Dr. Stefan Klein, MD

Dr. Stefan Klein, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Stefan Klein, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Santa Cruz, CA. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 26 years.

3143 Paul Sweet Rd

Santa Cruz, CA 95065

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Health Net

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Top Care Areas


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Limb Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ganglion Cyst
very high
more than 99% of peers
Nerve Block, Somatic
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Pain


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  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion

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.


  • University Of California At Los Angeles
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Stanford University
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Stanford
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Stanford University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University Of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Stanford University-Mechanical Engineering-Msme
    Other Education | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Klein has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Klein's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Klein to family and friends
based on 15 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Klein's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
I have been very pleased with my experience with Dr. Klein. He did a procedure on my hand earlier this month & everything is looking very good. Also his office manager Brianna is very helpful to help answer or forward any questions to the Dr. I would recommend him very highly.
in Scotts Valley, CA |
I really love this doctor. I had such bad carpal tunnel I couldn't sleep at night because my hand would go to sleep. I had to give up many activities because of the pain. He tested me, and diagnosed promptly. He did my surgery. You can't even see the scar! He was very kind, calling on me to check how I was doing. I highly recomend him to anyone needing hand surgery!
in Watsonville, CA |
This review is very, very late in coming. Dr. Klein not only gave me back the use of my thumb after my flexor tendon had been severed for two plus weeks, but gave me mental support as well. I highly recommend this skilled surgeon for any and all hand injuries. I have full use of my left thumb, thanks to him, and his skilled staff of assistants. My injury occurred in October of 06, and I was ready to work again in early 07. Thank you again for saving my most precious opposable digit.
in Santa Cruz, CA |
Please do your research before choosing an Orthopedic Surgeon. I did. My wife and I have had numerous health issues over our long lives and so I have learned about choosing a competent doctor. I have been seeing Doctor Klein for over a year now and I feel that he is an outstanding physician and surgeon. And he is a kind and caring man. Look at his education and board certifications. He specializes in hands. Many of the surgeons who treat hand issues are actually plastic surgeons. Extraordinary!
in Aptos |
If I could give this doctor no stars, I would. His professionalism with managing my pain was very poor. When telling him how I was still in pain after my surgery for removing a small mass, his answer was trying to explain how something like this shouldn't cause pain. Telling me his fact based on what his books and study's say, instead of listening to me, the patient, and how I am feeling. He would not give me anything to help manage my pain. I know what I'm feeling is pain. How dare he tell me
Before surgery, all patients have a preoperative visit where we discuss pain control after surgery. For postoperative pain control, patients are usually given an injection of an anesthetic at the time of surgery, as well as a prescription for pain medication. Because of their addictive potential, narcotic pain medications are tightly controlled by state and federal law. Oxycodone is especially strong and has high addictive potential. Oxycodone refill requests require special consideration.
in Santa Cruz,ca |
I have had two carpal tunnel surgeries with Dr.Klien and both times I have been very pleased with them. His office staff, Tim ,went out of his way to rush my second surgery due to my pain level and helped me get a sooner surgery date. He dealt with the insurance company professionally and made it happen. Dr. Klien is very calm and explains everything thoroughly. Which was very important to me. :)
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
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Hospitals where Dr. Klein has admitting privileges

Dominican Hospital
1555 Soquel Dr
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Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz
2900 Chanticleer Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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Watsonville Community Hospital
75 Neilson St
Watsonville, CA 95076
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