Erik Woelber, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

        Dr. Woelber was born and raised in Alaska. He is the first and only fellowship trained joint replacement surgeon in Southeast Alaska. Dr. Woelber is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Washington School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Oregon Health Sciences University and his fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, regarded as one of the top joint replacement programs in the country. He performs a muscle sparing direct anterior approach to the hip to minimize pain and improve early postoperative function. He also offers unicompartmental (partial) knee arthroplasty and complex revision hip and knee arthroplasty in appropriate patients.

In addition to treating arthritis, Dr. Woelber treats other musculoskeletal conditions including ankle fractures, hip fractures, upper extremity injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, meniscus injuries, and other pathology of the knee and hip.

“My goal is to get patients back to doing what they love, living a better, more active life in one of the greatest places on earth. A decision to have orthopedic surgery is a consequential one, and one we make together with each patient. My approach to orthopedic care—and joint care especially—is to listen to patients, understand their needs, and provide guidance on appropriate care–whether surgical or nonsurgical. I am thrilled to be back in Alaska.”

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