Dr. George Tischenko, MD

Dr. George Tischenko, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 61
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Dr. George Tischenko, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Walnut Creek, CA and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

2625 Shadelands Dr Ste 210

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Admar
  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benefit Panel Services
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
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Top Care Areas

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

Adhesive Capsulitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
very high
more than 92% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 91% of peers

Dr. Tischenko'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. Tischenko's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Tischenko "Dr. Tischenko began practicing orthopedic surgery in 1988 after earning his Medical Degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completing his internship and residency at the University of California, San Francisco. This prepared him for a challenging position as an Associate Professor of Trauma Orthopedics at Stanford University Medical Center, where his commitment and compassion inspired both patients and peers."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Tischenko "Dr. Tischenko applies skill and sensitivity daily to his practice. Personable and family-oriented, Dr. Tischenko is well respected for his ability to design solid treatment programs that get results.

Dr. Tischenko ensures new patients have their condition explained in detail, frequently with the use of models, diagrams, and/or handouts. He then discusses with the patient and family members the possible treatments. When a particular treatment is not proving to be effective for patients, he discusses alternative treatment programs in order to help patients through their injury or chronic problem.

Dr. Tischenko often manages his patients conservatively, without surgery initially. However, if surgery is indeed the best option, then it is clearly recommended. He understands the faith and trust that goes with allowing him to be your orthopedic provider, so he promises to do his best to uphold that trust in a professional and compassionate manner."

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

93  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
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33  Procedures

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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.

Education

  • University Of San Francisco
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • University Of California San Francisco
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Moffitt Hospital University Of Ca
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tischenko has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Tischenko's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tischenko to family and friends
14 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (13)
  • 4
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  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Tischenko's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr Tischenko replaced my severely damaged right knee a year ago. The results are truly truly delightful!. The transition from painfully limping to comfortably walking, working and exercising is remarkable. I was back exercising and driving in about a month. The scar is barely visible.
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Dr. Tischenko is very talented and also kind, communicative and not in a rush for surgery. We tried several rounds of shots and physical therapy before we together agreed it was time for a total knee replacement. He explained what I could expect from the day of surgery as well as what to expect...more
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