Dr. Robert Leland, MD

Dr. Robert Leland, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
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Dr. Robert Leland, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Boulder, CO. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Dr. Leland is affiliated with University of Colorado Hospital - Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion and Boulder Community Health.

4740 Pearl St

Boulder, CO 80301

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
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Top Care Areas


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Limb Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers
Ankle Fracture
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthrosis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bunionette
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Clubfoot
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Dropfoot
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Extremity Malunions
  • Extremity Nonunion
  • Familial Joint Laxity
  • Femur Fracture
  • Finger Injuries
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • High Arch
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Clicking
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Space Disease
  • Joint Swelling
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Motor Vehicle Accident
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Disorders
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pulled Muscles
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Ruptured Tendon
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprain
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Toe Injuries
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ulcer of Foot
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Wrist Injuries


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  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • 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
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hardware Removal
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fusion
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Hip Fracture
  • Osteotomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Failed Total Joint Replacement
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Detroit Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Wayne State University Program
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Ao Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Baylor College Of Medicine Program
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Leland's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Leland to family and friends
based on 43 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Leland Says:

While my staff and I strive to have all my patients be "happy" this is not necessarily an attainable goal. My practice involves many complex orthopaedic foot and ankle problems, many which have already had multiple previous failed surgeries elsewhere. Like any tertiary care practice, this can pose challenges. I am truthful with my patients and am not one to "sugar coat" a difficult situation

Dr. Leland's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
in boulder, co |
Beware this arrogant man. In 2012 I was seeking repair of a hammer toe. Dr Leland insisted on rebuilding my whole foot. After a year the foot had not healed, so, in 2013, he did the surgery again, with even more "hardware". Despite much time and expense spent on therapy, deep massage, etc. I have not regained normal use of my foot and still suffer pain in much of this extremity. I have sold my x-country skis. Obviously I do NOT recommend Dr. Leland. Note: If it ain't broke, don't let him fix it.
Dr Leland has now operated on both feet to correct severe bone displacement due to osteoarthritis, and I wouldn't even CONSIDER letting another physician near my feet. He is a terrific surgeon, extremely open to any questions (no matter how trivial) or concerns, and very clear, concise and honest. My outcomes, in his care, have been superb and I am so grateful for his work to restoring my mobility. His MA Carey is also top-notch and very kind. They are the best!
in Boulder, CO |
Terrible experience. Failed total ankle replacement, followed by second failed replacement in which he did exactly the same thing, even using the same implant which has a history of tilting out of place. The tilted implant broke through my ankle bone, leaving me with a hole in the front of the tibia and shredded bone on the side. I've now had a third surgery with a new doctor, different implant, and am doing well. Done with the disaster that took 1-1/2 years of my life I DO NOT recommend him.
in Firestone, CO |
Dr. Leland operated my right foot twice. The surgeries and recoveries went great. Dr. Leland is so nice, and very patient. He is excellent at explaining procedures, listens, and has an awesome bedside manor. He treats you with respect and genuinely cares about you and your recovery. I would highly recommend Dr. Leland and his staff to anyone who wants to return to their normal quality of life!
in Boulder, CO |
Eight years ago Dr. Leland replaced my ankle and I subsequently returned to my active lifestyle with no ankle issues. After this period I began to feel some discomfort in my ankle and Dr. Leland determined that a slight revision, replacing the plastic part between the major components, should be done. He just recently did that and as before was successful in this operation. Am back to all activities after about two weeks. This Doctor knows what he's doing. I recommend and trust him.
in Lakewood, CO |
Dr. Leland did a great job on reconstructing my ankle. The unacceptable care came in the post-surgery visits. He seemed to be over-booked and not have the time to properly evaluate how well I was healing. I had infection in the ankle. He said he saw the x-rays on his phone and I should prepare for amputation. Went to another doctor that asked for a CAT scan. The new doctor determined that my ankle was in good enough condition that he would try to save it. I still have my foot and ankle.
Steamboat, CO |
I have never met with a more considerate and caring surgeon! After trying to solve my problem without surgery, I had surgery. My pain is totally resolved. I was unable to run for three years prior to surgery, and now I'm back to full activity. :)
Colorado Springs, CO |
After evaluations by podiatrists and foot/ankle specialists across Colorado, I found Dr. Leland. He told it to me how it was. He didn't sugar coat my condition, nor did he give me false hope. My problem would not likely improve without surgery, and the surgical option that he could offer me did not come with any guarantees. He did tell me that the likelihood I would be better after the surgery was very good. He was right. 2 years later, and I'm back on the trails! Thanks Dr. Leland!
in Westminster, CO |
He does amazing ankle reconstruction and calf extensions. He is an up front doctor about everything and lays out all the options for you before surgery. His assistant Kerri works wonderful with him and helping appointment's go smoothly. If issues come up with surgery he will get you in right away to make sure things are alright and get fixed. He deals with people who had surgeries done wrong first time and makes it better than better but amazing.
in Dallas, TX |
Dr. Leland took time to examine all symptoms/issues and explore all alternatives. Have been extremely satisfied by the surgery that was performed 3 years ago in Denver and has healed really well. Due to extremely poor quality of doctors in Dallas I traveled for my post op appointments and continue regular followups to Dr. Leland in Denver. I was anxious about the surgery on both my legs but have been extremely happy with the outcome. I can now easily run 7 miles where even a mile was painful.
I'm thrilled that you're doing so well. It's very satisfying that you've been able to get back to your active lifestyle. Thanks for your kind comments.
Denver, CO |
Poor communication, incomplete instructions, showed little interest, hardly looked or addressed the situation, spent hardly any time, did not order pro op exam
I'm sorry that you were unhappy with your experience. I strive to thoroughly educate each patient about their condition and am uncertain why you were left feeling that your concerns weren't adequately addressed
Dr. Leland performed a complex surgery on my ankle and I have had a great outcome. He was very thorough in explaining the procedure both pre and post-op and my expected recovery.
Thank you for your kind comments. With complex problems requiring surgery, communication is extremely important. I try my best to insure that my patients are well informed throughout the process.
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Dr. Leland accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MVP Health Care
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • UPMC Health Plan

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