Dr. Peter Pappas, MD

Dr. Peter Pappas, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 55 years old

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Dr. Pappas specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in Santa Rosa, CA. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Pappas' Reviews

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based on 38 total surveys (5 with reviews)
Dr. Pappas' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
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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Dr. Pappas' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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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

Education

  • 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

Specialties

  • 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