Dr. John Kao, MD

Dr. John Kao, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
57 y/o
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Dr. John Kao, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Redwood City, CA and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Howard University and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic sports medicine, and more.

Sports Orthopedic And Rehabilitation Medicine

500 Arguello St Ste 100

Redwood City, CA 94063
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Chronic Pelvic Pain
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more than 99% of peers
Hip Sprain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kao "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."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • 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
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • 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 and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Supartz® Injection
  • Synvisc® Injection
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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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.

Education

  • Howard University
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Stanford University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Stanford Hospital and Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Kerlan Jobe Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Kao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kao to family and friends
4.4
based on 9 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
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  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Kao's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

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