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As a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon based in the Omaha area since 2004, Dr. Urban specializes in the diagnosis, non-operative management, and surgical treatment of hip and knee arthritis. He trained under world-renowned joint replacement surgeons Charles Engh, Gerry Engh, C. Anderson Engh, and James McAuley. His practice also focuses on the treatment of failed hip and knee replacements, infected hip and knee replacements and peri-prosthetic fractures.

Hometown: Kearney, NE

Dr. Urban spent time overseas – including in West Berlin – as the son of an Army Medical Corps physician before settling in Kearney. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting and other outdoor activities.


Back Injuries, Hip Arthritis, Pinched Nerve, Knee Arthritis, Osgood-Schlatter Disease, Hip Fractures, Hip Dislocation, and less common conditions


iovera, Knee Replacement, Knee Scope, Hip Replacement, Hip Injections, and less common treatments

Ages treated: 19+

Accepts workers comp: Yes

14 Years in Practice
Dr. Urban working on knee



  • Board Certified in Orthopaedics by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute | Joint Replacement Fellowship, 2004
  • Creighton-Nebraska Universities Health Foundation | Orthopaedic Residency, 2003
  • Creighton-Nebraska Universities Health Foundation | Internship, 1998
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center | MD, 1998
  • Cornell College | BSS, 1993 (History, Religion, Biochemistry)

Memberships & Awards

  • American Medical Association
  • Nebraska Medical Association
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Engh Society for Fellows of the Anderson Orthopaedic Institute

Patient Reviews

4.8 out of 5 (864 Ratings, 220 Comments)

4 stars
Jan 15, 2019
Would have liked a little more time to talk to the doctor. And also have him look at my knee. Where is he did not look at it and I felt a little rushed. otherwise I'm content. Would like to know more of what's happening and what procedure I was supposed to take I had to call and ask the nurse what I should do in the meantime to improve my leg.
3 stars
Jan 9, 2019
When I came to the office it was to see about a broken leg hip type injury that happened a year ago and I was told to put on shorts which I did and that I was taken down to X-Ray when the doctor came in. He never wants even touched me to exam and the leg the hip to tell to look for what I was telling him about. All he did was look at the x-rays and say you know, it look like it it healed really well. So that's it.
5 stars
Jan 9, 2019
When I initially called and got an appointment, it was a month away. I called about a week later, spoke to the provider's nurse, and explained my need to be seen sooner because of increased pain. The nurse moved up my appointment by three weeks and called in a prescription for me. During my appointment I treated with my second cortisone injection and other treatment options were discussed and insurance pre-approval was initiated.
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