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Home to Seattle's "Top Docs"
Take a look at our recognized providers!

We are excited to announce that  several of our providers were awarded the Seattle Met Top Doc designation. Proliance Orthopedic Associates is dedicated to helping patients receive quality treatment that is tailored to their individual needs. Innovation through collaboration: we apply our surgical and non-surgical expertise with the most current technology in each patient's diagnosis and treatment plan.

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Take a Tour of
Proliance Surgery Center at Valley!

We're celebrating one year of our ambulatory surgery center and want to give you a closer look at our state-of-the-art facility!

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Proliance Surgery Center at Valley

Recognized as Top 20 ASC Performing Most Knee Replacements!

POA is among the top 20 ASCs that performed the most total knee replacement procedures in U.S. in 2022, click through to view the entire list!

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Dr. Barrett Announces Retirement

Dr. Barrett's retirement comes after almost 40 years of service to the international joint replacement community.

UNMATCHED
SPECIALIZED
CARE

Find the care you need, when and where you need it, with the region's most comprehensive orthopedic care.

PATIENT SUCCESS STORIES

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I had a hip replacement in September and am doing great. Dr.Cero and her staff were exceptional. Dr. Cero requested that the surgery and recovery would be a lot better if I was to lose some weight. I took her advice and extended my surgery a few...

- James

Growing up, I was always very active in sports and a gymnast for many years. At 46 years of age, an old shoulder injury, aggravated by my occupation, brought my life to a stand-still. I was walking around with my hand in my pocket to ease the...

- Sandra

// Craig T. Arntz, M.D.

Dear Doctor Arntz,I have finished my course with Christine and Jan at the Kent gymnasium center. What superb and sensitive therapists they are! Never a moment wasted in trying to discern what to do, using my right side and shoulder. They already...

- Herb Coursey

// Craig T. Arntz, M.D.

Dear Dr. Howlett,I have had many surgeries, but I have seldom had the care that you took to explain the process I would go through. After the surgery, when I saw the X-rays, and the incision, I could tell that you had done an excellent job. More...

- Dawn

// John Howlett, M.D.

The surgeries I received in 2016 were a major rotator cuff surgery from Dr. Arntz in April and a total knee replacement in June by Dr. Merritt. I was referred by Dr. David Sweiger who took the time and interest to try to help me. So glad I...

- Jay S.

// Craig T. Arntz, M.D.

Thanks to all of you at Proliance for making my trip to Katmai Alaska possible. The trip was very difficult physically and would have been impossible without the knee replacement.

- Bruce

Dr. Merritt performed a hip replacement on my dad, who was then 90, in the spring of 2015, using the anterior approach.In my opinion, this surgery saved my father’s life. At the time, he was spiraling downhill on several fronts. Because hip...

- Richard B.

// Andrew L. Merritt, M.D.

Thanks from a Mountain ClimberDr. Barrett performed total knee replacements on both of my knees. They are not like original equipment, but they do work well enough for me to do this!

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Letter of Appreciation for Dr. HuangI happen to have the opportunity of having you do a left hip replacement for me after the first one failed. It was after hours and you were the on-call Orthopedic Surgeon. You took extra necessary steps to...

- Debra B.

// Fredrick S. Huang, M.D.

I recently slipped on a wet floor and broke my right wrist. As an active outdoors person, I enjoy skiing, snowmobiling, jeeping and dirt bike riding so I was concerned about future limitations if healing didn’t go well. I researched the...

- Carla

// John Howlett, M.D.