Bernardo Ferrari, M.D.
- Offers My Health Online
This provider offers Sutter Health's electronic health record with the following online services:
- Email your doctor's office
- Prescription refills
- View test results
- Proxy access for caregivers
- Track immunizations
- Secure mobile access
- Schedule an appointment*
- Pay bills online*
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Accepting new patients
Accepted Health Plans
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- Medical Affiliations
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
- Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group
Sutter Medical Network
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Credentials & Notables
- Medical School:
University of California, Los Angeles
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH
Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic, CA
- Primary Language(s)
Dr. Ferrari enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Philosophy of Care
My practice focuses on optimizing the functional rehabilitation of total hip and
knee replacement patients. I use the latest advances and technologies, resulting in
less invasive surgery and improved pain control for my patients. Specializing my practice
allows me to provide advanced care and the safest, most comfortable procedures, which
result in the best outcomes. I participate in all aspects of your surgical care, and
try to be available for all urgent issues, rather than relying on the doctor on call.
I am one of the most experienced physicians in Northern California
utilizing anterior approach total hip replacement with image intensifier control on
an orthopedic table. X-ray imaging on an orthopedic table allows more accurate placement
of the components of a total hip replacement, which increases stability and decreases
stress that can cause wear. Computer-navigated total knee replacement allows more
accurate placement of the components on the bone as well as improved soft tissue balancing.
I use spinal or epidural anesthesia rather than general anesthesia whenever possible
to avoid nausea, vomiting and postoperative lethargy. I use a multimodal oral pain
protocol to keep you comfortable and encourage accelerated rehabilitation. Almost
all of my patients are able to go directly home from the hospital, rather than to
a postoperative rehabilitation center. My excellent team of physician assistants,
nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, administrators and my physician
colleagues all appreciate the benefits of this approach.
been involved with El Camino Hospital for most of my life. My family has lived in
nearby Los Altos for four generations. I did my high school work-study program at
El Camino, where many of my friends' parents were physicians. I have been privileged
to practice there for more than 25 years, taking care of the families of many friends
and partners. I have been a patient there myself. Most of my children were born at
El Camino, and I have been blessed to watch them thrive in this community.
After graduating from UCLA Medical School, I did my orthopedic residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic. I joined the Sunnyvale Medical Clinic in 1987. We became Camino Medical Group and later PAMF. Being part of a large multispecialty group makes me confident that all my patients' needs will be addressed. Continuously improving my practice to focus on your specific needs is very gratifying.
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