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John Balthrop, M.D.
Hip and Knee Specialist

Dr. Balthrop has been practicing medicine in Lexington, KY for over 20 years and is a senior partner at Bluegrass Orthopaedics. Providing specialized patient care as a general orthopaedist, he has a special interest in joint replacement, knee arthroscopy surgery and treatment of shoulder injuries

Dr. Balthrop received his medical education from the University of Miami (Miami, FL), served an internship at the George Washington University Hospital, Washington DC and his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Dr. Balthrop is Board Certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery.


Specialties

  • General Orthopedics
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Joseph East
  • Bluegrass Specialty Surgery Center

Medical Degree

  • University of Miami School of Medicine

Internship

  • George Washington University Hospital

Residency

  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN

Location
Details

3480 Yorkshire Medical Park
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 263-5140
  • Office
  • MONDAY - FRIDAY
    8:00am - 5:00pm
    *Office may close 4:30PM on Friday
  • Physical Therapy
  • MONDAY - FRIDAY
    7:00am - 6:00pm
Outpatient hip replacement. Everything went like clockwork! Almost no pain at all. The staff was first rate and extremely attentive. My assigned nurse was with me every step of the way and even called me this morning to check up on me.... Outpatient hip replacement. Everything went like clockwork! Almost no pain at all. The staff was first rate and extremely attentive. My assigned nurse was with me every step of the way and even called me this morning to check up on me. The entire experience was wonderful! I recommend Bluegrass Orthopedic, Dr. Balthrop and their staff without reservation!!

Anonymous

He repaired my torn ACL. Amazing Surgeon !

Anonymous

He took the time to answer all our questions. He has done several surgeries on my mother and does an excellent job.

Anonymous

I am very pleased with the matter in which Dr. Balthrop explained my options. He does a great job informing me the procedures. I find him a very caring person. I highly recommend him to any one.

Anonymous

Dr. Balthrop I have been treating with Dr. Balthrop over 20 years. He is really good at what he does. I travel 2 1/2 hours one way to be seen by him. He has performed several surgeries over the years on me. the latest of which was an... Dr. Balthrop I have been treating with Dr. Balthrop over 20 years. He is really good at what he does. I travel 2 1/2 hours one way to be seen by him. He has performed several surgeries over the years on me. the latest of which was an emergency. He's the best.

Vitals

An excellent Doctor My wait was very short and his exam and explanations were excellent.

Anonymous

Dr. Balthrop took to time to give detailed explanations and make sure I fully understood what was going on both before and after my procedure. I would highly recommend him

Donald

Excellent treatment. Very kind and answered all my questions. He immediately identified my problem and treated it that day.

Anonymous

I've been seeing Dr. Balthrop for a year now. He is a really good doctor. He listens to what a person says and asks. His answers are direct and to you, not at you. He gives all the information on any procedure that you are concerned... I've been seeing Dr. Balthrop for a year now. He is a really good doctor. He listens to what a person says and asks. His answers are direct and to you, not at you. He gives all the information on any procedure that you are concerned with, all the options and if you desire, say no. Be extremely hard to find a better doctor than Dr. John Balthrop.

Anonymous

Dr. Balthrop is always personable and thorough!

Anonymous

I feel that my doctor has my best interest at heart and is doing every step to do so. I am really pleased to be going on this journey with him.

Anonymous

I've never felt more informed by a doctor Very personable!

Melissa

Best Orthopaedic Surgeon Ever! I have had 3 surgeries and will have 4th soon, all for different/unrelated problems done by Dr. Balthrop. He is fantastic! He does expect you to follow through with PT. I think it is 75% of the success of... Best Orthopaedic Surgeon Ever! I have had 3 surgeries and will have 4th soon, all for different/unrelated problems done by Dr. Balthrop. He is fantastic! He does expect you to follow through with PT. I think it is 75% of the success of your surgery. Work hard because with an excellent surgeon and the PT, you will succeed! Kudos Dr. Balthrop!

Anonymous

Dr. Balthrop is an excellent doctor. I have had one knee replacement done last October and the other one done February 25 and I have done well. But I knew how good he was because he had done my Mom's in 2005 and she never had a bit of... Dr. Balthrop is an excellent doctor. I have had one knee replacement done last October and the other one done February 25 and I have done well. But I knew how good he was because he had done my Mom's in 2005 and she never had a bit of trouble either. I am thankful.

Anonymous

Dr.Balthrop I WOULD recommend you or anybody that needs your help and getting a replacement of a joint because you are the best.And I WANT TO THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTM OF MY HEART, FOR BEING THEIR FOR ME IN THE PAST, AND NOW AS TIME GOES... Dr.Balthrop I WOULD recommend you or anybody that needs your help and getting a replacement of a joint because you are the best.And I WANT TO THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTM OF MY HEART, FOR BEING THEIR FOR ME IN THE PAST, AND NOW AS TIME GOES ON. THANK YOU.

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