Dr. Samuel Koo, MD

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery •  Male • Age 44
  
Dr. Koo
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

ProOrtho

12911 120th Ave NE Kirkland, WA 98034

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(425) 823-4000

Dr. Samuel Koo, MD is a Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery Specialist in Kirkland, WA. Dr. Koo has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as EvergreenHealth Medical Center - Kirkland and Overlake Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Koo to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Dr. Koo accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
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Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
ODS Health Plan
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Plus
Principal Financial Group
Providence Health Plans
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Regence Blue Shield of Washington
Preferred Provider Network
UnitedHealthCare
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Options PPO
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Koo

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Koo treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Koo treats other conditions, please contact the office at (425) 823-4000.

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Dr. Koo typically treats 57% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Adhesive Capsulitis
Rotator Cuff Tear
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Shoulder Disorders
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Dr. Koo's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Joint Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection

Dr. Koo's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Koo

4.8

Based on 204 ratings

5 Stars
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(190)
4 Stars
0.9803921568627451%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
0.49019607843137253%
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1 Star
4.901960784313726%
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Left shoulder total replacement about 1 year ago, some discomfort for the first 2-3 weeks, afterwards, no issues. would say 90+ % recovery and pretty much full mobility.
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Tom – Nov 13, 2020
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Dr. Koo and his staff are knowledgeable and caring regarding their field and patients. My shoulder surgery and all pre and post op appointments have been positive. I would not hesitate to refer their practice.
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Pat Holdridge – Aug 14, 2020
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Dr Koo was recommended by a relative who is a doctor at Evergreen as one of the best ortho docs available. I have not been disappointed. My rotator cuff tear was relatively severe and the journey has been long, but the progress has been steady. Based on my progress so far, I am optimistic that I will be fully recovered in a few months. His whole staff has been excellent as well. I would be happy to recommend him to anyone.
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James Mead – Mar 17, 2020
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Dr. Koo has repaired the rotator cuffs on both my shoulders. He is an amazing shoulder surgeon and his care team is just awesome. My right shoulder has held up wonderfully for 7 years, and my left shoulder is healing perfectly and starting to build strength. Soon I will have my 2 strong shoulders back, all thanks to Dr. Koo and his team!
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Mar 11, 2020
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Surgery on 10/16/19 and shoulder feels great. So much so that I have to be careful not to overdo lifting heavy objects or thinking that I can start lifting weights at the gym. I still need to heal completely but I’m extremely happy with my progress so far ! By the way, I’m 70 years old.
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Bob Gasperetti – Jan 24, 2020
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Another great experience at Pro Ortho Kirkland. My shoulder joint replacement surgery came out better then I expected. Thank you to the staff a Pro Ortho.
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Peter Hedberg – Dec 18, 2019
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My experience in working with Dr. Koo & Claudia has been terrific. They are both very attentive, responsive and thorough. I have already recommended them to a few friends who are in need of shoulder care.
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Rosann Farmer – Dec 18, 2019
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Have had good success with graft surgery on my right shoulder. Hoping to delay total shoulder joint replacement and has been 2.5yrs since surgery. I have been able to swim, workout and play golf. None of which I could do prior to surgery.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Dec 13, 2019
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From start to finish- Excellent experience, professionalism and amazing staff- Highly recommend. Also- appointments all on time !
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Dec 13, 2019
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I'm very thankful for the care, experience, and professionalism given by Dr. Koo and Claudia at ProOrtho. I experienced a serious shoulder injury last ski season with massive tears and was seeing another physician by a different provider. My therapist recommended Dr. Koo and Claudia. The surgery went very well, pre-op and post-op care by Claudia was great. I can't express enough how thankful I am for being under their care. I would not be the person I am today if it weren't for them. I have full range of motion and strength is coming back. No issues. If you have a similar injury, you owe it to yourself to be seen by Dr. Koo and Claudia.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Brett – Dec 11, 2019
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Great results. I am very happy with my "new shoulders". Both Claudia and Dr Koo have been super to work with. I have no qualms in recommending them to anyone needing rotator cuff surgery.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
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Doug – Dec 10, 2019
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Dr. Koo, Claudia and all the Ortho team are the best there is. Have repaired both my shoulders and it could have not gone any better. Everyone is very friendly and really care personally about their patients individual needs. If you have to must shoulder surgery I would recommend them without reservation!
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Paul B – Dec 06, 2019
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Dr. Koo and Claudia are great!
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Dec 04, 2019
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Dr. Koo & team have been great throughout the whole process.
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David Gonsalves – Dec 04, 2019
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I had a great experience with Dr. Koo and Dr. Kalotay for my reverse shoulder replacement. The surgery was effective and after care was attentive. They were very focused on getting my range of motion back, and I couldn't be more pleased with the results.
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Dec 04, 2019
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I have had two shoulders repaired by Dr. Koo. It has been five years since the first and am currently rehabbing the second. Dr. Koo is a fantastic man and surgeon. His competence is clear and has a very friendly and helpful demeanor. I have looked at many other surgeons before deciding to trust Dr. Koo with my care and can say choosing him was one of the best decisions of my life. Both surgeries were a complete success, and I have had no complications post operation. I am very fortunate to have found Koo and his team. The whole experience was enjoyable. Me and my family were treated like a part of his. I hope others get to share my experience. Thank you Dr. Koo.
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Alex – Dec 03, 2019
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I was recommended to Dr. Koo for surgery and was very happy with my initial visit, as well as the surgery that followed. His surgical team was very professional and had great bedside manner, which is important to me. I would highly recommend Dr. Koo.
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Kimberly Ring – Dec 03, 2019
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Follow-up visit with Claudia. She was thorough and reassuring as to next steps.
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Nov 27, 2019
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Dr. Koo and Claudia were awesome! I've been suffering intermittent shoulder pain for over 10-years and the last year it didn't seem to go away as usual. Was referred by several friends in the healthcare industry to Dr. Koo. He gave me a couple of treatment options and thoroughly explained the process for each choice. I chose surgery rather than prolonging the inevitable. The surgery and post-op follow-ups went extremely well. They make for a great team and I highly recommend Dr. Koo and his team.
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Al Sargent – Nov 27, 2019
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Dr. Koo and Claudia Kalotay are amazing. I highly recommend them both to perform Rotator Cuff Surgery, Subscap repair, and Biceps Tenodesis. I give this team a strong 5 STAR!!!!
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Samuel Koo, MD, MPH is a board-certified orthopedic physician and surgeon specializing in minimally invasive arthroscopic shoulder surgery, complex...Read more

Biography

Dr. Samuel Koo, MD, MPH is a board-certified orthopedic physician and surgeon practicing in Kirkland, WA.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

San Antonio Orthopedic Group
Fellowship Hospital
Medical School - Northwestern Univ Med School
Residency Hospital
NW University Medical School/Chicago
Medical School
2004
Northwestern Meml Hosp/McGaw Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1998
Wheaton College
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Korean

Awards

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Locations

ProOrtho

ProOrtho12911 120th Ave NE Kirkland, WA 98034
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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EvergreenHealth Medical Center - Kirkland

Kirkland, WA

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

Overlake Medical Center

Bellevue, WA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Swedish First Hill Campus

Seattle, WA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Swedish Issaquah Campus

Issaquah, WA

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)
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