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 499 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

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.
July 27, 2022
My experience was excellent
July 26, 2022
Very pleasant
July 22, 2022
Dr. Nurse was very friendly and helpful. Her name is Joan. Brian in x-ray was very personable and thorough. Britain did an excellent job. Everyone from the reception through Doctor's procedure were excellent and so pleasant.
July 21, 2022
Dr. Wendt's experience showed through. His recognition of the abundance of arthritis present in my knee and knowing that surgery was the only solution in my case. I am grateful.
July 21, 2022
Dr Wendt is an ace.
July 19, 2022
Dr. Wendt did my surgery back in the 90's. He has always taken the time to explain what is going on with my health. He told me my options for care and answered all my questions.
July 17, 2022
Dr;. Wendt is always concerned and will discuss with me options for treatment. He sits down, something I appreciate, instead of standing near the door for a quick getaway.
July 15, 2022
Always excellent service
July 15, 2022
Everyone, from the scheduler to the front desk clerk, nurse, x-ray clerk were exceptionally attentive and patient-centered. Dr Wendt was not. As a new patient I expected more than the 3 +/- minutes spent with the dr who seemed not to have read my history or why I was there, and who made some insensitive remarks related to a different health crisis I'm facing.
July 14, 2022
I always enjoy interacting with everyone there.
July 14, 2022
Dr. Wendt and his PA saw me about injecting my knee with steroids.
July 14, 2022
Good experience
July 12, 2022
Everyone was knowledgeable , kind, and helpful
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