Dr. Douglas Burton, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. Douglas Burton, MD
Dr. Douglas Burton, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Kansas City, KS. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Dr. Burton is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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    Patient Comments (6)
    in Salina, KS |
    Dr. Burton did a scoliosis surgery on me at my age of 54, 9 years ago. This involved 2 surgeries.... one from the back and 6 weeks later, another from the front. My surgery has been a complete success. I found Dr. Burton to be extremely caring and compassionate. Having seen my success, a friend recommended Dr. Burton to a man paralyzed by surgery and he walked after Dr. Burton performed a second surgery. His bedside manner is straitforward, direct and non sugar coated but honest.
    Shawnee, KS |
    Never met Dr. Burton although I have been scheduled to see him for several months. Even with stage 4 cancer and physicians/referrals have requested I be seen earlier, yet to no avail. So I have sat for SEVERAL months dealing with my issues not knowing if I would still be around for the appmnt. I get a call today suddenly (2/24/17) canceling my appointment yet the original appointment was not until April...which was made before the end of the year (2016). Hippocratic Oath--Doc?
    Shawnee, KS |
    Dr. Burton is the best spine surgeon in KC. He did a 13 hour surgery to correct a previous surgery. Prior to seeing Dr. Burton, I couldn't stand straight and had so much pain that walking was so hard. He fixed everything. It took months of getting in to see him, but it was so worth it!
    in Overland Park, KS |
    Avoid at all costs. Dr. Burton is condescending, cruel and incompetent. He flat out disagrees with findings confirmed by his own radiology department and becomes very authoritative if challenged. He feels free to make sweeping judgements that are way out of his expertise, with no concern for the care you came looking for. He runs his office like are a number, spends little time listening, and lectures with no regard to your individual health issue. For him it is a "numbers game" as he says.
    Manhattan, KS |
    Absolutely zero bedside manner and though this isn't a deal breaker, the condescension, meanness and lying solidified my feelings of never stepping foot in this surgeons office ever again. Apparently it isn't cool to do your homework and ask questions. I encourage anyone thinking of going to him to do so with trepidation.
    Lawrence, KS |
    Dr Burton knows what he is doing. Hands down if your problem can and should be fixed he is the one to see. May not come across he cares does not sugar coat straight forward if surgery will help condition but if will/may not he will let you know upfront said to many people want surgery which won't help that get upset when he will not operate. Only has clinic 1day a week surgery rest of week. I have back problems more than 10 years saw him laid it out for me had 7 hour surgery wish I had sooner.
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    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Broken Neck
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Foot Conditions
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Herniated Disc
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Disorders
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Lupus
    • Myelopathy
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Runner's Knee
    • Sacrum Disorders
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
    • Vertebral Column Tumors


    • Medical School
      University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas

      Graduated in 1994

    • Internship Hospital
      University Ks Med Center

      Completed in 1995

    • Residency Hospital
      University Ks Med Center

      Completed in 1999

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Thomas Jefferson University

      Completed in 2000

      Tx Back Institute

      Completed in 2000

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revision
    • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Steroid Injection