Dr. Mark Kowalski, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 67

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Mark Kowalski, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Sahuarita, AZ and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kowalski has extensive experience in Knee & Lower Limb Surgery and Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. He graduated from UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA / HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER in 1981. He is affiliated with Northwest Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Mark Kowalski, MD

Northwest Medical Center

16260 S Rancho Sahuarita Blvd Sahuarita, AZ 85629
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kowalski

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kowalski treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kowalski treats other conditions, please contact the office at (520) 352-1004.

Knee & Lower Limb Surgery

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee & Lower Limb Surgery specialists.

Dr. Kowalski is experienced in the area of Knee & Lower Limb Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Runner's Knee
Baker’s Cyst
Knee Dislocation
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High
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Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery specialists.

Dr. Kowalski is experienced in the area of Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Treatments
Dr. Kowalski
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Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Rotator Cuff Tear
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Dr. Kowalski's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthrosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compound Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Finger Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Muscle Strain
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Malunion of Fracture
  • McMurray's Test
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthropathy
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Simple Fractures
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Toe Fractures
  • Toe Injuries
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries

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Dr. Kowalski accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Kowalski's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kowalski

4.8

Based on 57 ratings

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Dr Kowalski has performed a couple of surgeries on me in the past. The most significant repair was on a torn rotator cuff that had a 95% tear. I have always been athletic and received the injury working out. The surgery went flawlessly and after at least 10 years I still have full use of my arm and full extension with no pain ever. The only difference between my 2 shoulders now is when I raise both arms above my head there is a slightly smaller space gap between my shoulder and ear on the shoulder that had surgery. That tells me I can’t press my repaired shoulder down quite as far when my arms are raised, but it’s so slight that no one would notice except me. I would say I have 99.9% functionality back. Had I tried harder during physical therapy I probably could have gotten that .1% back too, but since I wasn’t dancing anymore it didn’t matter to me. I always recommend Dr Kowalski. He is patient, kind, genuine, funny, an excellent surgeon, and a joy to do surgery business with! ??
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Rodna Epley – May 03, 2020
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Excellent treatment in every way by Dr. And 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
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Willi in Lawton, OK – Aug 30, 2018
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I recommend Dr. Kowalski to anyone who needs orthopedic care. His vast medical knowledge, quiet, calm bedside manner, and no nonsense approach to solving some of medicine’s most challenging puzzles is very comforting and reassuring.
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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Brenda Parker-Tillian in Marlow, OK – Jan 06, 2018
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Love Dr. Kowalski and his 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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Oklahoma City, OK – Sep 06, 2017
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Dr. Mark and his staff are wonderful. They are very caring and attentive.
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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Gordon Kendal Wilson in Oklahoma City, OK – Aug 08, 2017
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Dr Kowalski and staff are everything you would want if you were planning a perfect group of folks to do your surgery. My new knee is working great and I'm able to do anything I want to including working in the flower beds and yes on my knees. Thanks Dr Kowalski
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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Jerry Cooper in Yukon, OK – Aug 03, 2017
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Great doctor - knowledgeable and even has a sense of humor!
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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Kerry in Edmond, OK – Nov 19, 2016
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Dr kowaski has operated on my knee and shoulder. I was very satisfied 100% with his surgical skills not to mention his great attitude towards me as his patient
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
2 people found this helpful
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Randy S. Berry in Chandler, OK – Jul 27, 2016
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Great doctor and staff told me have total hip replacement got me in for surgery so thank wonderful doctor and 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
2 people found this helpful
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Richard teeman in Stillwater, OK – Jul 19, 2016
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I had a nee replacement I beginning of December. Dr. Kowalski did an excellent job. I found him very professional & thorough in his work. he has an excellent support 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
2 people found this helpful
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Dilip Patel in Oklahoma City, OK – Feb 27, 2016
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Dr Kowalski and his P.A Paula Montgomery took the time to answer all my questions before and after knee surgery. I did not feel rushed on any appointment.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Karen in Oklahoma City, OK – Jan 19, 2016
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He is very knowledgable. He will try everything to help you and Surgery is a last option. He is compassionate and very understanding of patients needs and fears.
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
2 people found this helpful
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PS in Oklahoma City, ok – Jan 19, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Mark Kowalski, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Sahuarita, AZ and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kowalski has extensive...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Education

1988
University Of Oklahoma College Of Medicine|University Okla
Fellowship Hospital
1983
Barnes Jewish Hospital|Washington University
Residency Hospital
1982
UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA / HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER
Internship Hospital
1981
UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA / HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER
Medical School
,

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • American's Best Physician, 2015
  • Patients Choice Award 2012, 2012
  • Patient's Choice Award 2010, 2010
  • Patient's Choice Award 2008, 2008
  • Patients Choice Award 2014, 2014
  • Top 10 Doctor 2014 Orthopedic Surgeon, 2014
  • Patient's Choice Award 2011, 2011
  • Patients Choice Award 2013, 2013
  • Patient's Choice Award 2009, 2009

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What are Dr. Mark Kowalski, MD's top areas of expertise?

Dr. Kowalski specializes in Knee & Lower Limb Surgery and Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. Mark Kowalski, MD treat?

Dr. Kowalski frequently treats the following conditions: Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear), Systemic Chondromalacia, and Joint Pain. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Mark Kowalski, MD's office address?

Dr. Kowalski's office is located at 16260 S Rancho Sahuarita Blvd, Sahuarita, AZ 85629. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Mark Kowalski, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Mark Kowalski, MD is affiliated with Northwest Medical Center.

Is Dr. Mark Kowalski, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Mark Kowalski, MD holds board certifications in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.

How much experience does Dr. Mark Kowalski, MD have?

Dr. Kowalski has over 41 years of healthcare experience.

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Practice

Northwest Medical Center16260 S Rancho Sahuarita Blvd Sahuarita, AZ 85629
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64% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2021)