World-class orthopedic care on the island of Maui. Raised on Kauai and an alumni of UH John A. Burns School of Medicine and UCSF Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program, Dr. Thielen is proud to provide world class orthopedic surgical care for the Maui community.

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What WE Do

Our Services

Dr. Thielen had extensive training with the direct anterior approach for Total Hip Arthroplasty in his fellowship with the Hoag Orthopedic Institute. He is the first and only surgeon performing direct anterior total hip arthroplasty on Maui.

Total Hip Arthroplasty

Dr. Thielen trained extensively with minimally invasive muscle sparing anterior approach total hip arthroplasty at the Hoag Orthopedic Institute and helped pioneer the same day discharge program here on Maui.

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Knee Replacement

Dr. Thielen specializes in a wide variety of knee replacement approaches including partial, total, and revision procedures. Contact us today to set up a consultation and get the treatment that's right for you.

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Other Conditions Treated

Dr. Thielen provides fracture management including appropriate operative and nonoperative fracture care. Other conditions treated include hip or knee arthritis, sprains, and tendon tears.

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Who we are

Empathetic medical experts

"Throughout my life my grandmother has been an inspiration. In addition to raising four children, she completed her law degree and dedicated herself to helping the people of Windward Oahu. The example she set led to my choice of a profession that would allow me to make a similar contribution to my community." -Dr. Thielen

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Our Beloved Patients

Below are some recent patient testimonials.

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Congratulations Dr. Thielen!
What a difference my surgery made in my quality of life. Thank you again and best wishes in your new adventure!

Steve Warren
Via Facebook, 2021
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Dr. Thielen is the best! Both my new hips are grateful for his surgical skill and his bedside manner is straightforward and kind.

Kalei Allen
Via Facebook, 2021
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I work with this doctor everyday, we’re lucky to have him here on Maui.

Bryan Smith
Via Facebook, 2021
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Dr. Thielen did a phenomenal job repairing my femur fracture. He is personable and caring. I give him my highest recommendation. Further, my surgeon in Illinois who took over my care commented to me that my Maui surgeon was an extremely talented trauma surgeon.

Self-Verified Patient
Sept. 23rd, 2019
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Mahalo for the Knee surgery  back in 2018 Dr. Thielen! You did an amazing job and my knee is top shape now because of you! Congratulations Doc! 🤙🏽🙌🏾

Ian Bell
Via Facebook, 2021
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Best medical professional I've encountered. I am extremely happy to recommend Dr. Thielen as an outstanding orthopedic surgeon and physician. I was very close to complete disability and my entire health was spiraling downward from a bone on bone hip joint from many years prior than that of normal degeneration. Even during the height of the pandemic, Dr. Thielen safely got me into surgery and back home in the same day. I was immediately relieved from continuous debilitating pain i had experienced for over 18 months. My recovery process was incredibly smooth with no surprises or setbacks. I have experienced an exceptional amount of surgeries, orthopedic and otherwise. I can whole heartedly express that this surgery was absolutely the most positive and I felt truly supported by Dr. Thielen throughout the entire process. He is professional, mindful and caring at every turn. I am beyond grateful for this experience as my life has completely turned around and I feel as though I've been able to reverse some aging as I am fully active and doing all the things I once enjoyed. I have my health back!

Krissy Ka'ipolani Kaina
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Dr. Thielen was SO great with our 10 year old athlete who broke her ankle. He really knows how to work with kids and how to help reassure them in their recovery❤️. She is back to doing what she loves thanks to Dr. Thielen! This is such great news for our island community to have a doctor that will be here helping us all for generations to come ❤️🙌 bravo!!

Amy Kohlhepp
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I have two new hips thanks to dr thielen! He’s my hero!

Jeannette Walti Iwado
Via Facebook, 2021
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