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Dr. John Dearborn, MD

Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 53

Dr. Dearborn

Dearborn & Associates Institute for Joint Restoration

1706 El Camino Real # 101 Menlo Park, CA 94027

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Dr. John Dearborn, MD is a reconstructive orthopedic surgery specialist in Menlo Park, CA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in reconstructive orthopedic surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.


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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Dearborn's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
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Dr. Dearborn treats Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Dearborn treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dearborn treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Dearborn treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dearborn treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Dearborn treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Dearborn's conditions and procedures:

  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Computer-Assisted Total Hip Replacement
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement, Cemented
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • Image-Guided Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Posterior Mini-Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Prosthetic Joint Mechanical Failure
  • Revision of Failed Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement Revision

About Me

I love what I get to do with and for my patients. Fortunately, joint replacement is a generally reliable procedure, so we focus our attention first on whether surgery is the best option, and second, getting the procedure done in the least invasive wa...

Specialties

  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1997
Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Ucsf Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1992
Ucsf Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1991
University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1987
Stanford University
Undergraduate School
1997
1996
1992
1991
1987

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1987
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1991

Dr. Dearborn's Reviews

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I had total right knee replacement in Nov, 2018. Dr Dearborn took time to explain my knee problem, the recommended procedure, and answered my questions. Pre and post op care very comprehensive. He has a complete team. As I reside out of CA, he made sure I have the appropriate people to see, and a full follow up until I have completed the necessary PT and am back to normal. Dr Dearborn also has an excellent front office staff. Everyone Is professional, courteous and prompt in making appointments, returning phone calls. I highly recommend Dr Dearborn without any reservation.
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Dr Dearborn & Team...incredible experience! I had my left knee replacement...detail, caring, excellent Care!
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Warning: Despite my good physical condition and excellent health, I have yet to recovery from the TKR performed by Dr. Dearborn in Sept. 2014, and never will. Trouble began with a massive hematoma in the surgery site within the first week. His post-op follow-up was very poor. I have subsequently suffered the pain and expense of two further surgeries to repair, and ultimately to remove and replace the prothesis placed by Dr. Dearborn. At no point has he taken any responsibility for my problem.
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I'm afraid that John has lost his personal touch with his patients. My follow up has not been good. At 12 weeks, I was told by his PA that everything looked good and that where I was at 12 weeks was as good as it was going to get. Really? I have called twice with some questions and never received a call back. I haven't had any contact from the staff since the 12 week appointment (took 10 minute after a 3 hour drive.) I like Dearborn as a person, but his operation has gone downhill.
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Had bilateral knee replacement in July of 2015 and it was 100% successful.
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I just had my second hip replaced with Dr. Dearborn. I had a right hip replacement done two years ago with perfect results, and now am almost two weeks out since my left hip surgery. I literally have to remind myself to take my cane. The biggest problem is that you tend to feel too good and have to remember that you are recovering from major surgery. I thoroughly researched this physician prior to scheduling. He is without a doubt the best!
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Dr. Dearborn replaced my left knee. It has been swollen and in pain for four years. My new Doctor, stated, "this kind of movement is not normal at all, it is almost like "you are walking on stilts" each step. He determined that the polyethylene spacer in knee joint is too thine replaced it with one 4 cm thicker. Now I am pain free for,the firest time in four years.
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Conduits for miracles from heaven that give us our lives back. That’s exactly how I feel about Dr. John T. Dearborn and his exceptional staff at IJR after experiencing two hip joint replacements within 8 weeks of each other in July and September of 2016. This man is not only a stellar surgeon, but a person who genuinely cares deeply about you and how he could enhance your quality of life. I am well on my way to once again walking 3 miles in 45 minutes – a perfect cardio work-out!
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Honest, upstanding surgeon who is very skilled and has assembled an amazing team. When things get rocky he hangs in there with you. Some other reviewers seem to be projecting disappointment for rough recovery courses on Dr. Dearborn himself. My advice would be to go into surgery with realistic expectations. Talk to Dearborn or someone that you can trust if something goes sideways.
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Dr. Dearborn performed a knee replacement on my right leg. I had nothing but extreme pain, swelling and after a year of agony I was forced to have the knee Dr. Dearborn put in replaced. He was attentive before my surgery but as soon as I had a problem he refused to see me and wanted me to speak only to his P.A. I would NEVER recommend him to anyone. When I finally did get to see him he literally just shrugged his shoulders and said "It happens in 5% of cases" and walked out of the room!
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When his surgeries go wrong, he has no compassion or follow up with his patients.
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