Dr. William Barrett, MD

Dr. William Barrett, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
Dr. William Barrett, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Renton, WA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from University of Southern California in 1980 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, joint replacement orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

4011 Talbot Rd S Ste 300

Renton, WA 98055

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Asuris Northwest Health
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • LifeWise
  • Moda Health
  • PHCS
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Top Care Areas

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Hip Replacement
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Barrett's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Barrett "Dr . William Barrett is board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in primary and revision hip and knee replacement. He performs over 500 joint replacement procedures annually. He is actively involved in clinical research on Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement (THR) and Total Knee Replacement (TKR). His research department maintains a prospective joint registry, tracking the outcomes of their hip and knee replacement patients. As a nationally recognized joint replacement surgeon, Dr. Barrett lectures globally on hip and knee replacement topics. He has been active in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Continuing Medical Education programs. He is the chairman of the Education Committee for the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS). Dr. Barrett has been and continues to be involved in the design of some of the most commonly used hip and knee replacement systems. He is the medical director for the Joint Center at Valley Medical Center in Renton, WA, recognized by HealthGrades as one of America's 100 best hospitals for Joint Replacement 2014 -2016. The Center for Medical Services ranks Valley Medical Center one of the Top 95 centers for joint replacement in the U.S., and the only recognized center in Washington state. He is president of the VOA Research Foundation and practices at the Proliance Orthopedic Associates Renton office. Dr. Barrett was named a top doctor for joint replacement from 2007-2016 by Seattle Magazine and Seattle Metropolitan Magazine. Dr. Barrett has published book chapters and medical journal articles, and presented to the global medical community: Book chapter Primary Total Hip: Modular Stems in Advanced Reconstruction: Hip 2 AAOS 2016 Faculty, AAHKS 1st and 2nd Annual Spring Meeting, 2016, 2017 Journal Article: The Use of Metaphyseal Sleeves in Revision Total Knee Replacement The Knee. 2016; 23(3):545-548 Poster presentation "Midterm Results of a Moderately Crosslinked Polyethylene"2015 ICJR Pan Pacific Congress; Kona, Hawaii Journal Article, "In-Vivo Alignment Comparing Patient Specific Instrumentation with both Conventional and /Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS) Instrumentation in Total Knee Arthroplasty", The Journal of Arthroplasty, February 2014 Poster presentation "The Use of Metaphyseal Sleeves in Revision Total Knee Replacement:, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting, November 2013 Faculty, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons course "From Primary to Revision; Total Hip Replacement." American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, IL, November 2013 Journal Article "Prospective Randomized Study of Direct Anterior vs Posterio-Lateral Approach for Total Hip Arthroplasty", The Journal of Arthroplasty, October 2013 Journal Article "Large Diameter Modular Metal-on-Metal Total Hip Arthroplasty: Incidence of Revision for Adverse Reaction to Metallic Debris," the Journal of Arthroplasty, June 2012 Journal Article "Comparison of Radiographic Alignment of Imageless Computer-Assisted Surgery vs. Conventional Instrumentation in Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty," Barrett et al, The Journal of Arthroplasty, December 2011 Faculty, "Anterior Approach to Total Hip Arthroplasty," DePuy Orthopaedics Tissue-Sparing Solutions, Henderson, NV, 2009-2016 Faculty, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons course, "Knee Arthroplasty: Uni, Total and Revision, Insight and New Technique," Chicago, IL, October 2008-2011 Faculty, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons course "Innovative Techniques in Primary Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty," Chicago, IL, October 2007, 2009, 2011 Learn about the latest in joint replacement. Read and post comments at Dr. Barrett's joint replacement blog."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Barrett "We strive to listen to your history / symptoms, evaluate your exam and studies and provide you with the best options for treatment. If surgery is an option we hope to assist you in making a well informed decision based on "best practices" guidelines regarding possible surgery. "

4  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

6  Conditions Treated

  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee

15  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Southern California
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • University of Southern California
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Washington Medical Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Washington Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • University Wa Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Brigham and Womens Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Harvard Sch Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Barrett has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Member
  • Phi Betta Kappa Honor Society, Member
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Member

Dr. Barrett's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Barrett to family and friends
79 total reviews (32 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (79)

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Dr. Barrett's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (32)

From the first day that my family doctor determined that my right hip was locking up he highly recommended that I see Dr William Barrett at Proliance Orthopedic Associates. After an extensive exam and x-rays they determined that I needed a complete hip replacement. To make a long story short I...more
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I searched a long time before I scheduled my hip replacement. I received 2 personal recommendations endorcing Dr. Barrett. He and his team are true professionals and the care from pre to post was excellent. I felt supported and appreciated all the pre surgery communication. He is one of the...more
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If you want the BEST forget the rest! Dr Barrett and his staff have got this down. From beginning to end everything happened just as they said it would. I had a total hip replacement (anterior) and was off the walker then a cane by week 4. Amazing...and the pain lasted barely a week. My range...more
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I decided on Dr Barrett for my surgery, as several people I knew were very happy with their surgery and outcome. I had a hip replacement which was a disaster. At my first post surgical visit, I outlined my concerns and asked if he would examine me and see if he could determine if there was a...more
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I have osteoarthritis in my hips, and I just could not stand the pain any longer. Dr. Barrett replaced my left hip on October 25, 2017 for me and I am GREAT now. No pain and able to move like my old self again. It is overwhelming to me. He listens to what I say and responds well. I would not...more
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