Julian S. Arroyo, MD

Julian S Arroyo, MD

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Medical School

  • Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE


  • Orthopaedic Surgery - Creighton University/University of Nebraska Health Foundation - Omaha, NE


  • Shoulder Surgery - Columbia University Medical Center/ New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY


  • Board Certification - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Association
  • Columbia Shoulder & Elbow Society
  • Pierce County Medical Society
  • Proliance Surgeons, Board of Directors
  • Washington State Medical Society
  • Washington State Orthopaedic Society

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Hospital Affiliation(s)

  • St. Clare Hospital
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Julian S Arroyo, MD

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Specializing In

Shoulder Reconstruction and Sports Medicine

Practice Focus

Top Procedures

  • Minimally Invasive Shoulder Procedures

  • Outpatient Shoulder Arthroplasty

  • Upper Extremity Surgery

  • Shoulder Arthroscopy

  • Arthroscopy Rotator Cuff Repair

  • Shoulder Arthroplasty

“For a number of years, Puget Sound Orthopaedics surgeons have been in the forefront of the transition to arthroscopic surgery. We use the most advanced techniques to help patients return to a normal lifestyle more quickly and with fewer complications.” – Dr. Arroyo 

Julian Arroyo, a partner at Puget Sound Orthopaedics, is the first fellowship-trained shoulder surgeon to practice in Pierce County.

Dr. Arroyo is a frequent contributor to leading orthopaedic journals and lectures and instructs physicians in advanced shoulder reconstruction techniques. He also has worked with major manufacturers, assisting in development and design of orthopaedic implants and techniques.

Dr. Arroyo is one of a select few surgeons in the state with membership in the distinguished American Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Association and is also a reviewing editor for the association’s Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery.

As a Pacific Northwest native, Dr. Arroyo is very active in the community and is a strong supporter of the YMCA. He enjoys snow skiing, water sports, fishing, hunting, and golf.

Dr. Arroyo is proud to have Lindsay Rades, PA-C work with him as his Physician Assistant.

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Our Locations

Lakewood Clinic
Tacoma Clinic
Gig Harbor Clinic
Lakewood Surgery Center
Puget Sound Imaging
Federal Way Clinic