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About Dr. Stephen L Kates

Dr. Stephen L Kates, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Richmond, VA. He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Kates has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

33 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Stephen L Kates is Great. Dr. Stephen L Kates has been rated by 33 patients. From those 33 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Stephen L Kates is 3.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Virginia Commonwealth University

1200 E Broad St
Richmond, VA 23298
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Specialties

Dr. Stephen L Kates has the following 1 specialty

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Expertise

    17 Expertise

  • Surgery
  • Laminectomy
  • Joint Pain/Swelling
  • Scoliosis
  • Knee Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Bone Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Surgery
  • Knee Surgery (Knee Replacement Arthroplasty)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Surgery (Hip Replacement Arthroplasty)
  • Joint Replacement
  • Sports Medicine

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Reviews

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Total Hip Replacement He Did Feels Totally Natural

Dr. Kates performed a total hip replacement on my right hip on September 12, 2017. When I went to rehab 3 days later I was told it was the best hip replacement they had seen. The rehab center was overwhelmed by my progress and let me go home after about 1 week. I am now about 11 weeks out and my right hip now feels totally natural, like the hip that I was born with before it developed arthritis. One of the best things Dr. Kates did was make me lose weight before he would operate. When I protested, he told me that his brother was my size and he wouldn't operate on HIM until he lost weight either. Very good way to motivate someone. I'm now about 250, down from 330 a bit over a year ago...

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Very Caring and Very Thorough

Dr. Kates took time to answer all of my questions. He made sure I understood all of my options, and walked me through every step of the procedure I will be having.

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5 minutes
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pain

I waited 2 weeks for a appointment with his PA (who was excellent). I got a needed MRI. that showed the cartilage was gone in my left hip and the bone was bruised and swollen I could not get a pre op appointment with Dr Kates for 6-8 weeks . I was in a great deal of pain but appointments are scheduled on first come basics. I think Dr Kates should stop taking new patients until his practice is more manageable.

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Dr. too busy to address surgical complications

If you have a surgical complication, it is impossible to get followup. Too busy.

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20 minutes
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Superior service and Excellent office staff

Very easy to make an appointment if you call the appointment line. Offers surgery with extremely little wait time for such an experienced surgeon. Staff is friendly and helpful. To the person that wrote the bad review- you have the wrong Doctor as Dr. Kates only does knees and hips. He does not do hands or elbows. Maybe you should get the right physician before you put in a negative review.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Education

    34 Years Experience

  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Stephen L Kates accepts the following insurance providers.

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Locations & Directions

Virginia Commonwealth University, 1200 E Broad St, Richmond, VA
  • Nearby Doctors

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