Looking for an Orthopedic surgeon that you can trust is a daunting task. You do not want to chance that the person you are going to for ankle, knee, hip, or even spinal surgery may not be among the best in their field. Though this is a decision you have to make for yourself after meeting the orthopedic surgeons in person we are giving you a good start. Hopefully an end to your frustration even.
Orthopedic surgery is becoming ever more common as advancements allow for better hip and knee replacements which of course makes the demand for orthopedic surgeons higher. Find the best ones in Idaho so you can find the surgeon that is right for you and your needs. Something as important as a hip replacement or any other orthopedic surgery, can’t be left to chance and all the time spent researching surgeons around can take up an awful lot of time. So here are the top orthopedic surgeons we have chosen in Idaho.
Idaho Falls, ID
Dr. Joseph Liljenquist is a graduate of George Washington University Medical School. He claims to be utilizing cutting edge techniques with traditional methods to provide patients with the best orthopaedic care possible. Dr. Liljenquist is also affiliated with the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center and the Mountain View Hospital.
Dr. Hessing joined Orthopaedic Associates in 1985. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Hessing’s practice concentrates on minimally invasive orthopedic shoulder surgery. He has performed countless shoulder procedures including rotator cuff repair, bone spur removal, repair of the labrum, repair of ligaments, and many other reconstructions.
Dr. Daines is board certified and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic surgeons. He is fellowship trained in shoulder surgery and specializes in minimally invasive shoulder surgery. He is skilled in the operative and non operative management of all shoulder conditions including rotator cuff repair, shoulder instability, shoulder replacement and trauma. Dr. Daines also has special interest in all inside arthroscopic rotator cuff repair using a knotless technique, which allows for more rapid rehab and less scarring.
Dr. Johnson, is a highly skilled and experienced Orthopedic Surgeon devoted to the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. He is board certified through the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and earned his medical degree from Hahnemann Medical College, in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his residency through the Hahnemann University Hospital, in Philadelphia, PA.
Idaho Falls, ID
Dr. Greg West attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine and completed his Residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Tripler Army Medical Center thereafter. He is known to have already performed more than 200 partial knee replacement procedures. Currently, Dr. West is also a Clinical Instructor at Idaho State University.
Dr. Thomas Chopp graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1984 and is currently in practice at the Shoulder Clinic of Idaho. He has undergone extensive training and experience in treatment of the athlete’s shoulder of patients from all age groups. Dr. Chopp also specializes in treating traumatic soft tissue and sports related injuries.
Dr. Scot Scheffel is presently an Associate Clinical Professor for the University of Washington. In addition, he is also in charge of managing the sports medicine training for local family medicine residents. Dr. Scot Scheffel completed his medical degree at the University Of Washington in Seattle.
Dr. George Nicola has been in practice in the field of orthopedic surgery since 1984. He is currently affiliated with the West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell and the St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Meridian. Dr. George Nicola completed his medical degree from the Rush Medical College in Chicago.
Dr. Kyle Palmer’s practice currently includes arthroscopic surgery, sports medicine, fracture care, and general orthopedics. He previously served for 10 years as the team physician for Eagle High School. In addition, Dr. Palmer has also been active with the Idaho Youth Soccer Association and the Capital Youth Soccer Association.
Dr. Wolf is prepared to treat a wide range of orthopedic injuries to the musculoskeletal system and specializes in helping people get back to their pre-injury level of activity, whether that is running ultra-marathons, playing collegiate sports, or simply walking for exercise. Dr. Wolf has a clinical interest in minimally-invasive foot and ankle surgery, foot and ankle reconstruction, sports-related injuries, cartilage, ligament and tendon disorders and orthopedic trauma.