Dr. William Barrett, MD

Dr. William Barrett, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 64 years old

67 reviews| Leave a review
You've got options
Here's a few other providers to consider
Narrow your results

Learn about this doctor

Care Philosophy

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.Read more

Personal Bio

Dr . William Barrett is board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in primary and revision hip and...Read more

Dr. Barrett's Experience

Experience Match

See how Dr. Barrett's experience matches your preferences.


For the best healthcare for your needs, choose a doctor who specializes in your medical condition.

Board Certifications

Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which they practice.

Conditions Treated

Check to see that this provider treats your medical condition.

Procedures Performed

Check to see that this provider performs the procedure that you need.

Background Check

Check to see if your provider has any malpractices, board actions, or sanctions.


Learn more about where this provider went to medical school, residency, and more.

Awards & Recognition

View information about special awards and recognition for this provider.

Languages Spoken

Check to see what languages this provider and/or staff speak.

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

View memberships and affiliations associated with this provider.

Visiting Dr. Barrett

Dr. Barrett accepts 12 insurance carriers

Affiliated Hospitals

Hospital Quality
Check out the quality of care at the 1 hospitals where Dr. Barrett has admitting privileges.

Dr. Barrett's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Barrett to family and friends
based on 67 total surveys (22 with reviews)
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 Reviews (22)
in Puyallup, WA |
I recently underwent hip replacement surgery and the entire experience from start to finish was excellent. Dr. Barrett is nothing short of a miracle worker. I would highly recommend Dr. Barrett and his staff for any type of joint replacement surgery.
Dr. Barrett has replaced both my knees with excellent results. He and his team provide excellent care. The joint replacement center at Valley Medical center is superb. I greatly appreciate the attention given to infection control. Dr. Barrett provides compassionate current best practice care.
in Seattle, WA |
I have known I wanted to have Dr Barrett do my knee replacement for many years as his reputation and recommendations from friends made it clear that he was the best. I felt I was in good hands from the very beginning of the process of preparations. Everything went so smoothly and I had minimal pain even when I was still in the hospital.. I highly recommend Dr Barrett and all his staff..don't wait! Feel better soon!
in Burlington WA |
Kind considerate Doctor. He cared about my problems. I would recommend him highly along with his assistant Jana.
King County, WA |
Dr. Barrett and his team provided an excellent experience and outcome for my hip replacement surgery. They follow established hygienic procedures to minimize the chance of infection. Their technical skill is superb, I just passed my one year anniversary and the hip feels great. I now look forward to many pain free years with my new hip.
in Renton, wa |
I have heard nothing but good things about Dr. Barrett, and that is why I had him do my knee surgery. I am very pleased that he did the surgery. My knee feels great. when it is time to have my other knee done, he will be my first choice.
in Graham, WA |
I had a total hip replacement on May 9, 2016. Dr. Barrett and staff answered all my questions about the surgery and what to expect. I spent one night in the hospital and left the next day on crutches. Transitioned to a cane after about a week and was walking unassisted in three weeks.I went back to work in less than 4 weeks and I get to try riding my horse again at 2 months post-op. I feel great and have no pain in my hip at all. I highly recommend Dr. Barrett for joint replacement surgery.
in Snohomish, WA |
I would not recommend any other Doctor than Dr. Barrett! I put off having my knee replaced for years trying to find the best knee surgeon in our area. I wanted to make sure it was done right the first time. I knew I found the right Doctor when a friend referred me to Dr. Barrett after he fixed her husbands knee replacement that had gone wrong by another surgeon. In addition, I found that Dr. Barrett has been rated as TOP DOC by Seattle Magazine for years! He is my only choice!
in Fircrest, WA |
I had an anterior left hip replacement with outstanding results with Dr. Barrett. I was able to walk 2 miles one month after surgery. All the wonderful ratings I read about Dr. Barrett when researching this procedure online turned out to be true. He and his staff inspire confidence every step of the way that you are receiving state of the art care. I could not have asked for a better experience. I have recommended him to both family and friends needing hip and knee replacements.
in Issaquah, WA |
Dr. Barrett and his team are professional, competent and the best in the area for joint replacements. Since they have so much experience, I chose Dr Barrett over 2 others that I consulted with and my results have been great. He prepared me for what to expect during and after surgery and I went in without fear of the unknown. I am a physical therapist and I have met and worked with orthopedic surgeons my whole career and I feel so fortunate to have had Dr. Barrett perform my surgery.
in Seattle, WA |
I couldn't be more thrilled with my hip replacement surgery. Thank you for giving me my life back. Dr. Barrett and his whole staff were excellent. It couldn't have gone any smoother. I am not in pain anymore. Hallelujah!
Excellent experience! I was afraid to have a total hip replacement because I thought the pain would be too much, or something bad would happen. Turns out, I worried for nothing. I was walking without my walker in one week. I exercised as directed and healed quickly. I thought Valley General was an excellent facility and the nursing staff were great! I would highly recommend Dr Barrett if you need a jip replacement.
in Bonney Lake, WA |
I had a total hip replacement January 2016, and am amazed and so thrilled with the outcome. It was so much easier than I had anticipated. Dr Barrett and his team do great work and make you feel as though you matter. Had seen several other Doctors before meeting with Dr. Barrett, and the moment he came in the room I knew he was the one. Would recommend him to anyone, in fact I have. Thank you Dr Barrett and team for giving me my mobility back.
in Renton, WA |
My surgery was a complex hip replacement secondary to a genetic defect. Surgery went off without a hitch, I've had zero complications from the surgery and my pain is totally gone. Dr. Barrett's selection of the anterior approach helped to keep my recovery period and post operative nuisances to a minimum. I was well informed prior to the surgery and well cared for the day of and after during my recovery in the Joint Center at Valley Medical Center. Top notch doc/hospital/group.
in Seattle, WA |
I had an excellent result with Dr. Barrett's anterior-approach total hip replacement in early 2014. I recommend Dr. Barrett without reservation. He is a leader in his profession and has a great resume ( http://www.prolianceorthopedicassociates.com/physicians/william-p-barrett-md/). He does hundreds of hip replacement surgeries each year, which is definitely what you want, as there is definitely a good-sized learning curve with the newer, better anterior approach. Thank you, Dr. Barrett !
in Seattle, WA |
I just had my hip replaced in January of 2016. I chose Dr. Barrett to perform my surgery for a couple of reasons: #1 He has done more anterior hip replacement surgeries than most of the orthopedic surgeons in the Seattle area. #2 He has a reputation for caring about his patients-he listens, answers all your questions and provides advice. I had no complications- I am 5 weeks out and walking 3+miles a day with big hills and looking forward to my first hike! I highly recommend him.
in Covington, wa |
I saw dr barrett for knee pain and swelling, he looked at xrays said I needed a total knee but although I lost 65 pounds I needed to lose more as I would get an infection and lose my leg! Update I went to dr milan moore in auburn not only was my total knee a success but he also replaced botb hips all within 16 weeks and all was a total success dr moore is #1 go to cascade orthopaedics in auburn I coudnt even walk into barretts office used 2 canes and he was only concerned about my weight now I
in Sumner, WA |
I had my left hip replaced by Dr Barrett in December. This was my 2nd hip replacement. I had my right hip replaced by a different Dr 10 years ago. What a difference! My recovery time was amazing! I was walking with a cane 4 days post surgery. I was back at my job as a PE teacher 3 weeks after surgery. I have no more hip pain! I highly recommend Dr Barrett. In fact, he is replacing my dad's hip in March!
in Renton, WA |
Dr. Barret is a very busy guy, but still takes the time to do seminars and meet with patients. He took the time to answer all out questions. His reputation is well-deserved. I couldn't be more satisfied with the care and outcome.
in North Bend, WA |
I was looking for the best Orthopedic Surgeon for a total left hip replacement - after years of running and the onset of arthritis and bone spurs. I was referred to Dr. Barrett by several individuals and my personal physician; I was advised to wait, if needed, for Dr. Barrett because he was tops in the field. I waited 5 months - but glad I did. I was up and walking the day after surgery, home on the following day, and threw away pain medication/walker/cane during the same week.
in washington state |
Dr Barrett preformed TWO total hip replacements on me and it was a total success!!!! I will refer him to anyone who is in need of a hip replacement. The new Anterior approach is the only way to have it done and he is THE DOCTOR OF CHOICE!!!! thank you Dr Barrett and your wonderful team!!!!
in Kent, WA |
Dr. Barrett takes a complete care approach to patients hip or knee issues vs. just rushing to surgery. He has a reputation of being one of the best in the Pacific Northwest and this reputation is well earned. He is very open and easy to talk to, takes time to discuss options and procedures, and provides excellent care before, during, and after surgery
Have you seen Dr. William Barrett, MD?
Are you Dr. Barrett?
Respond to your reviews and manage your personalized profile today!
Post your response

Dr. Barrett says...

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.

Dr. Barrett's Care Philosophy

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. 

Dr. Barrett says...

Dr.Barrett is a fellowship trained hip and Knee replacement surgeon. He specializes in the treatment of patients who have osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis and congenital issues affecting the hip and knee. He performs over 500 hip and knee replacements per year and is actively involved in teaching about hip and knee replacement surgery.

Dr. Barrett says...

I have performed thousands of hip and knee replacement procedures. I enjoying teaching other surgeons about hip and knee replacement surgery and strive to continuously learn how to improve outcomes and enhance patient's experience. With our dedication to detail, a superb team and state of the art facilities we strive to exceed your expections

Dr. Barrett's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    What is a recognized doctor
  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Barrett has no media or publications listed.

Background Check

  • n/a
    Malpractice Claims not available

    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 0

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 0
    Board Actions

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

    What are board actions

Board Certifications

Why It Matters: Dr. Barrett's Board Certifications

Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

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


  • Medical School
    University of Southern California

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    School of Medicine
    University of Washington Medical Ctr

    Completed in 1981

  • Residency Hospital
    Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery
    University Of Washington Medical Center

    Completed in 1981

    University Wa Med Center

    Completed in 1985

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Brigham and Womens Hospital

    Completed in 1986

    Harvard Sch Med
  • Undergraduate School
    University of Southern California

    Graduated in 1976

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


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

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • Image-Guided Hip Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement