Dr. Steven Howell, MD

Dr. Steven Howell, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
Dr. Steven Howell, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Wichita, KS and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from University Of Kansas / School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

7550 W Village Cir Ste 1

Wichita, KS 67205

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Foot Conditions
very high
more than 98% of peers
Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
very high
more than 96% of peers
Hammer Toe
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Howell "Dr. Howell feels that being a Wichita native is a plus. His familiarity with the people and the area helps build the trust which is an important part of his style of practicing medicine. He feels that a patient's confidence in his abilites and judgement promotes open communication essential to successful diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic disorders."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

60  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis


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23  Procedures

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Kansas / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • University Kans School Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Vanderbilt University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Howell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Howell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Howell to family and friends
25 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Howell's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I had extensive surgery on my left foot and leg on December 22, 2016 I had a torn tendon in the front of my foot/ankle. Of course this is quite rare. They had to make multiple incisions. Its been over a month and I am still in a cast. Believe it or not I have not had one pain. I think so far...more
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Dr. Howell performed foot surgery on my daughter and she had wonderful results. He was kind and caring and he always had time for questions. His staff was also very good.
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Dr. Steven Howell is the best orthopedic surgeon for lower leg and foot. I had a major fall and he reconstructed everything and I just want to highly recommend him to anyone that is needing this type of surgery. His bed side manners are top of the line. He explains everything so the dumbest...more
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Waited an hour in the waiting room and then another hour in exam room, Doctor came in looked at X-rays, but not MRI we had brought, didn't ask questions left and came back handed a script for a $2000 brace. Very little communication and still no answers for what's wrong with my foot. Total waste...more
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