had an excellent experience and felt that I was well cared for throughout the process from Dr. Meyer’s physician’s assistant, to Dr. Meyer and his surgical team, and finally to the Ridgeview team post-surgery. I am an extremely satisfied customer!

April 21, 2017

Kathy P.

My surgery at the 212 Surgery center and the time in the 212 recovery suite was amazing. My physical therapy went very well. I am working out at the pool and on the treadmill at home  almost every day. I am doing really well. Thanks to Dr. Meyer and the Excel program.

January 18, 2017

Kathy P.

My surgery and my time at the 212 Surgery Center and recovery suite was amazing. My physical therapy went very well. I have been working out, whether it be swimming in the pool, running on the treadmill, or doing the exercise bike. I do it every day! I am doing really well thanks to Dr. Meyer and his Physician Assistant, Summer. I thank them both and thank them for my easy retirement!

May 2, 2016

Roxanne S.

Cannot say a bad thing. I have had Dr. Meyer for several things and I will only have him. He is so kind and friendly. The whole staff is super great. The facility is unbelievable. Did not want to leave. Beautiful, cozy and so huge of a room.

March 1, 2016

Carl Z.

Dr. Meyer correctly chose not to do surgery. A series of casts, protective boots and physical therapy produced a perfect outcome. The injured tendon is stronger and more flexible than the uninjured leg.

February 17, 2016

Jessica M.

Dr. Meyer treated my daughter, Leah, for elbow pain related to her sports participation as well as performed her trigger finger surgery. He showed great compassion and understanding for the impact these issues had on her sports participation, which at her age is really important to her; as well as of course providing great medical care (which, as her parents, we were more focused on.)

February 3, 2016

Betsy C.

I had my left meniscus repaired in October 2013 with Dr. Christopher Meyer at the Edina- Crosstown Surgery Center.

I had the best care and felt so comfortable with Dr. Meyer. He truly is the best orthopedic knee surgeon in the Twin Cities area! Dr. Meyer knows about meniscus tears and he is so knowledgeable and experienced. My knee healed very well! Listening to Dr. Meyer and taking the full 12 weeks recovering before I returned to my normal exercising was very important for healing!

I recommend Dr. Meyer all the time to friends in the area. He is the best! I truly appreciate his excellent care and I can attest that he is a great asset to the TCO team.


September 21, 2015

Cassandra K.

I recently had surgery with Dr. Meyer I just have to say I couldn’t have had a better Surgeon or care team. It was great to see so many people who were happy and willing to answer any questions I had before and after. I would recommend him and the surgery team he used at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. They exemplify the way medical care should be. Thank you so much for all you do.

January 14, 2015

Shawn B.

Dr. Meyer came highly recommended from a friend, and I was very pleased with the care I received from him for my ACL reconstruction surgery. He and his team were very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the process, and displayed genuine concern for me. The surgery was a success and I feel much better, plus I am able to get back to my physical activities once again.

May 1, 2014

Myron C.

I was told about Dr. Christopher Meyer from a doctor friend of mine who knew of his reputation as an excellent surgeon. Dr. Meyer performed three surgeries on me within a 31 day period, so I feel I’m as good of a reference of his work as anyone could be. I had two total hip replacements and a left carpal tunnel and trigger finger surgery. I honestly think that the talent and expertise that he showed was as good as there is anywhere. I was walking two weeks to the day of my second hip surgery without any assistance of a walker or crutches; this was amazing and made me realize the fine job he had done. It would be wrong of me not to mention the fine supporting cast of assistants and facilities which were used. Ridgeview Hospital in Waconia, MN has a dedicated wing for joint surgeries, which allowed me to have my own room. The care I received from the staff of nurses and physical therapists was truly remarkable. I must also say that Dr. Christopher’s choice of his Physician Assistant Sommer Vaughan was an excellent decision, her knowledge of both office and operation procedure made my experience as smooth and successful as it could be. I truly believe that I could not have gotten better care anywhere and would recommend Dr. Christopher Meyer and his staff to anyone. Thank you so much to everyone who was involved, these surgeries gave me a chance to live my life normally again.Sincerely,Myron C.

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