Star ankle replacement
I like the practice model at Kaiser Permanente. I am able to do what I think is best for the patient, without basing decisions on financial concerns. I believe in applying common sense, efficiency, and engineering in both my approach to surgery and the patients’ choice of treatment. Being an orthopedic patient myself, I understand and honor "patient choice" and try to offer various alternatives for care that are consistent with individual philosophies.
There is a collaborative atmosphere in the department and I get to handle a wide array of very complex of cases. I do some teaching in the residency program as well, which is one of the best teaching programs for foot and ankle surgery in the United States. To date, I have had over 300 residents rotate through our hospital in various phases of training. I have had visiting fellows from all over the world including Australia, Italy, England, Germany, Turkey, and Vietnam. I have performed operations in all of the Bay Area Kaiser Permanente hospitals.
I have traveled extensively over the years to scientific conferences, where I often speak about foot and ankle surgery. My primary area of special interest is ankle replacement, where I have published extensively on this topic and interfaced and published with the most prominent surgeons in the world that do ankle replacement surgery. My experience to date includes over 1000 replacement operations. I also specialize in complex trauma, revision surgery, and complex salvage reconstructions. I like to travel on medical missions and volunteer periodically to provide surgical care to the residents of San Francisco. Most recently I traveled to Vietnam to perform reconstructive surgeries at Da Nang Orthopedic Hospital.
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