Dr. Stefan Klein, MD

Dr. Stefan Klein, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
Dr. Stefan Klein, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Santa Cruz, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Stanford University in 1991 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

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

Dr. Klein'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.

Care Philosophy

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

36  Conditions Treated

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23  Procedures

  • 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 and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • 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
15 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

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.
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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...more
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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,...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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.

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