Dr. Berkay Unal, MD

Dr. Berkay Unal, MD

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35 y/o
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Dr. Berkay Unal, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 1 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

Mercy Orthopedic, Spine & Hand Center

300 Old River Rd Ste 200

Bakersfield, CA 93311
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • GEMCare
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
  • Kern Family Health Care
  • Medi-Cal
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Unal's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Unal "Dr. Unal is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder and knee disorders, sports injuries and arthritis. He received his bachelor's degree in molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley and went on to attend Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at USC. Following residency, he chose to spend an additional year at University of Kentucky's Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship in order to refine his skills as a sports medicine surgeon. While in Kentucky, Dr. Unal was the Team Physician for Eastern Kentucky University an assisted with sports coverage at multiple other colleges including, University of Kentucky, Kentucky State University, Georgetown College and local high schools. Dr. Unal believes in a non-surgical approach as the initial step in treating knee and shoulder pain, instability, and muscle and ligament tears of the shoulder and knee. He is a member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and American Medical Association.He takes pride in providing knowledge and guidance in order to ensure his patients feel comfortable and informed every step of the way. Dr. Unal enjoys weight lifting, hiking, exploring nature, snowboarding, and a variety of recreational sports in his free time. He likes to maintain an active lifestyle and his goal is to help his patients do the same."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Unal "Hello. We welcome the chance to help you feel your best. Excellent, comprehensive and affordable health care, delivered with compassion, is what we stand for. Since our founding, we've made it our goal to create an environment that meets each patient's physical, mental, and spiritual needs. We also believe this healing philosophy promotes the well-being of our staff and the places they serve.

Dignity Health Mercy's Orthopedic, Spine, and Hand Center is made up of top orthopedic surgeons in the local area, caregivers and staff who deliver comprehensive care to our diverse community.

Through teamwork and innovation, faith and compassion, advocacy and action, our team at Mercy's Orthopedic, Spine, and Hand Center endeavor every day to keep you happy, healthy, and whole."

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6  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Unal does not have any board certifications listed.

36  Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Cartilage Damage
  • Cartilage Disorders
  • Degenerative Joint Disease in the Shoulder
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Female Sports Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Sports Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries of the Foot
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
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26  Procedures

  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Ankle Fracture
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery

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

  • University Of California At Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
  • University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2011
  • University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2012
  • University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2016
  • University Of Kentucky Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2017

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Unal has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Unal has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Turkish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Unal's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Unal to family and friends
6 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

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Dr. Unal'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

    Under 10 minutes
Dr. Unal Says:
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Thank you for choosing Dignity Health, Mercy Hospitals Orthopedic, Spine & Hand Center. We understand you have many choices and are thankful for the opportunity to provide you with compassionate care. Please call us for future appointments.

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Patient Comments (6)

Excellent surgeon. Went above and beyond to explain all options that were needed to made before treatment. And after surgery his follow up was excellent. Would highly recommend Dr. Unal for all your orthopedic needs.
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My wife suffered multiple fractures in a fall. Dr Unal was highly recommended by another treating physician for her shoulder fracture. We were initially hesitant because had not heard of him. We were prepared to seek treatment in LA, but we decided to try Dr Unal first. We are EXTREMELY PLEASED...more
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I have to say, I am impressed. Mind you, I've experienced more than my fair share of doctor's visits the past year. What set Dr. Berkay Unal apart from the vast majority of physicians I've come across is his note worthy method of approaching me in regards to my care. He was busy, like all the...more
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I have complete confidence in Dr unal. He explained things well. the surgery I had to have went well. He has excellent bedside manner. my husband was very impressed with his explanation of how the surgery went.
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He is very attentive and concise.
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