Dr. Erik Hansen, MD

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Dr. Erik Hansen, MD
Dr. Erik Hansen, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in San Francisco, CA. He has been practicing for 12 years. Dr. Hansen is affiliated with UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus.

UCSF Orthopedic Institute

1500 Owens St

San Francisco, CA 94158

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Dr. Erik Hansen, MD

Dr. Erik Hansen, MD

Accepted insurance

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

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Dr. Hansen's Experience

Dr. Hansen'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 malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Hansen does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • 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
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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.


  • University of California At San Francisco
    Medical School | Graduated 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Hansen has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Hansen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hansen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hansen to family and friends
based on 48 total reviews (33 with comments)
Dr. Hansen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (33)
in San Francisco, CA |
Dr Hansen was bot very professional and personal. I cannot say enough good things about the operation and the process from beginning to end. I highly recommend Dr Hansen, his team and UCSF for their seemless and helpful operational process from diagnosis to follow-up care and caring concern.
Albany, CA |
Dr. Hansen is the best! I've had TWO hip replacements and am extremely satisfied with his care, attention, and explanations. He seems to have good people skills and listens well, which is really special in a surgeon who is as busy as he is. His team and all hospital personnel respect him and they all seem to work well together.
in San Francisco, CA |
Dr. Hansen and his staff have always exceeded my expectations. He has now performed two hip replacements for me, and the operations have dramatically changed my quality of life for the better.
in Orinda, CA |
Dr. Hansen is possibly the kindest, most gentle doctor I know. My hip complications were so extreme there were only two doctors in the Bay Area who were recommended to me. Dr Hansen was one and I am so happy I chose him. He calmed my nerves, shares enough of his expertise to let you know he's capable and truly cares about you. Only problem is he is so good, he's hard to get into see.
San Francisco, CA |
Dr Hanson replaced one of my knees, which is healing beautifully and already functioning better than my old knee. He has excellent bedside manner and his support teamof PAs, RNs and residents are all fantastic. My other knee has only a year or two left and I'll be returning when the time comes.
Los Gatos, CA |
Dr. Hansen is a very skilled and kind surgeon. I was pleased with all the care from him and all of the wonderful staff at the UCSF Orthopedic clinic.
Corte Madera, CA |
I had double hip replacement surgery. Dr. Erik Hansen and his team are outstanding!
in San Francisco, CA |
Dr. Hansen is a great surgeon. He performed my hip replacement exactly as he said he would and I am completely satisfied with my new hip.
San Francisco, CA |
Dr. Hansen and his team responded to my telephone calls in a very timely manner and answered all the questions and concerns I had during my three weeks of rehab. It was reassuring and gave me a sense of safety knowing that they were there for me.
in Aptos, Ca. |
The entire experience from checking in at reception to leaving the appointment is very orderly and efficient. There is never an undue wait time and all staff are very friendly and helpful. I feel very lucky to have such a skilled orthopedic surgeon. Neil van Kaathoven
San Francisco, CA |
Dr. Hansen surgery was great he's very attentive surgeon and excellent bedside manner.
Novato, CA |
Dr. Hansen replaced my right hip six months ago and my left one two weeks ago. I should have done them years ago. I have complete and total trust in him. A very good experience. My hips are like new. The pain is gone and so is my limp. He's compassionate, caring and always open and sincere.
in Vallejo, CA |
My experience with Dr. Hansen was very professional and pleasant. He explained to me what to expect before during and after the procedure.
in Colusa, CA |
The surgery and following care in the hospital was excellent. Dr. Hansen is as skilled as any surgeon can be and he has great bedside manner as well.
in San Jose, CA |
I had a 1st hip replacement 3 years ago with a different doctor (also excellent) but this time around, my recovery time was much faster! I was able to walk on the same day on my own without a cane. The technique he uses is almost miraculous. When I got home 24h later, no one believed I had the surgery! Within a week, i was able to walk 4 miles. He's my hero! Thank you Dr. Hansen.
in Plymouth, CA |
Dr. Hansen operated on my right hip, that had two previous operations done to it. The first being a hip replacement, the second being a fix to the first operation. My wife was so concerned about the 3rd operation, which was replacing the first hip that was put in, she had my brother a Surgeon be at the hospital, during and after the operation. My brother told me Dr. Hansen, and his whole team really impressed him, as being totally professional before, during, and after the long procedure.
in Petaluma, CA |
Dr. Hansen is kind and compassionate as well as very professional. He and UCSF were recommended to me by a family friend who is also a surgeon ( in Ukiah) and I would recommend him highly to anyone needing knee or hip surgery.
in Stockton, CA |
Dr. Hansen in my opinion is the very best othropetic surgeon that l have met and would highly recommend him to others that need knee replacement. I am more than happy with my recent surgery.
Los Banos, CA |
Dr. Hansen and the staff at UCSF are extremely organized and informative. You will know exactly what will be happening, how it will happen and who are the people to contact for your particular questions. After the surgery, Dr. Hansen and the nurses stay in communication via email, health loop and telephone. They immediately respond to any questions you may have and always making you feel at ease.
El Cerrito, CA |
Dr. Hansen seems very knowledgeable and thorough. His answers to questions make sense. Even better is the My Chart system (and the Health Loop) as online tools for patients to get prompt information about any questions, or for the doctor to follow up surgery with advice.
Dr. Hansen and his staff are the best. I won the lottery when Dr. Hansen took my case(turned down by 3 doctors in my area) he was able to repair my damaged hip/pelvic area. At first I wasn't sure if I would like him, he was very serious and professional. After 1-2 visits I realized he is a very caring doctor and wanted me to understand my case wasn't just a normal hip revision. He is wonderful at explaining what will be done during surgery, wonderful with family too. Love him and his staff.
Alameda |
Dr. Hansen is an outstanding surgeon. He just did my hip replacement surgery after doing the first one. The first one is now pretty much pain free, and it was pretty awful about a year ago. A life changer!
San Francisco, CA |
Dr. Hansen and his team were top notch from first consultation to his pre-op and post-op check-in's through his Health Loop portal which allowed for frequent check-in's, almost "instant" responses post-op and excellent overall care. Along with his high level of skills as a surgeon, he has excellent communications skills and is a good listener. His entire team is A-1.
in Salinas, CA |
I have been a patient of Dr. Hansen's since August 2015 when he performed a Hip Revision on my right hip. He also performed a second operation to uniquely repair the Greater Throchanter a month later. By January 2016 I was back at work full time. By the summer of 2016 I was mountain biking 40 to 50 miles a week. I found the knowledge, experience, and empathy for my condition by Dr. Hansen and his staff were instrumental in my recovery. I have returned to all of my normal activities.
in Oakland, CA |
Dr. Hansen and his fabulous team replaced my arthritic right hip. His surgical skills and caring attentiveness made my recovery remarkably easy. Within three weeks of surgery, I returned to my daily hikes in the Woods. And the incision is already barely noticeable...8 weeks out. He's a very good surgeon and a classy human being.
San Jose, CA |
Takes time to sit and address concerns with respectful communication
in San Francisco, CA |
Has an empathic bedside manner that goes a long way!
in San Francisco, CA |
Had total Left hip replacement surgery in February 2016. Great results, minimum pain after the surgery, I was authorized to walk home from the hospital with my hiking stick (2 blocks away from UCSF) the next day after the surgery. Recovery was easy and fast and there is no discrepancy in leg length. Could walk better and was more functional 2 weeks post-surgery then i was prior to the surgery. Thank you DR Hansen
in Sebastopol, CA |
Dr Hansen and his staff are top notch! I was treated with care and consideration towards my multiple operations. Pre and Post appointment easily scheduled as were the dates of surgery. Maria always on top of these and always returned my calls. Happy to walk once again all because he believed in me after I once let him down. Forever grateful to him and his staff for I will dance this summer with my niece at her Quinceañera!!
in Oakland, CA |
Dr. Hansen is very professional. He spends enough time with me to both explain what needs to be done and to allow me to both digest what's been said as well to ask questions. The office staff is very friendly and efficient. It's fast and easy to schedule appointments and you won't have to wait a long time for your scheduled visit.
in El Sobrante, CA |
Dr. Hansen is knowledgable, professional, personable and he truly cares about a patients quality of life and care. He performed a right knee implant and my quality of life without major pain is gone. I still have a few more months of rehab but I was truly blessed to have such a great surgeon and his staff are amazing. Dr. Hansen is a shining star in the UCSF system and along with his caring staff it's such a nice relief to know I am being cared for by the best of the best.
in San Francisco, CA |
Gratitude. I cannot over state how positive my experience with UCSF & particularly Dr. Hansen has been. My experience was one of declining, debilitating, ever-more painful issues with my left hip. It affected every aspect of my life. The pain manifested itself in my butt, hip, back, down the leg, My muscles were atrophying. My range of motion severely limited. It was on my mind continually. I couldn't stand nor sit and have a dinner or conversation or concentrated work without gritting my teet
in San Mateo, CA |
Dr. Erik Hansen is an amazing human being and a gifted surgeon. In 2015 I had 2 total knee replacement surgeries and he was extremely patient with each case and treated me with respect for each surgery and didn't just assume that I knew everything from the previous experience. He spent a lot of time explaining everything. Dr. Hansen is personable and does his job with integrity and professionalism--not easy to find in tandem. I recommend wholeheartedly Dr. Hansen for any type of surgery.
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Dr. Hansen accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Hansen has admitting privileges

UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus
505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143
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