Dr. Dan Galat, M.D.
Dr. Dan Galat is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon
who sub-specializes in hip, knee, and shoulder replacement.
Dr. Galat was fellowship trained in Joint Replacement at
the Mayo Clinic. He performs surgery at Phoenix Spine
and Joint Gilbert, and Scottsdale. Dr. Galat is in-network
with most commercial carriers and welcomes new Medicare patients.
Total Knee Replacement
Muscle sparing MAKO robotic assisted
total knee replacement
Partial Knee Replacement
Muscle sparing MAKO robotic assisted partial
Total Hip Replacement
Minimally invasive ANTERIOR MAKO robotic
assisted total hip replacement
Total Shoulder Replacement
Dr. Galat received his medical doctor’s degree at Ohio State University. He completed residency training and his fellowship in joint replacement at the Mayo Clinic; recognized as one of the highest quality and most prestigious institutions in the world, which trains only the very top applicants.
After finishing his residency training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN in 2008, he dedicated the first decade of his career to care for thousands of medically underserved patients in Kenya, East Africa, where he served at Tenwek Mission Hospital and Kijabe Medical Center. In 2019, he returned to Phoenix with his wife and 7 children to complete a one-year fellowship in Adult Reconstruction at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. There, he trained extensively with experts in hip and knee MAKO robotic-assisted surgery and total shoulder arthroplasty, adding to his previous years of experience in Kenya.
Dr. Galat is a leader in the field of robotic-assisted anterior total hip, total knee and partial knee replacement surgery. He brings his skill, compassion, and philosophy of healing to his Phoenix practice, Renovation Orthopaedics. Dr. Galat believes in holistic healthcare. Physical pain and disability from arthritis impacts a person emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. His goal is to repair and restore through personalized attention, and compassionate surgical care using cutting-edge technology, helping patients return to living their fullest life.
Dr. Galat performs the anterior approach for minimally invasivetotal hip replacement. The small incision for this approach is on the front of the hip by the groin. Patients can walk immediately after the procedure, which is done on an outpatient basis. By having outpatient surgery patients avoid the risk of Covid-19 and other hospital acquired infections, hospital errors, as well as higher risk of deep venous thrombosis. Recovery take 2-3 weeks; and best of all, once recovered, patients have no restrictions. The minimally invasive anterior total hip replacementapproach Dr. Galat performs incorporates the Stryker Mako robotic system. The two main advantages of Mako robotic hip replacement are 1) by creating a 3D computergenerated model of your hip from a CT scan the software assists Dr. Galat in picking the perfectly sized implants, that speeds recovery after total hip replacement and makes for a better long term outcome with less pain; and 2) the Mako robotic arms assists Dr. Galat in surgery, providing superhuman accuracy for making the cuts necessary for a snug fit for your implants.
Dr. Galat also performs a minimally invasive, tissue sparing total knee replacement using the Stryker Mako robot. The Mako total knee replacement robot assists Dr. Galat in picking the perfect sized implants, and to drill and make cuts with robotic accuracy.
Dr. Galant also performs total shoulder replacement. The efficacy of this procedure has greatly increased in recent years as surgeons have learned about the proper indications. In particular, people with end stage arthritis and rotator cuff tears require a reverse total shoulder replacement instead of the traditional anatomic total shoulder replacement.