Dr. Tim Roberts
Board-Certified Orthopedic Hip & Knee Expert
Get To Know Dr. Roberts:
Dr. Tim Roberts is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon practicing at Sano Orthopedics. He specializes in knee and hip conditions.
A native of St. Louis, MO, Dr. Roberts obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia. He attended medical school at Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine in Henderson, NV. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery through Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and St. Mary’s Medical Center.
Dr. Roberts strives for every patient to achieve the best possible quality of life. After experiencing a close family member struggle with chronic pain, he ensures his patients and their families are well educated and informed, as he knows this leads to better outcomes and results.
His interest in hip care led him to pursue advanced training in France where he formed close relationships and learned the importance of total hip care. A unique approach in orthopedics, Dr. Roberts treats hips from start to finish (from arthroscopy to joint replacement) as part of his total hip care methodology. In addition to hip care, Dr. Roberts’ interests include general orthopedics, injury prevention, fracture care, knee injuries and knee replacements, hip arthroscopy and replacements.
Learn more about Dr. Roberts, watch his video on You Tube.
Medical School: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Henderson, NV
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Saint Mary’s Medical Center, Blue Springs, MO
Awards & Affiliations
- Member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics and The Arthroscopic Association of North America
- Medical Director of the Joints Program at Lee’s Summit Medical Center
- Lee’s Summit Medical Center I.C.A.R.E value of respect award, 2018
Interests & Hobbies
Dr. Roberts is from St. Louis, MO. His hobbies include traveling, working around the house, golf and snowboarding. A new dad, he also spends most of his free time with his little girl,
Dr. Roberts’ Specialties
Anterior Hip Replacements
The anterior approach to total hip replacement surgery is a newer technique and alternative to the traditional total hip replacement surgery. This technique sometimes referred to as Same Day Hip Surgery, offers many benefits such as quicker recovery and less pain.
Partial & Total Hip Replacement
Total hip replacement is an advanced and effective orthopedic procedure. It treats a variety of hip conditions and injuries that cause pain and decrease hip function and quality of life. Patients experiencing chronic hip pain are encouraged to schedule an appointment to determine the best path to becoming pain-free. Dr. Roberts is known for taking time to explain all treatment options, which may include partial hip replacement or total hip replacement.
Robotic Knee Replacement
Robotic knee surgery is one of the most advanced joint replacement surgeries available to patients today. The robotic arm’s job is to help the surgeon perform with greater precision. Dr. Roberts specializes in knee replacement surgeries, which includes robotic knee surgery.
Dr. Tim Roberts and his staff have a unique approach to hip arthroscopy that reduces the risk of injury and improves recovery. In traditional hip arthroscopy, the leg is placed in traction for the duration of the surgery. This means the hip will be pulled away from the socket so the surgeon can insert instruments, see the entire joint, and perform the treatments needed. Dr. Roberts only places traction for the exact time needed for a repair of the labrum (less than half the time of traditional) and bring the instruments down to the joint from the outside. This results in less pain and quicker recovery. He treats all ages of patients with hip pain.
Partial and Total Knee Replacement
Typically, arthritis is the most common reason for knee replacement surgery to be performed. For those with severe joint deterioration in their knees, everyday life can be a struggle
When medication and physical therapy fails to relieve knee pain and improve range-of-motion, partial or total knee replacement surgery may be necessary. Patients of Dr. Roberts recommend his expertise and comprehensive, caring approach.
As the largest joint in the body, and one of the most complex, the knee joint plays an important role in one’s everyday life. In Knee Replacement surgery, the implants are expected to last 15+ years. After this point or due to other factors, sometimes knee revision surgery is necessary. During a knee revision procedure, an implant is replaced. With Dr. Roberts extensive training and background with treating complex knee injuries, he is able to help many patients restore function with knee revision surgery.
Dr. Roberts’ Blogs & Research
Robotic Knee Replacement: Frequently Asked QuestionsFor patients suffering from severe osteoarthritis knee pain, knee replacement surgery has brought many relief. Advancements in technology, like...
Sano Orthopedics was featured in the Jan/Feb issue of Healthy KC Magazine. The physicians share their vision for Sano and introduce the new state-of-the-art wellness center – opening in Spring 2020...
KC Top Orthopedic Surgeons Healthy Kansas City Magazine highlights Sano Orthopedics in this year's Top Orthopedic Physicians feature. The magazine showcases talented medical professionals who are...
Margaret, Healthgrades review
I really feel that Dr Roberts is a fantastic doctor. He did a complete left knee replacement and I am at the 3 month mark and it feels so much better than the complete right knee I had done 2 years ago. He is also a very caring person. You don’t feel hurried at your visit with him. I really like the staff also. He and his staff are caring and very supportive!!!!!
Jimmie, Google review
First class, beside Dr. Roberts being a great surgeon, the entire team at Sano are great communicators, something that is so important to me.
Jean Ann, Google review
Dr. Tim Roberts is incredibly relatable, professional and a skilled surgeon. He has done total knee replacements on both of my knees in the past year. Everything went amazingly well and I have had very good results. I now have pain free knees! My thanks to him and his staff for all of their care.
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