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Dr. Samuel Koo, MD

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery ·  Male · Age 43

Dr. Koo

ProOrtho

12911 120th Ave NE Ste H210 Kirkland, WA 98034

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Dr. Samuel Koo, MD is an orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery specialist in Kirkland, WA and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine in 2003 and specializes in orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery and orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. Koo accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Coventry Health Care
Guardian
Health Net
Health Net PPO
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Molina
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Premera Blue Cross
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Dr. Koo's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Koo treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Koo treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Adhesive Capsulitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Koo treats Adhesive Capsulitis more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Koo treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rotator Cuff Tear
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Koo treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Koo treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

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 Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Joint Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • 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 Replacement
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Dr. Koo's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Koo

4.7

Based on 170 reviews

5 Stars
91.76470588235294%
(156)
4 Stars
1.1764705882352942%
(2)
3 Stars
0.5882352941176471%
(1)
2 Stars
0.5882352941176471%
(1)
1 Star
5.882352941176471%
(10)

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Intense shoulder pain prior to shoulder replacement with Dr. Koo. Surgery went perfectly, great care from the doctor and assistant (Claudia). Recovery was really great and back to almost 100% a year later. Fantastic experience and care from Dr. Koo and team. Thank you!!!
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Very happy with my outcome. My right shoulder feels normal again. Just need to build back strength. GO COUGS
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I've had chronic shoulder issues since I was a teenager, including a surgery 20 years ago at 18. I did as much research as possible to find "The Best" orthopedic surgeon for shoulder issues I could that I would trust with getting me as functional and as healthy as possible, and landed on Dr. Koo and his team, including Claudia the PA, being the right choice. Even after choosing Dr. Koo, I ended up encountering trusted sources, including experts in the medical industry, who retroactively assured me he was among the best, which boosted my optimism. They indeed took fantastic care of me, with a full suite of pre- and post-operative counsel and support. I'm confidently on the road to recovery, including leveraging a PT they recommended that is easily among the best PT's I've ever had, and another sign of the quality of overall care - that end to end everything has felt top notch. I'd highly recommend Dr. Koo, Claudia, and ProOrtho to friends and family with orthopedic issues.
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My visit went very well, thanks to Dr. Koo and Claudia doing their fantastic job Claudia is the best. I recommend everyone have a shoulder replacement, weather you need it or not They are that good. Claudia made the experience enjoyable
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My reverse shoulder replacement went so well I have to give Dr Koo and Claudia 10 stars.
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Another surgeons poor craftsmanship left me with problems. Dr Koo helped. He performed a sub pectoral tenodesis. The former surgeon just cut my biceps tendon out of my shoulder during rotator cuff repairs and later told me the long head segment of the the biceps was not important and that I would get over it. If you get rotator cuff surgery educate yourself about the option of a tenotomy vs tenodesis. Also be wary of the surgeon that wants to perform a distal clavicle resection. The removal of my AC joint was a done deal but Dr Koo was able to reconnect my biceps tendon.
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Dr Koo and Claudia have been great at every step of my surgery and recovery. I highly recommend!
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This is my second visit to Proliance in 25 years. Both 100 percent successful. I had a complete tear of my RT rotator cuff. Dr Koo did an awesome job of repairing it and Claudia was excellent to work with on follow up visits. Thanks Again for everything.
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Not at all professional. Do not see him. His PA is a half wit. I drove across the stare for a preop appointment to see Claudia and she was lazy regarding viewing my chart and had no idea as to why I was needing a rotator cuff repair on my right shoulder. I had to direct her to view my MRI. After reading it she laughed and told me well looks like your just going to need to reschedule your surgery, because I have just decided to take some time off right before your surgery. Not recommended to send anyone else to Dr. koo. Nightmare
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Dr. Koo did a reverse shoulder replacement on me in March. My pain is virtually gone, and my mobility is to the point where I will be resuming golf, I hope, in about six weeks. Shoulder surgery requires surgical skill for sure, and a patient that will work at recovery. Dr. Koo is really excellent, but part of his team that is vital is the PA, Claudia Kotay, who not only assisted in the surgery, but has done all the follow up appointments. She knows her stuff, and communicates effectively. Dr. Koo does not believe in keeping patients in the hospital, so I was discharged about two hours after surgery. This is a good policy to avoid infections. This was a bit quick, as I was still very unsteady, and a nurse should have evaluated me prior to discharge at Overlake. A couple more hours in post op would have been better. Thanks to all of you for your help in fixing my shoulder.
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About Me

I believe all surgeons should have two essential qualities: integrity and empathy. To me, integrity means treating each patient as if I were caring for my wife and children. Family is exceedingly important to me so you can be assured you will be well...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2009
Arthroscopic Shoulder Fellowship With Stephen Burkhart
Fellowship Hospital
2008
Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
2004
Northwestern Meml Hosp/McGaw Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
2003
Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School
1998
Wheaton College
Undergraduate School
2009
2008
2004
2003
1998

Languages

  • Korean
  • English

Awards

Locations

ProOrtho

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  • Fax
  • 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
  • Directions

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

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

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

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average