Dr. Kent Chou, MD

Dr. Kent Chou, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
47 y/o
(64)

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Dr. Kent Chou, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Peoria, AZ and has been practicing for 14 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic hand surgery.Read his story

OrthoArizona, Canyon Orthopaedic Surgeons

6760 W Thunderbird Rd Ste E110

Peoria, AZ 85381
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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

See how frequently Dr. Chou performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Chou's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Chou's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chou "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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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."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Chou does not have any board certifications listed.

41  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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27  Procedures

  • 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 and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • 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

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

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.

Education

  • 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

Dr. Chou has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chou's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chou to family and friends
64 total reviews (39 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (64)

  • 5
    (60)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Chou's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (39)

Dr. Chou operated on my broken left thumb. He seemed very competent and caring and I was very pleased with the surgery he performed and with his follow-up. I am now back to normal use of my thumb which was the goal.
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He has done trigger finger on both hands and did a great job. The staff was awesome. Would highly recommend him.
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Dr. Chou is very interactive with every aspect of the surgery. He walked me thru the pros and cons of the surgery. After the surgery, he was encouraging and took his time to walk me thru healing process and the therapy time.
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I had Dr. Chou and his assistant Mallory perform surgery on wrist to repair a radial fracture I suffered from a sports injury. Both were very friendly and professional. My wrist is fully healed and feels great. I am now back to playing sports again.
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Dr. Chou's surgery on my 5th metacarpal (osteotomy) was a complete success. I've just completed therapy, and all that's left is a slight stiffness, which is improving every day. Dr. Chou and his team restored me to wholeness after a career-threatening injury. I can say that Dr. Chou is a hero to...more
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