Dr. Bertrand Kaper M.D.
Dr. Bertrand Kaper has been an orthopedic surgeon in Arizona since 1999 Dr. Kaper is a fellowship-trained joint replacement surgeon, specializing in treating hip pain, knee pain, and shoulder pain. He has vast clinical experience, having performed more than 12,000 surgeries. He is an attending surgeon and chairman of the Department of Surgery and Section Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at HonorHealth Scottsdale - Thompson Peak in Scottsdale.
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 orthopedic surgeons in the field of joint replacement surgery, providing him with the foundation of his practice today.
Certifications and Qualifications
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 is the Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Chief of the Orthopedic Section at the HonorHealth Thompson Peak Medical Center, one of the top joint replacement hospitals in the United States. He also 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 international scientific and medical conferences. As part of his commitment to the advancement of orthopedic surgery, he is a frequent faculty teacher at national orthopedic meetings - educating other orthopedic surgeons in the techniques of robotic-assisted knee replacement and Direct Anterior total hip replacement.
Dr. Kaper has been a pioneer in the use of the most advanced surgical equipment available to orthopedic surgeons. Over the past ten years, he has performed over 1000 robotic knee replacement surgeries. During this time, Dr. Kaper has participated in the research and clinical development of the NAVIO robotic platform that is in worldwide application. Using robotic assistance, a higher level of accuracy and precision is used to facilitate the optimal outcomes for his patients.
Dr. Kaper is also the founder and chairman of the board for Operation Walk International, a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization. This organization is dedicated to providing free hip and knee replacement surgery to patients in underdeveloped countries.
Since 2007, Dr. Kaper and his team have participated in seventeen mission trips. These missions have included time in Antigua, Guatemala, Cuenca, Ecuador and most recently in Medellin, Colombia. Access to life-changing surgery, such as hip and knee replacements is extremely limited in these countries. During this missions, they have performed over 750 free hip and knee replacements- surgeries that dramatically change the patient's ability to walk and live.