Dr. Bertrand Kaper has been in private practice in Arizona since 1999. Dr Kaper is a fellowship-trained joint replacement surgeon, specializing in surgery of the hip, knee and shoulder and is a leading expert on NAVIO robotic-assisted surgery. He has vast clinical experience, having performed more than 10,000 surgeries. He is an attending surgeon and chairman of the Section of Orthopaedic Surgery at HonorHealth Scottsdale – Thompson Peak in Scottsdale. He also maintains consulting privileges at Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott.
Dr. Kaper earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Sciences, with Honors, from the University of Chicago, and his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, in Chicago. He started his training with an Internship in General Surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Dr. Kaper then completed a Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. In addition to his residency training, Dr. Kaper completed an Adult Reconstructive Fellowship at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada. This fellowship provided Dr. Kaper the opportunity to train with several internationally renowned orthopaedic surgeons in the field of joint replacement surgery, providing him with the foundation of his practice today.
Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Kaper is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of the American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons, Western Orthopaedic Association, and Arizona Medical Association.
Dr. Kaper serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale, AZ. Dr. Kaper has authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and is a regular presenter at scientific and medical conferences. As part of his commitment to the advancement of orthopaedic surgery, he is a frequent faculty teacher at national orthopaedic meetings- educating other orthopaedic surgeons in the techniques of Direct Anterior THA and minimally invasive, robotic partial knee replacement.
Dr. Kaper is also the founder and chairman of the board for Operation Walk International, a 501(c)3 non-for-profit charitable organization. This organization is dedicated to providing free hip and knee replacement surgery to patients in underdeveloped countries. Every November since 2007, Dr. Kaper and his team has traveled Antigua, Guatemala – where they have performed over 700 free hip and knee replacement surgeries for the native population. For the past five years, Dr. Kaper has also been part of the mission work in Cuenca, Ecuador. Ongoing challenges with developmental hip dysplasia in Ecuador have created the need for highly specialized hip reconstructive surgeries that Dr. Kaper and his team perform with what is known as femoral shortening osteotomies – surgeries that can dramatically change the patient’s ability to walk and live.