Privacy Policy


Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute collects no personally identifying information about individuals except when specifically and knowingly provided by such individuals. Through this website, Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute may place a “cookie” in the browser files of a user’s computer. A cookie is a small piece of text sent to your browser by a website you visit to help the website remember information about your visit, like your preferred language and other settings. The cookie itself does not contain any personally identifying information, although it will enable us to manage banner advertisements presented to the user. This information will not be sold or rented to third parties. We use the aggregated information we collect for the following purposes:

  • To improve the content and design of our website
  • To enable our audit bureau to verify our claims of traffic to the website
All email mailing lists provide the names and addresses of people who voluntarily provided that information to us. We collect those email addresses for exclusive use, including but not limited to promoting our products and services, conducting surveys, and consulting with website users. If you do not wish to receive an email from us in the future, contact us and we will remove you from the list.

Social Media

Please remember, comments published on social media are public. For your privacy, avoid posting detailed personal medical information. The views and opinions expressed in comments on social media are strictly those of the author(s) and in no way represent those of Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute. We assume no liability for the information therein and extend no implied or expressed warranty or guarantee of accuracy. We encourage community engagement on our social media pages and welcome all kinds of questions and opinions. We do not pre-moderate comments; however, we do reserve the right to delete or censor comments that meet the following criteria:

  • Abusive, violent or patently offensive
  • Contains ad hominem attacks
  • Promotes hate of any kind
  • Uses foul, profane or derogatory language
  • Contains solicitations for other websites or spam
  • Reported as abuse
  • Off-topic
  • Posted using an alias or pseudonym
  • Violates an individual’s medical privacy (either the commenter or someone else)
While we will do our best to respond to comments, we cannot respond to every comment, particularly those that deal with individual medical cases and issues. We thank you for your interest in our hospital and look forward to an ongoing discussion about what’s important to you and us: superior orthopedic care.

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At KCOI the health of our patients and staff is paramount.

Designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19, you will be asked to follow these guidelines when visiting our hospitals and clinics:

Sanitize Hands
Mask Requirement
Symptom Check
01/15/2023: PLEASE NOTE THAT MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED FOR ALL STAFF, PATIENTS & VISITORS IN HEALTHCARE FACILITIES. Please exchange any cloth masks, gaiters, bandanas, masks with valves or vents, face shields or sheer/mesh masks with a hospital grade mask.  These are available at each entrance.  Thank you for your compliance. 
KCOI Hospital and Physical/Occupational Therapy Visitor Policy:

Physician Clinics and Hospital Outpatient Departments and Physical/Occupational Therapy Locations – One person (and a healthcare associate if indicated) may accompany the patient to the clinic.

Hospital Surgery Patients – One person may accompany the patient to the Pre-Operative area on admission and until they are taken back to the Surgery suite. The family or companion will then be escorted to the surgery waiting area.

  • Outpatient Surgery Patients – The family or companion will be notified to return to Post-Operative area to receive outpatient discharge instructions just prior to patient discharge.
  • Inpatient Surgery Patients – The family or companion will be notified when they may visit with Patient in the Inpatient Unit after recovery. Visitors to the Inpatient Unit are not restricted unless medically indicated.

Hospital Surgery Waiting Room – The hospital waiting room on the second floor has been reopened and due to space we ask that one visitor per patient may remain in the waiting room while the patient is in ISS, surgery or recovery.

Exceptions may be made for legal or special need such as:  Accompanying a minor (one parent/guardian), Assisting patients with cognitive or communication needs, Wheelchair assistance, Work comp Nurses.

Please note the above policies are subject to change pending public health recommendations.