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 (600 reviews)

Specialties: 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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882 Muddy Branch Road
Gaithersburg, MD, 20878

301-216-1245
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5454 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1100
Chevy Chase, MD, 20815

202-444-8766

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18109 Prince Philip Drive
Suite 325
Olney, MD, 20832

301-774-8958

Fax 410-354-2985

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1420 Beverly Road
Suite 210
McLean, VA, 22101

202-444-8766

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
G-PHC
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-8766

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Insurance

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

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Student Resources
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • First Health PPO
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • Tricare Prime
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

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

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.9
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.9
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.8
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.9
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.8
  • Dec 27, 2023

    Dr. Vaz is phenomenal

  • Dec 18, 2023

    Good

  • Dec 8, 2023

    I have recommended Dr Vaz to two people since my surgery. He's excellent!