Dr. Lesley J. Anderson, MD

Dr. Lesley J. Anderson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Female | 65 years old

I believe as physicians we must always remember what it feels like to be a patient. I had several knee surgeries in high school as an athlete, specifically lacrosse and field hockey and the experience has helped me develop into the doctor that I try to be. I try to be compassionate and caring, even though I am very focused on the issues that brings the patient into the office. I believe in educating patients about their problem so the decision for surgery is collaborative, and the patient ultimately has the final decision. I believe that surgery can be a very vunerable process, and education and support by my entire wonderful staff is paramount to an excellent outcome. I am very fortunate to have excellent staff from the person who answers the phone, to my medical assistant, to our surgery scheduler, who helps walk a patient through the complex process of scheduling, having and healing after surgery. I have specialized in treating only knee and shoulder problems since I finished my fellowship in 1984, and continually try to stay on the leading edge of treating cartilage problems, arthritis in the young patient, and ways to avoid arthritis in the first place. I am very fortunate to work at a craft that continually stimulates my curiosity and provides me the opportunity to help patients return to health and wellness. Read more

Anderson Knee And Shoulder Center
2100 Webster St Ste 309
San Francisco, CA 94115 Get Directions
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I believe as physicians we must always remember what it feels like to be a patient. I had several knee surgeries in high school as an athlete, specifically lacrosse and field hockey and the experience has helped me develop into the doctor that I try to be. I try to be compassionate and caring, even though I am very focused on the issues that brings the patient into the office. I believe in educating patients about their problem so the decision for surgery is collaborative, and the patient ultimately has the final decision. I believe that surgery can be a very vunerable process, and education and support by my entire wonderful staff is paramount to an excellent outcome. I am very fortunate to have excellent staff from the person who answers the phone, to my medical assistant, to our surgery scheduler, who helps walk a patient through the complex process of scheduling, having and healing after surgery. I have specialized in treating only knee and shoulder problems since I finished my fellowship in 1984, and continually try to stay on the leading edge of treating cartilage problems, arthritis in the young patient, and ways to avoid arthritis in the first place. I am very fortunate to work at a craft that continually stimulates my curiosity and provides me the opportunity to help patients return to health and wellness.Read more

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I am very pleased with the outcome of my surgery. Dr. Anderson has gentle caring hands, I didn't really require any pain medication after my procedures. Without pain I was able to recover and heal faster- it allowed me to start my icing and PT exercises the following day. Overall my experience was excellent. I would highly recommend Dr. Anderson.
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Dr. Anderson's Care Philosophy

I believe as physicians we must always remember what it feels like to be a patient. I had several knee surgeries in high school as an athlete,  specifically lacrosse and field hockey and the experience has helped me develop into the doctor that I try to be.  I try to be compassionate and caring, even though I am very focused on the issues that brings the patient into the office. I believe in educating patients about their problem so the decision for surgery is collaborative, and the patient ultimately has the final decision. I believe that surgery can be a very vunerable process, and education and support by my entire wonderful staff is paramount to an excellent outcome. I am very fortunate to have excellent staff from the person who answers the phone, to my medical assistant, to our surgery scheduler, who helps walk a patient through the complex process of scheduling, having and healing after surgery.  I have  specialized in treating only knee and shoulder problems since I finished my fellowship in 1984, and continually try to stay on the leading edge of treating cartilage problems, arthritis in the young patient, and ways to avoid arthritis in the first place. I am very fortunate to work at a craft that continually stimulates my curiosity and provides me the opportunity to help patients return to health and wellness. 

Dr. Anderson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

Education

  • Medical School
    Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1976

  • Internship Hospital
    Us Public Health Service Hospital

    Completed in 1977

  • Residency Hospital
    UCLA Medical Center

    Completed in 1983

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Precept Me Blazina

    Completed in 1984

  • Undergraduate School
    Penn State

    Graduated in 1972

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Labrum Repair
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Meniscal Allograft Transplant
  • Meniscectomy
  • Meniscus Transplantation
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection