Dr. Kent H. Chou, MD

Dr. Kent H. Chou, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 46 years old

Dr. Chou attended Brigham Young University and graduated summa cum laude with a BA in English. He then attended Yale University School of Medicine, where he obtained his MD degree. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery as well as a fellowship in hand, upper extremity, and microsurgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He has authored numerous scientific publications and has had his research presented at both national and international meetings. Dr. Chou is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and holds a Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Association for Hand Surgery. He specializes in the treatment of disorders of the hand, wrist, and elbow, and has a particular interest in minimally invasive carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Chou has been with Canyon since 2004.Read more

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Orthopaedics is about problem solving, which is something I have always enjoyed. As a pianist and artist, I also enjoy working with my hands and appreciate the importance and complexity of the hand and wrist. I especially enjoy my practice because I live where I work, which gives me the opportunity to see and treat friends and neighbors. I pride myself in providing superior, individualized orthopaedic care and want and expect my patients to participate in their treatment decisions.Read more

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in Avondale, AZ |
I had a severe wrist fracture which required surgery. Dr Chou clearly explained options, how the process would go, then his office arranged everything quickly. The surgery went well. Additionally, the physical therapy clinic associated with Canyon Orthopaedics was the best PT clinic I've attended. I've had a great outcome from nice people.
in Phoenix, AZ |
Dr. Chou and his staff has been outstanding in my treatment, from his PA to all his therapy staff. At his Avondale office you are greeted by Erin who remembers you, calls you by name and is always very pleasant. The therapy staff always calls you in right away, never having to wait over 5 minutes. Once in therapy, Cheryl greets you and immediately starts treatment. Cheryl answers any and all questions always concerned about the progress. The rest of the therapy staff treat you as family.
in Litchfield Park, AZ |
Dr Chou was very professional. He diagnosed my problem and performed surgery on my right wrist. Everything went well and pain is greatly diminished.
in Phoenix, AZ |
Doc Chou is excellent and does a great job of explaining what the results should be and is very careful making sure you understand the potential out come. I had 3 procedures done with the Doctor and everything is going as he stated. All 3 procedures were done the same day including fusion of the wrist as well as carpal tunnel.
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Dr. Chou attended Brigham Young University and graduated summa cum laude with a BA in English.  He then attended Yale University School of Medicine, where he obtained his MD degree.  He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery as well as a fellowship in hand, upper extremity, and microsurgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  He has authored numerous scientific publications and has had his research presented at both national and international meetings.

Dr. Chou is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and holds a Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Association for Hand Surgery.  He specializes in the treatment of disorders of the hand, wrist, and elbow, and has a particular interest in minimally invasive carpal tunnel surgery.  Dr. Chou has been with Canyon since 2004.

Dr. Chou's Care Philosophy

Orthopaedics is about problem solving, which is something I have always enjoyed. As a pianist and artist, I also enjoy working with my hands and appreciate the importance and complexity of the hand and wrist. I especially enjoy my practice because I live where I work, which gives me the opportunity to see and treat friends and neighbors. I pride myself in providing superior, individualized orthopaedic care and want and expect my patients to participate in their treatment decisions.

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    Yale University

    Graduated in 1998

  • Internship Hospital
    Presbyterian University Pa Med Center

    Completed in 2003

  • Residency Hospital
    Presbyterian University Pa Med Center

    Completed in 2003

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Presbyterian University Pa Med Center

    Completed in 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement