Dr. John G. De Santis, DO

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Dr. John G. De Santis, DO

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Desert Orthopedic Center 39000 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 Get Directions
(760) 568-2684

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"The most rewarding part of hip and knee reconstruction is hearing from patients how happy they are that they can...   Read More

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      3.5 based on 35 responses
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      in Palm Springs, CA |
      He was professional and courteous
      in Indio, CA |
      I went to Dr. De Santis because he had treated my wife so successfully and compassionately for a knee meniscus issue. My hip was causing me to limp and walk with great pain. His diagnosis recommended a Total Hip Replacement. The entire process, from "pre-op. "op", and "post-op" was quite extraordinary. It was comprehensive and professional beyond my expectation. And it was Dr. De Santis that made it so successful. He restored my quality of life.
      in Palm Desert, CA |
      Dr. De Santis replaced my right hip and after thirty days the quality of my life is 100% better. The procedure went perfectly, I recovered steadily and can walk,swim and ride a bike. I thought Dr. De Santis was concerned and attentive, honest and straightforward and answered my questions well. The experience went very well and I would recommend Dr. De Santis to anyone needing a hip replacement in this area.
      in Temecula, CA |
      I knew a hip replacement was inevitable. After interviewing 3 highly recommended physicians in the IE, I was disappointed with them all. I found Dr. DeSantis on the DOC website and felt hopeful after watching his video. After meeting him in person, I knew I'd found my doctor. His technique and assurance that I'd enjoy a complete and successful recovery made it all less stressful. I was walking the same day and off the painkillers and walker after 2 weeks. Miracle worker! The very best in the IE!
      in Palm Desert, CA |
      Dr. DeSantis is a very competent surgeon who is very up-top-date on techniques for hip replacements. He answered all of my questions patiently. My surgery was very successful and I've resumed normal activities in 4 weeks.
      in Rancho Mirage, CA |
      Botched surgery--required revision by other doctor. No aftercare. Took no responsibility for pain caused by bad surgery. Told me to ignore severe pain--it was my fault! Had no interest in my problems. Don't ever go to this guy.
      in Palm Springs, CA |
      DON'T GO TO DESANTIS. He has a reputation with other doctors as being awful. He offers no aftercare. After he takes your money for surgery, he will tell you your pain is all in your head. He botched my hip surgery, Installed the piece incorrectly and permanently tore muscle while doing so. I now have a permanent injury due to him & may need a revision. He's known to be "heavy handed" which is just a polite way of saying he's clumsy. You don't need a bull in a china shop operating on you. AVOID!
      in La Quinta, CA |
      Have advised friends & family to avoid him. I found him to be as detached and disinterested as a doctor could be. After 3 months of unrelenting pain at the replaced hip, he took xrays and told me they looked "great." So I was forced to get a 2nd opinion from another orthopedic surgeon, and a 3rd opinion from my neurolgist. Both delivered the same bad news. A complete, 2nd, hip replacement was necessary. So out of character/competence for a DOC physician.
      in Palm Desert, CA |
      I found Dr. DeSantis to be very compassionate and spent time with me. He answered all my questions.
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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Bone & Joint Orthopedics
      • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
      • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
      • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
      • Orthopedics

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      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Difficulty With Walking
      • Fracture
      • Hip Pointer Injuries
      • Hip Sprain
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Disorders
      • Knee Fracture
      • Knee Sprain
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
      • Osteoarthritis of Knee

      Procedures Performed

      • Fracture Care
      • 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 Replacement Surgery
      • Knee Arthroscopy
      • Knee Dislocation Treatment
      • Knee Replacement
      • Knee Replacement Revision
      • Knee Surgery

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Michigan State University / College of Osteopathic Medicine

        Graduated in 1980

      • Internship Hospital
        Detroit Osteopath/BiCounty Hosps

        Completed in 1981

      • Residency Hospital
        Detroit Osteopathic Hospital

        Completed in 1986

      • Fellowship Hospital
        The Florida Knee Center

        Completed in 1988

      • Undergraduate School
        Central Michigan University

        Graduated in 1977

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
      • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. De Santis' Care Philosophy

      "The most rewarding part of hip and knee reconstruction is hearing from patients how happy they are that they can get back to activities they once enjoyed"