Dr. Utku Kandemir, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 14 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL, San Francisco, CA

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Dr. Kandemir's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kandemir treats Fracture more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Kandemir treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Bennett's Fracture
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fracture of Acetabulum
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Fractures of the Periarticular Region
  • Complex Long-Bone Fracture
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Displaced Growth Plate Fracture
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Fracture of Arm (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
  • Fracture of Facial Bone
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Wrist and Fingers)
  • Fracture of Leg Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Osteoporosis-Like Fracture of the Hip
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Postoperative Hip Fracture
  • Rib Fracture
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Simple Fractures
  • Skull Fracture
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Stress Fracture
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture
Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kandemir treats Shoulder Disorders more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Kandemir treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Shoulder Dislocation
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kandemir treats Shoulder Dislocation more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Kandemir treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Kandemir's conditions and procedures:

  • Acetabulum Surgery
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fracture of Acetabulum
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Fractures of the Periarticular Region
  • Complex Long-Bone Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Extremity Malunions
  • Extremity Nonunion
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Malunion of Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Hip Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pelvic Disorders
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pelvic Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Postoperative Hip Fracture
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Simple Fractures
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture

About Me

Care Philosophy

Highest QUALITY of care of patients with traumatic musculoskeletal injuries using most up-to-date methods and techniques.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2005
University Of California San Francisco
Fellowship Hospital
2002
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Hacettepe Universitesi Medical School
Residency Hospital
1993
Hacettepe Universitesi Medical School
Internship Hospital
1993
Hacettepe University Medical School
Medical School
1993
Hacettepe U Hosp
Undergraduate School
2005
2002
2000
1993
1993
1993

Languages

  • Turkish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Kandemir's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kandemir

4.7

Based on 21 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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Great experience of care & expectations never having broken a bone requiring surgery before. I felt confident in his care before, during & after surgery.
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Pleasant visit. Precise and too the point. Sat down answered questions and within 20 had a date for surgery. Very impressed.
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He is just the best.
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Dr. Kandemir is an EXCELLENT Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Kandemir’s Nurse Practitioner, Stig Olson, NP, has been so invested in my case. He will immediately email me back when I sent emails regarding different aspects of my care-recovery plan. Practice Assistant, Solana Arellanes, is very easy to reach either by phone or email. She is very dedicated responding back to me in a very quick response time. Dr. Kandemir’s Ortho Surgical Team we’re extremely talented and dedicated.
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He is an excellent surgeon and recovery was smooth. Thank you Mr. Kandemir!
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I would definitely recommend Dr. Kandimer. He is a GTEAT surgeon.
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I had fractured my collar bone close to my neck quite some time ago, it was misaligned and had never completely healed putting pressure and discomfort on my neck, with a feeling of being choked if I moved the wrong way. I was unable to lay on my side, or sleep well. I was referred to UCSF and fortunate to have Dr. Kandemir, I was amazed at the extent and creativity he used in my surgery to fix my problem with such precision. I am finally able to get a good nights sleep. Thank You
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Dr. Kandemir saw me the day after my leg was broken and I was released from the ER. He and his team informed me of exactly what the injury entailed, my long term outlook, and what I should do to mitigate it. A week later he performed surgery on me to repair my tibia and so far everything seems wonderful. He and his office keep in check and my appointments are already set up to make sure that I'm on the correct path. He is a superb doctor and a wonderful human being. I couldn't recommend him more
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I am extremely grateful for the care I received to correct a displeased fractured clavicle as a result of being hit by a car while on a Scoot. Within a week of my operation I am able to do excercises and am well on my way to regain full motion and dexterity. The clavicle behaves as if it has been returned to its previous anatomical shape, matching my unaffected arm. Nothing is more important than this. With time and rehabilitation I feel confident I will recover fully. Best, Olafur Kjartan
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Dr Kandemir is an excellent surgeon. He operated on my mother's broken femur years ago and she irecovered very well. I chose him to repair my badly fractured ankle. He saw me right away and scheduled surgery within 2 days. He is a good communicator and his team is very responsive.
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I was misdiagnose, once I had a CAT scan no doctor would touch me. 3 fractures on the ball of my left arm, could not move the socket at all for 2 years. Dr. Kandemir told me exactly what he would do, exactly what the outcome would be and the length of time to heal. My arm is almost back to normal now. IMO Dr. Kandemir is the best doctor I ever meet. 10 stars.
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