Dr. 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, and spinal cord stimulation. 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 from 1994 to 1997 and served with the US Navy from 1997 to 2000. 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 and Sports Medicine.
At Dickson-Diveley, Dr. Fotopoulos specializes in physical medicine & 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 partners 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.
Learn more at dd-clinic.com.