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Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Kyle Edward Swanson , MD

Tahoe Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
935 Mica Dr Bldg C Ste 15
Carson City, NV 89705

(775) 783-3065


My road to becoming an orthopedic surgeon was certainly not a straight path. I entered college with the intent on becoming an architect; however, I soon realized that I wanted to pursue a career in medicine. Orthopedics appealed to me the most: the surgeries were fascinating and it was gratifying to see patients get back to an active lifestyle. I was fortunate to do my orthopedic training in San Francisco. It was an incredible place to live and experience different cultures as well as a stimulating place to learn orthopedic surgery. During my four years, I learned from some of the most prestigious surgeons in the field. But what I found most interesting was that my teachers were themselves constantly learning and improving their skills. In other words, they had a passion for orthopedics – one that I try to cultivate in my practice every day. After my orthopedic training, I entered the Army Medical Corp. I spent three wonderful years providing orthopedic care to our active duty troops in Ft. Stewart, GA, home of the 3rd Infantry Division. One of the most gratifying experiences was being deployed with the 249th Combat Support Hospital to Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom IV. My time in the military was truly a rewarding experience. Sports Medicine was a natural choice for me as far as specialties go. To hone my skills even further, I completed the Lake Tahoe Sports Medicine Fellowship because of the skilled faculty, high volume of sports medicine, and because I grew up in Lake Tahoe. My time as a fellow enhanced my skills and also gave me the opportunity to rediscover Lake Tahoe and all it has to offer. I am currently a partner with the Tahoe Orthopedics and Sports Medicine group and am a faculty member of the Lake Tahoe Sports Medicine Fellowship. We have a dynamic group of physicians that provide cutting-edge treatment for our patients. My focus is on sports medicine and I perform arthroscopy of the shoulder, knee and ankle. I also enjoy doing replacement surgery for the hip, knee and shoulder. I am one of only a handful of surgeons in the region who performs reverse-total shoulders. My free time is spent with my wife, Britta, and our two boys. I enjoy doing triathlons, skiing, hiking and mountain biking. Coming back to the place I grew up has been a great experience.

Gender: Male

Years in Practice: 23 Years

Languages Spoken: Spanish and English


Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barton Memorial Hospital
  • Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center
  • Carson Valley Medical Center

Education and Training

Medical School
Texas Tech University Health Science Center School Of Medicine Graduated in 1999

Main Location

Fax: []
Website: Not available
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Insurance Plans Accepted

Please verify insurance information directly with your doctor’s office as it may change frequently.
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem BC Pathway X EPO Network
  • Anthem HMO Nevada
  • Anthem NV Choice PPO
  • Anthem NV Pathway PPO
  • Anthem NV Pathway X HMO Ind Direct Access
  • Anthem Pathway X PPO
  • Anthem PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
  • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
  • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
  • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
  • Blue Shield CA PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health PPO
  • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
  • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
  • Health Net CA PPO
  • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
  • Health Net PureCare One EPO Individual & Family Plan
  • Hometown Health Commercial PPO
  • Hometown Health Premier HMO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • Prominence N Nevada - Preferred Healthcare PPO Employer
  • Prominence N NV - HealthFirst HMO/POS Network Employer
  • Prominence N NV - Premier HMO Employer
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO