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Accurate Knee Surgery Close to Home at Providence Medical Center.

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  • Treatment without radiation

  • Experienced surgeons

  • High quality reflective of being named one of Healthgrades America’s Best Top 100 Hospitals™ in Orthopedic Surgery (3 years in a row)

  • Improve current lifestyle

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NAVIO Robotic Knee Surgery

The NAVIO system represents the next leap forward in robotics-assisted knee surgery. The system works in conjunction with our surgeon's skilled hands to remove damaged surfaces, balance joints, and position knee implants with great precision. This added level of accuracy can help improve the function, feel, and potential longevity of knee implants compared to traditional methods. Many patients can now expect their implants to last up to a decade or more, allowing for years of active living.*

Are You a Candidate for Surgery?

Knee replacement surgery is a common procedure performed on more than 600,000 people worldwide each year*. However, it is typically considered when other conservative measures have been unsuccessful. While total knee replacements have been performed successfully at all ages, most patients are age 50 to 80*. Every patient is unique, and if you would like to learn more about your options and if knee replacement surgery is right for you, give our team a call.
*American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website, accessed March 7, 2017: //

Meet Our Physicians

  • Nick Aberle II


    A native of North Dakota, Dr. Aberle became interested in science and medicine early on. “I decided to specialize in orthopedics because it is a wonderful blend of technology and patient care,” Dr. Aberle says. An athlete in high school, he played hockey and football, golfed, hiked and skied. “I enjoy sports medicine and helping my patients get back to the activities they love.”

    Dr. Aberle earned his medical degree from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, and performed a residency in orthopedics at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. He completed a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery with the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he served as the assistant team physician for the University of Colorado Buffalos football team, and the Denver University hockey team.

  • John Vani


    John Vani, M.D., is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with a sub-specialty in sports medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American College of Sports Medicine. A trusted physician, Dr. Vani has served the Kansas City community for more than 14 years.

    Dr. Vani received his bachelor’s and medical degrees from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and went on to complete an internship in general surgery at Ochsner Medical Foundation, New Orleans, La., and residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, Mo. He also completed fellowship training in sports medicine at the Perth Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre in Perth, Western Australia.

  • Timothy J. Monahan


    Dr. Monahan is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, with a subspecialty certificate in sports medicine. He is currently with the Providence Medical Group and is the team doctor for William Jewell College. He also has worked with sports medicine coverage for Woodford County Schools and Midway College in Kentucky and assisted the University of Pittsburgh physicians with coverage of the Pittsburgh Penguins and junior hockey teams during a sports medicine fellowship.

    Dr. Monahan completed medical school at Medical College of Virginia; completed a residency with Geisinger Medical Center; and completed a Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Fellowship at the Orthopaedic Research of Virginia.

  • Robert Grimes, Jr.


    Robert Grimes Jr., PA-C, has been a PA-C (Physician Assistant-Certified) for 20 years, nearly 17 years of that working in Orthopedics. Originally from the Kansas City area, he served in the Navy for 6 yrs and returned to complete a Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences from Kansas State University.

    He earned a Master’s degree in Industrial Hygiene, then after working in that field returned to Wichita State University to complete his Physician Assistant degree. He worked in Occupational Medicine in Michigan before returning to Kansas with his wife and children, pursuing his primary interest in Orthopedic medicine.

    He enjoys working with surgeons whom are most interested in focusing on both preventive measures to avoid musculoskeletal injury/disease and non-operative treatments to help their patients. He became proficient at a variety of clinic procedures during his 14 years working for the Army at Fort Leavenworth prior to arriving here as well as assisting in surgery in patients whom exhausted conservative treatment measures.

  • Robert Arndt


    Robert Arndt, APRN, is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with a background in Orthopedics.

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