Dr. Samuel D. Kao, MD

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Dr. Samuel D. Kao, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Samuel D Kao MD 450 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94108 Get Directions
(415) 392-9291

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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.Read more

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Plastic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Bone Disorders
  • Burn Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Pain
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Cancer
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Pain

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Arm Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Albany Medical College

    Graduated in 1989

  • Internship Hospital
    Albany Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 1990

  • Residency Hospital
    Albany Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 1995

    University Louisville

    Completed in 1997

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Ca

    Completed in 1998

  • Undergraduate School
    Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Graduated in 1987

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • Cantonese

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Dr. Kao's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Board certified in Plastic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Kao's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Experience with Dr. Kao

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Kao's Care Philosophy

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.