Dr. Ying-Ying Kao, MD

Dr. Ying-Ying Kao, MD

Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics  ·  
Dr. Ying-Ying Kao, MD is a joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedic specialist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 9 years. She graduated from U OF CHGO DIV OF BIO SCI PRITZKER SCH OF MED in 2009 and specializes in joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read her story

5671 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd Ste 900

Atlanta, GA 30342

Contact Information

(404) 847-9999

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Knee Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
very high
more than 95% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Kao's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kao "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."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kao "Our mission is to provide excellent, patient-focused and comprehensive musculoskeletal care to the Atlanta community and surrounding areas."

4  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

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

71  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Pain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
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23  Procedures

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.


    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

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kao to family and friends
17 total reviews (15 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

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 (15)

I had an excellent hip replacement experience with Dr. Kao. at every stage of the process she was informative and encouraging. The outcome was wonderful and effected total cure of a hip problem. I would recommend her without any reservation.
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We rate Dr. Kao higher than 5 stars in our family. She was most responsive to an emergency hip issue involving extreme pain and discomfort. She was quite analytical and involved her colleagues in researching the problem and developing the most practical solution. She was very friendly and...more
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Hi William and thank you for sharing your experience with us! We will be sure to share your kinds words with Dr. Kao and our colleagues!

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Dr Kao is fantastic. She listens, explains everything patiently and thoroughly. I've seen her for my hips and my knee. I have a high degree of confidence in her.
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We have been more than satisfied with Dr. Koa and her entire practice. Office staff is friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Dr. Koa expertise and excellent training gives every patient confidence . Dr. Koa knows how to listen, ask questions and help the patient understand treatment. We love...more
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Hi Margy and thank you so much for sharing your experience! We are thrilled Dr. Kao and her staff were able to help you and we will be sure to make her and our colleagues know about your kind comments!

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I selected Dr. Kao after reading her bio on Resurgens Staff Portal page I felt confident in my choice and even more so after we talked in person. Dr. Kaos' caring side helped me to understand what was to be expected before and after surgery which also helps to make her a brilliant orthopedic...more
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Hi Edith and thank you for your comment! We truly appreciate the feedback and will be sure to share your kind words with Dr. Kao.

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