Dr. Richard Kirby, MD

Dr. Richard Kirby, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 64 years old

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Dr. Kirby specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in Seattle, WA. He practices at 1 location.

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based on 29 total surveys (3 with reviews)
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Everett |
Was told that therapy is bad surgery is not an option and that we should go back to work don't see any doctors or therapy because it would be a waste of time. That in 2 to 3 years it will heal itself. Wow
in Everett, WA |
I had a surgery performed by Dr. Kirby seven years ago. Before the surgery my shoulder was in pain for over 2 years. Unfortunately the cat scans and MRI's did not show what was wrong. I saw Dr. Kirby and one of the things I liked about him besides his knowledge and bedside manner was the fact that he never once pushed doing a surgery. I finally had him do it and he ended up repairing a torn rotator cuff that was a good as new in 5 months. He's the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
in Bellevue, WA |
Had 2 surgeries done, right and left shoulder rotator cuff. Excellent doctor. Caring, compationate, great result, great staff. Have recommended a few people to him already.
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Washington School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Washington

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Washington

    Completed in 1982

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Columbia Presby

    Completed in 1981

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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