Dr. Stirton is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon for children and adults, and he is one of the only local physicians with formal training in minimally invasive anterior approach hip replacement. He is also the medical director for the Center for Joint Preservation and Reconstruction at Alton Memorial Hospital. One of his knee replacement patients said, "It's good to be able to do things without pain anymore. I was considering an early retirement prior to surgery. Now that I am pain free, I'm looking forward to working for a few more years." He is a member of BJC Medical Group of Illinois, a well-established, multi-specialty physician group.