Dr. Ken Hsu, MD

Dr. Ken Hsu, MD

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Dr. Ken Hsu, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 34 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and spinal cord injury medicine.

St. Mary's Spine Center

1 Shrader St Ste 450

San Francisco, CA 94117
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Chinese Community Health Plan (CCHP)
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Hsu's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hsu treats Spinal Stenosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hsu treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hsu treats Spine Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hsu treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hsu treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Hsu treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Hsu's conditions and procedures:

Adhesive Capsulitis
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Arthritis of the Elbow
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
Clavicle Fracture
Coccygeal Pain
Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Elbow Injuries
EMG (Electromyography)
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Femur Fracture
Foot Conditions
Foot Fracture
Foot Sprain
Fracture
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Gait Abnormality
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Gout
Hammer Toe
Hand Conditions
Hand Fracture
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hip Fracture
Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hip Sprain
Internal Derangement of Knee
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Drainage
Joint Pain
Knee Dislocation
Knee Disorders
Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Limb Pain
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Lupus
Morton's Neuroma
Myelopathy
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Neuroplasty
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
Osteopenia
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pelvic Fracture
Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Pseudoarthrosis
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rib Fracture
Rotator Cuff Tear
Sacrum Disorders
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Sjögren's Syndrome
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spine Surgery
Spondolthesis
Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Steroid Injection
Systemic Sclerosis
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Total Disc Replacement
Trigger Point Injection
Vertebroplasty
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
Wrist Fracture

About Me

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.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Chinese, Cantonese
  • English

Awards

Dr. Hsu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hsu

4.5

Based on 8 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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I have been a patient of Dr.Ken Hsu and have had multiple injuries due to excessive physical sports overtime and epileptic discharges with compression fx of my lower spine. The surgeries he performed (infusion of vertebra L2, L3 T2) practically were life saving in my opinion.. He is an expert if...Read More
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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.
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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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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Chinese Community Health Plan (CCHP)
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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St. Mary's Medical Center

San Francisco, CA

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