Hip, Knee


Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Replacement, Less Invasive Total Joint Replacement

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My approach to treating patients

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In 2003, I was recruited to join the Columbia Orthopaedic Group as a total joint replacement surgeon. Along with my nurse practitioner and secretary, our primary goal is to take time with our patients, to understand their suffering, and to provide evidence-based effective solutions.

What truly matters to us is that each patient is treated with kindness, compassion, and respect. Essentially, we strive to treat others like we would want to be treated.

We recognize that each patient's needs are different. Some may need medical treatment, while others require surgery. Regardless, we enjoy taking the time to explain the condition and the treatment. Together, we pursue an excellent outcome.

Our practice is focused on minimally invasive hip and knee replacement surgery. Being a part of this exciting technology provides our patients with a smaller scar and the hope of less post-operative pain and a quicker recovery.

Within my first few months in practice in 2003, I was the first surgeon in mid-Missouri to perform minimally invasive total knee replacement surgery. Since that time, I have performed over 300 less-invasive joint replacements per year. I have had the pleasure of helping patients from not only the midwestern states, but also from as far as Arizona and Florida.

The Physicians and Staff at the Columbia Orthopaedic Group are ready to help you with all your orthopaedic needs. Thank you for choosing the Columbia Orthopaedic Group, where we seek to define excellence in orthopaedic care.

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Contact Information

Columbia Orthopaedic Group 1 South Keene Street Columbia, MO USA 65201 View map Phone 573 443-2402 Fax (573) 874-1806

Other staff in my practice

Allow me to introduce two wonderful people who help me take such good care of our patients.

Robin Gray,RN, BC, FNP - Family Nurse Practitioner, Specializing in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Robin has been an orthopaedic nurse for over 10 years. She has helped thousands of patients recover from surgery. Her warm bedside manner and extensive knowledge ensure that your nursing care is second to none. Robin also does an outstanding job assisting in surgery.

Marla Bennett- secretary.

Marla's experience in several different areas of healthcare assists her in answering phone calls and in keeping the office running in an efficient, organized manner. Most importantly, Marla's kindness and compassion give her a genuine concern for each and every patient.

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