Dr. Erik Stark, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. Erik Stark, MD
Dr. Erik Stark, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Oceanside, CA. He has been practicing for 16 years. Dr. Stark is affiliated with Tri - City Medical Center and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas.

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
Oceanside, CA |
Dr. Stark is an extremely knowledgeable doctor and a skillful surgeon, and I would highly recommend him to anyone facing orthopedic surgery. He is thorough and thoughtful in his approach to treatment, and sets high expectations for recovery. My procedure (MCL/PCL replacement) was intensive, but went great and I am feeling strong and stable. Range of motion is increasing, and the outcome is positive. I appreciate Dr. Stark's confidence, positive attitude, and encouragement along the way.
Dr. Stark is my surgeon for my ACL reconstruction. From day 1 he was very informative, professional, and knowledgeable about my issue. Throughout pre op and post op he would answer all my questions and would explain everything that he and his staff were doing or were going to do. My physical therapist who has never met Dr. Stark said he could tell he is an excellent surgeon. My knee has range of motion and extension and pain level of week 6, but I am actually only 3 weeks post surgery
in Oceanside, CA |
I had stem/cell therapy on both knees and my Achilles tendon. Dr. Stark did an excellent job and the results were amazing. Five weeks after the procedure I am pain free and have resumed all normal activities. Fantastic!
in Carlsbad, CA |
rot. cuff surgery resulting in ongoing problem with right bicep muscle, pain when lifting med. weight items.
in Fallbrook CA |
Dr Stark is an energetic doctor that takes pride in performing surgery at an incredible machine like speed on a factory conveyor. If your surgery has complications he assumes he did his job and physical therapy will fix it. I had painful complications and he didn't dig to solve. I was sent to a pain Dr to mask the pain. Another Dr identified that I was bleeding internally for 8 months. I had three solid stints surgically inserted to stop bleeding. I suffered 8 months as he was too busy to care
in Carlsbad, CA |
Dr Stark is awesome! Listens, takes his time explaining options and is very gentle. I am 51yo athlete and Dr Stark keeps me moving year after year. I have an old bone on bone artritic knee and hes done a clean up/orthoscooic surgery, cortizone, PRP and gel. Ive rev6ered all my friends and they love him too!
in Vista, CA |
I heard about Dr. Stark from two happy customers. Went for my first visit and he was very thorough and gave me options on what I could do. I opted for the PRP. I was very nervous as I heard it was super painful through a few people and a doctor. Staff was great. Dr. Stark came in and was funny and at ease and explained the procedure would take 30 seconds. It truly didn't even hurt much and it was fast. It was so quick and he was absolutely AMAZING! I would recommend Dr. Stark in a heartbeat!
San Marcos, CA |
Had a PRP injection to my shoulder. Took the time to go over MRI. Was a very easy procedure for me. Great care
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Dr. Stark'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

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


  • Medical School
    SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)

    Graduated in 2001

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • 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
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate