Dr. Peter Hanson, MD

Dr. Peter Hanson, MD

Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. Peter Hanson, MD is a joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedic specialist in La Mesa, CA and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from University Of California, Irvine in 1986 and specializes in joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

5565 Grossmont Center Dr Ste 256

La Mesa, CA 91942

Contact Information

(619) 462-3131

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Hanson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hanson "Dr. Peter Hanson is a San Diego native. After graduating from Monte Vista High School, Dr. Hanson attended Occidental College in Los Angeles from which he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He stayed in Southern California, attending the University of California, Irvine Medical School. He graduated with honors in 1986, president of his graduating class. He ventured north to Sacramento, completing his internship and orthopaedic residency at the University of California, Davis Medical Center in 1991. Interest in total joints replacement surgery led to a fellowship in adult lower extremity total joint reconstruction at The Scripps Clinic in La Jolla. Dr. Hanson came home to La Mesa and joined Grossmont Orthopaedic Medical Group in August of 1992 and has enjoyed all aspects of his orthopaedic practice, which includes sports medicine, arthroscopy, shoulder reconstruction and lower extremity total joint replacement including introducing the anterior hip approach to East County. He has held major leadership positions that have been focused on patient care. He has been Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, and has served as the Medical Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at Grossmont Hospital since 2001, a position that involves orchestrating the Total Joint Replacement program for the hospital. At Grossmont Hospital, he has served as Chief of Staff, as well as Chairman of the Board of Directors. He has also served on the Board of Directors for Sharp Healthcare. Dr. Hanson is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, class of 1996. He is an active member of The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, The Western Orthopaedic Association where he has served as President of the San Diego Chapter, and the California Orthopaedic Association. Dr. Hanson specializes in reconstruction of the knee with arthroscopy, robotic partial knee replacements, and total knee replacements. Additionally, he is an innovator in anterior hip replacement surgery, having performed the procedure since 2004. He has also developed a specialty in conservative treatment of arthritic hips and knees, and joint preservation modalities. This expertise has led to innovative research opportunities with local and national biotech companies who are developing medications and techniques to avoid Dr. Hanson's specialty of joint replacement surgery. He is Founder and Medical Director of BioSolutions Clinical Research Center, President and CEO of Regenerative Orthopaedic Research Foundation, and President of San Diego Stem Cell Treatment Center, leadership positions that allow him access to state-of-the-art research opportunities for his patients."
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This content was provided by Dr. Hanson "My father was a physician at Grossmont Hospital starting in 1960, so medicine and Grossmont Hospital are both in my blood. I knew that becoming a physician would give me the academic and professional fulfillment I needed while being able to live in the same environment in which I grew up. My goal is to provide you with the best possible care in a friendly and professional atmosphere and to treat my patients with the same respect I would want for my family and friends."

7  Specialties

  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Clinical Research
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Regenerative Medicine

1  Board Certifications

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

32  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bursitis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Ligament Disorders
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
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16  Procedures

  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • MAKOplasty®
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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.


  • Occidental College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • University Of California, Irvine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • University California Davis Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University Of California Davis Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Scripps Clinic and Research Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hanson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Hanson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hanson to family and friends
12 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Hanson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

From start to finish I had stellar care at this office. Everyone is prompt & helpful. Drs & other employed are prompt efficient & kmowlegable. X-rays in same office made this much easier. I found dr Hansen attentive & using anterior approach hip Replace meant I walked out of hospital next day & in...more
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I recently had a total replacement of my right hip by Dr. Hanson. To say that I am pleased by the outcome, would be a total understatement! Every step in the process ... from the Joint Education program, to our pre-op conversation, my post-op recovery, my hospital stay (and numerous walks around...more
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Dr Hanson and all of his staff provide impeccable care. This office is caring in every aspect of care I am so thankful for each and every team member Compassion and standard of care is a 10. I was turned away from many Drs due to the complexity of the care that I needed. Dr Hanson stepped in to...more
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