Dr Al-Shaikh welcomes you.
My background and current practice
Your health and quality of orthopaedic care are my top priorities.
With an extra year of specialized foot and ankle training, I am one of a handful of surgeons in the bay area performing ankle replacements instead of fusing the ankle. One of my interests is in the correction of severe foot and ankle deformities.
I have additional interest in orthopaedic sports medicine which allows me to use the most up-to-date arthroscopic techniques for the knee, shoulder, ankle and foot, wrist, and elbow to return patients to their activities as soon as possible. In addition, for patients with a worn out hip or knee joint, I use minimally invasive techniques with very small incisions. This cuts the hospital stay and speeds recovery.
Since I spent an extra year in medical school doing research, I am currently doing clinical studies in conjunction with Stanford University professors. I also teach and mentor students and residents as part of my practice, so you may see aspiring doctors in the office.
We are up-to-date with the use of all of the latest technologies. For example, we use the latest shockwave technology to cure conditions such as shoulder and elbow tendonitis and plantar fasciitis without an incision.
Although having a surgeon who is technically excellent is very important, I strongly believe the most successful patient care results from a two-way treatment process.
From the very first visit, I make a conscious effort to establish a warm, friendly rapport with each of my patients to encourage open and direct communication.
I listen to your needs, include them in my diagnosis and treatment decisions, and welcome your input and feedback each step of the way.
Any injury causes you concern and anxiety - you may not know what is wrong and what needs to be done to correct your injury. My main approach to helping heal your injury is to keep you well informed - through dialogue between us and through external sources of information that are available. It is my job to help you understand why I take, or do not take, certain actions.
When you come to see me as your orthopaedic surgeon, surgery is not your only option. Sometimes through rehabilitation and available prescriptions, your injury may be healed. If you do require surgery, I'll keep you informed of why surgery is required, what will be done in the surgery, and what to expect as an eventual outcome after surgery.
Raad Al-Shaikh MD INC specializes in the treatment of...
Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Deformity, Disability, Joint Replacement, Metabolic Bone Disease, Osteoporosis, Pain, Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Trauma/Fractures, Tumor/Oncology, minimally invasive joint replacement, ankle replacement,
** Our Office **
*** My staff ***
I am pleased to introduce you to my highly trained and eager treatment team that makes everything possible.
Tiffani Al-Shaikh PharmD -> Business Manager
Kathy Kreitner -> Back office
Ashleigh Tweedie -> Back office
Together, we are committed to providing the best possible orthopaedic care to our rapidly growing patient family.
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