About Tim Kavanaugh, M.D.

Tim Kavanaugh, MD, is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder, hip and knee replacement surgery. At his practice Steward Orthopedics in Mesa and Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Kavanaugh uses the latest technology by Lima Orthopedics, Zimmer Biomet, Smith-Nephew, and Arthrex® to restore function to damaged hips and knees.

Dr. Kavanaugh received his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School in North Chicago, Illinois. He completed his internship at St. Joseph Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Afterward, Dr. Kavanaugh finished his Orthopedic Surgery residency at Ohio State University Hospitals in Columbus, Ohio.

Once realizing his passion for restoring function to damaged joints, Dr. Kavanaugh completed a fellowship at The New Mexico Center For Joint Replacement Surgery in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has now been practicing orthopedic surgery for nearly 20 years and has performed more than 7,000 joint procedures to date.

Dr. Kavanaugh understands how quickly dysfunctional joints can impact a person’s mobility and quality of life. His goal in treatment is to relieve pain and restore joint function using the least invasive methods possible.

From major joint replacement surgery and rotator cuff repair to fracture care and knee arthroscopy, Dr. Kavanaugh can provide lasting relief from pain without the downtime, infection risk, and scarring that often accompanies open surgery approaches.

His practice encompasses primary and revision joint surgery, as well as, treatment of complex joint infections. He also offers second opinions on painful or problematic joint replacements.

When Dr. Kavanaugh isn’t working, he enjoys golfing, fishing, traveling, and spending time with his family.