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Phillip W. Bennion, MD

doc-bennionShoulder and Elbow Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Dr. Bennion received a bachelor degree in Zoology from Brigham Young University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Creighton University where he was awarded the De La Vega Academic Scholarship for academic achievement. He was selected for early election to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and graduated with honors. Dr. Bennion completed his orthopaedic residency at Summa HealthSystem in Akron, Ohio.

Following his orthopaedic education, Dr. Bennion was awarded a fellowship at the distinguished Carrell Clinic in Dallas, Texas where he obtained specialized training in shoulder and elbow surgery. He was privileged to train there under renowned shoulder surgeons Drs. Wayne Z. Burkhead and Sumant G. Krishnan.

Dr. Bennion has special interest in the treatment of sports-related injuries of the shoulder and knee. He performs arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery, including multi-ligament knee reconstruction and reverse shoulder arthroplasty. Dr. Bennion has authored and coauthored scientific articles and book chapters on topics related to shoulder surgery. He provides orthopaedic care to area high school, collegiate and professional athletes.

Dr. Bennion is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is committed to providing the highest quality of treatment and service for his patients and believes in individualizing his care for each patient based on their unique needs.

Joining the Hedley Orthopaedic Institute in 2008, Dr. Bennion has returned to his hometown of Phoenix. Married to an OB/GYN and father of two, he enjoys his family and is an avid cyclist.

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“Dr. Phillip Bennion is awesome. I went to him in November 2013 after a bad fall at home that severely injured my upper right arm and right shoulder. Dr. Bennion suggested a reverse right shoulder replacement repair and to repair my torn rotator cuff. I was hesitant about surgery and I suggested to try physical therapy first. Physical therapy helped for a while but then my shoulder got worse. Dr. Bennion tried to keep me comfortable with pain medication. I re-consulted with Dr. Bennion about performing surgery and he provided a picture of the procedure and took the time and patience to reassure me that surgery was in my best interest. Surgery was performed on February 25, 2014 and today, May 8, 2014, I experience no pain and can raise my arm 120 degrees due to Dr. Bennion’s expertise. I am thankful and appreciative of Dr. Phillip Bennion’s care and surgical skills.” 

P.S. “I can know wrap my right arm around my 23 year old granddaughter to hug her!”

— Sharon Davis (Dr. Bennion Patient)

GETTING BACK TO GUITAR – “Several years ago, I began experiencing shoulder pain. I assumed it was just arthritis and went about my daily activities. As time went by my shoulder became very painful and I was losing mobility. It was affecting my work as a nurse and as a musician. My physician suggested a cortisone injection and physical therapy but neither treatment did the trick. My physician then ordered an MRI, which led to the discovery of a rotator cuff tear.

Choosing Dr. Bennion at Hedley Orthopaedic Institute for my rotator cuff repair surgery was a no brainer. I’d had another surgeon from the practice operate on my other shoulder many years ago and had wonderful results. I knew I could rely on them to take care of me. From the second I met Dr. Bennion I was at ease. He is extremely competent, compassionate and thorough.

Before my surgery I couldn’t even lift my arm high enough to put it on my guitar. Thanks to Dr. Bennion after just three months, I have regained full range of motion in my shoulder and am able to play the guitar again. I am so appreciative of Dr. Bennion and the staff at St. Luke’s Medical Center for making every step of the process nearly painless.”

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery Testimonial
Louise Camp, 61, Glendale, Arizona


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