Dr. Samuel Kao, MD

Dr. Samuel Kao, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
(3)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Samuel Kao, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 1989 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.

450 Sutter St

San Francisco, CA 94108

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 7 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
normal
more than 80% of peers
Trigger Finger
normal
more than 72% of peers

Dr. Kao'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.

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kao "MISSION STATEMENT ? We are here to provide the best in cosmetic surgery, hand surgery and general plastic surgery. ? We will use all of our talents to care for our community throughout the Bay Area. ? We shall strive to promote happiness and good health among ourselves and our patients. ? We are committed to Excellence."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Burn Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteopenia
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Pain

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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

  • Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • Albany Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Albany Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Albany Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • University Louisville
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University Ca
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • Cantonese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kao to family and friends
4.0
based on 3 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

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

Dr. Kao's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

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