Dr. David Chao, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 56
  
Dr. Chao
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Oasis Surgery Center

5471 Kearny Villa Rd Ste 100 San Diego, CA 92123

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Dr. David Chao, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in San Diego, CA and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Chao has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Northwestern U, School of Medicine medical school in 1989. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chao to book an appointment.


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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chao

4.2

Based on 39 ratings

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I have been going to dr Chao for Eight months for my hip and lower back... he is amazing... straight to the point... knows your needs ... very intelligent to injuries... dr Chao is the best and so glad to say he is my doctor
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Renee Shadley – Oct 08, 2019
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Dr. Chao did surgery on my right shoulder about 6 years ago and recently did rotator cuff repair surgery in Dec 2018. Him and the staff at Oasis MD in Temecula have been awesome. For the 2 surgeries, I did not have any issues post surgery and are feeling great...haven't felt this great in many years. The staff at Oasis MD always have a smile, always are helpful, and always are there to answer any and all questions. Go no where else.
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Howie in Temecula, CA – Jun 19, 2019
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Dr. Chao did my shoulder Rotator cuff 3 years ago and it went great. I was back playing golf in 90 days and it has been perfect since. Then 3 months ago he did my right knee. Again just 2 months later I was out playing golf again with no pain. I highly recommend Dr. Chao.
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May 21, 2019
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I am so grateful to have found such a professional cutting edge doctor. I had so far one surgery on my left knee 6 months ago (it is perfect) and now had a prp procedure on my right hip. He did his part now I have to do my part. I guess if I don’t Rest it as he recommends I can blame him if it doesn’t work? Lol
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James in CA – Aug 18, 2018
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Great care and advice from start to finish. A true professional and specialist in sports medicine!!
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Jul 15, 2018
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Game Changer! My knee was in pretty bad shape when I was referred to Dr. Chao. Played college and professional football and already had 3 surgeries. I thought for sure knee replacement was my next step. Dr. Chao did his thing. Operated then aggressive treatment and rehab. I am back to playing basketball once a week, golfing, sleeping and driving with no pain and managing my knee to get a few more years out of it. Thanks Dr. Chao!!
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Donnie Dee in Carlsbad, CA – Sep 09, 2017
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Dr. Chao was great. His staff was friendly and very helpful. He did a great good on my surgery.
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nicole in Ramona, CA – Jul 27, 2017
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He is the best in Orthopedics
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Michael L Nichols in Murrieta, CA – Jun 01, 2017
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I shattered my right elbow in a road accident in San Diego with several unique circumstances. I was referred to Dr David Chao. He is without a doubt an extraordinary physician. He is also extremely humble, considerate and the most genuine of gentleman. His staff reflect his values. If you are unfortunate enough to require complicated arthroscopic surgery I would recommend you call Dr. Chao.
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John lane in Gold Coast, Australia – Apr 12, 2017
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I recently was injured, breaking my ankle & tearing my meniscus. Doc Chao made time to see me immediately, and scheduled arthroscopic meniscus repair (no ankle surgery required). I must say I was very worried about being under anesthesia for knee surgery, while also having a freshly broken ankle. I'm ecstatic to report that surgery was a success, recovery was very quick, & I'm 100% again. Dr Chao was confident in his ability to get me back to my old activity levels quickly, & he outdid himself!
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Gordon Nall in San Diego, CA – Feb 24, 2017
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I felt very comfortable talking to him and his staff. I had knee surgery at the outpatient facility and everyone was professional. He told me how long it would take to heal and what I should expect.
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Janet G in Temecula, CA – Jan 28, 2017
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I would 100% recommend this Ortho surgeon to ANYONE with a sports related injury. I tore my ACL, MCL, meniscus playing soccer & I found/called Dr. Chao right away. Two weeks post injury I had surgery - ACL/MCL replacement & Meniscus repair. I am now 3 weeks post surgery & doing GREAT. I was walking within the first day of surgery (in pain, but walking) and I'm way ahead in physical therapy. Scars are MINIMAL and swelling is way down, as he drained fluid at my 1st appt! Also, staff is superb.
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Breah Sanders in San Diego, CA – May 19, 2016
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Dr Chao performed Acl surgery on my knee. I believe noone could have done a better job. The pain was constant, never ending. My activities were limited, i gained weight, i was not happy. A big part was i couldnt do all the things i love. It emotionally damages you when you dont feel productive. Soul zapping. Two months after the surgery, im back running. Losing weight rehabbing my knee the pain is gone now. Im working on my mobility and overall strength. Most of all i now have hope. I am HAPPY.
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Todd Sherman in San diego Ca – Apr 01, 2016
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My total experience with Dr. Chao was very positive. He conducted my office visits & performed my knee surgery. I felt confident throughout the entire process. I would definitely recommend him and the Oasis Surgery Center.
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Ella Long in Murrieta, CA – Mar 24, 2016
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Biography

Dr. David Chao, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in San Diego, CA and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Chao has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1995
Minneapolis Sports Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
1989
Northwestern U, School of Medicine
Medical School

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(858) 560-4567

Dr. Chao accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
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Background Check

1 disciplinary action Found
  • Gross Negligence (1/27/2017)View details
No malpractice claims found for California
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Chao

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Chao treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Chao treats other conditions, please contact the office at (858) 560-4567.

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 63% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chao treats Knee Disorders more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Chao treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chao treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Chao treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chao treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Chao treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

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Dr. Chao's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • 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 Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Locations

Oasis Surgery Center

Arthroscopic Laser Srg Ctr of San Diego Lp5471 Kearny Villa Rd Ste 100 San Diego, CA 92123
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Oasis MD Inc

Oasis MD Inc499 N El Camino Real Ste C200 Encinitas, CA 92024
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Oasis MD Inc8901 Activity Rd San Diego, CA 92126
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