Lee’s Summit Medical Center announces the addition of Rockhill Orthopaedics as a new tenant in its medical office building at 2000 SE Blue Parkway, Suite #230, in Lee’s Summit. Lee’s Summit Medical Center is part of HCA Midwest Health System, Kansas City’s largest healthcare network and private-sector employer.

The new Rockhill Orthopaedics specialist and spine surgeon Mauricio A. Valdes, MD, and the longtime Rockhill Orthopaedics and Lee’s Summit Medical Center orthopedic surgeon Robert J. Takacs, MD, now have regular office hours on the Lee’s Summit Medical Center campus. They join Lee’s Summit Medical Center orthopedic surgeon Nathan Melton, DO, who also has an office at the hospital’s medical office building and 13 other orthopedic surgeons who are on staff at the hospital.

Rockhill Orthopaedics surgeons have performed surgery for and provided care to Lee’s Summit Medical Center patients since the hospital opened at its new location five years ago. Now two Rockhill surgeons see patients for office visits and consultations there regularly.

“It’s great to have these surgeons on Lee’s Summit Medical Center’s campus so much more, now that they offer office visits and continue to perform orthopedic surgery here,” says Jackie DeSouza, chief executive officer of Lee’s Summit Medical Center.

Dr. TakacsLongtime Lee’s Summit Medical Center physician Dr. Takacs is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with nearly 30 years of experience. Dr. Takacs specializes in total joint replacement, as well as general orthopedic surgery. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Takacs received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve Medical School in Cleveland and completed his residency at Case Western Reserve Medical School Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and University Hospitals of Cleveland.

Dr. Valdes joined Lee’s Summit Medical Center’s medical staff last fall when he also joined Rockhill Orthopaedics as its first spine surgeon. He completed medical school and his orthopedic medical residency at Brown University in Providence, RI. He then completed an orthopedic trauma fellowship and a spine surgery fellowship at Brown. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the North American Spine Society.

Dr. ValdesDr. Valdes treats back pain, degenerative disc conditions, diseases of the spine, curvature of the spine, spine deformity, spinal fractures and other conditions of the adult back and spine. He also treats traumatic back and spine injuries.

“I’m thrilled to be on the medical staff at Lee’s Summit Medical Center,” says Dr. Takacs. “I have cared for many patients here and I’m very impressed with the nurses and hospital staff.”

“The Lee’s Summit area had a need for a specialist in surgical spine care,” says Dr. Valdes. “I’m glad to join Lee’s Summit Medical Center’s growing complement of physician specialists.”