Dr. Alan Kawaguchi, MD

Dr. Alan Kawaguchi, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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52 y/o
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Dr. Alan Kawaguchi, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Stockton, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

Alpine Orthopaedic Medical Group, Inc

2488 N California St

Stockton, CA 95204
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net of California
  • Hill Physicians Medical Group
  • MultiPlan
  • Omni
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

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Knee Disorders
high
more than 89% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
high
more than 85% of peers
Femur Fracture
high
more than 82% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kawaguchi "As an orthopaedic surgeon, I try to determine the best options that will help my patients regain their baseline function. Sometimes this requires a surgical recommendation; other times this requires no surgery at all. For those with wear and tear knee arthritis (osteoarthritis), if you qualify, I am performing partial knee replacements using the latest robotic/computerized technology to optimize my patients' outcomes."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Simple Fractures
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Joint Replacement, Robotic-Assisted
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • MAKOplasty®
  • Midfoot Fracture and-or Dislocation Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Orthopedic Surgical Procedures
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Procedure
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement and Revision
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement Revision
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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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.

Education

  • Harvard Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • New York University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • UC-San Francisco
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • UC-San Francisco
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Uc-Davis
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kawaguchi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

St. Joseph's Medical Center of Stockton

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2016 Five Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement

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Dr. Kawaguchi's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kawaguchi to family and friends
4.6
based on 13 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Kawaguchi's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

in Manteca, CA
I was extremely impressed with Dr. Kawaguchi's bedside manner and is surgical skills. He was excellent. He spent time with me explaining what would happen. He answered all my questions. I am very confident with Dr. Kawaguchi. I am also seeing him for my left knee
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in Stockton, CA
THIS DOCTOR IS VERY FRIENDLY AND CONSIDERATE. HE IS A BUSY MAN , BUT HE TAKE THE TIME TO LISTEN AND ANSWER YOUR QUESTION COMPLETELY, NOT RUSHED HIS STAFFF IS ALSO VERY HELPFUL AND FRIENDY WOMEN RESTROOM NEED MORE ATENTION, PAPER ON FLOOR
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in Lodi, CA
When I am with a doctor I remember that nice does not equal competent - and a competent doctor isn't measured by how nice he or she is. However, Dr. Kawaguchi is both competent and nice. Dr. Kawaguchi was able to diagnose me quickly and he has helped me deal with my knee problem.
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in Stockton, CA
It is never easy when you visit a doctor for the first time but I felt comfortable with Doctor Kawaguchi right away. He listens to my explanations and gives me wonderful feed back. He is kind and caring and if one can call surgery a good experience I had it with my hip replacement. My recovery...more
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