Kenneth M Vaz, MD| Hip And Knee Orthopedic Surgery | MedStar Health

Kenneth M Vaz, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (200 reviews)

Specialities: Hip And Knee Orthopedic Surgery

Languages: English

202-444-7804

About me

Dr. Kenneth Vaz is an adult reconstruction orthopedic surgeon. His areas of special interest and expertise include:

  • Partial and total knee replacement
  • Hip replacement
  • Hip and knee replacement revision
  • Treatment of complex failed hip and knee replacements

Dr. Vaz completed his orthopaedic surgery training, including a dedicated year of lab research, at the University of California - San Diego, where he was awarded the inaugural senior resident teaching award as a chief resident. After completing his medical degree and residency, he underwent fellowship specialist training in adult reconstruction at Scripps Clinic in San Diego, one of the top 10 hospitals for orthopedics in the U.S., where he was trained in the latest techniques in primary hip and knee replacement. Dr. Vaz then did an additional year of specialist training in the UK at the world-renowned Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, an academic affiliate of the University of Oxford. While at Oxford, Dr. Vaz was trained extensively in implanting and evaluating partial knee replacements and the treatment of complex failed and infected hip and knee replacements within the Nuffield's Bone Infection Unit, the only unit of its kind in the UK.

Dr. Vaz focuses on meeting the needs of patients at every point in the joint replacement process, including patients who are considering their first-time joint replacement options and those who are continuing to have difficulty after undergoing a joint replacement. He is ready to discuss all options with patients, from non-operative treatments including medical therapy and injections to surgical options including partial or total knee replacement, hip replacement, and revision hip and knee replacement.

Dr. Vaz has published multiple articles and given presentations in the U.S. and internationally on joint replacement topics ranging from pain control measures after surgery to treatment of infected joint replacements.

Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, watching Georgetown Hoyas basketball, and spending time in the kitchen.

Medical Degree: Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Residency: University of California - San Diego, Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship: Scripps Clinic, San Diego, Adult Reconstruction
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, UK, Implantation and Evaluation of Partial Knee Replacements, Treatment of Complex Failed and Infected Hip and Knee Replacements

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Clinical areas of focus

  • Anterior Hip Replacement
  • Arthritis Of Knee
  • Computer Assisted Knee Replacement
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Hip Surgery
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Arthritis Of Knee
  • Avascular Necrosis Of Hip
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Knee
  • Cartilage Damage Of Hip
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Hip
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Knee
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pain Over Age 60
  • Knee Pain For Patients Aged 60 And Older
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Osteonecrosis Of The Hip
  • Osteonecrosis Of The Knee
  • Patellofemoral Arthritis
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Procedures I perform

  • Anterior Hip Replacement
  • Computer Assisted Hip Surgery
  • Computer Assisted Knee Replacement
  • Direct Anterior Total Hip Replacement
  • Hyaluronic Acid Injection
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Replacement
  • Joint Replacement And Reconstructive Surgery
  • Knee Arthroplasty
  • Knee Injection
  • Makoplasty
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Partial Hip Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Arthroplasty
  • Posterior Hip Replacement
  • Robotic Hip Surgery
  • Robotic Knee Surgery
  • Robotic Partial Knee Replacement
  • Surgery For Arthritis
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement, Age Greater Than 50
  • Total Hip Replacement, Age Less Than 50
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement, Age Greater Than 50
  • Total Knee Replacement, Age Less Than 50
  • Viscosupplementation
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
G PHC
Washington, DC, 20007

202-877-6000

Fax 202-877-8959

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Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

Education

Fellowship Program: Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (2020)

Fellowship Program: Scripps Clinic (2019)

Residency Program: University of California San Diego Medical Center (2018)

Internship Program: University of California San Diego Medical Center (2013)

Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (2012)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.8
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.8
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    0.0
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.8
  • Provider showed respect

    4.8
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.8
  • Apr 29, 2022

    Very good experience here.

  • Mar 23, 2022

    Good experience

  • Mar 21, 2022

    Dr. Vaz was extremely pleasant and professional.