Dr. Michael Dillingham, MD

Dr. Michael Dillingham, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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73 y/o
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Dr. Michael Dillingham, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Redwood City, CA and has been practicing for 43 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and physical medicine & rehabilitation.

Sports Orthopedic And Rehabilitation Medicine

500 Arguello St Ste 100

Redwood City, CA 94063
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • Dental Network of America
  • DenteMax
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Humana

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. Dillingham's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dillingham treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Dillingham treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Hip Sprain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dillingham treats Hip Sprain more than 91% of his peers

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

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dillingham treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Dillingham treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain

Dr. Dillingham's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • 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)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • 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
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • 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
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Care Philosophy

dedicated, intelligent, compassionate, committed, healing and reassuring

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

1976
Santa Clara Valley Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1975
Stanford University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1972
Stanford University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1971
Stanford University
Medical School
1971
Stanford University
Undergraduate School
1976
1975
1972
1971
1971

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Dillingham's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Dillingham

4.8

Based on 76 reviews

5 Stars
92.10526315789474%
(70)
4 Stars
2.6315789473684212%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
1.3157894736842106%
(1)
1 Star
3.9473684210526314%
(3)

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Excellent physician. Saw him for arthroscopic surgery for my left knee. He took time out from his busy schedule to look at my painful right toe and after examining it suggested that I contact my regular doctor to get it x-rayed. I had injured it prior to surgery. It turned out to be broken. Besides doing an excellent job with my left knee, he showed compassion to look my right toe and protect it during surgery. My left knee is only 4 weeks & 3 days post my surgery and already better than pre.
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Absolutely top notch sports medicine surgeon. Thorough, knowledgable and fully considers patients post surgical goals. Very professional support staff.
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With a confusing MRI image, other surgeons refused to operate on my painful knee. Dr Dillingham, due to his extensive experience, perceived the mistakes in the MRI report. He operated very successfully on my joint, eliminating the pain and making me feel 15 years younger.
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Dr Dillingham is the best.
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I have had nothing but success with Dr. Dillingham. I recommend him to family and friends when needed. He spends quality time to listen and make the best options for treatment. His staff is awesome too.
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Dr. Dillingham & his team are amazing!
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I have been a patient of Dr Dillingham's for over 10years he is by far the best!
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Dr. Dillingham goes above and beyond in caring for his patients. He takes the necessary time to explain things and options and has a great long term approach to make sure the patient remains healthy for life.
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Dr. Dillingham is extremely knowledgeable, precise, and decisive. He quickly gets to the problem and takes action. He didn't waste time with x-rays for my knee injury. An MRI was scheduled the same day as my office visit with him. He explained my condition and options. His directions to the physical therapist helped pin point the problem which later aided in the surgery procedure that we both decided was necessary.
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I had two knee operations (09/02/1989 and 01/21/92). I was 48 and 51. This is 12/20/2017 and I am returning for a minor problem. A slight twinge in the joint where the carta ledge was removed. I had a bone mouse (removed) and acute Chondromalacia . I am 76 and have been working out constantly. I dive for abalone and spear fish and hunt for wild game. One of my workouts is to walk 5 miles carrying a 20 lb. vest and a 30 lb. back pack. I credit this ability to the successful knee operation.
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Dr. Dillingham is the best! I had knee surgery three weeks ago and have done exceptionally well. My physical therapist, who is a PHD in the field, says that my great recovery and lack of pain is the result of the doctor who performed my surgery. I give Dr. Dillingham five stars along with many thanks.
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Dr. Dillingham and his team are superb! As an older athlete, coach and Jiu Jitsu competitor I am so pleased with the care and understanding I have received from Dr. Dillingham. He has kept me teaching , training and competing well beyond my prime. At 63, I just had knee surgery, was walking without crutches in two days; within a five days I was able to start training again; and two weeks post-op, my knee feels and works better than it has in 30 years!
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A lifetime athlete, seeing a multitude of orthopedic surgeons throughout, Dr Dillingham is above and beyond all expectations. Not wasting a minute to find the problem and get the ball rolling to get you back to what you were doing as soon as possible. Brilliant surgeon.
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I would highly recommend Dr. Dillingham, he is like a Michael Angelo for knees. I’m thankful for his amazing abilities and brilliance, as he has kept me going all these years. For me he was a God send.
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By age 16, and after 8 yrs of playing middle position at Absolute, Marin Juniors and Evolve, my right shoulder was in constant pain. In Reno, it finally dislocated. Dr. Dillingham took one look at it, asked me a few questions and immediately knew iwhat was wrong and what needed to be done. After final exams, he operated. My recovery has been almost too easy to believe. No swelling, no real discomfort after the first day and a half, tiny scars, fabulous office staff to help me... I am so grateful
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Dr. Dillingham is great! He is the best mix of forward thinking calculated risk taker and cautious. I wouldn't be as far down the road to recovery without him.
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experienced veteran surgeon and genuinely interested in understanding my reasons for shoulder pain and also determined to resolve them, first with non-surgical
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I chose Dr. Dillingham despite his being out of my insurance network. He has been my resource for returning my knees (and shoulder) to full-functionality for over three decades.
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Dr. Dillingham was referred to me by a friend that was treated by him. He knew exactly what was wrong with my shoulder. It is now 2 weeks after my surgery and my shoulder is feeling pretty good.
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Dr. Dillingham' s care and medical expertise have been outstanding.
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Dental Network of America
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