Dr. Edward Diao, MD

Dr. Edward Diao, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
(5)
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Dr. Edward Diao, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in San Francisco, CA. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Read his story

450 Sutter St Rm 910

San Francisco, CA 94108

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Limb Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 90% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 89% of peers

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Dr. Diao's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Diao "Dr. Edward Diao is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon serving patients in San Francisco, California. He is currently welcoming new patients at Edward Diao, MD. Dr. Diao is a first-generation American who was born and raised in New York City, where he attended the Bronx High School of Science. After graduating from high school, Dr. Diao studied at Harvard University on a scholarship, graduating Magna Cum Laude, with the Highest Departmental Honors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Dr. Diao received his MD degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Upon graduation, he was singled out by the New York Orthopaedic Hospital for Outstanding Achievement in Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Diao completed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital under the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Program. During this program, he received the Resident Teacher of the Year award. He also served as chief resident, and he received a Cave Fellowship for research. Dr. Diao completed his fellowship at Roosevelt Hospital Hand Surgery Service in New York City. During his fellowship, he studied hand and upper extremity surgery under William Littler, Richard Eaton, and Steve Glickel. For more than 20 years, Dr. Diao has been at the forefront of hand and upper extremity surgery. He has trained surgeons from all over the world in intricate surgical techniques and research. He currently serves as professor emeritus, lecturing to a wide audience about his unique approaches to surgery and patient care. To make an appointment with Dr. Edward Diao, please contact the office today."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Diao "Caring, compassionate, patient centered care."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
78

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • 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
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Replacement

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
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Beth Israel Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Beth Israel Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Mass Gen Hospital Harvard
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Roosevelt Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Diao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • Chinese
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Diao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Diao to family and friends
4.4
based on 5 total reviews
Dr. Diao'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
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Dr. Diao accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
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  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
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Hospitals where Dr. Diao has admitting privileges

California Pacific Medical Center - Pacific Campus
2333 Buchanan St
San Francisco, CA 94115
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St. Mary's Medical Center
450 Stanyan St
San Francisco, CA 94117
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