Dr. Suzanne Elton, MD

Dr. Suzanne Elton, MD

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Female  |  
42 y/o
(23)

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Dr. Suzanne Elton, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Overland Park, KS and has been practicing for 10 years. She graduated from University of Kansas / School of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, joint reconstruction orthopedic surgery, and more.Read her story

Kansas City Bone and Joint Clinic

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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Top Care Areas

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Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 98% of peers
Hand Conditions
very high
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
  • Joint Reconstruction Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic 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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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
4.1
based on 23 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
    (17)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Elton's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

in Kansas City
While she may be a good and highly recommended doctor, you will wait 1-3 hours in the waiting room to see her. I think this is disrespectful for her patient's time and she and her staff need to not double book appointments and allow for more time per patient, since this is a continual issue. We...more
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in 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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