Dr. Sara Sakamoto, MD

Dr. Sara Sakamoto, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Dr. Sara Sakamoto, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Kailua, HI. She graduated from Tufts Univ Sch Of Med and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.

30 Aulike St Ste 201

Kailua, HI 96734

Contact Information

(808) 261-4658

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Deseret Mutual (DMBA)
  • Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA)
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Osteoarthritis of Hands
normal
more than 81% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
normal
more than 81% of peers
Ganglion Cyst
normal
more than 77% of peers

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4  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Sakamoto does not have any board certifications listed.

55  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Osteopenia
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Strain of Muscle and-or Tendon of Forearm
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at Wrist
  • Wrist Fracture
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27  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Release
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Hawaii.

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

  • Brown Univ
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Tufts Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated
  • UMDNJ
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Sakamoto has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Sakamoto has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sakamoto's Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sakamoto to family and friends
9 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Sakamoto's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr. Sakamoto is amazing. She is so intelligent and thorough. She is very meticulous about her work. She does excellent follow up care. She answers all of your questions and explains things in a way you can perfectly understand. She is very kind and gentle. I was a RN for 23 years and I was so...more
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I Do Not Recommend Dr Sakamoto for a cortisone wrist injection. She ignored the notes of my mainland hand surgeon and overinjected my wrist. The result was an extremely painful purple hand and forearm for over a week.
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Dr. Sakamoto was amazing when I feel and broke my hip and needed emergency hip surgery while visiting our daughter in Kailua, she came rapidly to the hospital ER, explained everything well, and performed my surgery within hours of my accident. Her associate, Dr. Salassa, did my follow up exam as...more
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Being very dissatisfied with the follow thru of my previous surgeon was given Dr. Sakamoto's name with high regard. She was everything and more I expected spending the time she intently listening, not interrupting but to clarify. She began me immediately on physical therapy for my broken wrist,...more
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