Dr. Tim R. Lenters, MD

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Dr. Tim R. Lenters, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

River Valley Orthopedics 350 Lafayette Ave SE Ste 400, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Get Directions
(616) 456-8515

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Dr. Lenters earned his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago in 1999. His orthopedic surgery residency was completed...
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

Dr. Lenters says..

Dr. Lenters has a passion for treating shoulder problems. This means that his work extends beyond the office and OR schedule. Actively reading literature, assessing his own outcomes, and attending and teaching courses at a national level help to keep him in touch with the latest advancements in shoulder treatment.

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  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Upper Extremity Fracture

Procedures Performed

Dr. Lenters says..

Shoulder arthroplasty has become a specialty interest, and Dr. Lenters has worked hard to build his practice. He has helped Mercy Health Medical attain a unique certification from JCAHO as a "Center of Excellence" for shoulder replacement - 1 of only 20 hospitals in the country to achieve this designation when it was obtained in 2015. He has also developed expertise in shoulder arthoscopy by teaching residents, teaching courses, and performing a high volume of shoulder arthroscopy.

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  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Synovial Biopsy

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Rush Medical College Of Rush University

    Graduated in 1999

  • Internship Hospital
    Grand Rapids Orthopedic Surgery

    Completed in 2000

  • Residency Hospital
    Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Surgery

    Completed in 2004

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Washington

    Completed in 2005

  • Undergraduate School
    Calvin College

    Graduated in 1995

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Lenters' Office & Staff

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Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Experience with Dr. Lenters

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Dr. Lenters says...

Dr. Lenters earned his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago in 1999. His orthopedic surgery residency was completed in Grand Rapids, and he subsequently completed a fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow surgery at the University of Washington in 2005. He then joined River Valley Orthopedics, where is actively involved with training residents as the director of the Shoulder and Elbow curriculum for the Grand Rapids Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program. He is also involved with teaching on a national level, assisting with courses designed to train other surgeons how to properly care for and surgically treat all types of shoulder problems. Be assured that he enjoys taking care of shoulder problems. He is one of few orthopedic surgeons in Michigan who has spent additional time learning advanced shoulder surgical techniques.

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Dr. Lenters' Care Philosophy

Dr. Lenters has worked hard to develop a team of providers to assist with evaluation of shoulder problems, initiation of treatment, assistance with recovery, and effective communication. His team includes athletic trainers, physician assistants, and medical assistants. By seeing a high volume of patients with shoulder problems, this team has become skilled in taking great care of patients with shoulder problems. We try to tailor treatment to patients' particular needs.

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Dr. Lenters says...

Dr. Lenters has a passion for treating shoulder problems. This means that his work extends beyond the office and OR schedule. Actively reading literature, assessing his own outcomes, and attending and teaching courses at a national level help to keep him in touch with the latest advancements in shoulder treatment.

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Dr. Lenters says...

Shoulder arthroplasty has become a specialty interest, and Dr. Lenters has worked hard to build his practice. He has helped Mercy Health Medical attain a unique certification from JCAHO as a "Center of Excellence" for shoulder replacement - 1 of only 20 hospitals in the country to achieve this designation when it was obtained in 2015. He has also developed expertise in shoulder arthoscopy by teaching residents, teaching courses, and performing a high volume of shoulder arthroscopy.