Dr. Edward Vanek II, DO


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. Edward Vanek II, DO
Dr. Edward Vanek II, DO is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Atwater, CA. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 16 years. Dr. Vanek II is affiliated with Mercy Medical Center Merced.

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Specializing in Osteopathic Medicine we achieve a high level of wellness by focusing on health education, injury prevention and disease prevention by working in partnership with patients.

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Advanced Orthopedics3140 Apron Ave
Atwater, CA 95301
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Patient Comments (9)
in Atwater Ca. |
I've seen Dr. Vanek for three different issues and been through two surgeries with him. Dr. Vanek found my knee issue when several other Doctors had given up. Thanks to Dr. Vanek I have been without pain for over a year... His staff has always been friendly and helpful, and I've found Dr. Vanek to be very caring and always looking for the best course of action that was necessary even if it were an answer I didn't want to hear...turns out he was right in the end. Thanks Dr. Vanek!!!
Atwater, CA |
Great doctor and great staff.
in Merced, CA |
Best ever!
in Turlock, CA |
I've known Vanek for years. I went in to see him for a doctor's note to clear me for the military. I had ACL surgery 6 years earlier by a surgeon at UCSF. After waiting for 3.5 hours, he came in and didn't even examine or touch my knee, but said he'd write the letter. He then called me a week later and said my knee would fail, however he made this assumption without even running any tests on my knee or any evidence. He's just a weird guy and very unprofessional. He's a compulsive liar as well.
in Mariposa, CA |
Dr. Vanek and most of the staff is rude, and uncaring of medical needs. He tried to force a total knee replacement for my husband and then cancelled the surgery twice. When we requested answers Dr. Vanek got on the phone with me, and started to yell and say disrespectful things. We filed a complaint with our insurance, and he lied in his response. If you ask questions, then the will turn on you. Don't go here!!
in Los Banos, CA |
Dr. Vanek adopted me from the clinic environment, he thought he would be best serve my medical situation in his private office. I have Osteoarthritis all over. Took time to see what he could do, if not refer to someone who can. He is friendly, funny, however, straight to the point, serious about his treatments and options. His staff is very nice!
Dr Vanek is a very rude and ignorant person who forces his patients to go to a lousy rehab place or else sign an Against Medical Advice paper after knee replacement surgery, upon discharge from the hospital. He maintains poor communication with his patients and does not easily prescribe any medical supplies after surgery. He says something and does something, full of lies. ONE of the Most Ridiculous doctors I have ever seen. NEVER EVER go to Dr Vanek.
in Merced, California |
Dr vanek and his staff are fabulous! After a life altering injury years ago, I came to Dr vanek office to seek help with this preexisting injury and they have not only been helpful and nurturing, but have taught me a lot about my affected body part.
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Dr. Vanek II's Care Philosophy

Specializing in Osteopathic Medicine we achieve a high level of wellness by focusing on health education, injury prevention and disease prevention by working in partnership with patients.

Dr. Vanek II's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Impairment
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Damage
  • Cartilage Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • 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
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis-Like Fracture of the Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


  • Medical School
    Michigan State University / College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 2001

  • Internship Hospital
    Peninsula Hospital Center

    Completed in 2002

  • Residency Hospital
    Peninsula Hospital Center

    Completed in 2006

  • Undergraduate School
    State University of New York / Health Science Center At Stony Brook

    Graduated in 1997

  • Other Education
    State University of New York / Health Science Center At Stony Brook

    Completed in 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Meniscus Transplantation
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Replacement