Education & Training
Boston University, 1977
Stanford University Hospital
Stanford University Hospital
University of Southern California, Pediatric Orthopedics and Spinal Reconstruction Fellowship
ACL injury and reconstruction, ACL joint pathology, Anterior hip replacement, Arthroscopic surgery of the knee, Arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, Chondral injuries, Hip injuries, Hip replacement, Hip surgery, Instability/dislocation/labral injuries, Joint infection, Joint replacement - hip, Joint replacement - knee, Joint replacement - shoulder, Joint replacement revision surgery, Knee injuries, Knee replacement, Knee resurfacing arthroplasty, Knee surgery, Ligament reconstruction, Ligament reconstruction - knee, Ligament reconstruction - shoulder, Meniscus injury, Microfracture, Minimally invasive surgery, Patient specific implants, Revision of joint replacement, Rotator cuff surgery, Sports injuries, Sports medicine, Trauma
Orthopedics and joint replacement surgery
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Philosophy of Care
I have practiced orthopedic surgery for over 30 years. I began my practice at Sunnyvale Medical Clinic in 1983 after completing my training at Stanford University Medical Center. My philosophy of care is to treat my patients like family members. I make a lifetime commitment to my patients.
When asked by my colleague how I have maintained such a high patient satisfaction rating, my success is attributable to my patients’ satisfaction with their surgical outcomes and to my commitment to their care. I foster an environment that puts my patients at ease, and I listen and address their concerns. I understand that patients have many questions about their surgery, and I am committed to answering them. I have been told by my patients that I have made connections with them that engender trust.
My approach to patient care is comprehensive and specialized care. Today most surgeons are limited to practicing a specific subspecialty. I have received specialized fellowship training in multiple areas of orthopedic surgery. Therefore I have the ability to integrate this knowledge in order to perform the most skillful evaluations that facilitate achieving the best possible surgical outcomes.
A significant part of my practice is joint replacement surgery where I employ the latest modalities including computer assisted navigation. Whenever possible I perform the most minimally invasive surgical techniques. For example, I use the Anterior Approach for hip replacement surgery in order to minimize trauma to tissues, to facilitate a faster recovery time, and to minimize the risk of complications such as dislocations. Because of my vast experience performing joint replacement surgeries, I also perform complex revision surgeries of knees and hips. When people contemplate surgery, they have questions, concerns, and fears.
I spend whatever amount of time that is necessary to answer their questions and to educate them about the surgical procedure and the recovery process. I want my patients to feel confident about their decision to undergo surgery and to realize that they will receive excellent and compassionate care.
Lastly, I love the field of orthopedic surgery, and I believe that this also has had an important impact on my ability to help restore patients’ function and improve the quality of their lives.
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