Dr. Krishna Cidambi, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 37

Dr. Cidambi
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

UC SAN DIEGO MEDICAL CENTER a HILLCREST

200 W Arbor Dr San Diego, CA 92103

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Dr Cidambi performed a total hip replacement for me. My hip is now fully functional and I have my life back! Thank you!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kathy Pennington Henderson in San Diego, CA – Jun 20, 2019
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I had total left knee replacement on Feb. 21 2019. Ten weeks later I was back on tennis courts. I now feel like I can play at the same level before my knee went bad. I am completely pleased and very thankful for job Dr. Cidambi did on my knee replacement.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dale Hebl in San Diego , CA – Jun 15, 2019
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This was a four month recheck. No waiting, very quick check in, Xray and quickly moved to a room. He answered a bunch of questions and gave me all the time I needed to ask them. Checked for movement and checked my xrays and I left confident that everything was fine.
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May 19, 2019
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I have never met anyone as nice as DrCidambi . He told me the good the bad and the ugly. He explained everything. Was there today had knee replacement 2 weeks ago and doing great. Can’t thank him enough. His staff is great also.
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Mar 09, 2019
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Dr Cidambi surpassed my pre-surgery confidence I had after my initial consultations. I couldn't be happier with my choice. His warm demeanor and surgery skills made a very stressful procedure have a great outcome. Thank you Dr. C for helping me get on with my life!
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Marcia J. in Carlsbad, CA – Dec 20, 2018
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Had a hip replacement by Dr. Cidambi a little over a year ago and my hip turned out great. Recovery was so smooth and I am free of that excruciating hip joint pain! I highly recommend Dr Cidambi. I never once felt rushed. He is a skilled and personable surgeon who cares about his patients and even called to check on me.
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Deana in San Diego, CA – Oct 25, 2018
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Dr. C and his team took the utmost care in preparing me for my total knee replacement and I couldn't be happier with the results. I rode my bicycle 1.8 miles today. Knee bends good for TKR 39 days ago! Can't thank him enough for fixing me :)
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Rich in Vista, CA – Oct 25, 2018
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Excellent communication about procedures and what is to be expected.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Daryl in Encinitas , CA – Oct 05, 2018
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I wanted to thank Dr. Krishna Cidambi for fixing my chronic hip pain and for the great care I received from the staff at UCSD. Dr. Cidambi showed his professionalism, innovativeness, and thoroughness in explaining my condition [hip dysplasia] at a level that my husband and I could understand. I am a 54 year old female and was in so much pain. I did not know how I could live out my days being in constant pain and discomfort. I feel so much better now.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Divine K in Temecula, CA – Sep 23, 2018
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For years I endured severe arthritis and constant pain in my hip. In 2017 a doctor convinced me I was close to being a wheelchair cripple. This persuaded me to try a hip replacement at my age of 89. My research in the anterior approach led me to UCSD and Dr. Cidambi. I met with him twice finding him to be honest, direct, and knowledgable. I climbed the stairs in my two story home the day I was released. By the end of the first month I had full use of the leg with zero pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Andy K. in Point Loma, CA – Sep 23, 2018
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It is almost two day since I underwent a complete hip replacement. Thanks to the great skills of Doctor Cidambi, I have been home for over a day. His bed side visits (Pre & Post) were thoughtful, informative and very comforting. I should add that he shared this respectful demeanor with the great staff that attended to me. As expected the staff, to a person, gave him High accolades 'for bed side manner, communication and surgical skills. Although unavailable, he deserves a six star rating.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 23, 2018
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Dr. Cidambi performed my total hip replacement via the anterior approach in March 2018. He took the time needed to clearly explain the procedure and likely risks and benefits pre-surgery. The result of my surgery exceeded my expectations resulting in a complete absence of joint pain and full range of motion. The result of this surgery simply could not have been better.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Bill Stevens in Del Mar, CA – Jul 11, 2018
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Dr. Cidambi is young, but by all account talented. However, in my experience younger doctors tend to be more cautious and rigid in their approach to patient care. Dr. Cidambi demonstrates those qualities, but for fair reasons. Experience often softens these attributes, and Dr. Cidambi has the makings of a great doctor. He will handle your care with great skill, but a conservative approach.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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San Diego – Apr 06, 2018
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If you want a doc that cares for the patient and not just the surgery this probably isnt your guy.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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San Diego – Apr 03, 2018
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Cidambi believes in a patient-centered approach and is passionate about educating patients and their families so that they understand their hip and...Read more

Biography

Krishna R. Cidambi, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacements. His areas of expertise include anterior total hip replacement...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Hoag Hosp
Fellowship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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What are Dr. Krishna Cidambi, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Cidambi frequently treats Osteoarthritis, Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh, and Osteoarthritis of Hip. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Cidambi treats.

Where is Dr. Krishna Cidambi, MD's office located?

Dr. Cidambi's office is located at 200 W Arbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92103. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Cidambi's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cidambi treats Osteoarthritis more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Cidambi treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
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Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cidambi treats Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Cidambi treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cidambi treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Cidambi treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Cidambi's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Failed Total Joint Replacement
  • Revision of Total Joint
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
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Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
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Cigna HMO
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