Dr. Robert Yancey, MD

Dr. Robert Yancey, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
60 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Robert Yancey, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Gig Harbor, WA. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Yancey is affiliated with St. Anthony Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center.

Franciscan Orthopedic Associates at St. Anthony

11511 Canterwood Blvd NW Ste 205

Gig Harbor, WA 98332
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Accepted insurance

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

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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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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

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


  • 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
based on 41 total reviews (7 with comments)
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 (7)
in Puyallup, WA |
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 pain-free. That was two weeks ago I am still pain-free and hope to continue to be! Dr. Yancey you were very honest with me...professional explaining everything clearly to me! Thanks so very much!!
in Manchester, WA |
The Doctor and his team did a marvelous job very happy.
Tacoma, WA |
My hip was wrecked and my right leg was nearly 2" shorter than the left by the time I met Dr. Yancey. He was kind, calm, straight forward and confident. Today my legs are even again and I walk with neither limp nor pain. I will need the other hip done and will ONLY go to Dr. Yancey.
in Tacoma, Wa. |
Dr.Yancey was great. He listened to my concerns and surgery went well. Kathleen was also great. They make a great team!
in Gig Harbor, WA |
I have heard great reports of Dr. Yancey's surgical ability. But when I attempted to set up an appointment to meet with Dr. Yancey about an L & I injury I was told he and his office manager had declined to take my case. The receptionist declined to give a reason- just said she was told to contact me to tell me that they would not be taking the case. This was very puzzling since the case should have been very straight forward.
in Gig Harbor, Washington |
Dr. Yancy performed a Higland procedure any reattachment of the Achilles tendon to my left heel. Surgery went extremely smoothly, his staff is outstanding, and wouldn't hesitate to have him perform another surgery if required.
in Gig Harbor, WA |
He operated on knee, was unable to fix my knee problem
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Hospitals where Dr. Yancey has admitting privileges

St. Anthony Hospital
11567 Canterwood Blvd NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
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St. Joseph Medical Center
1717 S J St
Tacoma, WA 98405
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