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Introducing Peter Parten, M.D.

Peter Parten, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder, arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery, sports medicine, and general orthopedics.

Dr. Peter Parten’s Approach to Care

“Like most people, our family is always on the go between work, kids, school, and sports. There is never a good time to rest or recover from an injury. My challenge is to enable patients of all ages to return to sports, work, and life as soon as possible.”

Undergraduate Studies
University of Notre Dame — South Bend, Indiana

Medical School
Loyola Stritch School of Medicine — Chicago, Illinois

Loyola University — Chicago, Illinois

Shoulder Arthroscopy, Institute of Orthopedic Research — San Antonio, Texas

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America

  • Shoulder arthroscopy education and instruction
  • Medical education course instruction
  • Voted a “Top Doctor” in Mpls/St. Paul Magazine in four Top Doctor surveys

Survey Feedback

Dr. Parten is a top notch doctor and individual. He respects me and my concerns. I will recommend Dr. Parten.

comment from patient satisfaction survey

Dr. Peter Parten and his entire team are incredible – professional, caring, informative, great energy – an incredible team. I have had two total shoulder replacements, which is no picnic, and they have been concerned and informative. We shared a few laughs and they’re very personal – I feel very very fortunate to have had this team get me through this terrible procedure and recovery to get to be the best that I can possibly be!!! I do recommend the entire team to anybody that will listen or has an issue that could be helped by Dr. Peter Parten and his team!!!

comment from patient satisfaction survey

Dr. Parten performed my right rotator cuff 7 years ago, so when my left shoulder needed the same surgery, I knew that there was only one doctor I wanted to perform it. Abby has been very supportive and easy for me to relate to from the beginning. They are a terrific team!

Survey Feedback

I was very pleased with the service I received at at Summit Orthopedics. I would highly recommend Dr. Peter Parten.

Comment from patient satisfaction survey

Always a courteous, efficient effort in dealing with long term recovery for shoulder replacement surgery. They are personable, concerned, encouraging during recovery, and always have a bit of humor. Abby Bernstein, Dr. Peter Parten, and the entire staff are like a fine tuned orchestra in my experience. A great team effort in every way! For my surgical journey that I have to repeat, I am confident in all aspects of my care!

Comment from patient satisfaction survey

Dr. Parten is an excellent doctor and well worth the wait.  He is very kind, considerate, listens to you and makes sure you understand you conditions and their outcome.  I highly recommend him to all my friends that need him as their specialist.

Survey Feedback

This provider is the best I have ever had.  His staff is also very helpful and respectful.  I would ALWAYS recommend Summit to ANYONE.  It was and is the best experience I have ever had.

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