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Return to Play: Eric Khetia, M.D.

Listen to Summit Orthopedics’ sports and active medicine expert Eric Khetia, MD share the insights on return to play guidelines that they’ve gained in their years caring for athletes and people with active lifestyles.

Dr. Eric Khetia’s Approach to Care

“My goal is to lead an active, healthy life and to allow my patients to do the same. Restoring them to pre-injury levels of functioning and allowing them to pursue the activities they enjoy inspires me.”

Hear the story of patient John Buursema: Pursue Your Athletic Goals At Any Age

Background and education

Dr. Khetia completed his undergraduate and medical studies at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Missouri. For his residency, he participated in the Orthopedic Surgery program at the University of Kansas in Wichita, Kansas. He then went on to complete an Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine fellowship at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

Ask the Expert: Sports Medicine Videos featuring Dr. Khetia

Undergraduate Studies
University of Missouri-Kansas City — Kansas City, Missouri

Medical School
University of Missouri-Kansas City — Kansas City, Missouri

Orthopedic Surgery, University of Kansas-Wichita —
Wichita, Kansas

Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine
New England Baptist Hospital — Boston, Massachusetts

  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America, Associate Master Instructor
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine

  • Articles in Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery

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Patient Education

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Comment from patient satisfaction survey

Dr. Khetia is the most personable doctor I have ever visited. His up-beat attitude each and every time I have had an appointment is amazing. The way that he explains and shows you what he is talking about is fantastic.  All doctors should take a page out of his book!

Comment from patient satisfaction survey

I have seen other orthopedic doctors in the past, and none of them even compare to Dr. Khetia and his staff. The care and respect I have reviewed is above excellence. I look forward to my appointments know that I’m going to be treated well. Dr. Khetia represents what a profession health care provider should be. He just operated on me and I know that I will will be on the road to recovery with him in my corner.

comment from patient satisfaction survey

Dr. Khetia is not only an excellent surgeon (my wife had several surgeries done by him), but really excellent at relating to the patient. Can’t say enough good things about him.

Diana's Story

A HUGE thank you to Dr. Khetia for helping me save some time for my right knee. Doing all you can to bring health back to my knee so I can still use this joint, knowing down the road it will need to be replaced, but working with me to keep it as long as possible…..I am so grateful for that!

Comment from patient satisfaction survey

We LOVED Dr. Khetia!  He was friendly, very knowledgeable, informed us so we could make a decision and then thoroughly explained a foot print of what will happen.

Survey Feedback

This review is long over due but I must write about the positive experiences I had with Dr. Khetia and his staff. I gained so much confidence in Dr. Khetia during my first visit. He spent so much time with me answering all my questions and expressed care and concern for me. He explained everything I was uncertain about and expressed so much warmth, compassion and understanding. Every appointment I had with him or Nick was more of the same. They spent time answering all my questions and showed concern for me as a person and not just a patient. I am a big baby when it comes to pain, and I wanted to know exactly everything they were doing. They gave me consoling words to easy my anxiety. There were some unusual circumstances and Dr. Khetia and Nick spent countless hours meeting with me and getting to the root of the problem. They seeked answers if they weren’t sure what I wanted to know. Jill always scheduled appointments in a reasonable amount of time and got me in quickly when I needed additional appointments. The entire Khetia staff was friendly, warm, compassionate, funny, professional, and truly put my needs…

Mark's Story

I could not be happier with the quality of care AND caring that I received from Dr. Khetia and his team.

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