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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery • Male • Age 53

280 W MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94611
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Hospital Quality

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Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
3600 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94611

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280 W MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94611
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    Dr. Gorek's Experience

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Spinal Cord Repair
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Steroid Injection
    • Synovial Biopsy
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    • Ataxia
    • Back Pain
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Fracture
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Gout
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Myelopathy
    • 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
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Peripheral Neuropathy
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
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    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Sacrum Disorders
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Vertebral Column Tumors
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    Background Check for Dr. Gorek

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for California.
    • 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.
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles
    Graduated in 1989

    Internship Hospital

    Harbor UCLA
    Complete in 1990

    Residency Hospital

    Harbor UCLA
    Complete in 1995

    Fellowship Hospital

    Johns Hopkins University
    Complete in 1996
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Gorek & Staff

    • English
    • German
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    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

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    Dr. Gorek's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Gorek

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gorek to family and friends

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    above
    national average

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    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    12 responses
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    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    11 responses
    below
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    12 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 11 responses
    same as
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Gorek
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    12 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    12 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    12 responses
    above
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    12 responses
    above
    national average

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    Office Locations

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    Kaiser Oakland Medical Center
    280 W MacArthur Blvd
    Oakland, CA 94611
    (510) 752-1000 (Office)
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    Staff friendliness and courteousness
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    Under 10 minutes
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    How well provider listens and answers questions
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