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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.


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Due to the fact I injured my knees severely when I was young and playing sports. I was in need of total knee replacement for both knees. After exhausting every non-invasive way of providing relief I went forward. I am in my mid forties and after...

- Tom

// Fredrick S. Huang, M.D.

Thank you so much Dr. Cero for putting me back together.

- - Kerry, Future Bike Racer!!!

After years of painful arthritis keeping them from the activities they enjoy in life, VOA patients share their joint replacement journeys.Edward James, a retired high school principal, lived with the pain of arthritis for nearly four years before...

- Edward

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

I came to see Dr. Merritt after a frustrating experience with another surgeon. I was scheduled for a total knee replacement with a surgeon at a different hospital and the surgery got cancelled when I was in the pre-op area. The day of surgery it...

- Valerie

// Andrew L. Merritt, M.D.

Wow! Am I ever thrilled to have this opportunity to give the highest praise possible to the folks who helped me regain my life! I know this sounds like an exaggeration but, believe me, it is NOT! Proliance Orthopedic Associates and Dr. Craig...

- Elaine

// Craig T. Arntz, M.D.

After a fall at the gym, Logan broke both his left radius and ulna. Dr. Cero’s work on Logan’s arm has helped him get back on the court.If you suffer a sports-related injury, such as an ACL or rotator cuff tear, or wrist or shoulder...

- Logan

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

Five years ago I had my right knee replaced by Dr. Barrett. When my left knee started going out, I knew I needed to make another appointment at Proliance Orthopedic Associates to see. Dr. Barrett.  My first appointment was with PA-C Jana...

- Thomas

// Timothy B. Alton, M.D.

I have lived a lot of my life with limitations.  Between genetic anomalies and sports injuries, I’ve endured knee pain for more than 25 years.  As time progressed, the pain got increasingly worse and the list of things I couldn’t do got...

- Caroline E.

// Andrew L. Merritt, M.D.