Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics

Dr. Lan Fotopoulos

Leawood, KS  |  Kansas City, MO | 913.319.7678 ext. 3109  |  dd-clinic.com

Interventional Physiatrist


Doctor C. Lan Fotopoulos is an interventional physiatrist specializing in minimally invasive and interventional procedures in the treat­ment of spinal disorders, including epidural injections, radiofrequency ablation, vertebro­plasty, kyphoplasty, spinal cord stimula­tion, and cutting edge band aide surgeries for spinal stenosis. With a background as a diver in the US Navy, he also has expertise and certification in hyperbaric and diving med­icine. He has experience as a team physician for several local sports teams, including the Kansas City Royals.


Dr. Fotopoulos has an extensive educational background. He graduated from UMKC School of Medicine in 1992. He did an internship with the Department of Surgery at Creighton University Medical Center from 1992 to 1993 and was an an­esthesiology resident at University of Kansas Medical Center from 1993 to 1994. After that, he worked as an emergency medicine physician and served with the US Navy. In 2003, Dr. Fotopoulos com­pleted his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at KU. After he completed his Musculoskeletal Medicine, Sports and Spine Procedures fellowship at Washington Uni­versity in St. Louis, he joined Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics in 2004.


Today, Dr. Fotopoulos is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine


At Dickson-Diveley, Dr. Fotopoulos specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation, also known as physiatry. PM&R is a mixture of neurology, orthopaedic surgery and rheumatol­ogy. He takes smatterings of information from each of those and applies it to a more targeted region or diagnosis. As a physiatrist, he is a PM&R physician who has gone on to do fellowships and extra training and became more specialized in musculoskeletal training and sports and spine medicine procedures. Dr. Fotopoulos and his partner also specialize in interventional procedures to help patients reduce pain and increase mobility.


Dr. Fotopoulos treats neck, back, hip, shoulder and knee pain with both surgical and nonsurgical procedures. For him, the most rewarding aspect of the job is getting someone back to full health. Nothing feels better than receiving phone calls from patients telling him that they are now pain free.

Did you know?

▶︎Dr. Fotopoulos was the first and, for a period, only fellowship-trained interventional physiatrist in Kansas City. He has dedicated his career to educating and working hands-on with his patients to ensure that they can solve their pain and live their best lives. Dr. Fotopoulos has been voted as one of the regions “Super Doctors” for the past 10 years.

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