About the Practice

My Team

Daniel J. Marek, Orthopedic Surgeon, Hand, Wrist & Elbow

Daniel J. Marek, MD

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.


Ryan Bakko, PA-C

Ryan Bakko, PA-C

Physican Assistant, Board Certified

Ryan Bakko PA-C, works in conjunction with Dr. Daniel Marek to coordinate excellent orthopedic patient care. Ryan sees patients in the clinic setting along with Dr. Marek, assists in surgery, and helps with the post-operative care and orthopedic management of patients.


Board Certified, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)


Master of Science in Physican Assistant Studies, Augsburg College
Bachelor of Arts, Gustavus Adolphus College Physican Assistant, Board Certified


Cathy R., CMA (AAMA)

Cathy R., CMA (AAMA)

Clinical Care Coordinator

Cathy R, Care Coordinator works in conjunction with Dr. Daniel Marek to provide top-notch orthopedic patient care. Cathy manages the day to day clinic and surgery schedules. She is responsible for the surgery scheduling and also assists in clinic with patient care.  Feel free to contact Cathy at the Twin Cities Orthopedics Waconia office if you have questions or concerns.

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111 Hundertmark Rd, #240
Chaska, MN 55318

12982 Valley View Rd
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

560 South Maple St, #200
Waconia, MN 55387