Dr. Steven Thaxter, MD

Dr. Steven Thaxter, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Steven Thaxter, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Fresno, CA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

1630 E Herndon Ave

Fresno, CA 93720

Contact Information

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Top Care Areas


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Nerve Block, Somatic
more than 72% of peers
Peripheral Nerve Block
more than 69% of peers
Knee Arthroscopy
more than 69% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Cancer
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Injuries
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture


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 Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • University Of California At Davis / School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Thaxter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Thaxter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thaxter to family and friends
based on 15 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

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Dr. Thaxter's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

in Fresno,Ca
I have suffered from severe arthritis in both hips. Dr Thaxter did a Right total hip replacement in October,2017 with amazing results. I am out of pain with great ROM. I have scoliosis and was " pigeoned toed'. He shortened my right leg which was too long. As a result the scoliosis is not as...more
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I truly appreciated the receptionist, Alex and Shari for their hard work and dedication in helping the doctors patients and of course, Dr. Thaxter who takes time to waylay any fears and explain everything to the patients satisfaction. thank you LInda Kane
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didn't even look at my MRI
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in Merced
I needed to try to decide which way to go and needed someone to discuss this with. He he was friendly, patient and took considerable time to see to it that my needs were met.
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Dr. Thaxter is a professional, kind and knowledgeable doctor. Every appointment he took the time to thoroughly explain the problem with my shoulder and how he would go about correcting it. Going into surgery he was optimistic and eager to fix my persistent problem. During surgery, he took his time...more
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