Dr. Tim Lenters, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

River Valley Orthopedics 350 Lafayette Ave SE Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Get Directions
Dr. Tim Lenters, MD

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' 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 (6)
in Sparta, MI |
Dr. Lenters is the definition of a specialist. He reconstructed my shoulder which was inoperable due to every tendon being torn loose from the rotar cuff, including the bicep. 6 months after surgery i have total movement in my shoulder without any pain. I can never thank him enough for his expertise.
in Hesperia |
After our family doctor referred me to Dr. Lenters, MD I placed my total confidence in his ability to replace my right shoulder which had been been repaired one year ago, the shoulder never was right and so I opted for replacement, the surgery was almost painless, as the Doctor had explained, the recovery was very swift and after two months I am almost back to my old self. The follow up has been sensational and all of his staff have been first class. Thanks to all Tom Deater
in Grand Rapids, MI |
Dr. Lenders was there for me when another doctor said that nothing was wrong with my shoulder. He did a scope and found a torn rotator cuff and bicep. Getting ready to start p.t. but have no pain. Thank you, Dr. Lenders!!!
in Holland, Mi. |
I had reverse shoulder surgery last June and Dr. Lenters was my surgeon. I am so happy with results of my new shoulder. I would highly recommend him . If I ever had to have my other shoulder done he's the only I would go to. My shoulder feels great and I have the strength back in it that I didn't have before. I'm back to doing most everything that I did before my shoulder was damaged.
in Fremont, MI |
Very courteous and professional. More importantly, excellent surgeon, who also takes the time to explain procedure and recovery expectations. I had a arthroscopic right rotator cuff repair that was very successful. My pain was minimal and well controlled, no infection or complications, my shoulder/arm feel great, and I have little to no limitations in strength or flexibility .
RVO is committed to the advancement of medical techniques, deep-rooted in our pledge for continuing education, and are pleased to see patients like you are reaping the benefits from our physicians with excellent diagnosis and care.
in Denver, CO |
Knowledgeable and good bed side manner
Thanks for your kind words, we wish you much continued health!
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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.

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.

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.

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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  •  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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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Bone Disorders
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Upper Extremity Fracture

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

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Synovial Biopsy