Dr. Robert Aptekar, MD

Dr. Robert Aptekar, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
73 y/o
(36)

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Dr. Robert Aptekar, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Los Gatos, CA and has been practicing for 44 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, adult reconstructive orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

Arthritis and Orthopedic Medical Center

14651 S Bascom Ave Ste 280

Los Gatos, CA 95032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
high
more than 87% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
high
more than 82% of peers
Ankle Sprains and Strains
high
more than 79% of peers

Dr. Aptekar'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.

Dr. Aptekar's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Aptekar "Dr. Robert Aptekar is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with more than 25 years of experience providing expert, attentive, and compassionate care to his patients. He never considered following any other career path and finds it incredibly fulfilling to play a key role in improving patients' quality of life. His passion for helping people with arthritis was sparked by seeing his own dad suffer from the condition. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan, followed by his internship and residency at Stanford University, where he taught as an assistant professor. He shares his wealth of orthopedic knowledge as a volunteer, traveling regularly to Cambodia and Nicaragua to teach state-of-the-art techniques to local surgeons."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Aptekar "Our goal is to relieve suffering and restore the bone,joint, muscle and spine health of all patients we see with such skill and empathy that they are completely satisfied with our care and recommend us to others."

6  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

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

47  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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22  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

  • Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1965
  • University of Michigan Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1969
  • Stanford Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1970
  • Stanford Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1974

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • AOA Honors Medical School, 1969
  • MD Cum Laude, 1969
  • Richmond Cerebral Palsy Award, 1973
Media & Publications
  • 23 Peer reviewed articles from 1971-present,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Aptekar's Reviews

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Aptekar to family and friends
36 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (36)

  • 5
    (25)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Aptekar's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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