Dr. Mark Kowalski, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 65

Dr. Kowalski

Orthopedics and Sports Specialist, P.C.

4140 W Memorial Rd Ste 308 Oklahoma City, OK 73120

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Dr. Mark Kowalski, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK. Dr. Kowalski has more experience with Knee & Lower Limb Surgery and Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City and Oklahoma Center For Orthopaedic & Multi-Specialty Surgery. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kowalski to book an appointment.

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Dr. Kowalski is affiliated with Oklahoma Center For Orthopaedic & Multi-Specialty Surgery Oklahoma City, a highly rated hospital.

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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 (405) 749-7031.

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.

Based on claims data for 30 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Kowalski
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Knee Arthroscopy
Meniscus Surgery
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Runner's Knee
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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.

Based on claims data for 22 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Kowalski
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Shoulder Arthroscopy
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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Dr. Kowalski's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Scan
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • 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 Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • 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)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • McMurray's Test
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Kowalski accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
Choice POS
Choice POS II
Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
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Blue Card PPO
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Choice Plus PPO
Golden Rule POS
Golden Rule PPO
Medicare
Options POS
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Worker's Compensation
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Dr. Kowalski's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kowalski

4.8

Based on 57 ratings

5 Stars
91.2280701754386%
(52)
4 Stars
3.508771929824561%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
1.7543859649122806%
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1 Star
3.508771929824561%
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (56)
  • Listened & answered questions (56)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (55)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (8)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (3)
  • Office environment (1)
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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
  • 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
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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
No results
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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
1 person found this helpful
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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
1 person found this helpful
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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
1 person 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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About Me

Biography

As of May 1, 2021, Orthopaedics and Sports Specialists, P.C. clinic in Oklahoma City is permanently closed.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Men's Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1988
University Okla
Fellowship Hospital
1987
Washington University
Residency Hospital
1983
Barnes Jewish Hospital
Residency Hospital
1982
University of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
Internship Hospital
1977
University Of Notre Dame
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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

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

Dr. Kowalski frequently treats Knee & Lower Limb Surgery and Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Kowalski specializes.

Where is Dr. Mark Kowalski, MD's office located?

Dr. Kowalski's office is located at 4140 W Memorial Rd Ste 308, Oklahoma City, OK 73120. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Orthopedics and Sports Specialist, P.C.

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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City, OK

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Oklahoma Center For Orthopaedic & Multi-Specialty Surgery

Oklahoma City, OK

88% Patient Experience Rating, 19% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)