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I am a Kaiser member and will probably need ACL surgery. I need recommendations of surgeons at Oakland Kaiser who did a great job on your ACL surgery and which type you had -- were you your own donor for bone and tissue or did you go the orthoscopic route? Thanks everyone!! k
I'm scheduled for knee surgery with Dr. Joshua Hatch. He works in Orthopedics at
Kaiser Oakland. I'm wondering if anyone in the area has experience with him as a
surgeon. He seems like a gentle, capable, and thorough doctor but I am hoping
for feedback from others. Specifically, did he do what he said he was going to
do, or did he get carried away once he was in there? Was the estimated recovery
time accurate? Did you follow up with him after the surgery? Assuming you
followed the prescribed physical therapy, did you regain the mobility he
predicted? Any feedback is appreciated. I'm scared.
Nervous in Oakland
Been to Kaiser and saw an Orthopod who couldn't help me and/or give me information about my treatment options. He offered me Cortisone and no other options. He couldn't explain why I was having the pain I am having. I need a kaiser Orthopod who can talk and knows hips. I want to understand what is going on with my body and what OPTIONS I have other than cortisone. help my sad hips.
He is Dr. Pinner, and the appointment phone # for the Department there is 415-444-2988. It is by referral only, but you shouldn't have any problem in having the Orthopedics Dept at whatever facility you're using now transfer your original referral over. I transfered my endocrinology referral from SF to San Rafael last year after I became disenchanted with my doc at SF. A primary doc can also send a specialty referral to any facility you request.
I go to Kaisers all over the Bay Area if necessary to find docs who have the qualities I listed above, and have happened to find 3 (primary, ENT, and this guy) at Terra Linda who are superior. It's about 30 min from my N Berk home (as long as I don't schedule an appt that coincides with rush hour traffic out of the city), and I find it to be a much more pleasant drive and a way more pleasant and relaxed facility than going to Oakland. Cece
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