Dr. Walter Pyka, MD

Dr. Walter Pyka, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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62 y/o
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Dr. Walter Pyka, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in San Mateo, CA. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Dr. Pyka is affiliated with Mills Health Center, Mills-Peninsula Medical Center and Sequoia Hospital.

Walter R. Pyka, MD

101 S San Mateo Dr Ste 104

San Mateo, CA 94401
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Accepted insurance

  • 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

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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.
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Dr. Pyka's Experience

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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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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • General Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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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

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Procedures

  • 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 Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • 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 Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Stanford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Stanford University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Stanford University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Palo Alto Medical Clinic and Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Other Education | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pyka has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Sequoia Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Pyka is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Pyka's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pyka to family and friends
4.6
based on 11 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Pyka's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Los Altos, CA |
Best office staff I have ever encountered. Great, upbeat office. Dr. Pyka is the best.
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Dr. Pyka accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • 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
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Hospitals where Dr. Pyka has admitting privileges

Sequoia Hospital
170 Alameda De Las Pulgas
Redwood City, CA 94062
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Mills Health Center
100 S San Mateo Dr
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Mills-Peninsula Medical Center
1501 Trousdale Dr
Burlingame, CA 94010
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