Dr. Ying-Ying Kao, MD

Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics  |  
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Dr. Ying-Ying Kao, MD
Finding relief to arthritic pain is something I can help with– it is something I can fix. My goal is to return patients to the things they love, whether it's gardening on the weekend, playing in a weekly tennis league or simply being pain free. I want to help patients get the most out of their life. Struggling with arthritis and deciding if, and when, a total joint replacement is right for you can be a stressful time. Anew joint is a lifelong commitment and it is my job to help guide you through the process, make sure all of your questions are answered, and that you are comfortable with the plan we come up with together. After completing my fellowship training in a hospital specializing in orthopaedic surgery, where the most joint replacements are performed each year in this country, I have learned the newest techniques and have incorporated them into my own practice. I have also had the opportunity to research and present on many cutting-edge topics in joint replacement at national conferences as well as spent time training using the techniques that have been established for years. I love hearing about people's lives and helping them get back to what they love is very important to me.

5671 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd Ste 900

Atlanta, GA 30342

Contact Information

(404) 847-9999

Dr. Ying-Ying Kao, MD

Dr. Ying-Ying Kao, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Our mission is to provide excellent, patient-focused and comprehensive musculoskeletal care to the Atlanta community and surrounding areas.
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Dr. Kao's Experience

Dr. Kao's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


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

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain


  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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


  • U Of Chgo Div Of Bio Sci Pritzker Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • University Of California At San Francisco
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Hospital For Special Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin

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Dr. Kao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kao to family and friends
based on 8 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Kao's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Waco, Ga |
One thing I learned about having hip replacement surgery it is the surgeon who gauges the success. During my post-op recovery period I had stumbled upon a few forums of people who had hip replacement and I was surprised at the wide array of comments and issues people had following their surgery. Luckily I wasn't one of them and I know why, it was Dr. Kao. Without a doubt she is the best in the southeast. I have no regrets only appreciation for her and her supporting staff.
My mother had her knee replaced by Dr. Kao. My mother was very apprehensive and Dr. Kao gently guided her through the process, making sure she was strong enough before surgery to withstand the recovery process. She was very responsive to our questions along the way. Her decisions on timing for the surgery were sound, and surgically, my mother has had excellent outcomes. Dr. Kao has been very supportive, which made a world of difference in my mother's care. Would absolutely recommend her!
Powder Springs, GA |
Dr. Kao performed a knee replacement on my 87 year old father. She was fantastic. She explained everything thoroughly, was positive, upbeat, and easy to talk to. We never felt rushed during the visits, Dr Kao answered all our questions and even asked if there was more that she could do. I highly recommend Dr. Kao and I would use her again if/when the need arises.
in Griffin, GA |
I had knee replacement surgery on my right knee on July 1, 2016. Dr. Kao was very thorough and explained every detail from beginning to end. She has an excellent bedside manner. Very friendly and easy to talk to. Extremely knowledgeable in her field and explains it so you understand it. I had no problems with the post surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Kao if you are needing knee replacement. On a scale of 1-10 she is a 10! Thank you Dr. Kao!
in Atlanta, GA |
Dr Kao is an extremely caring and conscientious physician/surgeon. She very clearly reviews all options and makes sure you understand exactly what is being said and what she recommends for you. I am awed by all that she remember and how much she cares. My husband and I have, unfortunately, undergone several surgeries in the last few years. Dr Kao was the only practitioner who called the day before my procedure to reassure me and answer any question I had.
in Marietta, GA |
She's always extremely kind, compassionate, and willing to help with any of my need. She's a wonderful person and a fantastic surgeon. Have loved being her patient!
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Dr. Kao accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Kao has admitting privileges

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, GA 30342
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Northside Hospital
1000 Johnson Ferry Rd
Atlanta, GA 30342
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