Dr. Walter Pyka, MD

Dr. Walter Pyka, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 61 years old

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      • Blue Cross Blue Shield
      • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
      • Blue Shield of California
      • Cigna
      • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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      • Health Net of California
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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
      • Bone & Joint Orthopedics
      • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
      • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
      • Orthopedic Fracture Care
      • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
      • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
      • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
      • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
      • Orthopedics
      • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
      • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

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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
      • Arthritis
      • Back Pain
      • Back Sprain
      • Baker’s Cyst
      • Bone Disorders
      • Broken Arm
      • Broken Leg
      • Bursitis
      • Cancer
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Chronic Pelvic Pain
      • Clavicle Fracture
      • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
      • De Quervain's Disease
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • Dupuytren's Contracture
      • Elbow Bursitis
      • Elbow Injuries
      • Elbow Sprain
      • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
      • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
      • Femur Fracture
      • Foot Fracture
      • Foot Injuries
      • Foot Sprain
      • Fracture
      • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
      • Gait Abnormality
      • Ganglion Cyst
      • Gout
      • Hammer Toe
      • Hand Fracture
      • Hernia
      • Herniated Disc
      • Hip Fracture
      • Hip Pain
      • Hip Sprain
      • Internal Derangement of Knee
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Dislocation
      • Knee Disorders
      • Knee Fracture
      • Knee Injuries
      • Knee Pain
      • Knee Sprain
      • 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
      • Neck Muscle Strain
      • Neck Pain
      • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
      • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
      • 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
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Osteochondritis Dissecans
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Pelvic Fracture
      • Plantar Fasciitis
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Rib Fracture
      • Rotator Cuff Tear
      • Runner's Knee
      • Scapular Fracture
      • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Scoliosis
      • Shoulder Dislocation
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Shoulder Instability
      • Shoulder Pain
      • Shoulder Sprain
      • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spondylitis
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Sports Injuries
      • Sprain
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Tendonitis
      • Thoracic Spine Fracture
      • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
      • Trigger Finger
      • Wrist Fracture

      Procedures Performed

      • Ankle Fracture Repair
      • Ankle Surgery
      • Arm Surgery
      • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
      • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
      • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
      • Arthroscopic Surgery
      • Carpal Tunnel Release
      • De Quervain's Release
      • Elbow Arthroscopy
      • Elbow Surgery
      • Excision of Radius or Ulna
      • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Foot Surgery
      • Fracture Care
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Hip Surgery
      • Joint Drainage
      • Joint Injection
      • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Knee Arthroscopy
      • Knee Surgery
      • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
      • Puncture Aspiration
      • Rotator Cuff Surgery
      • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
      • Shoulder Surgery
      • Steroid Injection
      • Synovial Biopsy
      • Tendon Repair
      • Tendon Surgery
      • Trigger Finger Release
      • Trigger Point Injection
      • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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        Sanctions

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        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1979

      • Internship Hospital
        Stanford University

        Completed in 1981

      • Residency Hospital
        Stanford University Hospital

        Completed in 1985

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Palo Alto Medical Clinic and Foundation

        Completed in 1996

      • Undergraduate School
        Stanford University

        Graduated in 1980

      • Other Education
        Mechanical Engineering

        Completed in 1980

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      Dr. Pyka'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
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Why Does Experience Matter?

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      Dr. Pyka's Office & Staff

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      10 – 15 minutes

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      Dr. Pyka's 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 injuries and pain of the neck and low back, the legs, the foot and ankle, the knees, the hips, the arms, the hand and wrist, the elbows, and the shoulders. We are able to provide specialized injections, and we offer expert surgical care, such as arthroscopy, in local hospitals or surgery centers. Our main office is in the tall Mills Square Building in downtown San Mateo, where parking is available in the dedicated garage. We are close to MRI, laboratory, and hospital facilities, and we have an in-office X-ray machine for your convenience. Our office staff is also happy to assist Spanish-speaking patients.