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Dr. Brad Zwahlen, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 49

Dr. Zwahlen

California Sports and Orthopaedic Institute

2999 Regent St Ste 225 Berkeley, CA 94705

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Dr. Brad Zwahlen, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Berkeley, CA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Baylor University in 1997 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


Dr. Zwahlen's Reviews

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3.5

Based on 13 reviews

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This doctor was incredibly caring and seemed to be great at his job. He did a great job and answered all my questions. I would have to agree a little bit with the other review that he gave a "creepy" vibe. There was unnecessary touching and I could tell his female staff were uncomfortable around him. It was very strange. If I young attractive female I would not want to go to this doctor. I don't want to ruin a doctor's reputation but this was very concerning given how blatant it was.
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I had osteoarthritis on my right knee and a lateral medial tear. Dr. Zwahlen performed surgery one week ago. I saw Dr. Zwahlen yesterday for my post op visit and walked in to his office without assistance and very little pain. He also performed a total knee replacement on my husband's knee. We highly recommend him.
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Whether or not he's a great doc, I was extremely uncomfortable. I saw him touch a young woman assistant's shoulder unnecessarily, and he touched mine repeatedly for no reason. I felt patronized and spoken down to, as though he were talking to a child or very uneducated person (I have a graduate degree.) Regardless of his intent, it felt creepy. I would advise any male doc to never touch a woman unless related to her care. I won't return. I have never given a doc a negative review before!
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Biography

Dr. Brad Zwahlen, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Berkeley, CA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Baylor University in 1997 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1997
Baylor University
Medical School
1997

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Zwahlen's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zwahlen treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Zwahlen treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

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  • Knee Pain
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zwahlen treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Zwahlen treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Joint Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zwahlen treats Joint Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Zwahlen treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Zwahlen's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • 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
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • 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
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture