Dr. Francis Gonzales, MD

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Dr. Francis Gonzales, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in San Diego, CA. Dr. Gonzales has more experience with Hip & Pelvic Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gonzales to book an appointment.

Dr. Gonzales

University of California San Diego

350 Dickinson St Ste 121 San Diego, CA 92103
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (7)
  • Explained conditions well (7)
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  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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Dr. Gonzales performed knee replacement on my left knee. I am very satisfied with the results and I found him to be caring, interested in my progress and an all around fine Dr. I would recommend him to anyone needing a knee replacement.
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Jim B – Oct 01, 2019
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Dr. Gonzales performed a total knee replacement on my right knee in 2018 and will be doing the other knee soon. The first one was a huge success and I now have full range of motion and no more pain and have no worries about the next one. There was no pain in the hospital and was discharged the next day. Rehab was a long haul but very successful outcome. I would highly recommend Dr. Gonzales for this procedure.
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Karl in Encinitas, CA – Jan 23, 2019
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This doctor is very full of himself, stating that he is the best. He has no consideration or compassion for the pain he causes. In cases that involve risks, he will continue to just lead a person on, then just hours before surgery, cancel it all. He will flat out lie to a person. There is NO way this doctor can be considered "good". I would never recommend him.
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Richard E. in El Cajon, Ca. – Jan 13, 2018
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Dr Gonzales is a wonderful Dr he's young and knows what he's doing! He did a total hip replacement with a pretty rod down my leg to make me even! And it works FANTASTIC!!! I highly recommend this Dr if your having your having any kind of replacement surgery! He's #1 in my Book! Thanks Dr Gonzales
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Sherri Vinsant in El Cajon, CA – Mar 22, 2017
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I am 70+. I had a hip replaced several years ago. It is perfect. I was doing light exercise in a month and was back to competing in three months. I make no concessions for the hip and I usually don't remember that I had anything done. I have been returned 1005 back to normal. Gonzales was terrific! thoughtfully explained procedures and consequences and apparently did a spectacularly successful hip replacement. Dr. Gonzales, should you ever read this--- Thank you!!
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Daniel WUlbert in Cardiff, CA – Feb 07, 2017
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This surgeon was recommended by a anesthesia MD that is a friend of my son's. He was clear on the procedure and expected outcome. Since I am a RN, I did significant research on who and where I would have my surgery done. I wanted the anterior approach by an experienced surgron due to expected faster recovery and a hospital with low infection rate. He fit the bill. I am very pleased with my decision and outcome. Great hospital staff, if I ever need the other hip replaced, Dr. Francis Gonzales!!
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Kristine Wright in Thousand Oaks, Ca. – Dec 12, 2016
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Francis Gonzales, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in adult hip and knee joint replacement surgery. Dr. Gonzales is fellowship-trained...Read more


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications


  • English
  • Spanish


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Does Dr. Francis Gonzales, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Gonzales has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Francis Gonzales, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Gonzales frequently treats Hip & Pelvic Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Gonzales specializes.

Where is Dr. Francis Gonzales, MD's office located?

Dr. Gonzales' office is located at 350 Dickinson St Ste 121, San Diego, CA 92103. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Francis Gonzales, MD speak?

Dr. Gonzales speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Gonzales

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Gonzales treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Gonzales treats other conditions, please contact the office at (619) 543-6312.

Hip & Pelvic Surgery

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip & Pelvic Surgery specialists.

Dr. Gonzales treats at a

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Total Hip Replacement
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Hip Replacement
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
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Dr. Gonzales' conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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(619) 543-6312

Dr. Gonzales accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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University of California San Diego350 Dickinson St Ste 121 San Diego, CA 92103