Dr. John Dearborn, MD

Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 54
  
Dr. Dearborn
Accepting new patients

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 over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine medical school in 1991. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Community Hospital Of The Monterey Peninsula and John Muir Medical Center - Walnut Creek. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Dearborn to book an appointment.


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Dr. Dearborn accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Dearborn's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
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

Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
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very high

Treatment Frequency

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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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

Dr. Dearborn's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Replacement
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement Revision
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Dearborn's Reviews

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My experience with Dr. John Dearborn was exceptional, and better than I had anticipated. His skill and ability to communicate with his patients is remarkable, and his staff his extremely competent and most professional. I feel fortunate to have been recommended to his firm for my hip replacement, and would recommend him to any and all who seek such care.
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Had a knee replacement about three years ago. Everything is perfect. Very satisfied.
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Carolyn Muterspaw – Feb 05, 2020
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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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L Shumate in Portland, OR – Jun 02, 2019
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Dr Dearborn & Team...incredible experience! I had my left knee replacement...detail, caring, excellent Care!
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May 25, 2019
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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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Jerry Hitchcock in Salinas , CA – Jul 25, 2018
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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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Annette Dickson in Salinas – Jul 14, 2018
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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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BK in Eagle, ID – Nov 19, 2017
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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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Nancy Jo Hinsen in San Jose, CA – Aug 24, 2017
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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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Pebble Beach, CA – Jun 25, 2017
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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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Sandra N. in Walnut Creek, CA – Apr 13, 2017
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When his surgeries go wrong, he has no compassion or follow up with his patients.
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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...Read more

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

Awards

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

Media & Publications

  • See my CV at www.johntdearbornmd.com,

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Dearborn & Associates Institute for Joint Restoration

Menlo Park Office1706 El Camino Real # 101 Menlo Park, CA 94027
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 12:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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John Dearborn2000 Mowry Ave Fremont, CA 94538
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Community Hospital Of The Monterey Peninsula

Monterey, CA

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)

John Muir Medical Center - Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek, CA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Mills-Peninsula Medical Center

Burlingame, CA

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Stanford Hospital and Clinics

Stanford, CA

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Washington Hospital

Fremont, CA

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)