Dr. Thomas Ferro, MD

Dr. Thomas Ferro, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 57 years old

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

Thomas D. Ferro, M.D. @ The Bone & Joint Center
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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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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ferro to family and friends
3.9
based on 44 total surveys (5 with reviews)
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  • Helpfulness
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Experience with Dr. Ferro
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Ferro's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (39)
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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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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • 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)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger

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 and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Resurfacing
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Education

  • 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

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Ferro has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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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
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Why Does Experience Matter?

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Dr. Ferro's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Ferro

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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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.