Dr. Vincent Santoro, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. Vincent Santoro, MD
Dr. Vincent Santoro, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Kirkland, WA. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Santoro is affiliated with EvergreenHealth Medical Center - Kirkland.

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I treat you like I treat a family member while I practice state-of-the-art surgery, You have a say in your health care needs. I use physical and massage therapy, chiropractic and Eastern practice for many patients. My goal is to keep you in the game! Play. Heal. Play.

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Patient Comments (17)
in Kirkland, WA |
Dr. Santoro had to go in and fix my left shoulder and since his fix and tightening of my shoulder it's been stronger then ever, very professional and also listened to my concerns and needs. It's a great feeling with a doctor includes you in their treatment plans. I highly suggest seeing him, he's also treated my father as well and both our outcomes have been extraordinary
in Bothell WA |
I had a total knee replacement done on March 31st by Dr Santoro and couldn't be happier with the procedure and its outcome. During our office visits prior to and after the surgery, Dr Santoro has been very informative and upfront. He has a very warm and caring manner. I do not feel rushed and all my questions are answered. The office staff is very easy to work with and friendly.
in Lynnwood, WA |
Dr. Santoro fixed both shoulders and replaced my right knee within one year, all because of injuries, so I am out of body parts to fix, now. I have already recommended him to several people, and I will continue to recommend him. He listens, answers and asks questions, and explains everything I want explained. He treats me with respect and honors requests when possible. He has always been kind while being very professional. He has superb medical skills.
in Monroe, WA. |
I had a work injury that damaged both knees. I am 50 and Dr. Santoro didn't have any issues with my age when it came to replaced both knees. I had my worst knee done in Jan. then the other in May. I'm also the size of a pro football player, which other surgeons had shyied away from me in the past. Dr. Santoro had no issues with doing the surgeries and after it is said and done I'm very happy with the incisions down to the lack of pain while standing.
in Woodinville, WA |
My husband had a left shoulder repair from Dr Santoro and he did an excellent job. His bedside manner is great and he is a very personable doctor. His staff was friendly and very professional. Would highly recommend using him along with the therapists at Totem Lake Physical Therapy.
in Marysville, WA |
Dr Santoro did a complete ankle rebuild on my left foot. I had previously broken bones, bone fragments, and destroyed ligaments and tendons. He repaired noted conditions and grafted in donor tissues. You could not ask for a better surgeon as my ankle is now solid. I'm still dealing with physical therapy but progress is good and I am very encouraged about its future usuage.
in Woodinville, WA |
I had shoulder surgery with Dr Santoro and he and his staff did a fantastic job. He took the time to explain to me the situation, my options, recovery and next steps. He was very accessible, as was his staff. I reinjured my shoulder (due to an activity I shouldn't have done) and he worked with me to get an appropriate resolution. Additionally, when I went to my Physical Therapist ( not proposed by Dr Santoro's office) my PT told me that Dr Santoro was one of the best surgeons out there. -Brian
in Redmond, WA |
Scheduling is horrific, wrong day, wrong office, wrong Dr- I've been through it all. Office manager is not friendly & carries a condescending tone when dealing with appt mishaps caused by front desk & scheduling. Dr. Hardie, who is Dr. Santoro's PA is the only reason I kept coming back, but after meeting with Dr. Santoro for a mer 5 mins I was aware that he was not the right Dr for me. His demeanor almost had me thinking I was making up my injury. I left feeling horrible about my situation.
in Kirkland, WA |
Very pleased with my left knee replacement, I am happy he is doing the right knee also.
in Woodinville WA |
Saw Dr. Santoro for evaluation of right knee pain (complex meniscus tear and more or less complete erosion of cartilage). Spent maybe 5 minutes total with me, was obviously completely unfamiliar with MRI and x-ray images, seemed disinterested to learn anything about my case and couldn't be slowed down long enough to learn anything about the patient. It's possible Dr. Santoro is a technically accomplished surgeon by I found him impossible to work with and have no intention of ever returning.
in Mercer Island, WA |
Dr. Santoro has been my Orthopedic doctor since about 2003 and he and his staff have always given me excellent care. I have had multiple procedures done, including right shoulder and left knee replacements which went extremely well. Dr. Santoro listens and then tries to find solutions to get me back to doing activities i enjoy, pain free. I could not think of a better care team to be looking after me.
in Seattle, WA |
He was extremely positive about getting me back to racquetball after rotator cuff surgery. My primary Dr. said to stop playing racquetball.
in Bothell, WA |
I got surgery done on both of my hands with only a week in between. Dr. Santoro did a great job, very little pain and barely any scaring! Fast appointment scheduling and great staff!
Kirkland, WA |
Saw Dr. Santoro for my Left shoulder. I was in an MVA and could not use my arm. It was very painful. Got a cortisone injection and almost a year later still without pain. Love Dr. Santoro. He is an amazing Doctor.
Kirkland, WA |
I had an appointment scheduled and confirmed for an initial surgery exam. (A plate removal following ORIF) Once in office I was told by Dr. Santoro he would not perform type of surgery I had an appointment for. I would have preferred to know that before the appointment was made to save time and cost of the appointment. I can?t comment on Dr. Santoro skills as a doctor, however, during my visit Dr. Santoro did not come across as a nice person.
in Canaan, Ct. |
Please make sure Dr. Santoro sees this! 19 years ago, on October 26th my son was flown by life start to Hartford hospital in Connecticut. As luck had it Dr. Santoro was my son's orthopedic surgeon, Todd was in a plane crash. Almost 20 years later he still has his foot which other specialist said would need to be amputated. Dr Santoro saved my sons foot because he believed in my son determination to keep his foot and was determined himself to have a successful outcome. Thank you, Joan B.
in Kirkland, WA |
Doctor seems fine, the front and back office staff is a total trainwreck. Scheduled with the wrong doctor even though the referral was internal, massive scheduling screw ups. 4 months later I still dont have my surgery, and it's not a complicated procedure
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Dr. Santoro's Care Philosophy

I treat you like I treat a family member while I practice state-of-the-art surgery, You have a say in your health care needs. I use physical and massage therapy, chiropractic and Eastern practice for many patients. My goal is to keep you in the game! Play. Heal. Play.

Dr. Santoro'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
  •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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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) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • 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
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) 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
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • 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
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


  • Medical School
    University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • Internship Hospital
    Hartford Hospital

    Completed in 1985

  • Residency Hospital
    University Conn School Med

    Completed in 1989

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Berne

    Completed in 1992

    University of Washington
  • Undergraduate School
    University of Connecticut

    Graduated in 1980

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • 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
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • 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
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate