Dr. George J. Lian, MD

Dr. George J. Lian, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 62 years old

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Mark Endicott, MD
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  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Sharon was very nice when I made my sons appointment. When I got there I didn't have the paperwork because I misunderstood. She was very rude that I didn't follow her directions. Her line always goes to voicemail when you call. Then if she calls you back and you don't answer she gets annoyed. Dr. Lian was a nice guy and I felt good about his expertise, but I will not go back because Sharon is a real hassle to deal with.
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bunionette
  • Bursitis
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Claw Toe
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peroneal Muscular Atrophy
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Rupture
  • Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Ruptured Tendon
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

Procedures Performed

  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle Arthrodesis
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Anterior Tibial Tendon Repair
  • Arm Surgery
  • Bone Graft Havesting
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bunionette Correction
  • Calcaneal Osteotomy
  • Clawtoe Correction Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • First MTP Arthrodesis
  • First MTP Cheilectomy
  • 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 and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hindfoot Fusion
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fusion
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Metatarsal Surgery
  • Midfoot Fracture and-or Dislocation Surgery
  • Midfoot Fusion
  • Morton’s Neuroma Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Ankle Fracture
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Metatarsal Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peroneal Tendon Surgery
  • Posterior Heel Spur Surgery
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Reconstruction
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Forefoot Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Subtalar Arthrodesis
  • Talo-Navicular Arthrodesis
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Triple Arthrodesis

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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    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.

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1983

  • Internship Hospital
    UCLA Center Of Health Sciences

    Completed in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    UCLA Center Of Health Sciences

    Completed in 1988

  • Fellowship Hospital
    UCLA Center Of Health Sciences

    Completed in 1989

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

    The California Orthopaedic Association is the largest statewide association representing orthopaedic surgeons in California. Orthopaedic surgeons evaluate and treat all types of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. This includes surgical and non-surgical treatment of the spine, hip, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow and hand. The Association assists our members by providing continuing medical education and other resources that enhance their ability to provide high value quality health care.

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Lian's Care Philosophy

My goal is to help you to understand your problem, and advise you about the treatment options.  I determine what is bothering you the most, define what your problem is, and explain to you the benefits and consequences of the different treatment options.  Together, we can decide what will be the best treatment plan, and then proceed with that.