Dr. Jason E. Lake, MD

Dr. Jason E. Lake, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 39 years old

Few people work the same job for 30-35 years. Physicians are an exception to this rule. I think that one of the big reasons for this is the rewarding nature of a good doctor-patient relationship. As an Orthopedic Surgeon, my success is measured by how well I can improve (or prevent decline of the function of my patients. Though I am a surgeon, I believe that most orthopaedic problems can be treated by nonsurgical measures such as orthotics, therapy, injections, medications, etc. My patients are surgical candidates when nonsurgical methods are failing and when the patient tells me that they are ready for surgery. Throughout treatment, I hope to develop a relationship with my patients based on two-way communication. Decision for surgery is made jointly with the patient because it is such an important decision. I believe that maintaining this healthy doctor-patient relationship will make my job just as rewarding in 30 years as it is now.Read more

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Few people work the same job for 30-35 years. Physicians are an exception to this rule. I think that one of the big reasons for this is the rewarding nature of a good doctor-patient relationship. As an Orthopedic Surgeon, my success is measured by how well I can improve (or prevent decline of the function of my patients. Though I am a surgeon, I believe that most orthopaedic problems can be treated by nonsurgical measures such as orthotics, therapy, injections, medications, etc. My patients are surgical candidates when nonsurgical methods are failing and when the patient tells me that they are ready for surgery. Throughout treatment, I hope to develop a relationship with my patients based on two-way communication. Decision for surgery is made jointly with the patient because it is such an important decision. I believe that maintaining this healthy doctor-patient relationship will make my job just as rewarding in 30 years as it is now.Read more

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based on 331 total surveys (32 with reviews)
Dr. Lake's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Answers Questions
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  • Time well spent
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Patient Reviews (32)
in Gold Canyon az |
Couldn't be more happy with my experience with Dr Lake and his staff, corrected my mallet toes both at the same time-the care I received from pre op appointment thru surgery and follow up care was second to none and the job done on my toes was well above par. Thank you again Dr Lake
in Scottsdale, AZ |
My great experience with Dr Lake started as soon as I arrived at ck in. The ladies at the front desk/ck in were the best. My first meeting with Dr Lake was just what I had hope for, confidence and honesty. I need a complicated procedure and within 5 minutes we knew we had the right Dr. From there everything went great. He is the best. Thank you everyone at Dr Lakes office.
in Mesa, AZ |
I had an excellent experience with Dr Lake. I had fractured my tibia, he explained clearly why the best treatment would be placement of screws versus just casting. I was very satisfied with the speed of my treatment , the professional, yet friendly staff. I never had long wait times in the waiting area.. When I had questions, he listened and answered. Overall it was a positive experience .
in Gilbert, AZ |
Dr. Lake and his staff were a pleasure to deal with from day 1. The ER doctor referred me to another doctor, who could not handle the surgery on my broken ankle. Thankfully, that office referred me to Dr. Lake. Upon calling Dr. Lake's office, they were able to get me in that same day. Everything with surgery, recovery, and follow-up appointments went as smoothly as possible.
in Maricopa, Az |
Dr. Lake and his staff saw me for a work-related injury of my left ankle. I had so much pain and difficulty walking when I first saw him. After his care and surgical intervention as well as excellent PT from Jon and his staff, I am 110% better with no residual pain. I highly recommend Dr Lake to anyone needing orthopedic care
in Mesa, AZ |
Very knowledgeable and patient Helped me understand all my options clearly and really made me a part of the process. Have already recommended Dr. Lake to others!
in Phoenix, AZ |
Dr. Lake gave me advice and options regarding a frequently dislocation in one of my toes. After presenting all of the options, we decided on a surgery to correct the issue. Fantastic service from him and his entire office.
in Chandler, AZ |
I found Dr. Lake through my insurance provider and I must say that I am highly satisfied and happy that I went with him for my procedure. Dr. Lake proved to be extremely knowledgeable and caring throughout the entire process. He is very experienced and had a detailed plan after the initial visit. He was thorough in his explanation of the procedure, caring for it, and ensuring that I was not doing anything to put myself in further risk post-op. I would recommend him to anyone!
Gilbert, AZ |
It was great!
in Chandler, AZ |
Doctor Lake provides the utmost attention to the patients needs. He was my second opinion doc and I felt very confident with the diagnosis and treatment plan. Surgery went accordingly with a good outcome in correcting the problem. Visits post op were alternated with Jared his assistant. Who appeared comptetant.
in Queen Creek, AZ |
From my first visit to my last, Dr. Lake was very informative about my condition, Surgery needed and rehabilitation required. Surgery was not the first choice and all options were explored prior to surgery. I am now 4 months post op and have completed a successful rehabilitation. I am grateful for Dr. Lake and his team for their skill, professionalism and passion. I would not hesitate to go back. Thank you Dr. Lake!
in Chandler, AZ |
I broke my leg playing football and Dr. Lake along with his staff was able to get me into surgery just four days after the injury. Now almost six months later, I am returning to the field even though I have a plate and eight screws in my leg. I was able to make a quick recovery from the surgery and make tremendous strides in the overall experience which included building my strength back up. While I am still not 100 percent, I would not even be close to where I am if it were not for Dr. Lake
in Scottsdale, AZ |
I had two surgerys with Dr.Lake. I had massive hardware put in and then taken out 6 months later. I had pain 24/7 after the hardware was taken out. I had many visits to his office expressing this. He gave me some cortosoin shots, but you can not keep doing this for pain. He did not help me for pain. I went to another orthopod and he preformed another surgery. I am great now. No pain and living a normal life. I am very disapointted in Dr. Lake. and if I had to do over I would NEVER have seen him.
in Gilbert, AZ |
I had a severe accident in which I broke my fibula, dislocated my ankle, broke the bottom of my foot and tore exterior & interior ligaments. As bad and as painful as the accident was, Dr. Lake managed to repair me with amazing results. He was honest about options and possible complications, very thorough in discussing my treatment plan, and made time to see me when I needed to come in for unscheduled appts. His bedside manner was great...kind, compassionate, even a little funny. Highly recommen
in Chandler, AZ |
FIRST Dr's diagnosis was a Jones fracture, cast&surgery w/crutches for 16 weeks (no weight bearing). 2ND OPINION was with Dr. Lake & I was AMAZED, he said it was a psuedo Jones fracture & I DIDN'T NEED SURGERY. Dr. Lake removed my cast, put me in a walking boot & in a shoe 3 wks later. Dr. Lake thoroughly reviewed why he didn't recommend surgery and I was confident of his decision. I felt extremely well cared for & highly recommend Dr. Lake. Wow, No surgery and he shortened my recovery 13wks.
Gilbert, AZ |
Dr. Lake was extremely friendly and very informative on how my procedure would go step by step. He always answered my questions or concerns honestly and I never felt uneasy about my ankle recovery.
in Gilbert, AZ |
I had broken my ankle months before and had been seeing a podiatrist. I was neither diagnosed nor treated correctly and my ankle was not healing. I went to see Dr. Lake and was immediately told about my misdiagnosed ankle. I needed surgery to have 4 pins placed. The surgery went very well and I am finally healing. It has been a long 8th month process but is finally over. I would go back to see Dr. Lake again in a minute. Very professional as is his whole staff.
in Mesa, AZ |
Dr. Lake was very professional and clear with us on options. He was great in explaining things to us and taking time with us. Everything went smoothly and we appreciate all the great staff that he has. The experience was a good one.
in Mesa, AZ |
Dr. Lake made my surgery basically pain free. The scar is minimal and I feel like my leg never broke. I recommend him highly.
in Mesa, AZ |
After breaking my ankle in 3 places, a doctor friend recommended I see Dr. Lake for surgery. I'm so grateful I followed through on the referral - Dr. Lake's expertise in treating ankle injuries was evident from the moment I stepped through the door. My ankle was put back in place within a week, and the post-surgery follow-up care I received was excellent. The care i received from Dr. Lake and the team at OrthoArizona - Mezona made all the difference in having me resume activities in record time.
in Chandler, AZ |
Dr Lake and his staff did a great job making sure all my questions were answered, that i understood my injury, and the options I had to fix my ankle. He offered surgical and non-surgical options with complete expectations of the results from each option. Dr Lake is both professional and personable which gave me great confidence and comfort with his recommendations and in his skills as a surgeon. I appreciate that he runs on time with office visits.
in Gilbert, AZ |
Dr. Lake and his staff were very kind and sincere about my son's injury and general concerns. He took the time to clearly explain what our options were and the long-term effects that could be expected, based on our options. I would highly recommend Dr. Lake and his office for any Orthopedic surgery case. Thank you so much again for taking care of us!
in Florence, AZ |
Dr. Lake explained in detail, as well as the reason for his decisions, regarding what he was going to do during my foot surgery. On all of the follow-up appointments he and his staff and PA were very helpful, friendly and thorough. You couldn't ask for more. I would suggest Dr. Lake to anyone in need of his services.
in Glendale, AZ |
For my first surgery ever, Dr.Lake left me feeling comfortable in having my foot get back to 100% normal. He answered all my question with conference and helped me understand the process of what recovery would be like. Very friendly would highly recommend.
in Gilbert, AZ |
Dr. Lake has helped both my wife and I recover from ankle and toe injuries. His surgical abilities are unquestionable, because we both had full recoveries. His bedside manner is fantastic, which made asking questions and choosing between treatment options very easy. I would return to Dr. Lake if I am unfortunate enough to injure my foot again.
in Chandler, AZ |
He was thourough and showed care and concern for Keagan. All of the staff was very pleasant. Great experience in the midst of a difficult injury.
in Queen creek, az |
Dr. Lake was amazing, he helped my son get back to the way he was prior to the injury.
in Mesa, AZ |
Dr. Lake and the rest of the Mezona staff were great from initial diagnosis through surgery and physical therapy. I would recommend Dr. Lake to anyone with minor aches and pains or serious injuries like my ruptured achilles.
in Tempe, AZ |
I had a very painful left ankle that had a cyst in the talus bone with a lesion and damaged cartilage. Dr. Lake was able to do a bone graft and replace the damaged cartilage too. I had to have my tibia cut in order to get to the cyst. It was a very extensive surgery and one of the biggest Dr. Lake had operated on. 4 months out and I'm walking again! It still swells up when I use it alot, but it feels so much better already! Healing for this takes 1-2 years, so I'm doing great! Thanks Dr. Lake!
in Mesa, AZ |
I am recommending a friend today for surgery, I am that confident in Doctor Lake. He did a great job with my daughters broken toe. I am completely confident in his ability both as a doctor and surgeon.
Phoenix, AZ |
He was efficient yet thorough about explaining my condition, plantar fasciitis. The way he explained the treatment plan made sense to me and I got significantly better after 2 visits
Gilbert, AZ |
I had an acute plantar fascia injury that resulted in plantar fasciitis. He explained to me what the diagnosis meant and how it is treated. He also explained why surgery is a last resort and he would treat this conservatively for as long as possible. After 3 months my symptoms improved and I'm walking and feeling 100 times better!
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Dr. Lake's Care Philosophy

Few people work the same job for 30-35 years.  Physicians are an exception to this rule.  I think that one of the big reasons for this is the rewarding nature of a good doctor-patient relationship.  As an Orthopedic Surgeon, my success is measured by how well I can improve (or prevent decline of the function of my patients. Though I am a surgeon, I believe that most orthopaedic problems can be treated by nonsurgical measures such as orthotics, therapy, injections, medications, etc.  My patients are surgical candidates when nonsurgical methods are failing and when the patient tells me that they are ready for surgery.  Throughout treatment, I hope to develop a relationship with my patients based on two-way communication. Decision for surgery is made jointly with the patient because it is such an important decision.  I believe that maintaining this healthy doctor-patient relationship will make my job just as rewarding in 30 years as it is now.

Dr. Lake'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
  •  Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Physican of the Month, Banner Gateway Medical Center, 2011
    • Summa Cum Laude, 2004
    • Alpha Omega Alpha, 2003
    • Elected Chief Resident, 2008
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Contracture
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Amputated Toe
  • Ankle Defects - Short Stature
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bunionette
  • Bursitis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Pain
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot Wounds
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hallux Limitus
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Toe Sprain
  • Ulcer of Foot

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Arizona

    Graduated in 2004

  • Internship Hospital
    Campbell Clinic/UT-Memphis

    Completed in 2005

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Tennessee College of Medicine

    Completed in 2009

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Cleveland Clinic

    Completed in 2010

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Arizona

    Graduated in 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Podiatric Foot Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Achilles Tendon Surgery
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Amputation
  • Ankle Arthrodesis
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Calcaneal Osteotomy
  • Corrective Foot Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot Care
  • Foot Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Metatarsal Osteotomy
  • Metatarsal Surgery
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Neuroplasty
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Metatarsal Fracture
  • Permanent Nail Removal
  • Peroneal Tendon Surgery
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Reconstructive Foot Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Toenail Removal
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate