Dr. Ying-Ying Kao, MD

Dr. Ying-Ying Kao, MD

Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics  |  
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Dr. Ying-Ying Kao, MD is a joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics doctor who practices in Atlanta, GA. She has been practicing for 9 years.Read her story

5671 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd Ste 900

Atlanta, GA 30342

Contact Information

(404) 531-8458

Insurance Accepted

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

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Knee Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
Osteoarthritis
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."
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Specialties

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

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

  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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.

Education

  • 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

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kao to family and friends
4.6
based on 10 total reviews (8 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (0)

Dr. Kao's 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
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

in Marietta, GA |
I would highly recommend Dr. Kao, to anybody who has broken bones, or fractures or whatever.. She knows exactly what she is doing, for sure. My husband went to her with a splintered broken hip, and he is seventy nine years old, she did a good job on him with the surgery. When he got home...more
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in Atlanta |
Dr. Kao was incredibly caring and careful with my hip revision surgery. After a bad hip replacement operation by another doctor and orthopedic group which left one leg shorter than the other, Dr. Kao lengthened my leg and restored my ability to walk smoothly. Great doctor.
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Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are thrilled you had a great outcome with Dr. Kao!
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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....more
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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...more
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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...more
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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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