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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
  • Physical Therapy
  • MONDAY - FRIDAY
    7:00am - 6:00pm
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 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

Confidence From my initial meeting with Dr. Balthop I left confident that I was in the right hands. Sometimes you just know when to place your trust in a doctor.

Anonymous

He repaired my torn ACL. Amazing Surgeon !

Anonymous

Very good

Anonymous

Outstanding work. Love the new knees. Thank you

Michael Gosper

Great doctor Dr Balthrop was very kind, identified and explained my problem, and treated me right away. Took the time to answer all of my questions.

Anonymous

Wonderful! Dr Balthrop is still helping me with my knee but he’s wonderful! His office is great and he’s so friendly. He really cares about my problem and is helping in every way possible.

Anonymous

Outstanding orthopedic doctor. Has been my doctor 25+ years. Professional and personable

Anonymous

Dr Balthrop was very informative on knee condition and options

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

Dr. Balthrop has been treating members of my family and me for many years. He is a very conscientious doctor who spends adequate time making sure that his patients understand his diagnoses. He addresses patients' concerns and always has... Dr. Balthrop has been treating members of my family and me for many years. He is a very conscientious doctor who spends adequate time making sure that his patients understand his diagnoses. He addresses patients' concerns and always has treated us as we expect professionals to do. There have been times when he advised surgery (for my husband once and for me once) and other times when he has advised other treatment. Both times, our surgeries were very successful. I trust his judgment.

Anonymous

TKR Love the new knees. Thank you!!

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

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.

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