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 476 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

June 30, 2022
Dr Wendt listened to me. After xrays taken he explained results & answered my questions.
June 30, 2022
Very good
June 30, 2022
Dr Wendt is the best provider
June 29, 2022
June 25, 2022
Dr Wendt is a great person and Doctor
June 25, 2022
I had a nagging ankle/foot injury, not an emergency but painful and healing slowly. Dr. Wendt's office offered me an appointment within 24 hours and I saw him within 48 hours. Quite remarkable!
June 25, 2022
Dr. Wendt is fantastic and so is his office. I
June 24, 2022
June 24, 2022
Very good
June 23, 2022
Efficient & knowledgeable
June 22, 2022
Very good.
June 19, 2022
Dr. Wendt and his team are top notch professionals. We are fortunate to have them in Lawrence.
June 17, 2022
Very good.
June 17, 2022
Dr. Wendt is an excellent Dr. He's knowledgeable, experienced, kind and compassionate.
June 16, 2022
The provider is good.
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