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Dr. Lisa Lattanza, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Female · Age 56

Dr. Lattanza

UCSF Orthopedic Institute

1500 Owens St San Francisco, CA 94158

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Dr. Lisa Lattanza, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 20 years. She graduated from University Of Toledo College Of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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(415) 353-2808

Dr. Lattanza accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
Western Health Advantage

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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. Lattanza's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Neuroplasty
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lattanza performs Neuroplasty more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Lattanza performs this procedure more than 95% of her peers

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lattanza treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Lattanza treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Elbow Injuries
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lattanza treats Elbow Injuries more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Lattanza treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Lattanza's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • 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 Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Replacement

About Me

Care Philosophy

caring, good listener, dedicated, intelligent, compassionate, committed, healing and reassuring

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1999
Columbia College Phys&Surg/St Lukes Roosevelt Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1998
University Mo
Residency Hospital
1994
University Ca Los Angeles/Harbor Med Center
Internship Hospital
1993
University Of Toledo College Of Medicine
Medical School
1993
Medical College Of Ohio
Undergraduate School
1999
1998
1994
1993
1993

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Lattanza's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lattanza

4.2

Based on 32 reviews

5 Stars
71.875%
(23)
4 Stars
6.25%
(2)
3 Stars
3.125%
(1)
2 Stars
9.375%
(3)
1 Star
9.375%
(3)

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Ulnar nerve release surgery on both arms. Wonderful doctor. Caring, compassionate, extremely skilled
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Not Efficient medical practice. More than 1hour wait all the time. Bedside manner horrible. Specially with elders she has no regards what so ever.
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Best frigging surgeon. I’m an artist that needed Tommy John Surgery in order to paint. No pain. Not necessary to take meds. In house fluoroscopy! Dr diagnosed by exam. She’s fantastic and I recommend her without reservation
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Both my husband and I were treated with a very high level of respect, courtesy, professionalism and care. My surgery lasted less than 30 minutes. Because I did not have general anesthesia, we were on our way home only an hour later. I highly recommend Dr. Lattanza and her highly skilled surgical team.
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Two other surgeons couldn't figure out what the issue was with my arm, but Dr. Lattanza figured it out right away. She often is running late because she's so busy, so reserve extra time for your appointments and surgery.
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She is very thorough and leaves nothing to chance. She is a great listener and is very responsive
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Dr Lattanza's compassion and consummate professionalism have helped me enormously. She took on my case and immediately got me into the fabulous UCSF system, connecting me with other specialists and generally overseeing my care. I could not be more grateful.
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Dr. Lattanza is a person of very fine character, excellent in what she does, and very efficient. I have full trust in her.
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Dr. Lattanza is the best, so good that I was willing to delay essential wrist surgery until she was available. She is a superb surgeon and treats her patients with respect and kindness.
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This top notch surgeon has a reputation for excellence for a reason. I've had two surgeries related to a serious elbow injury that involved rebuilding my elbow and inserting a plate to hold it all together. Dr. L's skill with the repair of the bones and the incision is remarkable and looks like I'll get full range of motion back. Don't hesitate to make this your surgeon!!!!!!!!!
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Didnt have a real conversation the day we met. She was running late.No review of what she would be doing or if I had questions. I would have liked to have seen her for first post op. Had seratonin overload with Tramadol and my Emsam patch., fainted, sweaty, clammy, super nauseated, BP high, very low, high, low. Took off Emsam patch. My husband had to pick me up off the toilet floor. Symptoms eventually went away. I like the daily check ins. I like Meghan. Very thorough, smart, friendly.
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I would definately recommend Dr. Lattanza. In fact I already have.
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Dr. Latanza is personable, very articulately expresses the patient condition and possible solutions, and immensely skilled at what she does. My surgery was a very esoteric wrist surgery and apparently I will have full rotation in my wrist as well as flexion. I cannot overemphasize how much I would recommend her as a surgeon
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Very pleasant, thorough and got the job done
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She is an excellent Dr. I will never trust my hands to anyone else
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After several hand surgeries for conditions i didn't even have..and A LOT of research and visits to every hand surgeon in the city (for the least fraudulent/lying hand surgeon) Dr. Lattanza was my choice -- She is factually the most competent, most educated, and highest credentialed Ortho M.D. in the State. She performed the reconstructive, salvage surgery that turned out great -- It meant a lot to me -- she 'saved' my hand (used 169,000 times a day!) Thank you L.Lattanza with UCSF.
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