When it comes to orthopaedic surgeons in Northern Kentucky, there aren’t too many who are more local than Brandon Kohrs, DO.
Dr. Kohrs was born at St. Elizabeth Edgewood Hospital, steps away from where he practices today at OrthoCincy Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. He went to Newport Central Catholic High and Thomas More for undergrad before heading to Ohio University for medical school. He completed his residency training in Dayton before returning to Northern Kentucky for a fellowship and, eventually, a role at OrthoCincy.
“I was born here, I grew up here and I’m raising my family here. Northern Kentucky has been, and always will be, my home,” Dr. Kohrs says.
Family was the initial motivation for Dr. Kohrs to pursue medicine. Growing up, he had two brothers with Down syndrome and he wanted a career that would give him the power to improve someone’s quality of life. Combined with his interest in sports and sports medicine, Dr. Kohrs eventually found a passion in orthopaedics.
“Orthopaedics can fix lifelong injuries in a matter of hours,” he says. “Patients rely on me to help them get better and get back to doing what they love.”
As an athlete, Dr. Kohrs also feels he can easily connect with his patients because he’s experienced many of the injuries he treats.
“I can relate and empathize with my patients and what they’re going through,” he adds. “Like them, my goal is to stay active and keep moving, and orthoapedics helps make that happen.”
Shoulder and elbow expertise
Dr. Kohrs treats general orthopaedic conditions, fractures and sports medicine conditions. With fellowship training in shoulder and elbow surgery, he specializes in shoulder and elbow injuries, including fractures, shoulder instability and rotator cuff repairs. After studying under R. Michael Greiwe, MD, he also has expertise in reverse shoulder surgery.
With Dr. Kohrs recently joining the practice, OrthoCincy can now help more patients by expanding the number of shoulder surgeries it offers. With more shoulder surgery patients, OrthoCincy will also have more data from surgery outcomes. This additional data can help the team find ways to improve procedures and care.
Not only is Dr. Kohrs proud to practice in his home community, but he’s also proud to be a part of the region’s only independent orthopaedic practice.
“It means the only people we have to answer to are our patients,” he adds. “They are the number one priority.”
Treating patients like family
Although he’s an expert in shoulder surgery and repair, Dr. Kohrs believes surgery isn’t always the best option. In fact, it should be the last option on the table.
“It’s important to train the body to heal itself,” he says. “By using non-surgical treatments and lifestyle changes, most patients can return to normal form and function without having surgery.”
Dr. Kohrs takes this approach with every patient he sees because it’s the same philosophy he would use if he treated a family member. And that’s how he sees his patients — like family.
“I take pride in having the opportunity to serve my community in Northern Kentucky,” Dr. Kohrs says. “I will treat y’all like I treat my own family.”
Make an appointment
To make an appointment with Dr. Kohrs, please call our affiliated orthopaedic surgeons from OrthoCincy Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine at (859) 301-BONE.