Joint Replacement Institute
For Dr. H. Kurtis Biggs, who founded the Joint Replacement Institute of Naples in 2008, joint replacement surgery is still his passion. “It’s definitely my life calling,” he says.
Dr. Biggs had an early exposure to medicine – his father was a surgeon – and when he discovered joint replacement surgery at the age of 14, he knew it would be his career path.
“I asked myself, ‘What do I have to do to become a joint replacement surgeon when I grow up?’” That question steered him through college, medical school, a residency in orthopedic surgery and finally a fellowship in adult reconstruction at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Today, Dr. Biggs performs roughly 15 hip and knee replacements each week – close to 700 every year.
“I’m fortunate to be one of those people who gets to do a job that I really enjoy, both from a technical and clinical side,” he says. “I feel very lucky!”
Pictured: Dr. H. Kurtis Biggs
3466 Pine Ridge Road
Naples, FL 34109