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!

Pamela H

  • Shoulder and hip replacements
I have had both hips replaced by Dr. Bates and a shoulder joint replacement by Dr. Rynning. All 3 surgeries could not have gone better. The fact that beyond their skill they are good,caring people whom I recommend without reservation.


  • Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. Rynning is an EXCELLENT surgeon. More than that, however, is that he cares. He takes the time to explain what he is doing and why. Rather than doing what is easiest or quickest, he listens to your goals as a person and/or athlete and works with you to achieve what you need to continue a way of life. He is over the top patient with the patience’ impatience. Believe me, I tested him.


  • Back Surgery
I was amazed at the care given to me by the staff at Alvarado Hospital. I had back surgery and the staff was excellent. Doing more than I would expect from them, making sure I was as comfortable after the surgery as I could be. My doctor, Dr. Finkenberg, was also excellent and did a great job. Thank you all very much.

Keith W

  • Dr. Bates
I've been coming to Doc Bates for years. In my opinion, he has a heart of gold!!! There has never been one time he has not took the extra time to help me out and given me the coolest advice on taking care of my body and health. I wish all Doc's would follow his lead! Keith Woulard.

Doug Porter

  • Shoulder
Dr. Rynning did a total shoulder replacement in January 2020 for me. Can't say enough about his surgical expertise and his compassionate bedside manner - he is terrific and I would most highly recommend him. I saw 3+ orthopedic surgeons in the area and he is by far the best.

Darolyn B.

  • Collarbone (Clavicle)
Holy Moly, I was truly blessed when my PCP referred me to see Dr. Ralph Rynning for my fractured/dislocated collarbone! He really knows his stuff!. He explained everything to me so I could understand my options. He sincerely is a caring and compassionate man! Excellent surgical skills, and chair side manner! Thank you Dr. Ralph...going to miss our post op meeting, lol. Thank you so very much for your help!
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San Diego Main Office

Near Alvarado Hosptial & SDSU

5555 Reservoir Drive, Suite 104, San Diego, CA 92120

La Mesa

Helix Orthopedics & Sports Medicine / Helix Open MRI

8860 Center Drive, Suite 350, La Mesa, CA 91942


Near Sharp Coronado Hospital

230 Prospect Place, Suite 210, Coronado, CA 92118
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