Dr. Kirk McCullough, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 40

  56 Reviews

Dr. Kirk McCullough, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Leawood, KS and has been practicing for 5 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.


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(913) 586-0275

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Dr. McCullough's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCullough treats Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture more than 98% of his peers

Dr. McCullough treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain
Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCullough treats Ankle Sprains and Strains more than 96% of his peers

Dr. McCullough treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCullough treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 93% of his peers

Dr. McCullough treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. McCullough's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Growing up in the Kansas City area, I am excited to return to the region after training at some of the top centers of orthopedic education in the nation to provide excellence in the care of sports medicine knee, shoulder, and foot/ankle injuries. &nb...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2014
Cleveland Clinic Foundation Foot and Ankle Fellowship
Fellowship Hospital
2013
Orthocarolina Sports Medicine and Shoulder/Elbow Fellowship
Fellowship Hospital
2012
Vanderbilt Univ Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
2008
Vanderbilt Univ Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
2007
University of Kansas / School of Medicine
Medical School
2001
William Jewell College
Undergraduate School
1999
U.S. Air Force Academy
Undergraduate School
2014
2013
2012
2008
2007
2001
1999

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Dr. McCullough's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McCullough

4.6

Based on 56 reviews

5 Stars
87.5%
(49)
4 Stars
1.7857142857142858%
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3 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
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2 Stars
1.7857142857142858%
(1)
1 Star
5.357142857142857%
(3)

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I can't thank Dr McCullough enough for repairing my ankle. My original injury was from a previous work injury years ago and the surgeon at the time didn't do a very good job of repairing & stabilizing my fractured ankle. As a former athlete I wasn't at the time able to do the sport I loved. I had a lot of damage at the time to my bones, tendons and nerves. I am now 4 months post-op and I don't have the constant pain, numbness, muscle spasms and my ankle doesn't roll any more when walking. I finally am able to return to my sport and walk without pain or numbness. Dr McCullough's knowledge and his constant drive to further ways to help patients & athletes understand, prevent & recover from an injury is outstanding. My only wish is that he would have been my first surgeon.
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I want to express my gratitude to Dr. Kirk McCullough and his staff for how they treated my arthritic ankle. It was so painful that I had difficulty walking even short distances. For an active 75-year-old (run, hike, bike, golf), something had to be done. I consulted two KC ankle specialists. One suggested replacement, the other (McCullough) fusion. I selected McCullough because his approach was more conservative, which appealed to someone who is a risk manager. Also, the physical therapists and members of the medical community I know gave McCullough an A+ rating. His assessment of my range of ankle motion suggested that even after surgery, I would not notice much difference in how I walk or ride a bike. His assessment was right on target. Today, five months post fusion surgery, I ride my bike and play golf without pain. McCullough’s staff were also exceptional, from the nurses and x-ray technicians to the assistants who fitted me with boots and braces. This team gets my highest reco
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Let’s just say he is the best. I had another orthopedic that did surgery. Went back ten days after surgery with a retest and many times after and he denied the MRI report and images. McCullough has been sooo great with it! Helping find out what is wrong! I wouldn’t go elsewhere
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I highly recommend Dr. McCullough. I was referred to him by an ankle care clinic, since I had a complete tear of my right Achilles with complications. This was my first major injury, and I could tell that Dr. McCullough genuinely cared about helping me recover, and his confident manner and expert knowledge throughout the entire process put me at ease. He is an extremely skilled surgeon, and I am very thankful for everything he's done for me throughout my surgery and recovery.
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Dr McCullough recently repaired my torn Achilles’ tendon and I can only compliment him on his success not only in his surgical skills but his very professional assessment of my injury and his time spent discussing options available to me. While my age (80) concerned him initially my active life style helped convince him that surgery would be my best option. Today at 3 1/2 months since surgery he declared my Achilles’ tendon healed.
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Super Nice, Genuinely Kind/Caring and doesnt try to rush you out in a nanosecond. Also good Dr. I have a sports injury where I had 2 surgeries to my knee prior to meeting Dr. McCullough. The meniscus is gone so much that it is now bone on bone contact. Dr. McCullough has worked with me through brace for sports/walking, injections for fluid between bones and foot prosthetics to allow me to delay surgery so that I can continue to be a Home Inspector able to crawl under homes.
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I have come to Dr. McCullough for two injuries this year, one a break requiring surgery and one a sprain. The office called me back immediately on this last injury and were able to squeeze me in that day. Dr. McCullough has an excellent bedside manner and takes time to answer all my questions.
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He himself as a doctor is great. The care you I’m receiving is great but I’m a teacher and when I’m in school I can’t take off much. I’ve tried using the message through portal and phone to see if I can get advice to hold me through til my appointment but I am left wondering because I never get an answer so the pain gets worse instead of better. :( :(
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The only reason I’m not giving him 5 stars is because when I call the office no one ever returns my calls. It’s not because of him he’s one of the best if not the best around. But I just wonder why I don’t get a call back ever
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I was recommended to go see Dr. McCullough about my Achilles, I am an active 62 year old and wanted to continue being active. I had several visits with Dr. McCullough before deciding on surgery. When I finally decided to have surgery, Dr. McCullough discussed the surgical procedure and the recovery process very thoroughly. Very pleased with the out come of my Achilles surgery. I highly recommend him.
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