Daniel J. Marek - Orthopedic Surgeon - Twin Cities Orthopedics

Daniel J. Marek, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified
Hand Surgery Fellowship
Hand Surgery Subspecialty Certification

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Areas of Focus
Elbow Care
Hand Care
Pediatric Care
Shoulder Care
Sports Medicine
Wrist Care
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Dr. Daniel J. Marek – Twin Cities Orthopedics Specialist

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Practice Overview

Daniel J. Marek, MD is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hand, wrist, and elbow surgery. Dr. Marek completed the prestigious Hand Surgery Fellowship at the University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center and practices in the TCO Chaska, Waconia, and Eden Prairie locations. He provides complete care of the hand, wrist, and elbow in both the adult and pediatric populations. Surgeries are predominantly performed at the Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska, but also at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia and Fairview Southdale in Edina. 

Finally, Dr. Marek enjoys taking care of our nations veterans and teaching the U of MN orthopedic surgery residents hand, wrist and elbow surgery at the VA medical center. 

In his free time, Dr. Marek enjoys golf and fly fishing as well as spending time with his wife and three sons who are very active in sports. Dr. Marek coaches youth baseball and serves as the Team Physician for Chanhassen High School.   

Clinical Interest

Elbow Care, including Cubital Tunnel Release, Elbow Arthroscopy, both Simple and Complex Fracture Care, Distal Biceps Repair/Reconstruction, Elbow Replacement Elbow Joint Revision and Elbow Joint Replacement

Hand Care, including Fracture Care, Carpal Tunnel Release (both open and endoscopic), Trigger Finger Release, Dupuytren’s Contracture Management (Needle Aponeurotomy, Collagenase Injection, and Open Release), CMC Arthroplasty,  MP Silicone and Pyrocarbon Arthroplasty, PIP Silicone and Pyrocarbon Arthroplasty, Tendon Transfers and Repairs, Nerve Repairs and Mass Excisions

Shoulder Care, including Nonoperative Management of Arthritis, Bursitis and Fractures

Sports Medicine, including Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow, Pediatric Fractures, Little Leaguers Elbow, and UCL Reconstruction (Tommy John procedure),  SL ligament reconstruction, Arthroscopic Management of TFCC tears, Skier’s/Gamekeeper’s Thumb Repair

Pediatric Care, including Trigger Thumb, Ligament Injuries and Fractures

Wrist Care, including Fracture Care, DeQuervain’s Release, Wrist Arthroscopy, Ganglion Cyst Excision and Kienbock’s Disease

Dr. Marek also specializes in Upper Extremity Sports Injuries and Recreational Injuries.


Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certification in Hand Surgery

Fellowship in Hand Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

University of Minnesota School of Medicine

Medical Degree

University of Minnesota School of Medicine

Hospital and Surgery Center Affiliations

    Fairview Southdale Edina 
    Crosstown Surgery Center
    Glencoe Regional Health Services
    Ridgeview Medical Center
    VA Medical Center
    Two Twelve Surgery Center

Professional Affiliations

    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Sports Affiliations

Hand surgeon for 2016 Ryder Cup
Chanhassen Football Team Physician


Dr. Marek has written and contributed extensively to numerous publications, including original publications, book chapters, abstracts, scientific presentations, and poster presentations.



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    Certified Physician Assistant

    Cathy R., CMA (AAMA)
    Clinical Care Coordinator

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