Dr. Erik Schnaser, MD

Dr. Erik Schnaser, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 38
Dr. Erik Schnaser, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Rancho Mirage, CA and has been practicing for 4 years. He graduated from University Of Nevada School Of Medicine in 2007 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics.Read his story

39000 Bob Hope Dr

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Contact Information

(760) 568-2684

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Schnaser performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Hip Replacement
very high
more than 92% of peers
Knee Replacement
more than 86% of peers
Arthritis of the Elbow
more than 66% of peers

Dr. Schnaser's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Schnaser's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Schnaser "Erik Allen Schnaser, M.D. is a fellowship trained hip and knee replacement surgeon. He specializes in adult hip and knee disorders including pre-arthritic and arthritic conditions. He has a special interest in patient specific instrumentation, surgical navigation, robotic surgery, as well as taking care of and revising patients with failing or failed total joint replacements. His surgical skill set includes, but is not limited to total hip replacements, total knee replacements, partial knee replacements, knee arthroscopies, total hip revisions, total knee revisions, and lower extremity traumatic injuries. Dr. Schnaser is originally from Carson City, Nevada and is the son of an orthopedic surgeon. He received his Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry at the University of Southern California and then attended medical school at the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine. He then completed a surgical internship and an orthopedic surgical residency at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. Following his residency, Dr. Schnaser completed a Fellowship in adult hip and knee reconstruction at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Dr. Schnaser is particularly interested in researching clinical outcomes after hip and knee replacements. He believes that patient specific instrumentation, navigation, and robotics have the potential to increase patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes following joint replacement surgery. He has given over 20 national and international presentations stemming from his research, has authored several peer reviewed publications, and has written book chapters on the subject of joint replacement surgery. He was a member of the America Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon's Research Development Committee and has spent time on Capitol Hill in order to ensure that the National Institutes of Health continues to receive research support for musculoskeletal conditions."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Schnaser ""The great thing about specializing in hip and knee replacements is that these procedures truly have the ability to give patients their lives back. Few careers are this rewarding." "

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Schnaser does not have any board certifications listed.

24  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Hammer Toe
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Knee Injuries
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spondylitis
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture

12  Procedures

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 Southern California
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • University Of Nevada School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Weil Medical College of Cornell
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Schnaser has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Schnaser has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Schnaser's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schnaser to family and friends
16 total reviews (13 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Schnaser'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 (13)

After a months of research and reaching out to friends regarding hip surgeons and the various procedures available I chose Dr Schnaser to perform an anterior (right) hip replacement. The process went very well and now four months post surgery I am back on the local hiking trails and playing tennis...more
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Calm and capable, this surgeon is wonderful! His bedside manner is excellent, My mom fell and broke her hip. Dr.Schnauser performed full hip replacement the next day, and my mom is doing remarkably well just three days later! She wants Dr. Schnauser to do both knee replacements! Very likeable,...more
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Dr. Schnaser just completed a revision of my first hip replacement from 2009. It had come loose and he needed to remove and replace the components. He was completely confident that he could repair my hip and relieve my pain. He is an angel. He was not the original surgeon on this hip, but he...more
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Dr. Schnaser is a very compassionate and kind surgeon. His bedside manner should be a template for all physicians. He truly understands the pain involved in joint replacements, particularly knee replacements and doesn't try to minimize the trauma involved. He makes himself totally available and...more
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Dr seems a bit unprofessional in explaining your results to you ,we left thinking that my knees did not have any real issues but bone scan and me is clearly show different and then he recommends steroid injections to knees (and that was a whole different story)His staff is just ridiculous they do...more
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