Dr. Thomas W. Peatman, MD

Dr. Thomas W. Peatman, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 47 years old

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Webster Orthopedics is committed to excellence in treating all of your orthopedic problems. Since 1939, patients in the East Bay have placed their trust in our care - specialized care in the spine, shoulder and elbow, hand and wrist, hip and knee, and foot and ankle. Our expertise lies in sports medicine, joint replacement surgery, scoliosis, and fracture care. With compassion and expert care, our physicians and staff are dedicated to helping our patients return to an active, healthy lifestyle.Read more

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Dr peatman makes you feel comfortable and he explains things thoroughly. He not only talks but he listens to his patients concerns and that why I like dr peatman. His staff at the outpatient surgery center were very warm and professional, and the atmosphere at the surgery center was very relaxing and calm which makes you calm if you have surgery anxiety. I've already recommended dr peatman. I recently had knee surgery and I'm two weeks out and I'm doing very well he did a great job.
in Berkeley |
Dr. Peatman is very thorough and efficient. The surgery went very well and the only issue is severe pain, Normally I don't take pain meds, but I have planned every four to six hours where I will be and what food I will need to eat in the middle of the night so I can take the Percoset. I still haven't asked him all the questions I am trying to ask because he is busy.
in Richmond, CA |
When I came to Dr. Peatman my condition was so extreme that he recommended that both hips have a total replacement. Based on X-rays, my description of pain and loss of mobility, and Dr. Peatman's experience it seemed to be the best solution. I have just had the second surgery, (13 days after the first), and all is going well. The timing of surgeries and recovery have gone as scheduled. Many thanks to Dr. Peatman and his team for the analysis, repair and support.
in San Leandro, CA |
Great doctor & staff - very professional & caring - talked me thru pre op & now post op - very responsive to my calls & questions!!
in Antioch, CA |
My experience was beautiful with Dr. Peatman and his team. Im so happy..
in Berkeley, CA |
I had full right knee replacement in May 2016. I had 3 weeks in home physiotherapy (PT). I continued PT at an outside facility. Now No pain. I am still doing my PT. Then I had fill left knee replacement in October 2016. I am doing home PT now. I had good experience during the recovery.
in San Leandro, CA |
20 days ago, I had full knee replacement. Although it is a very difficult healing process, I am healing nicely and this morning I was able to walk, without my cane, to my front porch. Personally, I can't say enough wonderful words about Dr. Peatman and his amazing staff. Anything I needed was handled quickly. In three months, I will be doing my other knee. I'm looking forward to many years of mobility? Don't wait to get moving?
in Emeryville, CA |
Dr. Thomas Peatman is a highly competent, personable surgeon, and I recommend him without hesitation.
Oakland, CA |
recent total hip replacement, doing well. Surprisingly minimal pain issues. Incision looks great. Follow up program 5/5+. Home PT called day of D/C, came 1st time next day,follow up PTs q2-3 days: PT superb in terms of knowledge, problem-solving. Office covers follow-up very well....computer program starts several weeks pre-op-- reminders when to start/stop meds etc....continues daily with symptom checklist and calls back if any Q/worries expressed. RN calls pre=op and weekly extra F/U
in Concord, CA |
First, Dr. Peatman came very highly recommended by the nursing staff at Alta Bates Summit and by the administrative executives. He is very friendly, very professional and very confident in his abilities. His work has been outstanding, from initial surgery to follow up and scheduling the next surgery. Everything worked to the patients benefit. It is clear that his medical practice is patient centered. His decisions seem spot on and his bedside manner helped ease a nervous patient.
San Leandro, CA |
I recommend Dr. Peatman. He performed a hip replacement for me about which I had many questions prior to surgery and after. He, and his staff, took time to answer my questions until I completely understood the changes. I had confidence in him both before and after the surgery.
in Lathrop, ca |
Have been seeing Dr Peatman for over ten years for three different sugeries. He is a very thorough and professional Doctor. I have no complaints about his work and know how when it come to my personal care. I highly recommend him and his Great and exceptionally caring Team!
in Piedmont, CA |
Dr. Peatman has been my surgeon for both my hip replacement and my shoulder surgery. He and his team are excellent. They are experienced and professional while at the same time they are friendly and careing. We tried non surgical options before the decision was made to operate. Dr. Peatman explained, in detail each step we took. I am very pleased with the outcome of both surgeries.
Dr. Peatman assisted me with knee surgery; he and his staff were great to deal with. As one would expect, Dr. Peatman knew his stuff, but what I really appreciated was his willingness to ensure I understood what was happening with my knee, and the best course of fixing. My surgery was smooth and post-op visits with Dr. Peatman went very well.
in Oakland, CA |
Knowlegeable; no nonsense, go for it/fix it attitude; excellent work for me with hip and knee replacements
in Oakland, CA |
Excellent experience. Great recovery, and play follow up. Support staff is really great
in Oakland, CA |
Unfortunately, I have seen Dr. Peatman for quite a number of injuries and injury/age related joint problems. He is very thorough and shows concern for his patients even to check on me while out of town! He works hard on resolving all of my issues prior to recommending surgery!
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Dr. Peatman's Care Philosophy

Webster Orthopedics is committed to excellence in treating all of your orthopedic problems. Since 1939, patients in the East Bay have placed their trust in our care - specialized care in the spine, shoulder and elbow, hand and wrist, hip and knee, and foot and ankle. Our expertise lies in sports medicine, joint replacement surgery, scoliosis, and fracture care. With compassion and expert care, our physicians and staff are dedicated to helping our patients return to an active, healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Peatman'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 Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Bone Disorders
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


  • Medical School
    University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    University of Illinois at Chicago

    Completed in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Illinois at Chicago

    Completed in 2001

  • Undergraduate School
    University of California At Berkeley

    Graduated in 1991

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Meniscectomy
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Steroid Injection