Dr. Braden Criswell, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

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2627 E Washington Blvd, Pasadena, CA, 91107

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Braden Criswell is an engaging and dedicated orthopedic surgeon based in Pasadena, CA. Dr. Criswell attended the University of California, Los Angeles for his undergraduate training, graduating magna cum laude with a degree in mathematics and applied science. He earned his medical degree from the University of Southern California and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Criswell also completed a foot and ankle fellowship at Stanford University Hospital.
Dr. Criswell’s clinical interests include total joint arthroplasty, sports medicine, trauma, and oncology. He’s had considerable experience treating and managing a wide variety of orthopedic complaints, including congenital orthopedic problems, degenerative diseases, orthopedic trauma, and sport injuries. Dr. Criswell has also researched and published extensively on topics related to orthopedics.
Outside of work, Dr. Criswell enjoys golf, chess, sports, card games, fishing, and cooking.

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Dr Crishwell has always been very professional and direct. Today's visit was no different. He reviewed my issues and had X-rays and came back and explained issues. He suggested procedures which I agreed to proceed. I have seen him on a few other occassions and follwed through with his directives. This was new issue due to a fall so I have complete confidence in him and will proceed as he has advised.

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The entire experience was excellent. From the time I got there until the time that I left everything was excellent. From the receptionist to the assistants to the Doctor to the X-RAY person to the check-out person. Everyone was great!

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everything went well

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I love Dr. Criswell! He is very brilliant, thorough, and spends a great deal of time with me!

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He's such a great doctor! He truly cares. It's always a pleasure to see him, even when I'm going through the most dire circumstances, health wise. Thanks, Dr. Criswell!

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Dr. Criswell was excellent. I could tell that he truly cared about my problem and I got great vibes from him. He was competent, kind, and professional. I was impressed that they did an x-ray at the start of my appointment, and Dr. Criswell then used that x-ray as it was processed instantaneously. Very convenient how quick that was! I thought I'd have to get an x-ray then come back at a later date.

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They squeezed me in that day and yet it was no longer than15 mins. Dr. Criswell is a warm, gentle young Dr. This was just my second visit and I've already recommended him to 4 of my friends and family members. Kathy D.

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Dr. Criswell started to treat before he diagnosed and the treatment actually had other problems (more hurt after). I would have preferred to be diagnosed before treatment. Also, this appointment had to be reschedule on his end, which I understand happens. But then I had to wait awhile to get seen and since I didn't really have much of a choice as to the time, I was almost late to my next thing.

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The entire staff was great!! Front office, Dr.Criswell assistant, X-ray techs, tech he removed my hard cast, including Dr.Criswell were all friendly, made it easy for my mom and I to ask questions. I was most happy with my visit.

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All Staff was very nice.

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He was ok, he was gentle giving me a shot in my shoulder

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I went to Dr. Criswell's office with tennis elbow and he knew exactly what it was and knew how to treat the injury so I could get back to my work. He explained everything in detail and he really cares about his patients.

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Dr . Criswell was awesome. I was there with my wife, and he had an immediate solution to her problem. I then asked him about my own knee issue, and without even being signed in, he examined me, ordered x Ray's, and an MRI. My wife and I have a new doctor. Thanks Doc

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I broke my ankle, the ER Physician recommended, I call Dr. Criswell immediately. I did, and I was given an appointment that same date. He took more x-rays and recommended surgery. I had surgery, 2 days later. I am amazed of how fast he attended to me, how well he explained my injury and the process that I would be going through. He called me!!! after surgery to make sure I was doing well. Now that I have my cast off, I can see the surgery scar. I am very pleased in how well he mended my skin that the scar is healing and becoming less visible. My Neurologist was also impressed of Dr. Criswell's work. I thank him for my speedy recovery, professionalism, and his amazing care. Also I want to acknowledge his Administrative assistant who answer all my questions and returned my calls immediately.

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Great bedside manner.

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Very quick check in procedure with the tablet--just ignore all the ads. I like being able to make my co-payment at the same time using the tablet. Easy. Was called for my appointment just minutes after arriving, and was able to see Dr. Criswell within 15 minutes, including taking some X-rays first. Great personal attention and very professional office.

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Dr. Braden Criswell is a phenomenal doctor! He has helped me on numerous occasions and I would highly recommend him. He truly cares and always does an excellent job!

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First appt. went well. Dr. Criswell explained options and, after x-rays, agreed to schedule outpatient surgery to remove scab/growth and biopsy, since I had a history of skin cancers and treatment.

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I thought the visit went well. Dr. Criswell was careful to explain things, discuss medical options, and even answered a couple of questions regarding a different problem than what I was scheduled for. I was very satisfied, despite the long wait.

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So fortunate to have Dr. Criswell as my physician. He really cares about the patient and is a true professional. Very committed to his profession.

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Dr Criswell goes above and beyond all expectations. He saved my life repairing catastrophic leg injuries caused in an auto accident. His work was incredible and thanks to his expertise my recovery has been good. The after care he's provided has been amazing, I'm so grateful and can't recommend him enough.

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I was late about 20 to 30 nminutes, The doctor and his assitant were very nice and professionals. He gave a good explanation of what I had and differents treatments to follow and help me in the decition in the treatment based in his explanations.

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I am very pleased with the surgery that was done on my ankle to remove the screws I know I'm able to wear my shoes and my ankle feels wonderful. I would not hesitate to recommend dr. Criswell he is an excellent doctor.

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Explains my situation well and clearly

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Dr. Criswell not only shows high professional skills, but his friendly ways are greatly appreciated by me.

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Friendly, nice doctor that does a great job of explaining everything!

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The time spent with the Doctor was very shot and the fact that I was never asked or provided with a letter for work was very disappointing. This makes it very inconvenient for me to return back to work without this letter.

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II was very pleased with my office visit today with Dr Criswell. I would highly recommend Dr. Criswell to anybody in need of orthopedic surgery. I am looking forward to having the pins removed in my right ankle. I will do a review after the procedure.

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I was his first patient of the day and he was in as bright and cheerful of a mood as when I've seen him later in the day. He is a doctor who seems to actually CARE about the patient. He took time to show me and explain my x-rays. I would recommend him without a doubt.

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5 star

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I was examined, x-rayed and treated all within one hour. Dr. Criswell was very thorough and answered all of my questions.

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Great - The only reason I had to wait was because I did not have an appointment. I broke my foot and needed to be seen right away, and they squeezed me in. Feel so lucky to have been seen,

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Dr. Criswell was professional and knowledgeable and very pleasant. He described everything to me in basic terminology and then provided choices. The whole Risser Group is awesome! Joanne M.

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The office staff was very pleasant and squeezed me into the schedule (which was why I did not object to the one-hour wait in the waiting room). The clinical support staff were also pleasant and professional, as was the physician.

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Very professional, pleasant environment, staff are very efficient!!

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Dr. Criswell, is detail oriented.

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Great doctor

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Dr. Criswell was very personable and helped me with a shoulder issue that's been ongoing for quite some time. He was able to provide temporary relief until the results of further testing provided more answers.

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Would like info prior to visit on parking. It was my first visit to the area and wasn't sure about parking. Would have liked to know if and when I come for a followup visit when necessary, do I still need to go through my primary doctor? Would have liked more discussion of future complications in the future, and what to do if condition becomes worse. Other than that, had a great visit and my pain has been alleviated.

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great doctor really tells you whats going on