Dr. Walter Pyka, MD

Dr. Walter Pyka, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
64 y/o
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Dr. Walter Pyka, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in San Mateo, CA and has been practicing for 34 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.

Walter R. Pyka, MD

101 S San Mateo Dr Ste 104

San Mateo, CA 94401
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Pyka's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pyka treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Pyka treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pyka treats Knee Disorders more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Pyka treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pyka treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Pyka treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain

Dr. Pyka's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Back Pain
  • Back Sprain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hernia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hip Surgery
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • 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 Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Muscle Strain
  • Lower Back Sprain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Paracentesis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprain
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

About Me

Care Philosophy

We strive to provide high quality, personalized, and compassionate orthopedic services for general orthopedics, arthritis, sports medicine, spine problems, and pediatric injuries.  We provide expert evaluation and treatment for musculoskeletal i...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1996
Palo Alto Medical Clinic and Foundation
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Stanford University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1981
Stanford University
Internship Hospital
1980
Stanford University
Undergraduate School
1980
Mechanical Engineering
1979
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School
1996
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Awards

Dr. Pyka's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pyka

4.7

Based on 13 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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When it comes to surgeons, I couldn't care less about bedside manner - you want the one with the judgement to know what to do, and the talent to get the best outcome from it. It is like building a ship in a bottle, or fixing broken furniture. The person other surgeons watch at work, and go home feeling like charlatans thinking "jeez I wish I could do that." I think Dr Pyka is, in a very unassuming and stealth way, that surgeon. He is a nice guy who takes time with his patients.
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Best office staff I have ever encountered. Great, upbeat office. Dr. Pyka is the best.
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Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California
Cigna
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net
Health Net of California
Humana
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice
Commercial HMO
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Sequoia Hospital

Redwood City, CA

Mills Health Center

San Mateo, CA