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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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I was referred to Dr. Howe by Dr. Wagner at the UW. I had been seeing Dr. Chapman at UW originally for several years because of my lower back issues. He wanted to do two surgeries a week a part fussing T7 thru S1. I would have lost 40% mobility...

- Karen G.

// Christopher R. Howe, M.D.

I received foot fusion surgery for arthritis on Nov. 11, 2015. I feel great now. I just went back to my bowling in March. I am also able to walk my dog at least six blocks, where I was only able to walk a few blocks before. Dr. Novak was very...

- Rosalie L.

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

Dear Dr. Barrett,I just got back from my Physical Therapy session. I walked in, and I walked out. The other day, I stood at a window, (without having to use a walking aid or lean on someone) and watched the world go by. (I don’t remember the...

- Deb

I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Howe and his staff. I came to Dr. Howe after being told by two other surgeons that nothing was wrong with my back, and I just had a bulging disk and after injections, it would heal itself. I did...

- Samantha

// Christopher R. Howe, M.D.

Dr. Shrivastava is very polite, caring, and positive.  I feel that he is truly concerned about my well-being. Jeannie (his medical assistant) is always cheerful and helpful, she is very efficient too. Since coming to Proliance Orthopedic...

- Margaret

// Niket Shrivastava, 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.

The pain I was having in my hand started in March while I was clipping limbs off of a tree.  By April my hand started to swell up so I went to my doctor who first referred me to physical therapy.  I attended 9 sessions with the therapist, who...

- Karen

// John Howlett, M.D.

I was referred to Proliance and Dr. Howlett due to a fall I took where I fractured my left arm just below the shoulder. When I first went in to see him I was in quite a bit of pain. The people who worked with me were very conscientious of that...

- Carolyn M.

// John Howlett, M.D.