Dr. P Chandrasekaran, MD

Dr. P Chandrasekaran, MD

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70 y/o
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Dr. P Chandrasekaran, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 41 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and joint replacement orthopedic surgery.Read his story

Mercy Orthopedic, Spine & Hand Center

300 Old River Rd Ste 200

Bakersfield, CA 93311
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • GEMCare
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Chandrasekaran performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Internal Derangement of Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Chandrasekaran's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Chandrasekaran's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chandrasekaran "Dr. Chandra began his practice in the city of Bakersfield, California in 1982. He specializes in arthroscopic surgery, joint replacement, and fracture fixation. Dr. Chandra graduated from medical school at Stanley Medical College, University of Madra, India. He did his surgical training and orthopaedic surgical sub-specialty at the Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens, New York. After completing his residency, he continued his stay at Catholic Medical Center, becoming an attending physician teaching orthopedic residents. Concurrently, Dr. Chandra worked as an attending physician at LaGuardia Hospital, affiliated with the New York College of Medicine, teaching general surgical and orthopedic residents. Dr. Chandra is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and also a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgery."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chandrasekaran "Hello. We welcome the chance to help you feel your best. Excellent, comprehensive and affordable health care, delivered with compassion, is what we stand for. Since our founding, we've made it our goal to create an environment that meets each patient's physical, mental, and spiritual needs. We also believe this healing philosophy promotes the well-being of our staff and the places they serve.

Dignity Health Mercy's Orthopedic, Spine, and Hand Center is made up of top orthopedic surgeons in the local area, caregivers and staff who deliver comprehensive care to our diverse community.

Through teamwork and innovation, faith and compassion, advocacy and action, our team at Mercy's Orthopedic, Spine, and Hand Center endeavor every day to keep you happy, healthy, and whole."

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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

129  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • 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 Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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55  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • 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, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Orthopedic Surgical Procedures
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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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.

Education

  • Madras Medical College, Tamil Nadu Dr Mgr Medical University
    Medical School | Graduated 1970
  • Catholic Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Catholic Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chandrasekaran has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Tamil
  • Telugu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Chandrasekaran's Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chandrasekaran to family and friends
10 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Chandrasekaran's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
Dr. Chandrasekaran Says:
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Thank you for choosing Dignity Health, Mercy Hospitals Orthopedic, Spine & Hand Center. We understand you have many choices and are thankful for the opportunity to provide you with compassionate care. Please call us for future appointments.

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Patient Comments (3)

I have been seeing Dr. Chandra for approximately 8 years. He has been extremely professional and so is his nurse Paula. If there is anything I need they are always hopeful in anyway they can. I normally do not do surveys but this one is well deserved. Thank you for everything they have done for me...more
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Best surgeon ever, repaired my FX femur in July of this year. I couldn't ask for a better doctor. Thank you Dr. Chandra Angela Villa
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Makes you wait 3 months at a time between visits and misdiagnosises the problem each time or "changes his mind" tells you you need surgery, but is in NO hurry to,actually do it. Even though it is my job that is at risk the longer I'm on disability, but what does he care if I am employed, right? A...more
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