Dr. George Tischenko, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Muir Orthopedic Specialists 2625 Shadelands Dr Ste 210 Walnut Creek, CA 94598 Get Directions
Dr. George Tischenko, MD
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.

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Dr. Tischenko's Care Philosophy

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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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
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Lafayette, CA |
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 with my recovery. It was not an easy surgery, but completely successful. I was in pain with every step for before surgery and less than a year later I am pain free and can walk over 6 miles with no issues
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Dr. Tischenko says...

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.

Dr. Tischenko's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Tischenko says...

Dr. Tischenko practices general orthopedic surgery with a special interest in sports medicine and total joint replacement.

Dr. Tischenko'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
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

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
  • 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
  • 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 Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1983

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of California San Francisco

    Completed in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    Moffitt Hospital University Of Ca

    Completed in 1984

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of San Francisco

    Graduated in 1979

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate