Patient Testimonials

Discover what our patients have to say regarding their office visit, surgical experience or recovery process. We also encourage our existing patients to share their own experience!

Karon F

  • Hips
Dr. Bates was committed to helping me keep my hip working as well as possible, for as long as possible. When replacement surgery was the only good option , the Surgery was Trouble-Free. Speedy Recovery. Within 3 months, I was walking as effortless as everyone else. I owe Dr. Bates a debt of Deep Gratitude. btw, Medicare and TriCare had no problems with the pre-approval and subsequent billings.

Laurie Bianchi

  • Chronic Back Pain
Many of the reviews on here are ratings based on Dr. Finkenberg's personality or his outwardly obvious concern for patients. When I first met him, I was also a bit concerned that he was able to diagnose my issues so quickly and had little time for chitchat. What I found out was he simply knows what he's doing and does not have a gift for small talk. I thought my life was over, and this man eliminated 90 percent of my pain an hour after surgery. Chronic pain brings you to low, dark places over time, and Dr. Finkenberg literally brought light back into my life. I will always be grateful for his unique style and, more importantly, his skill and knowledge. That's what matters in an outstanding surgeon. Thank you!

Todd N

  • Fractured Hip
My father was hospitalized and isolated during the Covid19 pandemic of 2020 due to a fractured hip. In addition to being the only physician to return my calls in a timely, professional and empathetic manner, Dr. Jacobson also performed the necessary, life saving surgery! Many an intern could learn from his skilled, yet humble approach. As well as earning my trust and respect, Dr. Jacobson also has my thanks.

Dylan Ranson

  • Shoulder
He did a surgery for my mother 2 months or so back and he did a fabulous job. He was very kind and amazing to my mother which I'm very thankful for. I'm really happy This guy was able to help my mother with what she needed.

Tamisha Lake

  • Shoulder Surgery
First of all Dr. Rynning is truly a health hero in my eyes!! After two years of dealing with a shoulder injury which included surgery, months of Physical Therapy and pain management that I thought would never end I was finally referred to Dr. Rynning. He sat with me and listened to everything I had to say. He let me cry and told me that I had come to see the right person and that he was going to do his best to help me. I couldn't believe that someone had actually taken the time to listen me and most of all he actually heard me! Within a few weeks he had worked his magic. I had surgery and he had found a whole slew of problems that was causing all of my pain. Dr. Rynning then sent me to P.T. with an awesome therapist Katie and now three months later and 95% pain free. Dr. Rynning truly is an amazing person and surgeon. He truly has given me back my fun and loving spirit that I thought was gone forever. He is a true miracle worker and I would recommend him to anyone and everyone. Thank you Dr. Rynning for giving me my life back!!

Theresa Smith

  • Hip
I met Dr. Jacobson and some of his staff on Tuesday 11/3/2020 and my visit was amazing. Dr. Jacobson spent time with me and it was great for a change to get such amazing attention to my hip bursitis flare ups. The gals I met were awesome!

George Cretton

  • Left Clavicle
I suffered a comminuted fracture of my left clavicle as a result of a bicycle crash. My personal physician referred me to Dr. Rynning along with another orthopedic surgeon. I read the bio’s of both and settled on Dr. Rynning, largely on comments of his commitment and concern for his patients, notwithstanding the fact that both were highly, highly qualified. My injury required surgery which was performed as an outpatient. I can’t say enough good things about this doctor. He has treated me so well and did such a magnificent job in repairing my broken clavicle and the scar is virtually invisible. I have great confidence in Dr. Rynning and wouldn’t hesitate recommending him to anyone needing the type of services he offers. He’s the best!

Tracey D.

  • ACDF
Tracey D.
I recently had neck surgery a week ago from a fall a few years ago with Dr. Finkenburg. He is a very good surgeon and has much experience with spinal surgery and is highly regarded by his peers and those who work with him at the hospital. I researched him very extensively before choosing to have the surgery. He was very good to speak with and first suggested other means to relieve my pain which I liked a more conservative approach. After exhausting all options and reviewing current xrays and mri he said surgery was necessary. He explained what needed to be done and answered all questions and put me at ease the appt before my surgery. He’s truly an asset to his field and I highly recommend him for spinal surgery. I’m recovering now and can tell the surgery has helped already. I also want to say his office staff Stephanie, Deja, Lisa and the insurance individual at their office (sorry can’t remember her name) I think Karen as I’m so bad with names were very nice and have always treated me very well. Thank you all for everything.

Philip Gialanella

  • Shoulder
Dr.Ralph! I can’t say enough about this man is amazing! From start to finish, an all around great and professional experience. He makes you feel so comfortable about your situation, the procedure and the outcome. Don’t think twice - this is your man!

Todd Lester

  • Bicep Tendon Repair
Dr. Rynning did a bicep tendon repair on me and did a fantastic job! I was apprehensive about the surgery because I have never had any surgery or even been in the hospital my whole life (47) but he put me at ease and did a great job!

B Eisenberg

  • Thumb
Dr. Jacobson has been rated 5 stars

​SELVIN PERDOMO

  • Spine Surgery
After suffering for more than 3 years...I finally found a doctor that knew exactly what I have on my spine..I got my surgery three months ago and I have never felt so good..thanks Dr Finkenberg for making me feel so good again.

Los Angeles, CA

  • Carpul Tunnel
I had bilateral Carpal Tunnel Releases staged 6 weeks apart and I had excellent results. I returned to work within 7 days after each surgery. Dr. Bates is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of Orthopedic surgery and I felt very confident in his care. I would (and have) recommend him to friends and family requiring care for problems ranging from minor fractures to total joint replacement.

Olric Forde

  • Shoulder Surgery
Dr. Rynning is an incredible doctor! He performed surgery on both of my shoulders -- once in 2014 and again in 2018. Of all of the things that make him outstanding, here are a few: he is thorough and clear about explaining his procedures in order to ease the patient's mind; he stays up to date on current techniques and improvements in his field to be sure he's always providing the most advanced care, and he is great with keeping in touch and ensuring a smooth healing process. I highly recommend.

Troy Mack

  • Spine Surgery
Happy is an understatement! I would like to thank everyone at Orthopedic Specialists of San Diego and Grossmont Hospital for making spinal surgery seem so routine and effortless. Everything seemed so seamless with their entire staff, including helpful office staff and preliminary exams with Dr. Bates (who set Devyn's arm a couple years back). Huge props to my phenomenal spinal surgeon Dr. Finkenberg, the incision was minimal. Best of all, the pain, tingling and numbness is gone! To top it off, after doing a literal mile of hallway laps, I walked out on my own accord recovering comfortably at home tonight! Special thanks to Tracy for helping me efficiently manage the process. I can't tell you how much it has meant to me. Process aside, you helped ease some of the anxiety and the outcome is truly astonishing. Thank you SO much!
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