Dr. Vincent Santoro, MD

Dr. Vincent Santoro, MD

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Age 60
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Dr. Vincent Santoro, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Kirkland, WA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.

12039 NE 128th St Ste 400

Kirkland, WA 98034

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Dr. Santoro's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Santoro treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Santoro treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Santoro treats Knee Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Santoro treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Santoro treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Santoro treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain

Dr. Santoro's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • 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 of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • 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 Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • 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
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

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.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Washington
Fellowship Hospital
1992
University Berne
Fellowship Hospital
1989
University Conn School Med
Residency Hospital
1985
Hartford Hospital
Internship Hospital
1984
University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine
Medical School
1980
University Of Connecticut
Undergraduate School
1992
1989
1985
1984
1980

Awards

Dr. Santoro's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Santoro

3.7

Based on 55 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
1.8181818181818181%
(1)
1 Star
29.09090909090909%
(16)

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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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As stated pertaining to the June 2016-Dec 2017 visits, very helpful but when I experienced and MVA 3/3/18, at visit in Apr 2018, he told me I shouldn't be injured even though he had my 3/3/18 ED report diagnosing severe whiplash and exaccerbation of untreated R shld. It broke my heart he refused to order MRI as I'd suffered 7 yrs of false reporting from claim MD's for LnI claim now experiencing chronic conditions from untimely treatment [bicep tenodesis, SLAP II, PASTA, SAD required for R shld].
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I saw this MD June 2016 to help re-open LnI claim and was very helpful. I saw him about 3 times while I was taking employer to BIIA. Employer finally settled December 2017 but I had an MVA 3.3.18. I saw this MD to order MRI to discover new injury to same arm with LnI claim. He refused to order MRI! He also stated I shouldn't be hurt! That ended my patient relationship with this MD.
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Dr. Santoro was extremely helpful, giving us a second opinion for our mothers injured knee. He found the problem and was very caring in the whole process. We will definitely continue with Sr. Santoro!
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I liked Dr. Santoro, first visit, but the one hour wait was just ridiculous. Hope it was an anomaly.
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Dr Santoro is a great surgeon. He did my LTKR in Aug 2017, and the entire procedure, and post op went better than text book. He has a kind bedside manner, and is not quick to jump to surgery before trying other less invasive options first.
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My whole family has seen Santoro for one thing or another. He is a great physician and wouldn’t put you down a path that couldn’t or wouldn’t have a good chance of giving the desired results. He truly cares about his patients and gives his honest thoughts.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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Very pleased with my left knee replacement, I am happy he is doing the right knee also.
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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.
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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.
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He was extremely positive about getting me back to racquetball after rotator cuff surgery. My primary Dr. said to stop playing racquetball.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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