Dr. Edward Vanek, DO

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 62
  
Dr. Vanek

Edward A. Vanek, D.O., Inc., Atwater CA

3140 APRON AVE Atwater, CA 95301

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Dr. Edward Vanek, DO is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Atwater, CA and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Vanek has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm, Knee/Lower Limbs, and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Michigan State University / College of Osteopathic Medicine medical school in 2001. He is affiliated with Mercy Medical Center Merced. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Vanek to book an appointment.


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Beware! Dr. Vanek has a horrible reputation & rightly so! Sadly, my sister didn’t find this out until after he operated on her. She knows several people that have used him & all had horrible experiences. Even medical pros in the area know about him! Some people even guess his name before she tells them. A group of 20 sued him but his huge team of lawyers managed to defeat them. So sis now needs her surgery redone b/c it was not performed correctly the first time. All we can do is warn others.
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CA – Jan 25, 2019
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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!!!
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William Baldwin in Atwater Ca. – Mar 19, 2017
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Stardust Southerland in Merced, CA – Feb 18, 2017
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DID AN EXCELLENT JOB ON MY KNEE. THANK YOU SO MUCH.
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LARA in ATWATER, CA – Jan 10, 2017
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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.
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Austin in Turlock, CA – Dec 11, 2016
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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!!
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Teresa G in Mariposa, CA – Jul 26, 2016
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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!
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Lucy in Los Banos, CA – Jul 12, 2016
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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.
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Jun 19, 2016
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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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About Me

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.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Education

2006
Peninsula Hospital Center
Residency Hospital
2002
Peninsula Hospital Center
Internship Hospital
2001
Michigan State University / College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
1997
State University of New York / Health Science Center At Stony Brook
Undergraduate School
1997
State University of New York / Health Science Center At Stony Brook

Languages

  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Spanish

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Dr. Vanek accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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All Care Insurance Services
Alliance Health Care
Alliance Health Care PPO
Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
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Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
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Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
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Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
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Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Vanek

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Vanek treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Vanek treats other conditions, please contact the office at (209) 385-1244.

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Dr. Vanek typically treats 70% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Rotator Cuff Tear
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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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.

Dr. Vanek typically treats 56% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Knee Disorders
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Knee Surgery
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Dr. Vanek typically treats 64% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Elbow Injuries
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Vanek's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • 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 Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • 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
  • 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 Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • 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 Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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
  • Meniscus Transplantation
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Replacement

Locations

Edward A. Vanek, D.O., Inc., Atwater CA

Advanced Orthopedics3140 APRON AVE Atwater, CA 95301
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Mercy Medical Center Merced

Merced, CA

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

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