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Samuel S. Koo, M.D., MPH

Orthopedic Surgeon

Orthopedic Surgery

Accepting New Patients

About

Professional Statement

I believe all surgeons should have two essential qualities; integrity and empathy. To me, integrity means treating each patient as if I were caring for my wife and children. Family is exceedingly important to me so you can be assured you will be well cared for. I will not recommend surgery unless all non-operative solutions have been explored and exhausted. Empathy is a term not often associated with surgeons. This is quite unfortunate, because we are in the ideal position to support patients as they recover from difficult procedures. In my practice, your questions will be heard and answered promptly. By working together, focused on your goals, we can optimize the patient experience and maximize your health and well being.

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Accepts 49 Insurance Plans

Please contact the practice directly to confirm your health plan is accepted
  • Aetna US Healthcare Managed Choice
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Amerigroup Washington Apple Health
  • Amerigroup Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Apple Health (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Asuris
  • Bridgespan (authorization required, otherwise not in network)
  • Cigna (all plans accepted)
  • Community Health Plan of Washington (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Coordinated Care Medicaid (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Coordinated Care Ambetter HMO
  • Coventry/First Health (most products accepted)
  • Crime Victims Compensation
  • First Choice Health Network
  • Group Health Cooperative Options PPO
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) HMO
  • Health Net Federal Services (CHAMPUS)
  • Healthy Options (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Holland American Cruise Lines
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Kaiser (Contract Limitations)
  • Labor and Industries Washington
  • LifeWise Health Plan of Washington Connect (clinic restrictions)
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
  • Medicaid (zip code restrictions)
  • Medicare Railroad
  • Molina Healthcare (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Multiplan/PHCS (all programs accepted)
  • Premera Blue Cross Microsoft
  • Providence Health Plan Medicare Advantage
  • Regence Blue Shield Preferred
  • Regence MedAdvantage PPO
  • Sound Health and Wellness (Puget Sound Health Partners)
  • Soundpath Health
  • TRICARE
  • TriCare/TriWest PPO
  • Uniform Medical Plan
  • United Healthcar Medicare Solution
  • United Healthcare Select
  • United HealthCare HMO
  • United HealthCare Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare PPO
  • United Healthcare West
  • Veterans Affairs (authorization required)
  • Workers Compensation Federal
  • Workers' Compensation (L&I)
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Education

Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
medical school, 2003
Northwestern University Department of Orthopedic Surgery
residency
San Antonio Orthopedic Group with Dr. Stephen Burkhart
fellowship

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Surgery, Orthopedic

Clinical Interests

  • Abnormalities Of The Arms
  • Abnormalities Of The Hips
  • Abnormalities Of The Legs
  • Achilles Tendon Repair
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Acl Injuries
  • Acl Repair
  • Acromioclavicular Joint Separation
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Arthritis
  • Ankle Impingement
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sports Injury
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair Revision
  • Anterior Tibial Tendon Rupture
  • Apophysitis
  • Arm Arthritis
  • Arm Fracture
  • Arm Injury
  • Arm Mass
  • Arm Pain
  • Arthralgia
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of Elbow
  • Arthroplasty Shoulder
  • Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopy Of Shoulder
  • Avascular Necrosis Of Shoulder
  • Back Fracture
  • Back Muscle Injury
  • Bankart Lesion
  • Bicep Injury
  • Bicep Tear
  • Biceps Tendon Repair
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Bone Densitometry
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Mass
  • Brain Concussion
  • Broken Coccyx
  • Buckle Fracture
  • Bursitis
  • Calf Muscle Injury
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Cervical Arthritis
  • Chondroma
  • Chondromalacia
  • Clavicle
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Clicking Elbow
  • Clicking Shoulder
  • Coccyx Injury
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Concussion Testing
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Decompression Median Nerve At Elbow
  • Delayed Union
  • Discoid Meniscus
  • Distal Clavicular Osteolysis
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injection
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Joint Excision
  • Elbow Joint Replacement
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Epicondylitis
  • Fibulectomy
  • Finger Dislocation
  • Foot Injury - Sports Related
  • Foot Pain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Of Fibula
  • Fracture Of Finger
  • Fracture Of Forearm
  • Fracture Of Humerus
  • Fracture Of Scapula
  • Fracture Of Wrist
  • Fractures
  • Frozen Joint
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Fusion Of Joint
  • Galeazzi Fracture
  • Gastrocnemius Injury
  • Gluteal Injury
  • Gonarthrosis
  • Growth Plate Fracture
  • Growth Plate Injury
  • Hamstring Injury
  • Heat Illness
  • Hemarthrosis
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pain Under Age 60
  • Hip Rotator Cuff
  • Hip Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Hip Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Iliotibial Band
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Injury Of Muscle
  • Injury To Hand
  • Injury To The Hip
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Joint Disorder
  • Joint Effusion
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Sprain
  • Joint Swelling
  • Joint Warmth
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Pain For Patients Aged Younger Than 60
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knock Knee Deformity
  • Labral Repair
  • Labral Tear
  • Labral Tear Of Shoulder
  • Labrum
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament Tear
  • Leg Injury
  • Leg Mass
  • Leg Pain
  • Ligament Injury
  • Limb Length Difference
  • Locking Elbow
  • Locking Knee
  • Locking Shoulder
  • Malunion Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Injury Of The Knee
  • Median Nerve Entrapment At Elbow
  • Meniscus
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Muscle Strain
  • Muscle Tears
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Neck Muscle Injury
  • Non-Displaced Fracture
  • Nonunion Fracture
  • Nutrition And Supplement Issues
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteochondral Defect
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteochondroma
  • Osteolysis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Overuse Injury
  • Partial Hip Replacement
  • Patellar Instability
  • Patellar Stabilization
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Patellofemoral Instability
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Pathological Fracture
  • Pectoral Muscle Injury
  • Pelvis Injury
  • Periprosthetic Humerus Fracture
  • Peroneal Tendonitis
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Popliteal Cyst
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament Repair
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament Tear
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Rupture
  • Quadricep Injury
  • Radial Head Subluxation
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rickets
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Rotator Cuff Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Running Injury
  • Rupture Of Achilles Tendon
  • Separated Shoulder
  • Sequestrectomy
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Injection
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labrum Repair
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Prosthesis
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Slap Tear
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injury
  • Sports Physical
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sprain
  • Sternal Clavicular Joint Dislocation
  • Stress Fractures
  • Synovectomy Of Elbow
  • Synovectomy Of Shoulder
  • Tendon Injury
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenodesis
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Thumb Fracture
  • Tibial Tendonitis
  • Tibial Torsion
  • Toe Amputation
  • Toe Bone Spur
  • Torn Ligament
  • Torn Meniscus
  • Torn Meniscus Repair
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Revision
  • Tricep Injury
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair
  • Wrist Arthritis
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain
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Personal Interests

Soccer, Guitar, Piano
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Professional Associations

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America
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Languages

  • English
  • Korean

Practice Locations

Samuel S. Koo practices at two locations

ProOrtho Issaquah
751 Northeast Blakely Drive
Suite 4020

Issaquah, WA 98029
ProOrtho
12911 120th Avenue Northeast
Suite H210

Kirkland, WA 98034
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish First Hill
  • Swedish Issaquah