It seems like a career in medicine has always been my destiny. My grandfather and great grandfather were small town physicians in South Dakota and my dad was a practicing OB/GYN in Sioux Falls. As a youth, I suffered three broken arms from various injuries and then blew out two knees playing football that required surgery. So I guess my interest in orthopedics was inspired by first-hand experience. I will be honored to serve you and your family for their sports medicine and knee and shoulder reconstruction needs.
About Dr. Looby
Dr. Looby was one of the founding members of Orthopedic Institute in 2000. Today, as a board certified orthopedic surgeon, his practice is focused on sports-related injuries, arthroscopic surgery, reconstructive surgery of the knee and shoulder, total joint replacement surgery, and general orthopedic surgery.
After graduating from Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls, Dr. Looby received two Bachelor’s degrees from Stanford University. While completing his fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, he was the team orthopedic surgeon for the New England Patriots football team, the Boston Bruins hockey team, the New England Revolution soccer team, and the Harvard University sports teams. He holds a Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.
While their two children are busy pursuing higher education, Dr. Looby and his wife enjoy a healthy lifestyle with time in the gym, traveling, and on the golf course. They are active in supporting local charities and political advocacy.
Arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder
General orthopedics with an emphasis in sports medicine
Reverse total shoulder
Rotator cuff repair
Total shoulder, knee, and hip replacements
Unicompartmental (or partial) knee replacement
Testimonials for Dr. Looby
This was my first time going to Dr. Looby and the Orthopedic Institute. I was impressed by the friendly and efficient staff. While I arrived one hour early for my appointment, I still spent little time waiting to be seen. I scheduled my appointment with Dr. Looby based on a recommendation from my chiropractor. Dr. Looby was able to explain my condition and treatment options in patient- friendly language, answered my questions and thanked me for seeing him.
I’ve been a patient for 10+ years. Dr. Looby is an amazing surgeon and is great with all patients. A number of my family members and friends have gone to him for their orthopedic needs. There’s never been a bad experience or surgery. I highly recommend to anyone who is in need of an orthopedic surgeon!
Dr Looby is so caring and took time to visit with me. I knew I was in good hands. I have several family members that highly recommended him to me. He has amazing staff and even sent me home with a beautiful pink rose!!
Dr. Looby and his entire staff were outstanding. He took the time to explain my options for less invasive treatment and ultimately the full hip joint replacement. I appreciated the fact he didn’t want to rush to surgery but was willing to explore and explain all the options. When we did decide on the total hip joint replacement, he took the time to explain the procedure and what the future would look like….I could resume my physical activities including running. I am one month post-operative and have no pain and walking again without crutches or cane.
Dr. Looby and staff are all very helpful and kind. He was not forceful about having surgery but suggested other alternatives first. That allowed me to function for a couple more years before going under the knife. When I did have to have surgery, my healing time was quicker with less pain than my past experiences with other doctor’s. I would recommend Dr. Looby to anyone!