Dr. Kirk Kindsfater, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Kirk Kindsfater, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Fort Collins, CO and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Colorado At Denver medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with Poudre Valley Hospital, winner of the Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award. He is also affiliated with Medical Center Of The Rockies. His office is not accepting new patients.

Dr. Kirk Kindsfater, MD

Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies

2500 E Prospect Rd Fort Collins, CO 80525 ()

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(970) 493-0112

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Dr. Kindsfater is affiliated with Medical Center Of The Rockies Loveland, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Kindsfater's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kindsfater treats Osteoarthritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kindsfater treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
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Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kindsfater treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kindsfater treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Joint Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kindsfater treats Joint Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kindsfater treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kindsfater's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery

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Dr. Kindsfater accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Whole Health Colorado Front Range
Anthem
Balanced Pathway-CO EPO
Balanced Pathway-CO HMO
Balanced-CO PPO
Blue Priority-CO HMO
Blue Priority-CO PPO
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Bronze Pathway-CO EPO
Catastrophic (Individual)-CO PPO
Catastrophic Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
CO Pathway (Select Network)-CO
Colorado College-CO
Colorado HMO
Colorado POS
Colorado PPO
CSU Fort Collins-CO
CU Health Plan - Extended-CO
CU Health Plan - High Deductible/HSA Compatible-CO
CU Health Plan - Medicare-CO
CU Health Plans Exclusive-CO HMO
Gold Colorado PPO
Gold Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Gold Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway-CO EPO
Healthy Blue Priority 1-CO HMO
Healthy Blue Priority with HSA 1-CO
Healthy Support 1-CO PPO
Healthy Support with HSA 1-CO PPO
Indemnity (Traditional)-CO
Lumenos plans-CO
Lumenos-CO PPO
MediBlue Plus-CO HMO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Non-HMO- HSA, HRA and HIA+-CO
Pathway PPO/EPO-CO
Pathway-CO HMO
Platinum Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Platinum Pathway-CO EPO
Platinum-CO PPO
Silver Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
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Silver-CO PPO
Traditional Network-CO
University of Colorado Extended PPO
University of Colorado High Deductible PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Choice Care PPO
Kaiser Permanente
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Kindsfater's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kindsfater

3.4

Based on 59 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
5.084745762711864%
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2 Stars
5.084745762711864%
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1 Star
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botched my husbands knees. He's had 3 more surgeries and has been in a wheelchair for 9 months. Never saw him again. It's a knee disaster. Been in reba 100 days. couldn't see husband for a month because of Covid. This man has ruined our family & my husband may never walk without a walker.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 07, 2022
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I've had both knees and a hip done by Dr. Kindsfater and I wouldn't go anywhere else! 10 out of 10!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Lori – Sep 11, 2021
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I have never waited LESS than 90 minutes for this provider. Uncaring ,unresponsive staff and physician. This physician is a factory only. Physician and staff refuse to see they have delivered poor results. Do not recommend if you desire good surgical results
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Apr 04, 2021
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Not very happy with Dr. Kindsfater, have to wait total 1 and 1/2 hours to see him, but he spent only 5 minutes to tell me that I have to do knee replacement without looking at my MRI. No eyes contact, no mask cover. At the end, he asked me where I came from, I think that was racist.....
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Chen – Mar 15, 2021
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Dr. Kindsfater replaced both of my knees in the same surgery. He explained the procedure and took his time with me. He was in communication with my other doctors to assure the success of my surgery as I am on blood thinners. Very happy with the outcome. He's a great surgeon.
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Jerry – Feb 26, 2020
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Very disappointed in Dr. Kindsfater, he scoped my knee to remove torn meniscus then just a few months later he had to do a total replacement, then just 7 months later he had to scope it again to remove a build up of scar tissue, I am still in sever pain and tried to talk to Dr. Kindsfater about this and see if there were anymore ideas.. He always just told me that my knee was fine and it's just phantom pains, now after having my insurance close my case, losing my job and not having any sorcery of income because Dr. Kindsfater said I was fine I went to a different doctor who performed a bone scan and found that my hardware has come loose and that's what has been causing my pain for over a year now
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Tom Helbert – Feb 24, 2020
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Felt very good about choosing Kindsfatter. The best
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 24, 2019
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Dr. Kindsfater helped me get my life back. He is gifted. He listened, understood my concerns, and he and his staff have empathy and compassion in addition to incredible expertise and brilliance. There was a rare complication during my hip replacement surgery, so he had to make a quick decision, which he based on what he thought I would prefer, given how well he understood my situation at home, plus his decision had to be medically prudent. His solution was genius. His anterior hip replacement technique was different from another doc's ant. hip rep. for my other hip. Dr. Kindsfater's skills were outstanding and he reached my greatest expectations. He made it so I could walk normally again! And I healed so quickly - except for the stitches being uncomfortable for a bit, my hip felt good to go after only 2 weeks! My quadriceps were not compromised, minimal pain, and fast recovery compared to my other hip experience. I Highly, Highly Recommend and Trust Dr. Kindsfater and His Great Staff!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Vicki – Nov 07, 2019
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Never got to see the doctor. Left after waiting 90 minutes without any updates from any office staff. Tried to ask the medical assistant a question when she showed us to another waiting room but she scooted out the door so fast we couldn't get two words out before the door closed. I'm just as valuable a human as he is, so they should schedule one or two fewer appointments so patients don't feel like an annoyance to the staff.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Unhappy – Sep 28, 2019
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Had Right knee replacement 2017, fell 5 days later had to wait 6 month for tendon replacement. I will never be able to walk again without a cane or pain for the rest of my life
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Jul 26, 2019
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Excellent!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Windsor, CO – Jun 26, 2019
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I have met with Dr . Kindsfater on several occasions. First for my total knee replacement and later for a ruptured tendon while recovering from my knee replacement. He is professional, kind, considerate, very knowledgeable, and a real pro in his field. I accept the longer office wait times because he is worth it. His surgical skills are excellent. My knee replacement went great and if I hadn't ended up with a ruptured tendon during PT I would be doing the activities I have been wanting to do.
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May 21, 2019
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I had my right hip replacement in May. Been putting it off for years and I had friends and neighbors all speak very highly of Dr Kindsfater. I went to his clinic and things happened fast. The exams surgery and recovery were painless. Every one on his staff and at the poudre hospital were great. I highly recommend Dr Kindsfater.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Gary Peak in Fort Collins, CO – Oct 22, 2018
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Knee replacement went well, but knee geometry was off a little. It feels like my lower leg is a bit more forward, so walking is not the same. No more pain, though. Appointments felt rushed, and the doctor didn't really explain the knee appliance very well.
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castle1925 in Oak Ridg, none – Jun 13, 2018
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Thanks to Dr. Kindsfater I am able to move again. He did both of my knee replacements and I can now ride a bike again. He listen to not only my concerns but my husbands as well. Because he did such an excellent job on me, my husband went to him for his hip replacement. Again, my husband is doing great. Thanks again to you and your staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Peggy Joyce in Laramie, WY – Jul 14, 2017
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Excellent Doctor but spends very little time with you. He doesn't even come out to talk to the family after surgery. He has someone call them
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Biography

Dr. Kirk Kindsfater, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Fort Collins, CO and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1995
Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women's Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1994
University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Residency Hospital
1994
Chief Resident, Department Of Orthopaedics, Cu
1989
University of Colorado At Denver
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Dr. Kindsfater frequently treats Osteoarthritis, Osteoarthritis of Knee, and Joint Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kindsfater treats.

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Dr. Kindsfater's office is located at 2500 E Prospect Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80525. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies

Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies2500 E Prospect Rd Fort Collins, CO 80525
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Kindsfater is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Medical Center Of The Rockies

Loveland, CO

83% Patients that would definitely recommend, 13% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Poudre Valley Hospital

Fort Collins, CO

78% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% higher than the national average

24 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)

UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital

Longmont, CO

82% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% higher than the national average