Dr. Robert Yancey, MD

Dr. Robert Yancey, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
61 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Robert Yancey, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Gig Harbor, WA and has been practicing for 28 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

Franciscan Orthopedic Associates at St. Anthony

11511 Canterwood Blvd NW Ste 205

Gig Harbor, WA 98332
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas

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Knee Surgery
very high
more than 96% of peers
more than 44% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Yancey "Robert A. Yancey, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement and sports medicine. He also focuses on arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder and ankle, as well as reconstructive knee surgery. He also has expertise in pediatric orthopedics and in on staff at Seattle Children's Hospital. Dr. Yancey has been extensively involved with local and regional hospital committees and is a frequent speaker on pediatric orthopedic and sports injury as well as joint replacement topics. He has been on the clinical faculty at the University of Washington since 1990 and a board member of the Washington State Orthopedic Association for the past ten years. A sports enthusiast, Dr. Yancey provides services to the Gig Harbor High School and Peninsula High School teams. He has worked in the Philippines, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Afghanistan and Pakistan as a medical volunteer for Health Volunteers Overseas. He enjoys sailing, gardening and traveling."


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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

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

5  Conditions Treated

  • Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Pediatric Spine Deformities
  • Spine Deformities
  • Upper Extremity Trauma

9  Procedures

  • Elbow Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Shoulder Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Chldns Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Va Mason Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Ao Switzerland
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Children'S Hospital Boston
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Yancey has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Yancey's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Yancey to family and friends
45 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (45)

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Dr. Yancey'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 (10)

I had two hip replacements with Dr. Yancey one year apart. He has a great bedside manor. Very knowledgeable. Skilled surgeon. Every visit was successful. I went to another doctor and had a less favorable experience. His entire staff makes it worth while.
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Dr. Yancey has performed two knee and two hip replacements for my husband in the last 2 years. His expertise in his field cannot be praised higher. He performed anterior surgeries on his hips which had him up walking with 3 hours. Cannot praise this doctor enough. Now I am facing shoulder surgery...more
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I have seen yancey for the majority of my life, I thought I was in good hands until talking to another orthopedic doctor. There was a lot of preventative care that was never suggested. His bed side manor is non-existent. He may be a great surgeon, but his compassion has always been lacking. I have...more
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I had been having leg and back pain for many months.I told Dr Yancey my family Doctor had sent me to just check...could be my knee.. He checked my knee and told me it was my knee that was causing my problems. Within minutes he gave me a Cortisone injection in my knee and I instantly became...more
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The Doctor and his team did a marvelous job very happy.
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