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 531 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

August 30, 2022
Very professional and thorough
August 30, 2022
Dr. Wendt is professional and candid! His knowledge and ability and willingness to explain the pathophysiology behind the chronic condition of osteoarthritis is exceptional!
August 29, 2022
Very good
August 23, 2022
Excellent care for full knee replacement.
August 19, 2022
Dr. Wendt is so encouraging and did such a great job on my knee.
August 16, 2022
Dr Wendt is always thorough and attentive to my questions and treatment
August 11, 2022
August 11, 2022
Got three options for recent injury. Immediate relief with the conservative option taken.
August 07, 2022
Had necessary x-rays performed and explained what he saw.
August 07, 2022
Excellent and nurse was fantastic too.
August 06, 2022
Dr. Wendt always knows what you are talking about and the best way to handle your problem.
August 06, 2022
He is knowledgeable, friendly and professional.
August 04, 2022
Very happy with Dr Wendt!
July 30, 2022
The three minute experience was not satisfying and I told him that it was not enough time to build rapport
July 28, 2022
I was pleased that they first recommended treatment was provided.
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