Dr. John Dearborn, MD

Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
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Dr. John Dearborn, MD
Dr. John Dearborn, MD is an adult reconstructive orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Fremont, CA. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Dearborn is affiliated with Washington Hospital.

Dearborn-Sah Institute for Joint Restoration

2000 Mowry Ave

Fremont, CA 94538

Contact Information

(510) 818-7200

Dr. John Dearborn, MD

Dr. John Dearborn, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint
  • Worker's Compensation

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Care Philosophy

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 on whether surgery is right for the patient. We spend a great deal of time aligning patient expectations with the reality of what these procedures can deliver, based on our current outcomes and research. Some patients have had replacements elsewhere that have not worked well. We specialize in analyzing the reasons why and developing a corrective plan.
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Dr. Dearborn's Experience

Dr. Dearborn's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Prosthetic Joint Mechanical Failure


  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Birmingham Hip Resurfacing
  • Computer-Assisted Total Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement, Cemented
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • Image-Guided Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Posterior Mini-Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Revision of Failed Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement Revision

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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1987
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1991
Media & Publications

Dr. Dearborn has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dearborn's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dearborn to family and friends
based on 54 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Dearborn's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in San Jose, CA |
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!
Pebble Beach, CA |
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.
in Walnut Creek, CA |
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!
in Blossom Valley, CA |
Conduits for miracles from heaven that give us our lives back. That’s how I feel about Dr. John Dearborn & his exceptional staff at the Institute for Joint Restoration after two hip joint replacements within 8 weeks of each other in July & September of 2015. He was relaxed, unhurried & personally wrote down all the answers to my questions on the list I handed him. I am now well on my way to walking 3 miles in 45 minutes – a perfect cardio work-out. He said I can dance again & I intend to!
Walnut Creek, CA |
Don't use this doctor! He never checked on me once after my surgery. . After Dr. Dearborn had performed the surgery he kept referring me to his P/A. I was in so much pain, and finally another physician discovered the joint had come loose and a year later I had to have the knee replacement replaced again! It was a very painful experience. I would not recommend this Doctor to anyone!
Sunnyvale, CA |
When his surgeries go wrong, he has no compassion or follow up with his patients.
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Dr. Dearborn accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint
  • Worker's Compensation
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Hospitals where Dr. Dearborn has admitting privileges

Washington Hospital
2000 Mowry Ave
Fremont, CA 94538
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