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 272 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

February 05, 2021
The OrthoKansas is the best that I have ever been associated with for a surgical and/or related procedure. It would be very hard to find a more professional and respectful medical team that shows so much care for the patient.
February 05, 2021
both Dr Wendt and Ken were great!
November 21, 2020
I have been treated by Dr. Richard Wendt for years and recommend him and his assistant, Ken, very highly.
November 15, 2020
Dr. Wendt has always been a favorite of mine. He also entered the room and went over the information. Great Dr.
July 10, 2020
all good
June 30, 2020
June 13, 2020
A very good experience with the care I received from Dr Wendt.
June 07, 2020
D. Wendt takes time to listen.
May 19, 2020
Dr. W has never disappointed me-I consider him part of MY medical team!
May 13, 2020
Dr Wendt is awesome.
May 02, 2020
not fun to have a hip replaced but I felt I was in excellent hands
April 30, 2020
Even though a broken ankle does not feel good, the speed, ease, and positiveness of the providers made this a much better situation. It brought me relief.
April 17, 2020
April 17, 2020
April 03, 2020
I would recommend him above other Ortho surgeons.
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