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C. Kent Boese, MDTotal Joint Specialist

Dr. Boese is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon fellowship-trained in Adult Reconstructive & Arthritis Surgery.

Total joint specialist

Dr. Boese focuses on total joint reconstruction, total and partial knee replacement, minimally invasive hip replacement, hip resurfacing and total shoulder replacement. Dr. Boese is an adjunct professor in the Department of Biomechanics for the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) for the 2019-2020 academic year. Dr. Boese is the Medical Director for Orthopedics, CHI Mercy Hospital, Council Bluffs, IA. The only hospital in Nebraska or Iowa with the Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Knee Replacement.

: Mercy Hospital is the only hospital in Iowa or Nebraska to receive an advanced certification for hip replacement surgery and knee replacement surgery from the Joint Commission.

New outpatient total hip and total knee replacement

Total hip or total knee replacement is traditionally considered an inpatient surgical procedure where you are in the hospital for an average of 3-4 days. Outpatient total hip and total knee replacements are alternative procedures that allow patients to go home the same day of surgery. This is possible with recent advances in techniques, improved anesthesia and expedited rehabilitation protocols. For a consultation with Dr. Boese, please schedule an appointment at one of his clinic locations to see if you are a candidate for outpatient total hip or total knee replacement. VIDEOS: Watch Dr. Boese’s interview on WOWT’s Omaha Everyday. He talked with Dave Webber about outpatient hip and knee replacement, as well as the safety measures and benefits. Watch Dr. Boese’s appearance on KMTV’s Morning Blend discussing outpatient total knee replacement.

Direct Superior Approach

Direct Superior Approach Hip Replacement is an alternative to traditional hip replacement surgeries. This spares muscles and soft tissue due to a small incision which allows patients to recover faster.

BIRMINGHAM HIP (BHR) Resurfacing System

An alternative to total hip replacement. Younger active male patients who suffer from hip pain due to non-inflammatory arthritis (degenerative joint disease) such as osteoarthritis, traumatic arthritis, avascular necrosis, or dysplasia/DDH, or inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis, may benefit from the bone-conserving approach of the BIRMINGHAM HIP Resurfacing System (BHR). Learn more here.

VELYS™ Digital Surgery

VELYS™ Digital Surgery for orthopedics offers a set of advanced technology solutions designed to enable a personalized care experience—before, during, and after your surgery.

MAKO SMARTROBOTICS™ for Total Knee Replacement  

Mako is changing the way joint replacement surgeries are performed by enabling surgeons to provide each patient with a personalized surgical experience based on their specific anatomy.


  • Total Joint Reconstruction
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Revision Knee Replacement

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Bachelor of Science, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming
  • Medical Degree, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota
  • Internship & Residency, Texas A & M University School of Medicine, Scott & White Memorial Hospital, Temple, Texas
  • Fellowship, Adult Reconstructive & Arthritis Surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

Professional organizations

  • Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons  (AAOS)
  • American Medical Association
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons
  • Iowa Medical Society
  • Iowa Orthopaedic Society
  • Mid-American Orthopaedic Association


Licensed to Practice in:

  • Iowa
  • Nebraska

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