Dr. Suzanne Elton, MD

Dr. Suzanne Elton, MD

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Female  |  
41 y/o
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Dr. Suzanne Elton, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Overland Park, KS. She is 41 years old and has been practicing for 15 years. Read her story

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic, PA

10701 Nall Ave Ste 200

Overland Park, KS 66211
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Cenpatico Behavioral Health
  • Cigna
  • CompCare
  • CoreSource
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Family Health Partners
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Osteoarthritis of Hands
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more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 98% of peers
Hand Conditions
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more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Elton's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Elton "I became a part of Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic in 2008 following completion of my fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. I am board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and have a special interest in Endoscopic (minimally invasive) carpal tunnel surgery, the treatment of hand and wrist arthritis and tennis elbow treatment. I am a member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS), and MAYO alumni Association. I earned my undergraduate degree at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas and my medical degree at the University of Kansas, School of Medicine. My residency was completed at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas. I chose orthopaedic surgery because I like fixing things, as well as fixing people; and I am happy when I am able to help them get back doing what they want to be doing. The hand intrigues me because of the mixture of delicate features such as the tendons and nerves with the stronger supporting bones and how those all work together to provide necessary functions. When I am outside of the clinic and operating room, I enjoy reading, running, traveling, biking and spending time with my family. I find my job very rewarding. My favorite thing about my job is seeing a patient come in with a problem or condition that keeps them from doing what they want to do and then helping them work through the issues. I enjoy helping them return to their previous activities."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Rehabilitation Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • General Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Joint Reconstruction Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amputated Finger
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Finger Disorders
  • Finger Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rupture of Ulnar Collateral Ligament of Thumb
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Scaphoidectomy - Four Corner Fusion
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at Wrist
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Release
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Reconstruction
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • St.Mary's University-San Antonio, Texas
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • University of Kansas / School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • University of Texas Southwestern
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester-Hand and Microsurgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Elton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Elton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Elton to family and friends
4.2
based on 22 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Elton's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
Kansas City, MO |
Very difficult to obtain follow up care if there are complications or problems after surgery. Very challenging to get follow up appointment after you are released back to work.
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Dr. Elton accepts 33 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Cenpatico Behavioral Health
  • Cigna
  • CompCare
  • CoreSource
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Family Health Partners
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • HCA Midwest Comp Care
  • Healthcare USA
  • Homestate Health Plan
  • Humana
  • Missouri Care
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • New Directions Behavioral Health
  • PHCS
  • Preferred Health Professionals
  • Preferred Mental Health Management, LLC
  • Premier Group Insurance
  • Savility
  • Travelers
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Elton has admitting privileges

Menorah Medical Center
5721 W 119th St
Overland Park, KS 66209
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Research Medical Center
2316 E Meyer Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64132
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Saint Luke's South Hospital
12300 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS 66213
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