Theodore D. Koreckij, M.D., Spine Specialist, Joins Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics

Dr. Theodore Koreckij, Orthopaedic Surgeon

Theodore D. Koreckij, M.D., joined Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics in September. He is an orthopedic surgeon with specialized training in spine surgery.

Dr. Koreckij was born and raised in Festus, Mo. He earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2006. He completed an internship in 2007 with the Department of Surgery at Rush University in Chicago, Ill., after which he moved to Seattle, Wash., to complete a two-year National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Washington. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich., from 2009 to 2013. Following residency, Dr. Koreckij completed a fellowship in orthopedic spinal surgery at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. He is eligible to sit for boards with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2015 and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the North America Spine Society.

Dr. Koreckij’s area of expertise lies in the treatment of adult degenerative disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, including spinal stenosis, spondylolithesis and scoliosis. He also has an interest in the treatment of those conditions associated with metastatic disease of the spine. He says he enjoys being a spine surgeon because of the complex anatomy of the spine and the significant impact he can have on a patient’s quality of life through the proper diagnosis and treatment of spine conditions.

Dr. Koreckij states that his approach to working with patients starts with forming a partnership. This partnership entails a thorough history and physical, working through the diagnosis with the patient. Dr. Koreckij discusses all the treatment options available, although he believes the majority of spine disorders can be managed without surgery, which should be reserved as a last resort.

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Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics has 16 physicians and five physician extenders working at two clinic locations in the Kansas City area. The locations are 3651 College Blvd., Leawood, Kan., in the Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute, and 4320 Wornall Rd., Suite 610, Medical Plaza One, Kansas City, Mo., on the campus of Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City. Regular office hours run from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended hours on Thursdays. Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics will also offer a sports injury clinic for student-athletes during the fall sports season.