Shoulder Specialist in Seattle, WA

Expert Shoulder Care by Dr. Samuel Koo

Dr. Samuel Koo, MD, MPH is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive arthroscopic shoulder surgery for patients throughout Seattle. Your shoulder is needed in just about all performances of the arm. Shoulder pain can limit even the most simple tasks for patients. It can prevent you from being able to scratch your back, wave to a friend or lift your arm in any upward motion. Disregarding these aches and pains will only lead to prolonged problems or new shoulder injuries within the bone structure or soft tissue.

All pain, even temporary, should not be brushed aside. Dr. Koo is here for patients that want to make sure their shoulder maintains full strength, mobility and comfort. Dr. Samuel Koo has been awarded the “Top Doctor” award for both Seattle Met and Seattle Magazine for multiple years.

Seattle Met Top Doctor 2014

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Seattle Magazine Top Doc 2014

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Seattle Magazine Top Doc 2015

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Dr. Samuel Koo was also the recipient of the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Castle Connolly Top Doc Award

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Information for Out of Town Patients

Many of Dr. Koo’s patients come from outside of the Seattle area. Home to endless museums, breathtaking architecture and high-end restaurants, along with big companies like Amazon and Microsoft, Seattle has plenty to offer locals and tourists alike. It is also a great place to provide and receive medical care. Dr. Koo loves everything about Seattle and would not want to practice surgery anywhere else.

Our practice is well-equipped to receive new patients. We welcome out of town patients from all over the United States, Canada, and many other foreign countries. We assist our patients in finding feasible financial solutions, and we work with most major insurance plans. Patients who pay in cash will also receive a special discount. We accept out-of-network patients, but they may have an additional cost.

Many of our out of town patients contact us in advance to see if we are a good fit for their needs, and we highly recommend doing so. To start this process, please give us a call at (425) 823-4000 or request an appointment online.

After reviewing your information, Dr. Koo will contact you. If it seems you are a good fit, we can make arrangements for you to come to Seattle for surgery. We see all patients in the office in advance, but in most instances, this visit can be on the same trip to Seattle.

Patient Stories

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23 Reviews | Average Rating: 5

5 Stars

Dr Koo surprised me. I was scheduled for a reverse on my shoulder but Dr. Koo saw that my problem wasn’t as bad so he did a regular replacement that gave even better results. I have had many surgery’s and this was the best experience I’ve ever had!! Thank you Dr Koo

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COVID-19 Update

4/21/20 Update: Effective immediately, Dr. Koo is seeing patients through telehealth visits and in-person visits at our clinic. Call today to schedule your appointment!

Dr. Samuel Koo is closely following the most up-to-date announcements and information on the known cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Because this information is always changing, we will be monitoring all updated from the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control.

To better serve you, Dr. Koo is now proud to offer virtual visits. With telehealth, you can meet with Dr. Koo from the comfort and safety of your own home. Please call our office today to learn more about this service or to schedule an appointment.

As of last Friday the governor of Washington state issued a declaration that all non-urgent or emergent surgical cases be postponed until the week of May 18th. For more information, please reach out to our office at (425) 823-4000.

Here are a few additional resources as well:

World Health Organization
Centers for Disease Control