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Darin Larson, MD

  • Orthopedic Surgery

UnityPoint Provider


  • Hospital Affiliations:
    • UnityPoint Health - Marshalltown Hospital
  • Gender: Male
  • Languages Spoken:
    • English

About Darin Larson, MD

Education
Fellowship
  • West Virginia University Adult Reconstruction (Hip & Knee Replacement)
  • Residency
    • University of Nebraska Medical Center Orthopedic Surgery
    • Medical School
      • University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine: Doctorate
      • Undergraduate
        • University of Iowa
Focus Areas
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Biography

Why did you become a physician?
I enjoy helping people return to their favorite activities in order to live life to the fullest.

As a provider, what is your medical philosophy?
I like to provide patients with multiple treatment options and share in the decision-making process to help patients achieve their goals of care. I try to optimize non-surgical treatments prior to discussing any form of surgery.

What type of care/clinic interests are you most passionate about?
I'm most passionate about helping patients manage or eliminate symptoms secondary to arthritis.

Why did you choose your specialty?
I grew up working for my father’s construction business and found that the skills I gained from this experience transitioned well to orthopedic surgery. I enjoy working with my hands to improve the quality of life for my patients.

What qualities best describe the care you provide your patients?
I focus on evidence-driven and patient-centered care.

Being a healthcare provider, what drives/motivates you each day?
As an orthopedic surgeon, my goal is to improve the quality of life for each and every one of my patients using non-surgical and surgical treatment options.

What is the most important thing patients should know about you and your practice?
I'm proud to be one of the only fellowship-trained joint replacement surgeons in the region. I believe everyone should have the same access to health care.

Personal Interests
Cooking, hunting, fishing, spending time with family

  • Hip arthritis
  • Knee arthritis
  • Total hip replacement
  • Total knee replacement
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Revision hip and knee replacement
  • Cortisone injections
  • Viscosupplementation injections