Dr. Ken Hsu, MD

Dr. Ken Hsu, MD

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Dr. Ken Hsu, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in San Francisco, CA. He has been practicing for 41 years. Dr. Hsu is affiliated with Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Medical Center.

St. Mary's Spine Center

1 Shrader St Ste 450

San Francisco, CA 94117
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Brown & Toland Physicians
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
  • Medica
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Spine problems range from simple to complex, surgical to non-surgical. Our practice applies apropriate levels of expertise from various world experts to the problems most responsive to those skills. I only treat patients who need surgical intervention and my associates treat non-surgical disease.
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Dr. Hsu's Experience

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

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • 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
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondolthesis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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Procedures

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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

  • Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Loma Linda University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Mt Zion Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • San Francisco Ors Res Program
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University Hong Kong
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hsu has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Cantonese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Hsu does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Hsu and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

St. Mary's Medical Center

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2015 Five Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement

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Dr. Hsu's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hsu to family and friends
4.4
based on 7 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Hsu'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
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
San Antonio, TX |
Dr Hsu is very knowledgeable and has excellent skills as a spine surgeon. I highly recommend him. He made me comfortable and less apprehensive due to his warm bedside manner.
in Windsor CA |
Instant feeling of his knowledge and reading my problem like an open book. All the tests he requested I felt were necessary also, not just to protect himself from lawsuits.
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Dr. Hsu accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Brown & Toland Physicians
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • HealthSmart
  • Medica
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

Hospitals where Dr. Hsu has admitting privileges

St. Mary's Medical Center
450 Stanyan St
San Francisco, CA 94117
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Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
900 Hyde St
San Francisco, CA 94109
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