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Dr. In S. Yi, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Male, Age 49, Graduated 1991, University Of Virginia School Of Medicine

9777 S Yosemite St Suite 220
Lone Tree, CO 80124
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Dr. Yi's Care Philosophy

Dr. Yi brings a wealth of knowledge and clinical expertise within the field of hand and upper extremity surgery to his patients. Dr. Yi earned his medical degree with distinction from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, completing his internship and residencies through the same system. He then moved into a prestigious hand and upper extremity fellowship at the University of New Mexico and its affiliated hospitals. He stayed at the University of New Mexico as an Assistant Professor in the department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Division of Hand Surgery from 1998 to 2000, eventually moving to Denver to join Hand Surgery Associates in 2000. He acts as both a Clinical Assistant Professor within the Orthopaedics Department of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and a preceptor to medical students from Rocky Vista University of Osteopathic Medicine. He received his board certification through the America Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2000, completed his Certificate for Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand (CAQSH) in 2001, and completed his board recertification in hand surgery in 2009. Dr. Yi is on staff at many metro Denver hospitals and facilities, including Porter Adventist Hospital, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Littleton Adventist Hospital, Rose Medical Center, the Medical Center of Aurora, Centennial Medical Center, and Parker Adventist Hospital. He maintains an active presence within the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Academy for Orthopaedic Surgeons. His clinical skills, as well as his contributions to continuing medical education through ongoing lectures and publications on a national level, earned him the distinction of being named one of 5280 Magazine's Top Doctors in 2007.

Dr. Yi's Specialty

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

What Is a Specialty or Area of Special Expertise?

A specialty is the branch of medicine in which a doctor has completed advanced clinical training and education. Most doctors are board certified in their specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who specializes in your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods.

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A specialty is the branch of medicine in which a doctor has completed advanced clinical training and education. Most doctors are board certified in their specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who specializes in your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best methods of treatment. 

Examples of specialists are a pediatrician who focuses on the physical, emotional, and social health of children from birth to young adulthood; or a cardiologist who specializes in diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels. 

A doctor may have more than one specialty, along with one or more subspecialties. For instance, a doctor could specialize in internal medicine and have a subspecialty in infectious disease. A subspecialty is a concentration within a specialty. 

Your primary care doctor (who is often a specialist in family medicine or internal medicine) can help you choose the right type of specialist. In fact, some health insurance plans require a referral from your primary care doctor before you visit a specialist.

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and/or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Hand & Wrist Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Spinal Nerve Blocks
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injections
  • Tendon Transfer
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Hand Fracture
  • Lateral & Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis & Golf Elbow)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteopenia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
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Dr. Yi's Education & Training

  • Medical Schools:

    • University Of Virginia School Of Medicine
      Graduated: 1991
  • Internship Hospital:

    • University Of Virginia Health System
      Graduated: 1992
  • Residency Hospital:

    • University Of Virginia Health System
  • Fellowship Hospital:

    • University Of New Mexico Medical School
  • Undergraduate Schools:

    • University Of Virginia
      Graduated: 1987

What Is a Residency?

Residency is a medical training program that a doctor completes to gain expertise in a specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who has completed a residency and therefore specializes in the area of your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods. Read More

Residency is a medical training program that a doctor completes to gain expertise in a specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who has completed a residency and therefore specializes in the area of your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods.

Examples of specialists are a pediatrician who focuses on the physical, emotional and social health of children from birth to young adulthood; or a cardiologist who specializes in diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels.

Residency training takes place in accredited hospitals or other healthcare facilities under the supervision of experienced doctors. Residency training lasts from three to seven years, and the exact duration varies from specialty to specialty. Residency is required for specialty board certification.

Dr. Yi's Background Check

Malpractice

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Colorado
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information for the states of California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact you quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.

Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered. 
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state. 

Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor’s board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were. 
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered. 
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states. 

Dr. Yi's Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
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