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Defining a Hand Surgeon: Robert Anderson, M.D.

Listen to Summit Orthopedics’ expert, Robert Anderson, MD, share the specialty training required and scope of practice for a hand surgeon.

Dr. Robert Anderson’s Approach to Care

“My own injuries and need for surgeries have helped me understand the patient experience. I’m a better listener and care provider as a result. I grew up and attended college in the area, so I know and understand the people of the Twin Cities.”

Undergraduate Studies
St. John’s University — Collegeville, Minnesota

Medical School
University of Minnesota — Minneapolis, Minnesota

Indiana University Medical School — Indianapolis, Indiana

Upper Extremity
Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center — Indianapolis, Indiana

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Minnesota Medical Association
  • Ramsey Medical Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Minnesota Orthopaedic Society

Volunteering surgical skills in Honduras at One World Surgery/Holy Family Surgery Center

Mountain biking, snowmobiling, snowboarding, travel, cars, family

Carpal Tunnel Release: Quality Information

Patient Survey Comment

Dr. Robert Anderson is fantastic, has a very caring way of answering all my questions, and explains everything even before I ask. When he is talking with you he always looks at you with full attention. I have complete trust in him and his staff. I have recommended him to someone else for I wanted him to see the best doctor!

Patient Survey Comment

Dr. Anderson was the best. I have had several orthopedic injuries and this was by far, from my first appointment to last, the best experience I’ve ever had.

Christine Z.'s Comments

Dr. Robert Anderson is kind, caring, patient and very thorough. I knew immediately my care would be in excellent hands. My appointment was a ‘best in class’ experience. Summit Ortho never disappoints!

Comment from patient satisfaction survey

I felt like Dr. Anderson listened to what I had to say, explained very clearly the treatment options and succession and had a plan of action that fit my lifestyle and needs. He was knowledgeable and confident and put me at ease right away.

Survey Feedback

I’ve already recommended Dr. Anderson and Summit to others among family and friends.  Summit provided “Top shelf” care and thorough exams and office visits and therapy.  I would still recommend Summit and Dr. Anderson and my therapist Laura Bechtold freely and enthusiastically!

Patient Comment

My shoulder was unusable, the bones in the rotator cuff shot. I had a Reverse Rotator cuff replacement done by Dr R. Anderson. I could not be more pleased. No more pain at all after years of pain but best of all I had almost all my range of motion back.

Survey Feedback

Summit Orthopedics and Doctor Anderson have treated me for many issues with my hands. I can’t say enough about their professionalism and concern for their patients. Thank you for your care!

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