Dr. Peter Pappas, MD
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Dr. Peter Pappas, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

76 Brookwood Ave Santa Rosa, CA 95404 Get Directions


Dr. Peter Pappas, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Santa Rosa, CA. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Dr. Pappas is affiliated with Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Sutter Solano Medical Center and Sutter Lakeside Hospital.

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Patient Reviews (8)
in Kelseyville, CA |
My husband and I think that Dr. Pappas is fine , smart, kind Doctor,. I have been seeing him since 2003. He has helped me with my back with good things for my body and helps me understand everything for my back, highly recommend him. Staff is very kind, and smart. Thank you Mr and Mrs Mike Lemmon
in Sonoma, CA |
My experience goes back to 2002, after him changing hospital twice, he botched my surgery in both front and back. I got a life threatening infection in my back that turned into septicemia, 105F fever, 5 days in ICU, 6 pints of blood. I was also left with nerve damage and the largest incisional hernia my abdominal surgeon had ever seen. I still have broken hardware in my lower back, and have had 2 repair surgeries on my hernias, and still require another surgery. I am much worse now than before.
Santa Rosa |
I cannot say but the worst experience ever, he made everything sound like it was a good surgery for me and that I was a good candidate. he basically butchered me leaving me with an awful infection and lied, he is So Rude, he screams at you for no reason. I definitely feel he hates his profession it seems that he needs to retire. No doctor should ever leave there patient in the hospital for weeks and not visit them or call them at all. Even the hospital said What A horrible doctor he is. Bad MD.
in Petaluma |
Great doctor. I had leg and back pain Dr Pappas explained why I had all this After a few injections I am back to my normal activities. The process was easy I highly recommend Dr Pappas
in Novato |
I had back pain and leg pain for a long long time. I finally got a consult with Dr Pappas. He recommended a treatment plan, I had two injections: I am now able to bike, and garden again. I highly recommend Dr Pappas
in Willits, CA |
My experience with him was like working with Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Before my surgery he was so kind and concerned. He had convinced me that I had to have surgery.Seven days after surgery he switched to crazy in my opinion. I was in extreme pain after having three discs fuzzed. He was screaming at me and calling me a drug addict.When I ask Him if he even looked at my chart,because he had never prescribed me any drugs ever! (even after surgery), he went went ballistic! Horrible Doc! Run Away
in Santa Rosa, CA |
He was the most unprofessional Doctor I ever met. He was rude, aggressive, badgering, and treated me like a piece of dirt under his foot. Do I recommend him? NO!!!!!
in Clearlake, CA |
Dr. Pappas is compassionate person with a heart & soul. He fights hard against these crooked workman's comp insurance companies that refuse treatment for the injured. I suffered a spinal injury working construction. If it not for Dr. Pappas i would be in a wheelchair withering away in self pity with a boat load of drugs. For the last 15 years i have been living a very productive life working and growing my own organic garden year after year without drugs.My life has been restore.Thank you Pappas
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  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy


  • Medical School
    Keck Sch Of Med Of The Usc

    Graduated in 1990

  • Residency Hospital
    University Ca Davis Med Center

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Disc Replacement
  • 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
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Trigger Point Injection