Dr. John T. Kao, MD

Dr. John T. Kao, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 56 years old

I have extensive experience treating sports injuries from the professional athlete to the weekend warrior over nearly twenty years of practice. I treat everyone equally spending time talking to each and every patient. I believe in explaining the problem to every patient and covering all the possible treatment options. Then we both come up with an appropriate treatment plan. I try my best to listen to my patients and I always try my best to insure a successful outcome. Surgery and any musculoskeletal injury is stressful and my goal is to make my patients more comfortable with the whole process. Technically, I have been trained by some of the pioneers in Sports Medicine and I continue to stay up to date with the latest procedures. I feel that my surgical skills are excellent and my treatment of numerous associates, peers, and health care providers confirm this.Read more

Sports Orthopedic And Rehabilitation Medicine
550 S Winchester Blvd Ste 100
San Jose, CA 95128 Get Directions
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I have extensive experience treating sports injuries from the professional athlete to the weekend warrior over nearly twenty years of practice. I treat everyone equally spending time talking to each and every patient. I believe in explaining the problem to every patient and covering all the possible treatment options. Then we both come up with an appropriate treatment plan. I try my best to listen to my patients and I always try my best to insure a successful outcome. Surgery and any musculoskeletal injury is stressful and my goal is to make my patients more comfortable with the whole process. Technically, I have been trained by some of the pioneers in Sports Medicine and I continue to stay up to date with the latest procedures. I feel that my surgical skills are excellent and my treatment of numerous associates, peers, and health care providers confirm this.Read more

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Dr. Kao's Care Philosophy

I have extensive experience treating sports injuries from the professional athlete to the weekend warrior over nearly twenty years of practice. I treat everyone equally spending time talking to each and every patient. I believe in explaining the problem to every patient and covering all the possible treatment options. Then we both come up with an appropriate treatment plan. I try my best to listen to my patients and I always try my best to insure a successful outcome. Surgery and any musculoskeletal injury is stressful and my goal is to make my patients more comfortable with the whole process. Technically, I have been trained by some of the pioneers in Sports Medicine and I continue to stay up to date with the latest procedures. I feel that my surgical skills are excellent and my treatment of numerous associates, peers, and health care providers confirm this.

Dr. Kao's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

Education

  • Medical School
    Howard University
  • Internship Hospital
    Stanford University

    Completed in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic
    Stanford Hospital and Clinics
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Kerlan Jobe Clinic

    Completed in 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Meniscus Transplantation
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Supartz® Injection
  • Synvisc® Injection
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate