Dr. Walter Pyka, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 65
  
Dr. Pyka
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Walter R. Pyka, MD

101 S San Mateo Dr Ste 104 San Mateo, CA 94401

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Dr. Walter Pyka, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in San Mateo, CA and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Pyka has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs and Hand/Wrist than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine medical school in 1979. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mills Health Center and Mills-Peninsula Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pyka to book an appointment.


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  • Explained conditions well (14)
  • Listened & answered questions (13)
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A really caring, experienced, skilled physician who warns you of the possible bad outcomes, and always seems to deliver the best possible outcome.
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Mary Lou Williams – Jul 03, 2020
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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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DWP in Belmont, CA – Jan 20, 2019
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Best office staff I have ever encountered. Great, upbeat office. Dr. Pyka is the best.
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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...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
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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

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 73% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

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

Knee Sprain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pyka treats Knee Sprain more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Pyka treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand/Wrist specialists.

Typically treats 63% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Ganglion Cyst
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pyka treats Ganglion Cyst more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Pyka treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

De Quervain's Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pyka treats De Quervain's Disease more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Pyka treats this condition more than 76% of their peers

Dupuytren's Contracture
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pyka treats Dupuytren's Contracture more than 56% of their peers

Dr. Pyka treats this condition more than 56% of their peers

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Dr. Pyka's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Back Pain
  • 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
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • 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
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • 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 Sprain
  • 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 Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • 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 Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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Walter R. Pyka, MD

Walter R. Pyka, MD101 S San Mateo Dr Ste 104 San Mateo, CA 94401
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Mills Health Center

San Mateo, CA
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Mills-Peninsula Medical Center

Burlingame, CA

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Sequoia Hospital

Redwood City, CA

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)