Dr. Chunbong Ma, MD

Sports Medicine •  Male • Age 50
  
Dr. Ma
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

UCSF Medical Ctr Orthpdc Sgy

1500 Owens St San Francisco, CA 94158

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(415) 353-2808

Dr. Chunbong Ma, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in San Francisco, CA. He is affiliated with UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ma to book an appointment.


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Dr. Ma accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
American Republic
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Ma's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis

Dr. Ma's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ma

4.9

Based on 219 ratings

5 Stars
97.26027397260275%
(213)
4 Stars
0.91324200913242%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0.45662100456621%
(1)
1 Star
1.36986301369863%
(3)
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (207)
  • Listened & answered questions (207)
  • Staff friendliness (207)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (156)
  • Appointment was rushed (6)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (3)
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Dr. Ma was a wonderful doctor to work with. His bedside manner was incredibly helpful, and he was extremely open to answering any questions we had through to the day of the surgery— giving in depth and clearly explained answers. He was also very available and responsive after the procedure. I would highly recommend working with Dr. Ma!
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Aug 31, 2020
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My experience with Dr. Ma has shown that he is a kind, gentle person who takes the time to listen to my concerns and explain the treatment I was seeking. He was very thorough in evaluating my problem, getting a series of x-rays and a complete history. His focus was on me and my health; that was super reassuring. After surgery, before I went home, he stopped in to see how I was doing and gave me helpful instructions on how to handle my rehab. Very generous with his time! I will sing his and his staffs praises to everyone I know. Thank you Dr. Ma and UCSF Orthopaedic!!
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Kelly – Jul 23, 2020
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Dr. Ma is very professional and thorough with explanations, but still made me feel very comfortable and cared for, especially on the day of my procedure.
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  • Explained conditions well
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Jul 22, 2020
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Dr. Ma and his team were knowledgeable, skilled, responsive, timely and helpful in follow up. They answered all my questions before and after surgery and in every way contributed to a successful meniscus root repair procedure.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Amy Berler – Jul 15, 2020
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The 5-star reviews here are probably not for the same surgeon we encountered 10 years ago in the UCSF Orthopedics department. Out of many surgeons in this department that we (myself & others) have had contact with, this Dr is the least-skilled, in several respects. Luckily, I've been able to refer patients who needed important procedures, to other surgeons in the SF Bay area, who are in a different league from Dr Ma, to put it mildly.
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caregiver & patient – Jul 04, 2020
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Dr. Ma was extremely well-read, thorough, and compassionate in handling my case. I would recommend him to anyone.
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May 19, 2020
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Dr Ma is extremely pleasant, professional and explains what to expect with a shoulder replacement. I live 3 hours from San Francisco and the drive was well worth it to have Dr. Ma perform my surgery .
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Mar 12, 2020
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Great surgeon with an extremely structured preparation and recovery plan. The orthopedic Get Well Loop is the best virtual care program I have ever seen and it is better by a long shot! I’ve had 5 great surgeries for various ailments at UCSF and I couldn’t be happier with the results!
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Jolly Brown – Mar 01, 2020
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He and the staff are all 5 star. Context: this is the 12th surgery I've had so that the experience I had being right at the best means more.
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Richard M Helzberg – Feb 17, 2020
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I would highly recommend Dr. Ma, just his positive energy and kind smile seems healing! He and his team of professionals all are very caring and showed an openness to hearing my concerns and seemed to resonated a safe and truly caring environment.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
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Maria Pachecano – Feb 14, 2020
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In addition to being an extraordinary surgeon, Dr. Ma takes his time with patients, answering all questions with sensitivity, honesty, and some humor. I felt incredibly well cared for.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Leah Rosenkrantz – Feb 08, 2020
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Extremely astute and caring for my medical needs and concerns, very attentive and informative . . . Very positive attitude! This is my second shoulder surgery . . . I would always highly recommend Dr Ma!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Penney K Magrane – Jan 29, 2020
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He is the best! I feel informed,, cared for and safe.
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Lynn Cangemi – Jan 29, 2020
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Care before, during, and after surgery was great. Communication with the team is outstanding.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jan 21, 2020
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He was extremely knowledgeable and prepared. Wonderful bedside manner and fantastic person. He made me feel comfortable and safe. I’m extremely pleased with him and his staff
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Brijet Finister – Jan 01, 2020
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My contact with Dr.Ma has been more than one visit. I place my health in his hands for a shoulder replacement. I have felt cared for, included in decisions, communicated with and valued. Rare for this time in medicine. As i begin my third week of recovery, I am please with the results. Thank you Dr. Ma and your team.
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Genevieve Rohan – Nov 27, 2019
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Dr. Ma did an ACL revision and meniscus surgery for me a few weeks ago. I had blown out my knee and gotten surgery previously so it was a bummer to go through this again but he was AMAZING and I knew he wanted the best for me when I was deliberating what my surgery options were. He and his entire team have been so great throughout this process and he has been very accessible and responsive to my post surgery questions. I am only three weeks out but feeling good. He is an amazing surgeon and good person!!
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Nov 25, 2019
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Dr Ma, is a wonderful doctor and gentleman. I can't say enough about him all the surgery's that he has performed on myself, husband and our son the out come has all been very well. We all have been able to get our full strength and rang of emotion.
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Bernadette Medeiros – Nov 20, 2019
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This is my second recommendation of Dr. Ma. Unfortunately, my son needed a second orthopedic surgery, inside of 1 year, due to a sports-related injury. Dr. Ma was the first person I called after the injury. Once again, he told me he would take excellent care of my son. And he has. We are sorry we have needed Dr. Ma but we thank God he has been the one caring for our family. He is a kind, intelligent expert who is an excellent communicator with patients and their families. HIs team is also great.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Amy Curtis-McIntyre – Nov 01, 2019
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Very professional and respectful of my time
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Oct 22, 2019
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About Me

Biography

Dr. C. Benjamin Ma is the Chief of the UCSF Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at UCSF.   His special interests include sports medicine, arthroscopic shoulder surgery to repair rotator cuff tears and ligame...Read more

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Hospital for Special Surgery
Residency Hospital
University Health Center of Pittsburgh
Residency Hospital
1992
Brown University / Alpert Medical School
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Chinese, Cantonese
  • English

Awards

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Locations

UCSF Medical Ctr Orthpdc Sgy

UCSF Medical Ctr Orthpdc Sgy1500 Owens St San Francisco, CA 94158
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UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus

San Francisco, CA

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)