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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

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

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

Dr. John E. Balthrop. MD Very interested in what I had to say and explained in detail pros and cons with my other health problems. Appreciated he wanted to try another course of action before surgerry

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

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

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

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

TKR Love the new knees. Thank you!!

Anonymous

Awesome dr very informative of what I was going to have done. The nurse also was extremely nice

Anonymous

Very prompt and knowledgeable.

Anonymous

Excellent!

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

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

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

Anonymous

I love Bluegrass Orthopedics and Dr. Balfour and his staff.

Anonymous

As always a great job

Anonymous