Dr. Thomas Ferro, MD

Dr. Thomas Ferro, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
58 y/o
45 reviews

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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Gallagher Basset
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • United Food and Commercial Workers
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Zurich

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When you come in to see Dr. Ferro, you'll find his credentials are matched by his caring approach. He'll begin by educating you about your condition and explaining treatment options available. He will work with you to find the best choice for your lifestyle. Should surgery be required, Dr. Ferro is committed to the best treatments and technologies available for successful results.Read more

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Dr. Ferro's Reviews

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Dr. Ferro's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (8)
in Grover Beach, CA |
As others have said, Dr. Ferro is a fine physician but the waiting time at appointments is far too long. The office seems to schedule people to show up an hour before they actually get in--very irritating.
in Arroyo Grande, CA |
I saw the PA more than the doctor. He did a total knee replacement without trying physical therapy or a brace first. He never explained anything about the procedure. I wish I would have researched the procedure before doing the surgery. I now have no feeling in part of my knee and leg. I walk with a limp and the surgery threw my back out of alignment. I am in constant pain. Had I known I would still have pain in !Y knee, I would have never done it. Dr ferroo and his assistant just dismissed my
in Pismo Beach, CA |
Dr. Ferro did both my knee and shoulder surgeries. He is a God send with his surgical skills, techniques, and caring & compassionate bed side manner. I feel like a new person!!
in bakersfield,, ca |
I had a total knee replacement done by Dr. Ferro ten days ago. I saw four doctors and they all diagnosed me needing a complete replacement. I heard nothing but good about him so I scheduled him to do the surgery. Ten days later the recovery is great and the surgery went well. However, I work up in horrific pain. A spasm in my back. He not only listened to me and what was going on, but he stood there and massaged the spasm and put hot compresses on it until it stopped. Best doctor ever.
in Arroyo Grande, CA |
Dr. Ferro was able to do total hip replacement in the out-patient clinic so that I was able to go home the same evening. He is kind, gentle and has excellent bedside manner. His staff is kind and helpful.
in Arroyo Grande, CA |
He is so talented and knowledgeable. He is able to save the ligament with his state of the art knee replacement. Ive seen him for numerous trigger finger repairs. He is so humble when he cares for my fingers. Im so impressed with his care no matter how simple or complicated the procedure might be.
in Bakersfield, CA |
Bad experience. Two different diagnoses between Dr. Ferro and his PA, Greg Stevens. I was diagnosed by the PA to have shoulder impingement syndrome and prescribed physical therapy by the PA to treat the impingement. Upon seeing Dr. Ferro (for the first time in five months of care at the practice) he (Dr. Ferro) told me that he did not know why I believed I had shoulder impingement syndrome and that, in fact I have degenerative arthritis and he believed physical therapy to be witchcraft. BE WARY!
in Santa Maria, CA |
Dr. Ferro repaired a meniscus tear in 1996. It has been a long time since the surgery, but I remember that Dr. Ferro and his staff were very professional, friendly, and caring. They followed up with me after the surgery an were there to answer all my questions. Since the surgery and after Dr. Ferro's instructions to avoid high impact sports for about a year, I have completed one full marathon and over 30 half marathons, all in the last 10 years. Needless to say, the surgery was a success.
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Dr. Ferro's Care Philosophy

When you come in to see Dr. Ferro, you'll find his credentials are matched by his caring approach. He'll begin by educating you about your condition and explaining treatment options available. He will work with you to find the best choice for your lifestyle. Should surgery be required, Dr. Ferro is committed to the best treatments and technologies available for successful results.

Dr. Ferro'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 Surgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Background Check

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    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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  • 0

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger


  • Medical School
    University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of California, San Diego

    Completed in 1985

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of New Mexico, Albuquerque

    Completed in 1990

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of California, San Diego

    Completed in 1987

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of California, San Diego

    Graduated in 1980

  • Other Education
    Anderson Orthopedic Research Institute

    Completed in 1991

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Regenerative Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Resurfacing
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate