Valerie A. Deardorff, MD

Valerie A. Deardorff

Contact Information

  • Office 913-642-0200
  • After Hours 913-642-0200
  • Fax 913-563-6699


Main Location

Apex Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
10777 Nall Ave
Overland Park, KS 66211
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Hospital Affiliations

St. Joseph Medical Center
Belton Regional Medical Center
Menorah Medical Center
Saint Luke's South Hospital
Overland Park Surgical Suites
South Kansas City Surgery Center
Mid-America Surgery Institute

Areas of Interest

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Trigger Finger, Osteoarthritis (Fingers, Thumb, Hand, and Wrist), Fractures (Elbow, Forearm, Wrist, Hand, and Fingers), Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Tennis Elbow, De Quervain's Tenosynovitis, Tendonitis (Hand, Wrist, and Elbow), Golfer’s Elbow, Mallet Fingers, Ganglion Cysts, Benign Soft Tissue Tumors (such as Giant Cell Tumors of the Tendon Sheath), Crushed Fingers, Sports Wrist Injuries, Wrist Arthroscopy, Mucous Cyst Excision, Injections, Ultrasound-Guided Wrist Joint Injections (Arthritis, Tendonitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Trigger Finger), Pediatric Fractures (Finger, Hand, and Wrist), Cat and Dog Bites, Fingernail Injuries


Dr. Valerie Deardorff is a board-certified orthopedic hand and upper extremity subspecialty surgeon in Overland Park, Kansas. She treats acute and chronic conditions of the elbows, forearms, wrist, and hands, including fractures, tendon and nerve injuries, arthritis, nerve compression syndromes such as carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, masses such as ganglion cysts and many other upper extremity disorders. 

Dr. Deardorff is married with two children. She enjoys relaxing and reading at home, and doing almost any outdoor activity. She is also adventurous and loves experiencing the world, traveling to enrich herself and her family with new food, cultures, and experiences.

Dr. Deardorff accepts all major insurances. For more information, please visit our Insurance page.


Fellowship: Hand and Upper Extremity, University of Miami at Jacksonville Memorial
Residency: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Internship: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine

Certifications & Organizations

Certification in Surgery of the Hand
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Certificate of Added Qualifications for Surgery of the Hand

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
American Society for Surgery of the Hand

  • Video Transcript

    Hi, I’m Dr. Valerie Deardorff, an orthopedic hand and upper extremity specialist at Apex Orthopedics here in Overland Park. I am specifically interested in nerve compression, tendinitis, arthritis, and the treatment of fractures.

    I really enjoy working in the Midwest. People are so down to earth and very appreciative of the care. Being a Midwesterner myself, I feel like I can really connect with my patients on a personal level.

    I love my job because I really enjoy interacting with people, diagnosing a problem, and being able to fix it. My job is very rewarding because at the end of the day I really feel like I’ve accomplished something.

    At home, I spend time with my husband and two children. I really enjoy learning with my family. We enjoy gardening, cooking, traveling, and I really enjoy reading.

"The best part of my job is returning patients to their prior level of function and relief of painful arthritis."

Valerie Deardorff, MD