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Joseph P. Nessler, MD

  • About
    • Specialties: Orthopedic Medicine/Surgery
    • Board Certified:

      Orthopedic Medicine/Surgery

    • Gender: Male
    • Languages: English

    His personal interests include hunting, fishing and wake surfing.Learn more about Dr. Nessler

    • Medical School
      University of Chicago
    • Internship
      Mayo Clinic (Rochester)
    • Residency
      Mayo Clinic (Rochester)
  • Areas Of Interest
    Dr. Nessler specializes in Adult Reconstruction Surgery with special interests in Hip and Knee Replacements and Revisions. He uses minimally invasive (muscle-sparing) surgery techniques for both knee and hip joint replacements. For hip replacements, Dr. Nessler uses a Direct Anterior (muscle sparing) approach, providing the patient with a smaller than traditional incision and quicker recovery time. By using both computer guidance and robotic technology, his patients are ensured a perfect fit of the implants, which provides maximum mobility and better outcomes. Dr. Nessler participates in clinical research and consults with the industry to develop surgical techniques and implants. He performs between 500 and 600 total joint replacement surgeries per year, and he has been involved in training orthopedic surgeons from across the country on the latest surgical techniques and technology.
  • Professional Memberships

    American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS), American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), Minnesota Medical Society, Minnesota Orthopedic Society

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO