Dr. Utku Kandemir, MD

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Dr. Utku Kandemir, MD is a Orthopedic Specialist in San Francisco, CA and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Hacettepe University Medical School in 1993. He is affiliated with medical facilities UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Utku Kandemir, MD

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

2550 23rd St Bldg 9 San Francisco, CA 94110
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Dr. Kandemir's Reviews

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4.6

Based on 27 ratings

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Feb 25, 2022
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He was very kind
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Jan 18, 2021
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Great, always in and out. But full of information at your appt. Operated on me twice with great results.
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Carrie – Feb 26, 2020
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I've been extremely impressed with Dr Kandemir's team. Very efficient and well organized. I am also extremely grateful that Dr Kandemir accommodated me on such short notice, with a major trauma event that required quite a bit of attention. Thank you, Dr Kandemir and team!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Nico Safrit – Jan 29, 2020
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Dr. Kandemir repaired my pelvis in a nine hour surgery after a catastrophic injury. He took rubble and made a pelvis! Thirty some screws, multiple plates and I had a pelvis again. I will keep him in my heart for the rest of my life. A true miracle worker and yet very approachable and kind.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Donald W – Nov 06, 2019
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After sustaining multiple fractures to my ankle (talus bone), I was brought to UCSF Medical Center for emergency care. I was cared for by a superb team of surgical professionals, several of whom were close colleagues of Kandemir. They presented me with understandable information about the extent of my injury, options for care, and likely prognosis including potential complications. I did't meet him until the second post-op office visit. From my interactions with his colleagues and my own research into the severity of talus fractures and Kandemir's background and reputation, that I had received the best care possible. Post-operatively, he remained concerned about potential complications. He brushed off my attempt to compliment him for the surgical repair, indicating it was too soon to celebrate. I appreciated both his humility and prudent restrictions on my activities (no weight-bearing x 3 months). Most impressive was the frequent emails I received to assess my status and recovery.
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Kevin Reilly – Oct 12, 2019
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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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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Rachel B – Aug 17, 2019
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He is just the best.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Susan Crawford in San Francisco , CA – Feb 21, 2019
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Jan 30, 2019
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He is an excellent surgeon and recovery was smooth. Thank you Mr. Kandemir!
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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CA – Dec 11, 2018
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I would definitely recommend Dr. Kandimer. He is a GTEAT surgeon.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sarah in San Francisco, CA – Oct 16, 2018
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mark Brommage in Middletown, CA – Oct 04, 2018
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Shase Hernandez in San Francisco, CA – Dec 04, 2017
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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
What went well
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Olafur Kjartan Gudjonsson in San Francisco, CA – Nov 23, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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San Francisco – Oct 31, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Steve in Ukiah, CA – Jun 15, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

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

Specialties

  • Orthopedics

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
,

Languages

  • English
  • Turkish

Awards

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What are Dr. Utku Kandemir, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kandemir frequently treats Shoulder Dislocation, Tibia and Fibula Fractures, and McMurray's Test. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kandemir treats.

Where is Dr. Utku Kandemir, MD's office located?

Dr. Kandemir's office is located at 2550 23rd St Bldg 9, San Francisco, CA 94110. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Kandemir speaks Turkish and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Kandemir's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Shoulder Dislocation
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Tibia and Fibula Fractures
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kandemir treats Tibia and Fibula Fractures more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Kandemir treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

McMurray's Test
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kandemir performs McMurray's Test more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Kandemir performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Kandemir's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • 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
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • 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)
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Extremity Malunions
  • Extremity Nonunion
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • 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
  • McMurray's Test
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pelvic Disorders
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Postoperative Hip Fracture
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Simple Fractures
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Stress Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture

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Locations

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

San Francisco General Hospital2550 23rd St Bldg 9 San Francisco, CA 94110
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UCSF Orthopaedic Surgery Dept

Orthopaedic Institute1500 Owens St San Francisco, CA 94158
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