Dr. Kenneth Light, MD

Dr. Kenneth Light, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 67
(10)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Kenneth Light, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University in 1976 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

1700 California St Ste 340

San Francisco, CA 94109

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Light performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Low Back Pain
high
more than 83% of peers
Back Pain
normal
more than 78% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
normal
more than 63% of peers

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Dr. Light's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Light "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."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Light "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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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

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Procedures

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)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

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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