Thank you for your support of Sano Orthopedics this year! We are very grateful for our patients, referring providers, athletic trainers, physical therapist partners and community leaders that entrust us with their care or the care of loved ones.
2019 was a busy year for us. Our practice continues to evolve to answer the question: “What does optimal healthcare look like?” By measuring outcomes and patient satisfaction, we stay focused on improving patient care. This year, we added two orthopedic surgeons and two PAs to our Provider team. We published over 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals and led innovation in Needle Arthroscopy to improve patient outcomes. Oh, and we changed our name to Sano Orthopedics (Sano means “health”) to better reflect our mission. It’s been quite a year!
We are incredibly excited about the many things that we are working on for 2020, including into a new office building in Lee’s Summit. First, let’s recap the year!
We opened our doors 3 years ago as Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. As we have grown and look ahead, we desired a name that connects to our deeper purpose. Sano means healthy, wholesome, intact. That’s our desire here, to bring you back to wholeness, to restore the parts of you that need healing. Changing our name to Sano Orthopedics became an easy decision.
Dr. Stephanie de Vere, fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon, just joined Sano Orthopedics this fall. She treats neck and back pain, from herniated discs to advanced deformity to cervical disc replacements and everything inbetween. These physicians make great additions to our team! Sarah Comegys and Madison Schlenger, Physician Assistants, also joined Sano and play a key role in supporting our doctors in surgery and follow up care.
Sports focus & injury prevention
Injury prevention is a passion for the Sano sports medicine doctors. Dr. Witte, Dr. Daggett and Dr. Saithna gave dozens of presentations and education trainings to parents, physical trainers and work comp teams on how to prevent injuries. The Sano Orthopedics Provider team also covered Friday Night Clinic this fall. Dr. Witte is the team physician for Avila University and he shared some health tips via Golf Underground on ESPN Radio.
Dr. Roberts is now seeing patients in Grandview, MO. This satellite clinic is located on the south side of MO 150 on 147th Street in suite 120.
Research & Education
Our team has published over 30 research journal articles in peer-reviewed journals this year. We have medical students from KCU rotate with the physicians as part of their medical school training. We have also had a couple international surgeons come to KC to shadow our physicians.
Needle arthroscopy uses a hand-held tool, also known as a camera on a needle, to perform many common orthopedic surgeries without the use of general anesthesia or even the use of a scalpel. No incisions, no suture, rapid recovery. Dr. Daggett is leading the introduction of this new Nano innovation in the US. With the overwhelming positive patient response to the procedure, we see a bright future for this technology.
The basis of Sano is to focus on musculoskeletal health and making it better. Historically, orthopedic medicine has been very reactionary and our goal in 2020 is to change that by focusing more on the prevention and wellness aspect. We want to make orthopedic health more preventive, holistic and affordable.
Happy New Year!