Dr. Kent Chou, MD

Dr. Kent Chou, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
47 y/o

Accepting new patients

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.

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6760 W Thunderbird Rd Ste E110

Peoria, AZ 85381
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of Arizona, Inc.
  • Humana
  • Mercy Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan

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Top Care Areas


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Elbow Injuries
very high
more than 98% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 96% of peers
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chou "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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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Chou does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • 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
  • Foot Conditions
  • 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
  • Low Back Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • 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 Replacement
  • 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

Background Check

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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.


  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Presbyterian University Pa Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Presbyterian University Pa Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Presbyterian University Pa Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Chou has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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St. Joseph's Westgate Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Chou's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chou to family and friends
based on 47 total reviews (23 with comments)
Dr. Chou's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (23)
in glendale, az |
Extremely happy with carpal tunnel surgery performed by Dr. Chou Oct 6,2017. I had surgery went two weeks of hand P.T. was back to normal hand function. Dr. Chou did my left hand 9 years ago, when it was time for my right hand he is the doctor I trust.
in Peoria, AZ |
Dr. Chou performed ulnar nerve surgery on my left arm. He did an excellent job diagnosing my condition, then recommended surgery but was clear with my options. He explained the procedure clearly, performed the surgery seamlessly, and provided excellent follow-up afterwards. The issue with my left hand has been corrected, dexterity has returned, and I am well on the way to full recovery of muscle strength. I highly recommend Dr. Kent Chou as a no-nonsense / straightforward hand surgeon.
in Glendale |
This is the 2nd time I've had carpal tunnel surgery. The first time was on my left wrist last year. He seems to be a man of few words, but this year he seemed more relaxed (considering the fact that he was working 2 operating rooms - talk about a good multi-tasker!).
Phoenix, AZ |
Dr Chou did exactly as he said he would and restored full use of my hand that had been severely Deformed by duypytrens contractors.
in Goodyear, AZ |
I highly recommend Dr. Chou, based upon my experiences with him and his office. Excellent surgeon; straightforward, factual assessment of problem with clear alternatives for corrective action.
in Glendale, AZ |
Recent Carpal Tunnel surgery with Dr. Chou. I could feel an improvement immediately! Entire process was easy, staff was very helpful and patient. HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr. Chou!
Peoria, AZ |
After I broke my wrist, Dr. Chou's office had me in the next day and I was in surgery the day after that. The office and Dr. Chou were very attentive to my needs.
in Sun City, AZ |
Great work on my ulnar nerve re positioning.
in Glendale, AZ |
I broke my wrist before The holidays and was unsure of a Doctor. My M.D. Gave me Dr Chou's name. I cannot say enough about him .He is very professional , patient, kind and answers all questions . Thank You Dr Chou.
Glendale, AZ |
I am very pleased with Dr. Chou, he is very pleasant, and easy to talk to.
in Ajo, AZ |
We have recommended Dr. Chou to many family and friends. He has done surgery on my husband twice and me once. He is an amazing expert and efficient one! Dr. Chou reviews all issuses and makes sound decisions that are both timely and caring. We like this doctor. He is all about business, but he takes a moment to show that he is listening and doing his best for each patient. Please improve the phone system! Horrid! The assistants are very helpful, but the system is archaic!!!
in Goodyear, AZ |
Dr Chou accurately diagnosed a "trigger finger" condition and at my request surgically removed the same. The procedure was relatively painless and the doctor's handling was very professional. I recommend him highly.
in Kalispell, MontanaNewark, NJ |
Very good results on my left hand contracture surgery. Physical therapy group were supportive and aided the rehab. Highly recommended.
in Phoenix, AZ |
Nervous at first, Dr. Chou's first assistant was very knowledgable and made sure I knew what was normal and what was not, doing her best to make sure if I needed the operation or not. Then Dr. Chou came and made me feel comfortable by making sure I knew that he knew his stuff. Before surgery, one of his employees told me their son had an operation done by him and that Chou was good, making me feel much better. (He also put my tattoo back in place, was VERY happy with that)
in Glendale, AZ |
I have psoriatic arthritis and especially crippling & painful my finger's. I researched and chose Dr. Chou combining his knowledge with arthritis and specialization in the treatment of disorders of the hand. I am two month post-op with the surgery on two of finger's and extremely thrilled with the result. Dr. Chou and Mallory, his physician assistant make a wonderful team.
in Tolleson, AZ |
i had trigger finger on my right ring finger doc chou took great care of me did the release on that its really good now great job doc
in Sun City, AZ |
Dr. Chou is an extremely accomplished surgeon. I was seen and treated for Dupuytren's Disease and chose the surgery route. I am 5 weeks post op and my finger is totally back to normally. It was easy and practically painless from the date of the surgery. I would highly recommend Dr. Chou!
in Litchfield Park, AZ |
Dr. Chou's office was friendly and easy to work with. Wait times were less than 15 min. Dr. Chou took the time to listen, diagnose the condition (carpal tunnel), and performed the procedure. Have not had any pain since.
in Peoria, AZ |
After having witnessing my husband go through multiple surgeries for various orthopedic related injuries, I can honestly say that Dr Chou easily ranks as the best across the board. There is none I would trust more with the welfare of my son and I would recommend him above all else in his field.
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 accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
    AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) EPO
    AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of Arizona, Inc.
    Health Net of Arizona HMO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mercy Care
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
    TRICARE Reserve Select
    TRICARE Retired Reserve
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare PPO
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Chou has admitting privileges

St. Joseph's Westgate Medical Center
7300 N 99th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85307
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Abrazo Central Campus
2000 W Bethany Home Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85015
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Banner Estrella Medical Center
9201 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85037
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Honorhealth Deer Valley Medical Center
19829 N 27th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85027
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HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center
250 E Dunlap Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85020
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Oasis Hospital
750 N 40th St
Phoenix, AZ 85008
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