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Dr. Kenneth Kaan, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 66

Dr. Kaan

Hilo Specialty Clinic

670 Ponahawai St Ste 122 Hilo, HI 96720

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Dr. Kenneth Kaan, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Hilo, HI and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University in 1979 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. Kaan accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Dr. Kaan's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kaan treats Low Back Pain more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Kaan treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kaan treats Back Pain more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Kaan treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kaan treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Kaan treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis

Dr. Kaan's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • 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)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Dr. Kaan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kaan

2.5

Based on 22 reviews

5 Stars
31.818181818181817%
(7)
4 Stars
4.545454545454546%
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3 Stars
4.545454545454546%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
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(13)

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I have seen Dr. Kaan a bunch of times due to him being the only one who accepted my insurance. My last visit with him, I literally ran out of there crying and telling the staff that I will never be back to see him again and that I have lived with my back pain for 10 years already what’s a few more until I can find a doctor that actually cares. What is more hilarious about my last appointment is that as I was trying to get out of there as fast as I could with my back problem, he walks right into another exam room and starts laughing it up with another patient that has constantly brought him thank you gifts. He wouldn’t even read the radiologist’s MRI report that I drove myself nuts trying to get printed at the hospital that I had done it at. I’m a nursing student and yes I know nurses use their back a lot but he even tried to crush my dream of being a Registered Nurse as well, like come on Dr., you are suppose to help me, not make me feel like I’m nothing! Never again!
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Devastating. Huge set back in my care. Extended my suffering. The critiques of him in his reviews are just the tip of the iceberg. The Dr. Is irrelevant and may decide to rethink where he can best serve. Sincerely Greg Pendrey
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I have seen Dr. Kaan twice, in Hilo, HI. Both times he rushed through the exam. He did not answer the questions I had written down to remind myself. One time had to chase him down the hallway to get one important question answered. Dr Kaan also prescribed a $700 medication without alerting me. I was shocked when I went to the pharmacy. I am now looking to replace Dr. Kaan with a doc who will take the time to explain the nature of my problem and answer my question.
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Very direct and very precisely/clearly to me. He was very efficient as far as the surgery he was going to perform.
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I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR. KAAN TO MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY. DR. KAAN THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SEEING ME.
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He's an excellent surgeon.
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Surgery by dr KAAN was epic Working in recovery without pain but will be a while before 100% Office staff made transition super easy with their empathy and appointment arrangements. Had not a bit of problems and no wait time for any of my procedures and appointments. I would like to credit the helpful and knowledgable staff that dr KAAN has put together for he patients benefit.
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Biography

Dr. Kenneth Kaan, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Hilo, HI and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University in 1979 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1987
University Rochester Strong Meml Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1986
University Hawaii
Residency Hospital
1982
Shriners Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1981
Ri Meml Hosp/Brown University
Residency Hospital
1980
University Hawaii
Internship Hospital
1979
Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
Medical School
1987
1986
1982
1981
1980
1979

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78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average