Dr. Lawrence Rinsky, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 70
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Dr. Lawrence Rinsky, MD
Dr. Lawrence Rinsky, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Palo Alto, CA. He is 70 years old and has been practicing for 46 years. Dr. Rinsky is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, Stanford Hospital and Clinics and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

300 Pasteur Dr # 105

Palo Alto, CA 94304

Contact Information

(650) 723-5286

Dr. Lawrence Rinsky, MD

Dr. Lawrence Rinsky, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Health Net of California
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
more than 72% of peers
more than 67% of peers
Elbow Injuries
more than 50% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rinsky "As a pediatric orthopaedist practicing for over 38 years at a University teaching hospital, I rely on my experience , as well as that of my many colleagues both here in CA, as well as throughout the world to inform my treatment choices. As a general rule, I believe in trying to allow for the simplest approach that will work, encouraging Mother Nature to assist us in deformity correction. Thus, I do not always go for "the newest" or "splashiest" choice when patience and time will be sufficient."


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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Clubfoot
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis


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  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

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.


  • University Of Cincinnati / Main Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1967
  • University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • Stanford
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1972
  • Stanford
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Eduardo Luque Visiting Fellowship Pedi Ortho Spine Deformity , Sept-Nov, 1983
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • China Yantai San Hospital, 2009
  • China Yantai San Hospital, 2010
  • Tianjin Orthopaedic Hospital, 2005
  • Lima , Peru InstitutoPeruano de Seguridad Social, 1998
  • Greenville Shriner's Hospital,
  • Lima , Peru InstitutoPeruano de Seguridad Social, 2005
  • Visiting Professorships UCSD Children's, 2007
Media & Publications

Dr. Rinsky has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Rinsky's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rinsky to family and friends
based on 10 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Rinsky's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Lafayette, LA |
Dr Rinsky performed a major surgery on my 13 year old daughters spine to correct severe scoliosis. He not only did amazing work, (it has been 3 years and she fully participates in life: Tennis, theater, swimming, volleyball) but he was also so very compassionate and sensitive to our fears. I feel a debt to him that can never be repaid. His staff, and of course Lucille Packard hospital was the best we could have hoped for.
Danville, CA |
Dr. Rinsky has golden and magic hands. My daughter had the most major spine surgery that amazingly after 5 days coming back home was able to walk, sit and sleep on her own bed and after 3 weeks was able to go back to school. I believe Dr. Rinsky is God. He has been extremely caring, kind and very confident that gives peace of mind to you as a parent. I wish him a long healthy life that all human being can benefit his expertise and existence. Many many thanks again Dr.Rinsky.
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Dr. Rinsky accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    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 HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Guardian
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Rinsky has admitting privileges

Stanford Hospital and Clinics
300 Pasteur Dr
Stanford, CA 94305
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Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
751 S Bascom Ave
San Jose, CA 95128
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Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford
725 Welch Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94304
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