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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

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Dr. Richard Kirby, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Seattle, WA. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Dr. Kirby is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center - First Hill Campus.

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    4.1
    based on 30 total surveys (4 with reviews)
    Dr. Kirby's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      EXCELLENT
    • Explains condition(s) well
      VERY GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      EXCELLENT
    • Time well spent
      VERY GOOD
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      EXCELLENT
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Reviews (4)
    in Arlington , WA |
    Dr Kirby did both of my rotator cuff surgeries. He has a great bedside manner and is very professional.
    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