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1 . resultDr. Choll Wan Kim PhD, MD
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery

7485 Mission Valley Road; Suite 104a
San Diego, CA
(858) 798-9193; (619) 291-8930

(rated an average of 5 in 5 ratings)

Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery, Arthroscopy/Arthroplasty, Back Evaluation/Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Choll Kim is a specialist in orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. He works in Poway, CA, San Diego, CA, and Encinitas, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include joint replacement (arthroplasty), osteoporosis, and physical therapy. Dr. Kim has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. MultiPlan, Three Rivers, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim honors. Dr. Kim attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp Memorial Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Kim has an open panel.

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2 . resultDr. David Forrest Sitler MD
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery

34800 Bob Wilson Drive; #204
San Diego, CA
(858) 521-2375; (858) 939-6505

(rated an average of 5 in 8 ratings)

Clinical interests: ACL Tear, Arthritis, Bunions, Foot Problems, Fracture Management, Joint Replacement, Knee Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Sitler's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sitler has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include bunions, ACL injury, and knee surgery. He is in-network for MultiPlan, Sharp Health Plan, and AARP, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and residency at Naval Hospital. He is affiliated with Sharp Memorial Hospital and Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group. Dr. Sitler is accepting new patients.

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3 . resultDr. Scott Alan Hacker MD
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery

230 Prospect Place; Suite 220
Coronado, CA
(619) 286-9480

(rated an average of 5 in 9 ratings)

Clinical interests: Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Arthritis, Arthroscopy/Arthroplasty, Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Hacker's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include carpal tunnel syndrome, scoliosis, and osteoporosis. On average, patients gave Dr. Hacker a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for MultiPlan, Three Rivers, Sharp Health Plan, and more. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Hacker has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and PeaceHealth. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hacker's office for an appointment.

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4 . resultDr. Ramin Raiszadeh MD
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery

7485 Mission Valley Road; Suite 104a
San Diego, CA
(619) 265-7912; (619) 291-8930

(rated an average of 5 in 12 ratings)

Clinical interests: Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine, Arthroscopy/Arthroplasty, Laminectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ramin Raiszadeh is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery specialist in La Jolla, CA, San Diego, CA, and Poway, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Raiszadeh's clinical interests include microsurgery, scoliosis, and joint replacement (arthroplasty). He is in-network for MultiPlan, Sharp Health Plan, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Raiszadeh (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Memorial Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He welcomes new patients.

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5 . resultDr. Christopher Sterling Pallia MD
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

230 Prospect Place; Suite 230
Coronado, CA
(619) 435-7282

(rated an average of 4.2 in 6 ratings)

Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery, ACL Tear, Arthritis, Arthroscopy/Arthroplasty, Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Chris Pallia is a specialist in sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Pallia's education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include foot problems, ACL injury, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts MultiPlan, Three Rivers, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pallia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Sharp Coronado Hospital, and Sharp Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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6 . resultDr. Franz John Kopp MD
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery

4060 4th Avenue; Suite 700
San Diego, CA

(rated an average of 5 in 2 ratings)

Clinical interests: Orthopaedic Surgery, Foot & Ankle, Orthopaedic Surgery, Arthritis, Arthroscopy/Arthroplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Franz Kopp's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and foot & ankle surgery. His areas of expertise consist of bunions, joint replacement (arthroplasty), and sports medicine. Dr. Kopp honors MultiPlan, Aetna, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Kopp's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emergency & Acute Care Medical Corporation, Sharp Memorial Hospital, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Kopp welcomes new patients.

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7 . resultMr. (Dr.) Jason Roman Hess MD
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Specializes in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery

4060 4th Avenue; Suite 120
San Diego, CA
(619) 299-7467

(rated 5 in 1 rating)

Clinical interests: Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery of the Hand, Breast Augmentation, Breast Implant Removal, Burn ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Hess sees patients in San Diego, CA, Carson, CA, and Beverly Hills, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, hand surgery, and plastic and reconstructive surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and performed his residency at Providence Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Hess's areas of expertise include male breast reduction, retin-A treatments, and chin liposuction. He accepts MultiPlan, Aetna, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Sharp Memorial Hospital, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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8 . resultDr. Roger Arnold Freeman MD
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery

7845 Mission Valley RD 103
San Diego, CA
(619) 819-7100; (858) 277-9000

(rated an average of 4 in 10 ratings)

Clinical interests: Arthritis, Arthroscopy/Arthroplasty, Carpal Tunnel, Hand Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger Freeman works as an orthopedist in San Diego, CA, La Jolla, CA, and Poway, CA. Before completing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Freeman attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Freeman's clinical interests include hand surgery, carpal tunnel syndrome, and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Freeman average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for MultiPlan, Sharp Health Plan, AARP, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Freeman speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Memorial Hospital. Dr. Freeman is open to new patients.

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9 . resultDr. Damion Jay Valletta DO
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

230 Prospect Place; Suite 340B
Coronado, CA

(rated an average of 4 in 3 ratings)

Clinical interests: Arthritis, Arthroscopy/Arthroplasty, Back Evaluation/Treatment, Bunions, Carpal Tunnel, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Damion Valletta's medical specialty is sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include carpal tunnel syndrome, microsurgery, and physical therapy. Dr. Valletta's professional affiliations include Sharp Coronado Hospital, Sharp Memorial Hospital, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Valletta studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland. The average patient rating for Dr. Valletta is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for MultiPlan, Aetna, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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10 . resultDr. Mark David Jacobson MD
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery

230 Prospect Place; Suite 220
Coronado, CA
(619) 286-9480; (619) 286-6930

(rated an average of 5 in 3 ratings)

Clinical interests: Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Hand, Carpal Tunnel, Hand Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Jacobson's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in San Diego, CA, La Mesa, CA, and Coronado, CA. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Jacobson performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of carpal tunnel syndrome, reconstructive surgery, and knee replacement. The average patient rating for Dr. Jacobson is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jacobson is an in-network provider for MultiPlan, Sharp Health Plan, Aetna, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Sharp Coronado Hospital, and Sharp Grossmont Hospital. Dr. Jacobson has an open panel.

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11 . resultDr. Paul Dohyung Kim MD
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery, Sports Medicine

7485 Mission Valley Road; Suite 104a
San Diego, CA
(619) 265-7912; (858) 798-9193

(rated 5 in 1 rating)

Clinical interests: Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine, Arthritis, Back Evaluation/Treatment, Laminectomy, Microsurgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Kim practices sports medicine, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and spine surgery in San Diego, CA, Poway, CA, and Chula Vista, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: microsurgery, scoliosis, and laminectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Emergency & Acute Care Medical Corporation, Dignity Health, and Sharp Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kim honors MultiPlan, Three Rivers, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Korean.

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12 . resultDr. Edwin Bertram Fuller MD
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery

655 Euclid Avenue; Suite 301
National City, CA
(619) 267-3020; (619) 472-2665

(rated 5 in 1 rating)

Clinical interests: Orthopaedic Surgery, Arthritis, Back Evaluation/Treatment, Fracture Management, Joint Replacement

Dr. Edwin Fuller specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in National City, CA. Dr. Fuller attended Meharry Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Naval Hospital and Mayo Clinic for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in joint replacement (arthroplasty), arthritis, and back problems. Sharp Health Plan, AARP, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fuller accepts. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Fuller has an open panel.

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13 . resultDr. William Logan Tontz Jr MD
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery

7485 Mission Valley Road; Suite 104a
San Diego, CA
(619) 291-8930

(rated an average of 4.2 in 18 ratings)

Clinical interests: Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine, SPINE SURGERY

Dr. William Tontz's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. Dr. Tontz has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include musculoskeletal surgery. He honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Tontz is affiliated with Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Emergency & Acute Care Medical Corporation, and Sharp Memorial Hospital. He has an open panel.

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14 . resultDr. Bryan Terry Leek MD
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery

4060 4th Avenue; 7th Floor
San Diego, CA
(858) 552-8585; (619) 299-8500

Clinical interests: Orthopaedic Surgery, Hand, SPORTS MEDICINE, Carpal Tunnel, Joint Replacement, Microsurgery, Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. Bryan Leek is an orthopedist and hand surgeon in San Diego, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of carpal tunnel syndrome, microsurgery, and joint replacement (arthroplasty). Dr. Leek accepts MultiPlan, Aetna, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is professionally affiliated with Emergency & Acute Care Medical Corporation, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center - St. Luke's Hospital Division. Dr. Leek welcomes new patients.

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15 . resultDr. Richard Myron Braun MD
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery

770 Washington Street
San Diego, CA
(619) 297-9200; (619) 297-6100

(rated an average of 4.2 in 9 ratings)

Clinical interests: Orthopaedic Surgery, Hand, Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel, Hand Surgery, Joint Replacement, Nerve Repair, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Braun is an orthopedic surgeon and hand surgeon in San Diego, CA. Dr. Braun's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, he is particularly interested in carpal tunnel syndrome, joint replacement (arthroplasty), and arthritis. He takes MultiPlan, Aetna, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Braun performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His professional affiliations include Sharp Memorial Hospital and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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16 . resultDr. James Rafael (Raphael) McClurg MD
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery

7485 Mission Valley Road; #103
San Diego, CA
(858) 536-9500; (619) 297-9500

(rated 5 in 1 rating)

Clinical interests: Orthopaedic Surgery, Hand, Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. James McClurg is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery specialist. Dr. McClurg studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoporosis, and sports medicine. He honors MultiPlan, Three Rivers, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. McClurg's hospital/clinic affiliations include Community Hospital of San Bernardino, Sharp Memorial Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He welcomes new patients.

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What is Orthopedic Surgery?

Orthopedic surgeons, sometimes just called orthopedists, are surgical doctors of the musculoskeletal system. They work to keep your body active and in motion by treating problems with your bones, joints, tendons and muscles. The most frequently treated disorder seen by orthopedic surgeons is osteoarthritis, a common “wear-and-tear” problem where the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down, causing friction and pain. Orthopedic surgeons might also see patients for bone and joint deformities, amputation, infections of the bone and joint, overuse injuries, or nerve compression.

Orthopedic surgeons can order tests such as blood work and x-rays to get a clearer picture of the issue. Depending on the illness or injury, more than one different form of treatment may be used. Treatment may include:
  • Surgery, such as fusing bones together to increase stability, or replacing a joint
  • Medication, such as pain medication or steroids to promote healing
  • Casts, splints, or orthotics (devices such as braces or shoe inserts to support the body)
  • Physical therapy, a kind of treatment using exercise, stretching, heat, and massage to heal the body
  • Exercise, stretching, movement, and use of the affected part

Orthopedic surgeons also work to prevent injuries and slow the progression of disease in their patients. They educate patients on ways to prevent future injuries, and they treat illness in order to prevent further damage to bones or joints that may be affected by disease. The goal of an orthopedic surgeon is to help their patients restore movement and regain an active life.

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