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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 an orthopedic surgeon and 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

Dr. Balthrop's 
Champion Patients  

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

Very prompt and knowledgeable.

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

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

Melissa

Dr. Balthrop Excellent physician and surgeon. Highly recommended. Performed total hip replacement with no complication.

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 love Bluegrass Orthopedics and Dr. Balfour and his staff.

Anonymous

Outstanding! Dr. Balthrop and his staff were simply outstanding! From my first visit to the time of my OUTPATIENT hip replacement yesterday everything was as professional as a well oiled machine, but also personalized. My assigned... Outstanding! Dr. Balthrop and his staff were simply outstanding! From my first visit to the time of my OUTPATIENT hip replacement yesterday everything was as professional as a well oiled machine, but also personalized. My assigned nurse called this morning to check on me. Almost no pain at all. It has been a day and a half and my main concern is not overdoing my movement, cause I feel like I could generally do anything I wanted to do. Thanks to Dr. Balthrop and his first rate staff!

Anonymous

I rate Dr. Balthorp a 10 My complete knee replacement has been nothing but excellent. I have my life back.

Anonymous

Dr. Balthrop is always personable and thorough!

Anonymous

He repaired my torn ACL. Amazing Surgeon !

Anonymous

Dr Balthrope is a straightforward guy that gets you up and out of the hospital quickly. I have had 2 successful Hip replacementments, 1 knee replacement and a shoulder repair.

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.

Anonymous

Great experience with Dr. Balthrop! Got the care and advice I needed.

Anonymous

I saw Dr.Balthrop for a knee injection. I have had two previous knee injections elsewhere that were horribly painful !!!! So I was dreading today so bad. I Literally never felt a thing . It was no pain at all. He is very professional... I saw Dr.Balthrop for a knee injection. I have had two previous knee injections elsewhere that were horribly painful !!!! So I was dreading today so bad. I Literally never felt a thing . It was no pain at all. He is very professional and caring yet very down to earth. I've been to his office twice and will continue as needed.

T. Ramos

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!!

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