Dr. Cody Harlan, MD

Dr. Cody Harlan, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
45 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Cody Harlan, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Kansas City, MO. He is 45 years old and has been practicing for 12 years.Read his story

Kansas City Center for Hip Preservation & Sports Medicine

5901 NW 63rd Ter Ste 120

Kansas City, MO 64151
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)

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Top Care Areas


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Hip Arthroscopy
more than 75% of peers
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
more than 57% of peers
Knee Replacement
more than 22% of peers

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Dr. Harlan's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Harlan "Dr. Harlan is Kansas City's most experienced orthopedic surgeon treating hip disorders of the young active athlete, weekend warrior, and individuals with activity-related groin pain. Dr Harlan has performed more that 1000 advanced arthroscopic procedures of the hip, including the arthroscopic correction of cam and pincer lesions of femoro-acetabular impingement, repair of labrum tears of the hip, repair of tears of the gluteus medius, and hip instability. Dr Harlan also treats conditions of the shoulder and knee including arthroscopic repair of rotator cuff tears, injuries to the meniscus, and ACL reconstruction. Dr. Harlan has received training from several internationally known and respected orthopedic arthroscopic hip surgeons, including Dr. J. W. Thomas Byrd of the renowned Nashville Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center. Dr Harlan is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and holds a sub-specialty certificate if Sports Medicine. He is also an Active member of the Arthroscopic Association of North America."


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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Limb Cramp
  • Lupus
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Deformities


  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Nebraska
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • University Of Nebraska / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • University Of Missouri-Kansas City
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Of Missouri-Kansas City
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Harlan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Harlan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Harlan to family and friends
based on 32 total reviews (16 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

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Dr. Harlan's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (16)

in Joplin, Mo |
I have lived a vigorous life as a martial artist, police sniper and as a SWAT operator. I had a torn labrum in each hip. I had a corrective surgery by a doctor other than Dr. Harlan.that literally left me disabled. I was medically retired as a result of my duty-related injuries, one of which was my...more
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Kansas City, MO |
Awesome surgeon. Dr. Harlan completely fixed my problem. He explained the procedure before and after surgery, and he answered all of my questions. (This was my first surgery ever, so I had lots of questions!) Highly recommend.
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Lees Summit, MO |
Dr. Harlan did my FAI surgery and fixed a labral Oct 2013. He was so caring and throughro. Would never see anyone else for this type of surgery. Can not praise enough.
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in Lees Summit, MO |
Born with Cerebral Palsy and after a lifetime of braces and operations in trying to help me walk with my feet in the natural position. Each operation seemed to be short lived. I was told of the work of Dr. Cody Harlan, MD. I then Met with him, he said, "I maybe able to help!" Those words were like...more
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Independence, MO |
Dr. Harlan changed my life, after seeing no less than 5 other orthopedic surgeons who offered no solutions other than prescriptions, Dr. Harlan diagnosed my issue on my first visit. I have now had operations on both hips, and am back to walking, and enjoying life without a cane/walker and most...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Harlan accepts 20 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Enterprise Group
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
    Preferred Care Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • PHP-Physicians Health Plan
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • Universal American

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Hospitals where Dr. Harlan has admitting privileges

North Kansas City Hospital
2800 Clay Edwards Dr
North Kansas City, MO 64116
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