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L. Nathan Gause, MD
Foot/Ankle/Lower Extremity Specialist

  • Orthopaedics/Foot and Ankle, Orthopaedics/Lower Extremity Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Orthopaedics/Lower Extremity
  • Accepting new patients
  • 816.781.6066
Gender Male
Facilities Liberty Hospital Sports Medicine, Liberty Hospital Orthopaedics staffed by MU Health Care physicians
Status Active
Insurance accepted

Liberty Hospital Orthopaedics staffed by MU Health Care physicians accepts most major insurance plans. To determine if your insurance plan is accepted, please contact your insurance provider or call the clinic at 816-781-6066.

Fellowship University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN
Foot and Ankle
Residency University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Orthopaedic surgery
Doctor of Medicine University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
Bachelor of Science University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Medical group memberships

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

American Association for Physician Leadership

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery

Special practice interests

Conditions and injuries of the knee, ankle and foot, including:

  • Knee/ankle/foot arthritis
  • Fractures (hip/knee/ankle/foot)
  • Tendon and ligament injuries of the leg/foot/ankle
  • Meniscus tears of the knee
  • Flatfoot deformities
  • Ankle sprains and instability
  • Bunions and hammertoes
  • Ankle and knee arthroscopy and replacements
  • Foot and ankle fusions
Board certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Dedicated to getting patients back to living the quality of life they desire, Dr. Gause is an orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in surgery of the foot and ankle. He specializes in comprehensive care of the lower extremities, including knee and leg pain. He has special interests in ankle and knee replacement, sports injuries, flat foot correction, bunion correction, arthroscopy and lower extremity post-traumatic reconstruction.

He provides a relaxed atmosphere where open and honest communication is encouraged. Patient education is a critical part of his practice, and he will take the time to explain your condition and treatment options in a caring and compassionate manner. He emphasizes non-operative measures prior to recommending surgery, whenever possible. His experience includes serving as the chief physician executive, chief medical information officer and medical director of orthopaedics and rehabilitation services at a health system in Iowa where he also established a diabetic foot clinic.