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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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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.

Below is a great testimonial video from our patient Donald! He said, “From the first day I walked in here I had zero pain. Not one thing that was done to me in the hospital caused me any pain.” We’re so glad that we could help Donald with...

- Donald

// William P. Barrett, M.D.

I went in to see the skin doc for something little on my face. Really being vain. When I was talking she noticed a mole on my finger. (I hate this mole, came up after a burn) She said that looks like cancer and took a biopsy right away. It came...

- Dawn W.

// John Howlett, M.D.

Joel describes his trigger finger release surgery with Dr. Howlett.

- Joel

// John Howlett, M.D.

Dear Dr. Cero,It has been a long journey from shattered clavicle to age division National Champion! Thank you & your team at Proliance Orthopedic Associates so much for being my partner in recovery!I appreciated our discussions about the...

- Kerry

First I want to say how thankful I am that my husband talked me into having my knee replaced. Of course he had some help from the doctor who replaced both his knees – Dr. Fredrick Huang. I had been suffering with terrible knee pain, putting off...

- Margaret W.

// Fredrick S. Huang, M.D.

To Dr. Merritt,On a Saturday in April of 2014, I had climbed a step ladder to reach a bowl from a cupboard. Somehow, I forgot that I was on a ladder, and fell. I couldn’t get off the floor and had to call for help. I had fractured my hip.That...

- Nicole

// Andrew L. Merritt, M.D.

My hands have been hurting for more than ten years but I didn’t know what caused it or what it was.  Then lately because of the pain and numbing, I consulted my family doctor.  He suggested consulting an orthopedic doctor.  I chose Dr....

- Fe

// Niket Shrivastava, M.D.

The Comeback KidI climbed Mt Adams on Friday, July 19, 2013.This was a big event for me for 2 reasons. I am the “comeback kid” as I have had bilateral knee replacements and two rotator cuff surgeries in the last 3 years. At 62, I...

- Don

// William P. Barrett, M.D.

My name is Al Minish, I have had Bilateral Arthroscopic Debridement and Open Rotator Cuff Repair, and Biceps Tenodesis for work related occupational job injury of 25 years–I was a journeyman painter for Washington State Parks, Port...

- Alan M.

// Craig T. Arntz, M.D.