Dr. Richard Santore, MD

Dr. Richard Santore, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 69
(37)
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Dr. Richard Santore, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 43 years. He graduated from Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med in 1975 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

3750 Convoy St Ste 201

San Diego, CA 92111

Contact Information

(858) 278-8300

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Top Care Areas

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

Hip Resurfacing
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more than 71% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
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more than 43% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip
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more than 42% of peers

Dr. Santore'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.

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

39  Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
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19  Procedures

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

  • Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Mass Gen Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Queen's Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • UCLA Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Santore has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Santore's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Santore to family and friends
37 total reviews (18 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (37)

  • 5
    (32)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Santore's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (18)

I had my first PAO in 2015 and the second in 2016 under the care of Dr. Santore. I'll have to say that I was very fortunate to have been referred to him. He genuinely cares about his patients, is thorough in his explanations, never rushed and a funny guy. I feel great and thankful that I had a...more
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I had two periacetabular osteotomies done (one on each hip) with Dr. Santore nearly two years ago after 7 prior hip surgeries with other doctors. I am now 28 years old, and finally able to start living a normal life. Not only is Dr. Santore an incredible surgeon, he genuinely cares about his...more
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I had a periacetabelur osteotomy on my left hip nearly 10 years ago after a lifetime of pain and multiple other procedures and surgeries. Dr Santore save my quality of life and I thank him and his team every day.
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In October, 2017, I found myself privileged to be under the care of the world-renowned orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Richard F. Santore and his excellent Clinical Assistant, Henry Tchaghlassian, via the Orthopaedic Medical Group. Evidence to the exceptional skill of Dr. Santore, I was able to walk pain...more
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I can not write enough wonderful things about Dr. Santore and his assistant, Henry. They are very genuine people who care a lot about their patients. Dr. Santore is supportive, knowledgable and compassionate. I completely trust him in his decisions and diagnoses. He's operated on me once and I have...more
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