Dr. Alan Hirahara, MD

Dr. Alan Hirahara, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
50 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Alan Hirahara, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Sacramento, CA and has been practicing for 17 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

Sacramento Orthopedic Surgery

2801 K St Ste 330

Sacramento, CA 95816
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Western Health Advantage

Learn about Dr. Hirahara

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Hirahara performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Glenoid Labrum Tear
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
very high
more than 94% of peers

Dr. Hirahara's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

42  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)


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15  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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.


  • University of California At Los Angeles
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • University of California, San Francisco
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • University of California, San Francisco
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Universite de Montreal
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • University of Toronto
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hirahara has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Mercy General Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Hirahara is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Hirahara's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hirahara to family and friends
18 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Hirahara's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Recommended by th only doctor i trust, Dr. Hirahara performed rotator cuff surgery on one shoulder about 5 years ago Some one has yet to point to any kind of flaw.
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He is an amazing shoulder Dr. Besides that he's one of the kindest surgeons I've ever met and I have worked in healthcare for over 10 years.
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