Dr. P Douglas Kiester, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

UCI Orthopedic Surgery 101 the City Dr S # Pavillion Orange, CA 92868 Get Directions
Dr. P Douglas Kiester, MD
Dr. P Douglas Kiester, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Orange, CA. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. Kiester is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Dr. Kiester's Care Philosophy

While Dr. Kiester has been on the forefront for developing new surgical devices and is a technical consultant to industry, he is very conservative and will often choose not to implant any device, if he feels that is what is best for the patient. Microsurgery is very effective in some cases, and in others it should be avoided. He is very excited by the new fusion technology has almost completely eliminated the need for taking bone graft. This eliminates a major source of pain for the patient.

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Dr. Kiester's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Wildomar, CA |
8 weeks post spine surgery and couldn't be happier with the results. He did a beautiful job on my scar, my posture has greatly improved, and I'm told I look more youthful (bonus!). He's a excellent doctor, and I'm extremely pleased.
in Riverside, CA |
Dr. Kiester repaired a pathological fracture of my C3 vertebra. The operation was extremely difficult and many bad things could have happened to me during the operation. The operation was a complete success; he gave me my life back. On top of everything, he showed a good, dry, sense of humor that I appreciated greatly.
in Sunset Beach, CA |
Dr Keister and his team ultimately saved my life by giving me my life back ! After 5 years of hell after an injury which included 2 previous unsuccesfull surgeries. He found major issues on top of the ones I knew about. The thing about these injuries he found is that the 10 other surgeons I had seen before him did not see these huge issues ! After surgery I looked forward to seeing his smiling face every morning. That's very rare with surgeons. You saved my life. FOREVER GRATEFUL Melinda
Anaheim, CA |
I was required to have a range of motion test performed to present to a Naval Medical Board, relating to an injury resulting in degenerative disc disease and nerve damage. I showed (and explained the importance of the wording) to Dr. Keister the wording required containing the key phrases needed for the letter to be received by the Naval Medical Board. He ignored my request and his resultant write-up ignored key phrasing resulting in loss of all my retirement pay, benefits, and insurance.
in Irvine, Ca. |
This Dr. has put my mind at ease. I'm so grateful that we met. OMG he is the greatest.
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Dr. Kiester's Care Philosophy

While Dr. Kiester has been on the forefront for developing new surgical devices and is a technical consultant to industry, he is very conservative and will often choose not to implant any device, if he feels that is what is best for the patient. Microsurgery is very effective in some cases, and in others it should be avoided. He is very excited by the new fusion technology has almost completely eliminated the need for taking bone graft. This eliminates a major source of pain for the patient.

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    No malpractice history found for California.

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    Sanctions

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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • 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
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • 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
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • 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
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Education

  • Medical School
    Indiana University / School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    La Co Usc Med Center

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center

    Completed in 1987

    Rancho Los Amigos

    Completed in 1983

    University Nebr

    Completed in 1985

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Rush Presby St Lukes Med Center

    Completed in 1988

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Utah

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Other

Procedures Performed

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate