Dr. Kent Chou, MD

Dr. Kent Chou, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
46 y/o
41 reviews

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  • 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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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.Read more

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Dr. Chou attended Brigham Young University and graduated summa cum laude with a BA in English. He then attended...Read more

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Dr. Chou's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chou to family and friends
4.6
based on 41 total surveys (17 with reviews)
Dr. Chou's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
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  • Office environment
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (17)
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 says...

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.

Dr. Chou's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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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