Richard G. Wendt, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics

Areas of Interest:

Specializing in total joint replacement and knee and hip replacement revision.

Accepting new patients.

4.8 / 5 (Based on 427 Reviews)

“When I first came to town, and I’ve been here for many years, I did pretty much anything and everything – sports medicine, ACL reconstructions, fractures and trauma. As we’ve added new doctors in our group – most of whom are fellowship-trained in these other areas – I’ve been able to drift toward my interest, which is joint replacement.”

Dr. Richard Wendt is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with special interests in arthritic hip and knee conditions, total joint reconstruction, arthroscopy and trauma. After earning his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in affiliation with the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita.

“Patients should come to OrthoKansas, whether they’re local or regional, because the people we have here are high-quality and excellent physicians, every one of them,” he said. “We have a nursing staff and staff in the therapy department that’s as good as it can be and we hope people come here knowing that and we’ll do the best we can for them.”

Philosophy Of Care

My patients will get the best care they can get with what I know. I take pride in the fact that I may not be the guy who can do something for you, but I know who that guy is. Whenever that occurs, I’ll get that patient to the right physician.

At OrthoKansas, you are supported by a team of highly trained experts throughout your treatment and recovery. Learn more about Dr. Wendt's team. (pdf)

Doctor's Contact Information

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Medical Areas of Expertise


Knee Care and Hip Care


Education and Training

Medical Degree University of Kansas Hospital
Residency University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita/ St. Francis Regional Medical Center

Board Certified

Orthopaedic Surgery

  • OrthoKansas
    6265 Rock Chalk Drive
    Suite 1500
    Lawrence, KS 66049
    Phone: Main 785-843-9125

Provider Review Comments

March 17, 2022
It was pleasant and informative. I feel I know about my health situation and how we are going to proceed with it.
March 17, 2022
January 13, 2022
Very good experience.
December 31, 2021
I LOVE Dr. Wendt.
December 02, 2021
Only looked at recent films before coming into exam room. My entire orthopedic surgical history is in my records. Every visit I have to re-explain the procedures, he doesn't remember me despite being a patient for 8 or more years. Looks at my scars and either asks questions or makes comments on how they shouldn't have made that type of incision.
November 23, 2021
Loved the way he handled my problem and his concern I was in pain !!!
November 20, 2021
He's the best!
November 19, 2021
A very good experience!
October 26, 2021
Dr. Wendt is outstanding
October 08, 2021
Dr. Wendt is great
October 05, 2021
Dr. Wendt is so caring.
October 02, 2021
Would absolutely recommend Dr.Wendt to friends and family
October 02, 2021
Highly recommend. Have been pleased with care
September 21, 2021
I was very pleased with the experience and let the rest of my family know that.
August 28, 2021
Dr. Wendt is the BEST!
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