Dr. John G. De Santis, DO

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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery • Male • Age 63

39000 Bob Hope Dr
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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Eisenhower Medical Center
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Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

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Desert Orthopedic Center
Harry and Diane Rinker Building
39000 Bob Hope Dr
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Desert Orthopedic Center
Eisenhower George & Julia Argyros Health Center
45280 Seeley Dr Fl 2
La Quinta, CA 92253
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    Dr. De Santis' Experience

    Dr. De Santis' Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Bone & Joint Orthopedics
    • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
    • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
    • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
    • Orthopedics

    Board Certifications

    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • Fracture Care
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Replacement Revision
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Joint Replacement Surgery
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revision
    • Knee Surgery
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    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Fracture
    • Hip Pointer Injuries
    • Hip Sprain
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
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    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for California.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Michigan State University / College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Graduated in 1980

    Internship Hospital

    Detroit Osteopath/BiCounty Hosps
    Complete in 1981

    Residency Hospital

    Detroit Osteopathic Hospital
    Complete in 1986

    Fellowship Hospital

    The Florida Knee Center
    Complete in 1988

    Undergraduate Schools

    Central Michigan University
    Graduated in 1977

    Memberships & Professional Affiliations

    Professional Affiliations

    California Orthopedic Association , Member 10
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. De Santis & Staff

    • English
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    • 4 reviews

    3.1 out of 5

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    1 out of 5
    - in Rancho Mirage, CA |

    Botched surgery--required revision by other doctor. No aftercare. Took no responsibility for pain caused by bad surgery. Told me to ignore severe pain--it was my fault! Had no interest in my problems. Don't ever go to this guy.

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    1 out of 5
    - in Palm Springs, CA |

    DON'T GO TO DESANTIS. He has a reputation with other doctors as being awful. He offers no aftercare. After he takes your money for surgery, he will tell you your pain is all in your head. He botched my hip surgery, Installed the piece incorrectly and permanently tore muscle while doing so. I now have a permanent injury due to him & may need a revision. He's known to be "heavy handed" which is just a polite way of saying he's clumsy. You don't need a bull in a china shop operating on you. AVOID!

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    1 out of 5
    - in La Quinta, CA |

    Have advised friends & family to avoid him. I found him to be as detached and disinterested as a doctor could be. After 3 months of unrelenting pain at the replaced hip, he took xrays and told me they looked "great." So I was forced to get a 2nd opinion from another orthopedic surgeon, and a 3rd opinion from my neurolgist. Both delivered the same bad news. A complete, 2nd, hip replacement was necessary. So out of character/competence for a DOC physician.

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    5 out of 5
    - in Palm Desert, CA |

    I found Dr. DeSantis to be very compassionate and spent time with me. He answered all my questions.

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    • Yes.

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    Office Locations

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    Desert Orthopedic Center
    Harry and Diane Rinker Building
    39000 Bob Hope Dr
    Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
    (760) 568-2684 (Office)
    (760) 779-8395 (Fax)
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    Desert Orthopedic Center
    Eisenhower George & Julia Argyros Health Center
    45280 Seeley Dr Fl 2
    La Quinta, CA 92253
    (760) 568-2684 (Office)
    (760) 779-8395 (Fax)
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