CHI Health Orthopedics (Good Samaritan)

Our Providers


Dennis Patrick McGowan, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

Danielle L. Wooldrik, DO, CAQSM

Sports Medicine

John M. Wright, MD

Orthopedic Surgery,
Orthopedic Surgery - Adult Joint Reconstruction,
Orthopedic Surgery - Upper Extremity

Advanced Practice Clinicians

Marcelle Botha, APRN

Orthopedic Surgery

Sue Holliday, APRN

Orthopedic Surgery

Taylor A. Kizer, PA-C

Orthopedic Surgery

Katie R. Riessland, APRN

Orthopedic Surgery

Adam J. Schapmann, PA-C

Orthopedic Surgery

Hip and knee joint replacements are common but did you know shoulder replacements were possible? CHI Health Orthopedics specializes in the latest techniques for all joint pain treatments and replacements. Hear what our patients have to say about us!

Hip & Knee Replacement

Dedicated to the care of total knee and total hip replacement patients, our goal is to return patients who have had knee and hip replacement surgery to a more normal, healthy lifestyle as soon as possible through a program of pre- and post-operative education, specialized treatment and active therapy.

CHI Health Good Samaritan pioneered hip and knee replacement in Nebraska by opening the first joint replacement center in the state: The Nebraska Joint Replacement Center. Our surgeons utilize the latest in techniques, making surgery far less traumatic and allowing faster recovery times than ever before. Our exceptional staff work with physicians to provide comprehensive care and service for patients undergoing these important procedures. Together, we work diligently to return patients to a more normal, healthy lifestyle as quickly as possible while providing top-notch care.

Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology

Dr. Wright was the first in Nebraska to perform robotic-arm assisted total hip replacement, partial knee replacement, and total knee replacement. He uses this technology for certain patients undergoing total hip replacement, total knee replacement and partial knee replacement. Robotic-arm assisted technology helps provide more accurate placement and alignment of the implant and is associated with:

  • Better outcomes
  • Less implant wear and loosening
  • Bone sparing
  • Smaller incision
  • Less scarring
  • Minimal hospitalization
  • Rapid recovery

Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Hip Replacement

Robotic-arm assisted total hip replacement is an option for adults suffering with either non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative hip joint disease, enabling surgeons to more accurately plan and place implant components.

A 3D virtual model of a patient’s hip is created based on a CT scan. This virtual model is used to create a patient’s personalized pre-operative plan.

During surgery, the surgeon guides the robotic arm while preparing the hip socket and positioning the implant. When the surgeon prepares the bone for the implant, the robotic-arm system helps provide more accurate placement and alignment of the implant.

Robotic-Arm Assisted Knee Replacement (Partial and Total)

The robotic-arm assisted partial knee replacement and total knee replacement procedures are designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration from osteoarthritis. Using the robotic-arm assisted surgery system, the surgeon can more accurately place and align the implant in this minimally-invasive procedure.

Through CT-based 3D modeling of bone anatomy, surgeons can use this system to create a personalized surgical plan and identify the implant size, orientation and alignment based on each patient’s unique anatomy. This type of knee replacement may:

  • Facilitate ideal implant positioning that can result in a more natural feeling knee following surgery
  • Result in a more rapid recovery and shorter hospital stay than traditional knee replacement surgery
  • Promote a rapid relief from pain and return to daily activities

Shoulder Replacement

Shoulder pain is extremely common and is the third leading cause of orthopedic disability in the United States both in adults and children.

There are actually many causes for shoulder pain. There are various traumatic causes like shoulder dislocation and shoulder fractions and tears to the rotator cuff. There are many degenerative conditions such as shoulder arthritis and the shoulder tendons can wear out as well. The first step in diagnosing shoulder pain is sitting down with your physician for a history and physical exam. After that we often order an x-ray or even MRI so we can confirm what’s going on in your shoulder and direct treatment. 

There are many treatments for shoulder pain. Conservative treatments consist of physical therapy sometimes pain medication we also give injections. We also do joint replacement surgery for arthritis. You don’t have to suffer with shoulder pain. We have many options available.