Dr. Robert Bruce, MD

Dr. Robert Bruce, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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62 y/o
(23)

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I have been a part of the Kansas City Bone & Joint team since 1988. I am board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and have an interest in sports medicine. In addition to doing arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery, I also perform many anterior approach total hip replacements and total knee replacements. These past twenty-five years have allowed me to be affiliated with several sports teams including St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Shawnee Mission East and Shawnee Mission South high schools. I was also the orthopaedic surgeon for the Kansas City Ballet from 1996 through 2007. I earned my undergraduate degree at Kansas State University and graduated from medical school at the University of Kansas, School of Medicine. I completed my residency at KU in orthopaedic surgery and then went on for my fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in Sports Medicine. Keeping current with medical advancements is important; therefore, I am a member of(AAOS) American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. I have had the honor of participating in Operation Walk USA for the past few years. I love orthopedics because I can interact with a wide variety of people and use my hands to improve their quality of life. Outside of the office, I enjoy traveling and photography.

Kansas City Bone and Joint Clinic

10701 Nall Ave Ste 200

Overland Park, KS 66211
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Cenpatico Behavioral Health
  • Cigna
  • CompCare
  • CoreSource
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Family Health Partners
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)

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Dr. Bruce's Experience

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  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Rehabilitation Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Joint Reconstruction Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • 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
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • University of Kansas / School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • University Of Kansas School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • University of Kansas Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Orthopedic/Sports Medicine Fellowship University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • DePuy Anterior Hip Course, Las Vegas, Nevada
    Other Education | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Bruce's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bruce to family and friends
3.5
based on 23 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Bruce's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Leawood,Ks. |
Dr Bruce literally performed a miracle with me when I had a total knee arthroplasty in July of 2015. My knee was shot, completely ruined by my inability to have the surgery done sooner than I did. He told. Me my knee was one of the worst he had ever treated. I love this man. He gave me back my life.
in Ft Worth, TX |
Dr Bruce has operated in me numerous times- knee, shoulder, back, feet and I have never been disappointed!
in Overland Park, KS |
I thougth I was making an appointment with him, but saw his assistant. I never talked to him before my surgery, until just a few minutes before hand. When I asked him specifically what he planned to do, he laughed at me and said, "repair your knee, of course"! After surgery, I never saw him again. I thought I was making my followup with him, and again, saw his assistant, who could not talk to me about the specifics of my surgery. She didn't seem to have access to the information.
in Topeka, KS |
Dr. Bruce is a phenomenal physician. Great surgical skill, straightforward communication, excellent demeanor. He made certain my knee issues, which were considerable and protracted, were resolved.
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Dr. Bruce accepts 32 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Cenpatico Behavioral Health
  • Cigna
  • CompCare
  • CoreSource
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Family Health Partners
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • HCA Midwest Comp Care
  • Healthcare USA
  • Homestate Health Plan
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Missouri Care
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • New Directions Behavioral Health
  • PHCS
  • Preferred Health Professionals
  • Preferred Mental Health Management, LLC
  • Premier Group Insurance
  • Savility
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

Hospitals where Dr. Bruce has admitting privileges

Research Medical Center
2316 E Meyer Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64132
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Menorah Medical Center
5721 W 119th St
Overland Park, KS 66209
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Saint Luke's South Hospital
12300 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS 66213
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