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Dr. Lawrence Rinsky, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 72

Dr. Rinsky

Orthopedic Specialty Clinic

730 Welch Rd Palo Alto, CA 94304

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Dr. Lawrence Rinsky, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Palo Alto, CA and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine in 1971 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. Rinsky helped my son 24 years ago and I have never forgot him. My son was born with Freeman Sheldon Syndrome. There were only 30 cases at this time. We were told he wouldn't be able to run and to expect him to walk with a limp. We were just grateful he would be able to walk, you see his feet were turned in so much you could see the soles where the top of a foot should be, same with his hands. He not only runs but was on the basketball team, works on trucks and can do anything he wants.
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He is patient and caring. Like his bedside manner.
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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.
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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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About Me

Care Philosophy

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 ...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • 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

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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(650) 497-8201

Dr. Rinsky accepts the following insurance:

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

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. Rinsky's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Spine Deformities
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rinsky treats Spine Deformities more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Rinsky treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Split Spinal Cord Malformation
Scoliosis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rinsky treats Scoliosis more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Rinsky treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
Spine Disorders
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rinsky treats Spine Disorders more than 62% of his peers

Dr. Rinsky treats this condition more than 62% 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

Dr. Rinsky's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arm Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Clubfoot
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average