Parkville, MO & Overland Park, KS

Dr. Jack Swab Sano profile

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Dr. Swab’s Specialties

Shoulder Replacement

Anatomic shoulder replacement restores the natural anatomy of the joint, while reverse shoulder replacement employs a unique design to address specific conditions. Dr. Swab specializes in both pivotal procedures that significantly enhance mobility and alleviate pain for patients.

Shoulder Instability

Dr. Swab’s thorough upper extremity training equips him with a comprehensive foundation to assist patients in regaining optimal function.

Revision Shoulder Replacement

Revision shoulder arthroplasty involves the replacement or modification of a previous shoulder joint replacement. Dr. Swab’s expertise in this specialized procedure ensures precise interventions, addressing complex issues and optimizing shoulder function for patients requiring revision surgeries.

Rotator Cuff Repair

Treatment for rotator cuff issues may involve conservative measures or surgical repair. Dr. Swab dedicates time to carefully assess and discuss the optimal options tailored to each patient’s needs.

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Shoulder, Elbow and Upper Extremity Trauma

Dr. Jack Swab specializes in the treatment of shoulder, elbow, and other upper extremity trauma, applying his expertise to effectively manage fractures, dislocations, and injuries. His focused approach ensures comprehensive care, promoting optimal recovery and function for patients with traumatic upper extremity conditions.

Tommy John Surgery

Dr. Swab’s expertise in treating elbow injuries stems from his extensive specialized training and hands-on experience in intricate upper extremity procedures. With his expertise, he’s returned many athletes to the field after Tommy John Surgery.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the more common nerve disorders. Dr. Swab specializes in treating hand and wrist pain caused by carpal tunnel with endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery. 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


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Dr. John (Jack) Swab is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon at Sano Orthopedics. He specializes in shoulder and elbow care, including complex upper extremity treatments.

*Dr. Swab joined Sano Jan 1, 2024. He is now accepting new patients.


Dr. Jack Swab specializes in the comprehensive treatment of upper extremity orthopedic conditions.

His academic journey commenced with an undergraduate degree in organismal biology at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. While playing KU’s football team, his initial degree path was to veterinary school, Dr. Swab redirected his focus towards medical school. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Oklahoma State University, followed by a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at St. Luke’s Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Pursuing his interest in upper extremity, he completed a Fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at California Pacific Orthopedics in San Francisco, California.

Dr. Swab’s specialized training equips him to perform anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty, reverse total shoulder arthroplasty, total elbow arthroplasty, and various open and arthroscopic shoulder interventions.

His commitment to fostering a compassionate patient experience is evident in his dedication to spending time with each patient. Dr. Swab ensures they feel heard, valued, and confident in their treatment plans, embodying a patient-centered approach to orthopedic care.


Medical School: Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Tulsa, OK

Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Saint Luke’s Des Peres Hospital, St. Louis, MO

Fellowship: Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA


  • American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons (ASES) Candidate Member
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics Member (AOAO)
  • Missouri Shoulder & Elbow Society Member
  • AOAO National Shoulder & Elbow Division Secretary
  • AOAO National Meeting Shoulder & Elbow Division Moderator in 2025
  • Park University Athletics Team Physician 2021-present
  • Article Reviewer for various Orthopedic Journals


Right alongside his passion for medicine, family has the top spot! When he’s not in the office or surgery, he’s enjoying the Kansas City scene with his wife, three kids, and their lovable rescue dog.


Dr. Jack Swab sees patients at both our Overland Park, KS, and Parkville, MO, offices.

Surgical Facility Partners

Beacon Surgery Center
North Kansas City Hospital
Saint Luke’s North Hospital



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