About the Practice

My Team

Peter C. Sanders, Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine

Peter C. Sanders, MD

Peter C Sanders is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in arthroscopic reconstructive surgery, minimally invasive joint replacement and fracture care.  
Dr. Sanders completed his medical school training and his Orthopedic Surgery residency at the University of MN in Minneapolis, MN. He practices in Chaska, Waconia and Olivia. 

Dr. Sanders enjoys partnering with Compassion, World Vision, World Wide Village, International Justice Mission and Hope Academy to help provide educational and medical opportunities for the underserved both locally and abroad. He has recently visited Zimbabwe and Haiti on medical missions trips. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. Interests include fishing, biking, golf and playing the drums. 

Clinical Interest

  • Knee Care, including ACL reconstruction, meniscus surgery, arthritis care, EXCEL total joint programs and Minimally Invasive Total and Partial Knee replacement surgery
    Shoulder Care, including arthroscopic shoulder surgery, labrum repair, rotator cuff repair, arthritis care and shoulder joint replacement
    Hip Care, including “Enhanced Recovery Pathway” Hip replacement surgery, arthritis care and EXCEL total joint program
    Adult and Pediatric Injury Care, including fractures and sprains       


Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

University of Minnesota Medical School

Medical Degree
University of Minnesota Medical School 

Hospital and Surgery Center Affiliations

  • Two Twelve Surgery Center
    Ridgeview Medical Center
    Renville County Hospital
    Crosstown Surgery Center

Sports Affiliations

  • Team Physician: Chaska High School
    Physician: Ryder Cup (2016)
Matthew Bennett

Matthew Bennett, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Board Certified 

Matthew Bennett, PA-C works in conjunction with Dr. Sanders to coordinate excellent orthopedic patient care. His responsibilities include assisting in surgery, rounding in hospital setting, discharge planning, patient education, writing prescriptions, conducting history and physical examinations. During after hours, he will staff the urgent care, treating walk-in patients with acute injuries. Matt also provides an independent clinic offering non-surgical management including injections of various musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. 


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

Medical Education
Master's of Physician Assistant Studies, Marquette University - Physician Assistant Studies 
Bachelor Degree, Marquette University 


Professional Affiliations, Memberships and Certifications

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants 
Pia L.

Pia L.

Clinical Care Coordinator

Pia works in conjunction with Dr. Sanders and Matt to provide exceptional orthopedic patient care.  She has been with Dr. Sanders since he began practicing at TCO and has been in the health care industry since 2001.  Pia manages Dr. Sanders’ daily clinic and surgery schedules, takes patient phone calls as well as schedules diagnostic testing.  Please do not hesitate to contact her to make an appointment with Dr. Sanders or to answer any questions you may have.


Bachelor Degree, Crown College 

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111 Hundertmark Rd, #240
Chaska, MN 55318

100 Healthy Way
Olivia, MN 56277

560 South Maple St, #200
Waconia, MN 55387