Dr. Thomas Tanous, MD is a fellowship trained Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Surgeon. He is trained in state-of-the-art lower extremity surgery techniques. Dr. Tanous performs minimally invasive hip and knee replacement; computer navigated joint replacement, partial knee replacements, and total hip resurfacing. In addition to joint replacement, he also offers early intervention options such as hip and knee arthroscopy, femoral acetabular impingement surgery, osteotomies about the knee, and osteochondral allograft/meniscal transplantation of the knee and ankle.
Dr. Tanous received his bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of North Texas. While he was at UNT, he was active as a collegiate cheerleader and later coached the all-girls squad in addition to working as an understudy looking into the molecular pathways of cell signaling. After graduating magna cum laude, he returned to his home town of Houston, TX to pursue a medical degree from the University Of Texas Medical School at Houston. Following medical school he attended the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX for his orthopaedic surgery residency where he was awarded the “Golden Bone” award for excellence in student and resident teaching. It was also in his orthopaedic training that Dr. Tanous discovered his interest in joint replacement and was selected for the coveted fellowship in Lower Extremity Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, CA. While at Scripps, trained with world renowned meniscal and allograft transplant surgeon Bill Bugbee.
His professional interests include treatment of all injuries involving the hip and knee. While Dr. Tanous does specialize in surgical treatment of hip and knee problems, he includes a comprehensive patient conservative care model with surgery reserved for those who symptoms don’t resolve with less invasive methods. Patients who do require joint replacement will benefit from evidence-based clinical pathways resulting in superior outcomes. He strives to get patients back the previous level of function whether it’s playing with a grandchild or back to sports such as tennis, biking, or skiing. For more information on Dr. Tanous and the services he can provide, please call (206) 368-6360 to schedule an appointment.