Jimmy Chow, M.D.


Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
4.8 out of 5
240 Ratings


  • Orthopaedic Center of Southern Illinois - Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine Fellowship
  • Otto E AuFranc Fellowship - Adult Reconstruction Fellowship
  • University of Illinois at Chicago- Orthopedic Residency
  • University of Illinois at Chicago - General Surgery
  • Stanford University - Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering + Industrial Design

Board Certification

  • ABOS Diplomate
    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

About Dr. Chow

Dr. Jimmy Chow is an engineer and a board-certified hip and knee specialist with dual-fellowship training in Adult Reconstruction “total joints” and Arthroscopic “sports” Surgery. He is a surgeon-inventor, with over 15 patents worldwide in the US, Canada, EU, Australia, Japan & China.

Dr. Chow is a partner in the Orthopedic Institute of the West (Phoenix, AZ), where he serves as faculty for American fellows and where he is the Fellowship Director for an ISAKOS-accredited international fellowship in hip & knee surgery. He is also the National Medical Director of Orthopaedics for the Tenet Healthcare system, the 3rd largest for-profit hospital system in the US.

Dr. Chow has been named the “Best Orthopedic Surgeon” in the 2020 Readers’ Choice, a “Top Doctor” in AZ Top Docs in 2020, a “Top Doc” in 2016 by the International Association of Orthopedic Surgeons, the “Physician of the Year” for 2014 by the AZ Business Magazine and appointed as one of the influential “40 under 40” for 2013 by the Phoenix Business Journal. Dr. Chow’s work in minimally-invasive, fast-recovery, and robotic surgery has attracted attention from his peers, media and governmental health officials.

Dr. Chow has been a key inventor of the SuperPATH total hip procedure, a microinvasive total hip replacement technique. Dr. Chow’s work in technique and tooling design is now patented in multiple countries, and comprises key components of SuperPATH’s current form. He has lectured internationally regarding his experience with microinvasive total hip replacement, and he routinely trains surgeons on the technique. As of 2020, Dr. Chow has performed over 3,500 SuperPATH total hip procedures.

Dr. Chow is a lead designer for robotic surgery. He was Arizona’s first robotic knee surgeon, performing Arizona’s first Makoplasty partial knee resurfacing in 2010, Arizona’s first NAVIO unicondylar knee in 2015, and the world’s first robotic ACL/PCL sparing total knee in 2016. Dr. Chow has also performed the world’s first robotically-assisted revision total knee replacement and the world’s first robotic hinged total knee replacement in 2017 and 2018 respectively. More recently, he has helped develop and launch CORI, performing the world’s first CORI surgery, which was an ACL/PCL sparing total knee replacement in 2020.

Currently Dr. Chow consults for the Arizona Medical Board. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the International Society of Arthroscopy for Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and the International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery. He also serves on the regional board for the Arthritis Foundation, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Orthopaedic Research Foundation of Southern Illinois.

Patient Ratings & Comments

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May 1, 2021
Dr Chow had come highly recommended to me, and his assessment and suggestions to treat my problem did give me confidence.
May 1, 2021
Dr Chow did appear to me to be very experienced and good at explaining the issues around my TKA. I believe that medical expertise is the most important thing. I would not want to endure such a long wait in a future appointment.
Dec 11, 2020
was an appt to simply meet dr Chow. very pleasant, informative, likable
Dec 10, 2020
Dr Chow is awesome. He did my hip replacement 6 years ago. He is a terrific doctor.
Dec 7, 2020
Dr. Chow is one of the best doctors I have ever met. He was extremely informative, professional, patient and kind. The day of my surgery Dr. Chow and his team were fabulous.
Nov 28, 2020
please note this visit was with dr chow who was wonderful. he answered all of my questions and made me feel like a valued patient. my prior visit was with a physician assistant who was just the opposite. I waited an hour to be seen, she was rude and uncaring. she used medical terminology I did not understand and she seemed annoyed that I was taking up her time.
Nov 26, 2020
Dr. Chow had reviewed my medical records and knew my medical history as applicable to my current scheduled surgery and explained the expected results, he listened to my concerns and explained the process and procedures very well, helping me understand and be prepared for not only the upcoming surgery but also the healing process after surgery.
Nov 20, 2020
the doctor was able to answer all my questions and information i needed
Nov 11, 2020
Dr. Chow is caring and invested in the outcome of the problem.
Nov 10, 2020
I really don't know enough about the doctor's skills however he comes highly recommended and seems to very knowledgeable. I will know more as i begin to work with Dr. Chow and his staff.
Nov 7, 2020
Just need a definite surgery date.
Oct 31, 2020
I waited months to see Dr. Chow and he was well worth the wait. I feel that I am in good hands with Dr. Chow and I look forward to my upcoming surgery.
Oct 29, 2020
didn't realize office was that large.
Oct 22, 2020
Dr Chow was very thorough in answering my questions.
Oct 22, 2020
Dr Chow was thorough, compassionate and encouraging.
Oct 12, 2020
Because Dr. Chow was so far behind with appointments, I did feel rushed in the approximately 10 minutes I had to talk to him with a call interruption during that period
Oct 10, 2020
doctor provided excellent surgery
Oct 10, 2020
I felt that with a major surgery that I should have been given the option of a face to face visit.
Oct 8, 2020
Dr. Chow is an exceptional Orthopedic Surgeon. Since my hip replacement in 2016, there has never been any issues with it. I always tell anyone with whom I am discussing my hip replacement with, about how EXCELLENT a doctor Dr. Chow is, along with his part in the creation of the SuperPATH surgery. I can't praise him enough. Also: The newly renovated Ground Floor office at 2122 E Highland, is an excellent facility.
Oct 8, 2020
Now that I think about it, may not have covered risk for this specific procedure.