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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 visited the Proliance office in severe pain. Forty years ago, I had been in a terrible car accident as a teenager where my hip was dislocated and had been walking with a limp for the past 10 years. It was getting harder to ride my bicycle and...

- Juan S

“After three decades of reoccurring back problems involving infrequent but sometimes serious sciatic nerve pain, I finally decided that I needed to find a doctor whom I could trust to give me a professional and unbiased analysis of my...

- Larry

// Christopher R. Howe, M.D.

I have now had 2 surgeries at Proliance and Valley Medical and they were both top notch. First was hip replacement with Dr. Barrett a few years ago. There’s a very good reason he has been on the “Top Doctor” list for so many...

- Sue W.

This past summer I met with Proliance Orthopedic Associates for help with my continuing back pain from degenerating discs and arthritis in my spine generating years ago in my college days in the 60s.  I met with Dr. Jason Thompson at Proliance...

- Janet

// Jason H. Thompson, M.D.

I was in pain for five years before I came here. I could hardly walk because the pain in my back, butt, and leg was so severe. I went to my doctor who did some tests, and finally, he told me that I needed a hip replacement. I had my left hip...

- Sherry

// Andrew L. Merritt, M.D.

On May 19, 2008, Geoffrey had his left hip replaced after living with bone-on-bone pain for almost two years.“All of the cartilage was gone,” Geoffrey said. “I ran track and raced jet skis. I just wore it out,” Newing...

- Geoffrey

Dear Proliance Orthopedic AssociatesI am writing you this letter to tell you about my recent left shoulder replacement surgery done on December 13, 2012. Since this is my second shoulder replacement, having had the right one done four years ago,...

- Raymond

// Craig T. Arntz, M.D.

I love the ocean. I love the sights, and sounds and smells of a harbor. The birds, the sea life, the people, I love it all. My dream for retirement is to cruise harbor to harbor in my boat enjoying the sights along the way. To explore the harbor...

- James S.

It was the day that my left knee collapsed under my own weight for no apparent reason that I realized that I could no longer ignore the pain in my knees. That moment came as a complete shock to me because I’ve been active all my life. I played...

- Douglas

// Andrew L. Merritt, M.D.

Watch this fascinating testimonial video from Proliance Orthodpedic Associates’ patient Betsy, who experienced osteoarthritis to the point of bone on bone. She talks about meeting with POA orthopedic surgeon Dr. William Barrett and how he...

- POA Patient Betsy