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Dr. William Sanko, MD

Sports Medicine ·  Male · Age 63

Dr. Sanko

Orthopaedic Institute of Ohio, Inc

801 Medical Dr Ste A Lima, OH 45804

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Dr. William Sanko, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Lima, OH and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from University Of Toledo College Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in sports medicine.


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Dr. Sanko accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Dr. Sanko's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • 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
  • 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 Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

Dr. Sanko's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sanko

3.6

Based on 18 reviews

5 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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5 Surgeries and doing better than expected. Two hips and a knee replacement and tendon repair on the other knee. Torn meniscus repair also. Started seeing him in early 2000. He has always been understanding and kind. He is a very busy dr but I felt he took adequate time with me. His PA saw me a lot for after care but I knew if I wanted to talk to him he was available. He has always taken time to explain things although he talks really fast (part of his character). I highly recommend him.
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Excellent care from this doctor and his staff.
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I've been a patient of Dr. Sanko since 1997 when I tore my ACL in my left knee. In 1998, I tore my ACL and a few other ligaments in my right knee, which he also repaired. 1 month ago, I tore my ACL, medial & lateral meniscus and chipped a bone in my left knee. I'm 1 week post surgery and doing great. Love OIO staff and I'm thankful he's such a great doctor and was able to take care of me.
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Excellent doctor.
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I saw Dr. Sanko for an Ankle Avulsion Fracture after wearing an Ankle brace for less than 4 weeks. I told him the pain was not any better since my original visit to OIO. He told me there was nothing he could do and stated, "I'm sorry you came all the way out here.". When I walked out of the exam room, he told the nurse at the desk that I was doing better and then spoke into a recorder my info and repeated that I was "doing better". I never said I was "doing better"...I hurt!
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Did not listen to what i had to say about my injury. Told me to ignore the pain i was having and deal with it. I will never go back there or recomend him to anyone.
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Fixated on irrelevant facts because they would lead to an easier outcome. Provided no meaningful treatment or guidance. After 4 visits and months of pain and inability to use knee, go until it hurts or let's try some therapy no longer constitute medical care. Absolutely horrible.
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Dr. Sanko performed an ACL replacement surgery on my left knee. He left metal chips in my knee. The metal completely shredded my knee. I have had four surgeries since (by other surgeons) in effort to fix the damage. Unfortunately, the damage cannot be fixed. The knee barely bends to 90 degrees. It changed how I walk which lead to back issues. Between the knee and back I am in constant pain. Sleep comes in 30-40 minutes blocks. The pain never ends
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Biography

Dr. William Sanko, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Lima, OH and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from University Of Toledo College Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in sports medicine.

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Oh State University Hospital
Residency Hospital
Wm Beaumont Hospital
Residency Hospital
1987
University Of Toledo College Of Medicine
Medical School
1987

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90% Patient experience rating, 21% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average