ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON PAUL NORIO MORTON, M.D. EXPANDS HIS PRACTICE TO SERVE THE CENTRAL & LEEWARD O‘AHU COMMUNITIES AT WEST O‘AHU ORTHOPEDICS AT KUNIA SHOPPING CENTER
Dr. Morton specializes in hips and knees and is well-known for his expertise in robotic-assisted joint replacement surgery, earning him the nickname “The Robot Doc”
Honolulu, HI – (Monday, May 17, 2021) Paul Norio Morton (“Dr. Morton”) has announced the expansion of his practice to serve the Central and Leeward O‘ahu communities with clinic hours at West O‘ahu Orthopedics at Kunia Shopping Center starting this month. Dr. Morton opened his solo orthopedic surgery practice at Queenʻs Medical Center late last year and discovered that although many of his patients are from Honolulu, many are also commuting from West O‘ahu, so he decided to come to them.
“It has always been my plan to serve communities throughout Hawai‘i, so I’m very excited to now have a presence in West O‘ahu, as well as my main practice at Queen’s Medical Center,” said Dr. Morton.
Dr. Morton’s focus is on joint reconstruction, joint preservation and salvage procedures. He has an interest in minimally-invasive approaches, including the Direct Anterior approach, an alternative to conventional total hip replacement, and is well-versed in modern adult reconstruction techniques including partial knee replacements and robotic-assisted replacements. He also has extensive training in complex revisions of failed joint replacements, including megaprosthesis, infections, arthrofibrosis and periprosthetic fractures.
Dr. Mortonʻs philosophy is that everyone deserves a patient-centered and individualized approach with both non-operative and operative treatments available. He will provide you with the best that modern orthopedics has to offer with rapid-recovery techniques, advanced analgesia, and cosmetic wound closure. Whether your problem stems from a sports injury or complex trauma, his experience with challenging cases provides him with the tool kit needed to offer his patients the best possible solutions and care, and all with a friendly, comfortable approach.
“Some of my patients nicknamed me ʻthe robot doc’ because I specialize in robotic surgery. I believe it is more precise, less invasive, has fewer complications, and will get you back out there feeling pain-free faster,” said Dr. Morton. “But, although I use the latest technology, I still believe in good, old-fashioned, friendly, personalized care. I always want my patients to feel special and to know their individual care and treatment are really important to me. As my patient, you can expect to receive the most advanced, honest, and effective treatment.”
ABOUT PAUL N. MORTON, M.D.
Dr. Paul N. Morton is an orthopedic surgeon who practices on O‘ahu and the Big Island. He grew up on the Big Island and is a proud Kea‘au High School graduate, Class of 2003. Dr. Morton earned his Bachelor’s of Science, double-majoring in Chemistry and Biomedical Sciences, from Antioch College in Ohio, and returned to Hawai‘i to obtain his medical degree from the University of Hawai‘i John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). He pursued his Orthopedic surgery residency at St. Luke’s University and Health Network in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and obtained his fellowship training in Adult Reconstruction at the University of Chicago. He pursued additional training through an AO Trauma fellowship at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin in Germany. Dr. Morton has had several publications and his research has been presented in multiple national meetings including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association.
Dr. Morton is also an Associate Professor at JABSOM, and has privileges at Queenʻs Medical Center, Queenʻs Medical Center-West, Kuakini Health System and Adventist Health Castle. He accepts most insurance plans that are available in Hawai‘i, such as HMSA, HMAA, HMA, UHA, Medicaid, Medicare, Tricare, and several others, as well as worker’s compensation, third-party liability, no-fault insurance, and auto-related patients. Please call our office to determine your insurance plan coverage.
In his spare time, Dr. Morton enjoys providing volunteer medical support at mixed martial events. His passions include Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, traveling, biking, and hiking.
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Queen’s Medical Center POB I West O‘ahu Orthopedics
1380 Lusitana Street, Suite 808 94-673 Kupuohi Street, Suite C-205
Honolulu, HI 96813 Waipahu, HI 96767
Tel. (808) 439-6201 Tel. (808) 439-6201
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