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Dr. Douglas Burton, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 52

Dr. Burton

University Kansas Medical Center ORS

3901 Rainbow Blvd Kansas City, KS 66160

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Dr. Douglas Burton, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Kansas City, KS and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1994 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. Burton was the 3rd doctor we'd been to for my husbands back injury. He was very thorough, and didn't push anything on us. We went into the first appointment knowing surgery may be a viable option. After discussing options with Dr. Burton, we decided to proceed with the multiple level spinal fusion. Dr. Burton did an amazing job and we couldn't be more pleased with the outcome. After a year in pain, my husband is back to his normal lifestyle thanks to Dr. Burton. Each checkup appointment was a great experience. He made sure we understood everything, and always made sure our questions were answered. We would definitely recommend him!
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Backstory, I actually had a driver take me to his office at KU but due to unforeseen problems I was late. They refused to see me after we had driven 4 hours there. I found out then that they have outreach visits in towns much closer to me that I was never informed of. My 2nd visit was in Hutchinson. There was added paperwork given with questions about my body image and depression. Dr Burton told the staff to do an x-ray on me. However, it was never done. His PA spoke so quickly I had trouble understanding what he was saying. My MRI couldn't be read on the monitor in the room so he took me out in the hallway to look at it... He never read the radiologist report and looked at 6 pics total on my MRI. He said it looked like a perfectly normal spine. Since Ive had 3 surgeries that concerned me. He took his dictation right in front of me then asked if I had any other questions. I asked other questions and was told to go walk in a pool and I would heal. Waste of time and money.
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DR BURTON IS THE WORST DOCTOR I HAVE EVER BEEN TO IN MY 52 years!!!! Just like everyone says super condescending, looks at you like you’re an idiot if you ask something, I worked for a doctor for 20 years even if he was in a bad mood he wouldn’t treat a patient like this ever, and I’m going to come right out and say it he is a complete a&&h@!e!!!! The THING talked on his microphone the whole time saying the wrong thing, I was Itrying to correct him (it was about me after all)but he didn’t listen to me he showed me my MRI showed me curvature of the spine with arthritis in it and said go have therapy, He knows I’m disabled I’ve had seven surgeries on my left foot and ankle so that’s not possible I can’t get out of bed without him crawling all the way to the bathroom! Oh and surprise surprise I don’t have use my Hubby’s private insurance anymore because of $! I have Medicare you all were 100% correct a horrible horrible bedside manner and a horrible doctor or person in general!
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Helped my wife with scoliosis & degeneration of lumbar (through fusion and a laminectomy). He has the skill and knowledge and takes the time to listen.,
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Dr. Burton clearly explained the issue with my back and explained how surgery could help. He performed the surgery and followed up regularly and thoroughly. Great personality, too.
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Dr Burton helped my son who is paralyzed, he did 4 surgeries 2 were 11 hours and 2 were 8 hours very complicated surgeries. We found him compassionate, informative and one of the best! We live in Hays Kansas!
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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.
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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?
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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!
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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.
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Biography

Dr. Douglas Burton, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Kansas City, KS and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1994 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2000
Thomas Jefferson University
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Tx Back Institute
Fellowship Hospital
1999
University Ks Med Center
Residency Hospital
1995
University Ks Med Center
Internship Hospital
1994
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
Medical School
2000
2000
1999
1995
1994

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Dr. Burton's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Scoliosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Burton treats Scoliosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Burton treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Burton treats Spine Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Burton treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Back Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Burton treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Burton treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Burton's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebral Column Tumors