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Home to Seattle's "Top Docs"
14 of our Providers recognized!

We are excited to announce that we have 14 providers 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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Please enjoy FREE parking at
ALL of our POA locations!

Additionally, construction is now complete at our Talbot location, allowing for easy-access, convenient parking options. We thank all of our patients for your understanding during the construction phase and are pleased to offer these new free options.

covid-19 virus

Policy Updates

Beginning August 23rd, no visitors will be allowed following surgery. Additionally, some surgical cases may be postponed. Visitors in the clinic may be limited.

The CDC has published new guidance for people who are fully vaccinated. This new guidance does not apply to healthcare settings!  If you have a visit planned to a Proliance Orthopedic Associates clinic, please wear your mask and continue distancing at 6-feet apart.

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Talbot Location
Elevator Repairs

Beginning March 9th, 2022, through December 9th, 2022, there will be elevator work performed at our Talbot location.

Please expect longer wait times upon arrival to our location.


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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

Not long ago, I had an accident where I was knocked unconscious, and when I came to, I could see the bones in my arm/elbow area. This is when I met Dr. Howlett at Proliance Orthopedic Associates. Dr. Howlett had great bedside manner from the...

- Ken

// John Howlett, 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.

I could barely walk. Movement–even turning in bed–was torture. This went on for years. Two hip replacements later, three months apart, and it was as if I’d been granted a new life. The surgeries, which I’d been dreading,...

- Judy

// William P. Barrett, M.D.

Dr. Cero has successfully operated on my youngest daughter Rebecca, my wife Lyn, and me on five  occasions. I had three “industrial incidents” that created much pain in my left knee on one occasion and my right knee on 2 occasions. After...

- James

The anterior approach hip replacement surgery I had was a wonderful experience for me. I suffered from an awful hip with severe pain which bothered me for a long time. I was practically unable to walk. The anterior approach to a total hip...

- Arlene

// Andrew L. Merritt, M.D.

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.

Cliff, a VOA patient of Dr. Barrett who underwent bilateral knee replacements has documented his process via social media. Below is a video of Cliff’s progress 4 days after surgery. Yes, 4 days!Cliff made another video 12 days later. In...

- Cliff

// William P. Barrett, M.D.

On the way to the summit of Mount Rainier.

- Rachel

// William P. Barrett, M.D.

I had surgery on February 3 of this year. I was terrified and I had not taken care of my ankle for three months prior to surgery. Dr. Novak was really understanding and listened to my problems. I am heavy and he did not mention that but gave me a...

- Katlyn B.

// Erik J. Novak, M.D., Ph.D.