Dr. Kenneth Light, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 67
(10)
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Dr. Kenneth Light, MD
Dr. Kenneth Light is a leading orthopedic surgeon practicing in San Francisco, California. Dr. Light specializes in spinal surgery and provides treatment for conditions, including lower back pain, neck pain, spinal stenosis, sciatica, and herniated discs. He also repairs failed neck and back surgeries and performs disc replacement arthroplasty. Dr. Light earned both his undergraduate and medical degrees at Cornell University. He completed an internship in general surgery at the University of California, San Diego, before serving residencies in general surgery and orthopedic surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Light went on to complete a prestigious fellowship in spinal surgery with Edward H. Simmons, M.D. Dr. Light understands that back pain has an extremely detrimental effect on a patient's life. He treats each patient with compassion to ensure that their needs are taken seriously, and appropriate treatment is taken to relieve pain and restore the spine. Dr. Light is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most major forms of insurance.

Light Hattori and Teasdale Mds

1700 California St Ste 340

San Francisco, CA 94109

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Dr. Kenneth Light, MD

Dr. Kenneth Light, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

We realize that many of you are not feeling well and we strive to make your visit as painless and efficient as possible.
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Dr. Light's Experience

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Dr. Light'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
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Board Certifications

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

  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

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Procedures

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure

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

  • Cornell
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • University Calif
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • University Calif
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • University Buffalo
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Light has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Light's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Light to family and friends
3.6
based on 10 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Light's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Shingletown, CA |
Dr. Light was very cold and seemed very anxious to leave the room. He had the appropriate test taken and explained them fairly well. I went with my husband and he only spoke to him never looking at me. He spoke down to me. Very shocked
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Light accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Light has admitting privileges

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
900 Hyde St
San Francisco, CA 94109
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