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Dr. Neil Pathare, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

Professional statement

I am a fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine. While my interest focuses on the knee and shoulder, I treat a variety of conditions in both the athlete and non-athlete. I am an advocate of conservative management and work closely with all of my patients to create an individualized treatment plan to get every patient back to a healthy and active lifestyle. When surgery is necessary, I perform all of my procedures through minimally invasive or arthroscopic techniques. I specialize in ligament reconstruction, cartilage restoration procedures, meniscus pathology, rotator cuff and labrum tears, as well as fracture care, tendon repair, and joint replacement.

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Specialist

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Education and training

  • Aria Health System, Fellowship in Sports Medicine
  • Lenox Hill Hospital, Fellowship in Sports Medicine
  • State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Tufts University (Bachelor’s)
  • Medical School - Tufts University, Doctor of Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Awards and publications

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Deficiency Alters the In Vivo Motion of the Tibiofemoral Cartilage Contact Points in Both the Anteroposterior and Mediolateral Directions. J. Bone Joint Surg. Am. August 2006;88(8):1826-1834.
  • The Role of the Indirect Femoral Insertion of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament in Restraining Tibial Translation and Rotation: Implications for Anatomic Femoral Tunnel Placement With Use of a BPTB Graft. Podium presentation at the Annual Meeting of the AOSSM. Chicago, IL. July 2013.Presented at the Lenox Hill Hospital 19th Annual Orthopaedic Research Day Symposium. New York, NY. June 2013.
  • Kinematic Analysis of the Indirect Femoral Insertion of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Implications for Anatomic Femoral Tunnel Placement. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery. November 2014;30(11):1430-8.

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1659532893

Office locations

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450 Sutter Street, Suite 400

San Francisco, CA 94108

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My visit to Dr. Pathare's office was a very pleasant experience, wait times were short and the staff is friendly. Dr. Pathare explained potential treatment plans in detail and answered all of my questions. I look forward to my next appointment with him!
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Dr. Pathare was great. His office staff were quick and efficient; however, I did not feel rushed at all. He took his time to understand my injury and explain how he was thinking about potential diagnoses. He was very thorough andclearly explained what was going on throughout the entire process. As someone who has had 5 knee surgeries with other surgeons, I would highly recommend Dr. Pathare!
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I was seen by Dr. Pathare very quickly and felt like he valued my time. He thoroughly explained the causes and treatment options for my injury.
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Dr pathare was friendly but the appointment was rushed. Both times I had about 2 min and we could barely finish the conversation about how to best treat the issue
Less than 3 months ago
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I waited one hour from my appt. before being seen. He came in looking mean and did not apologize for the long wait. After taking x-rays, he then told me that my symptoms pertained to different specialty. They should have toldmy primary doctor's office, when they sent referral to Dr. Pathare and provided my symptoms, and also Dr. Pathare' assistant asked for my symptoms and still made me take x-rays. Knowing my symptoms would not pertained to Dr. Pathare',s specialty, I should not have asked to take x-rays., then tell me I was in a wrong office.
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Very friendly doctor
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Both staff and Dr. Pathare were friendly and professional. I came in for shoulder and neck pain. All in all, great visit!
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Great
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Efficient, informed, logical, amiable.
Less than 3 months ago
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He seemed to be in a hurry and have no concern for my actual problem that i went there for. Also said theyd give me anti-inflammatories and never did. Gave me a brace and sent me on my way. Had to go back a month later for my issues.
Less than 3 months ago
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Loved my visit with Dr. Pathare. The front desk was extremely friendly and prompt. I had filled out all my forms on Zocdoc ahed of time, so it was extremely quick for me to get through the check-in process (which isnot always true). The nurses were friendly, asked about my issues, then took an X-ray. Dr. Pathare was professional and patient with me when he saw me.
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Very clear explanation and friendly staffs!
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Dr Neil was a cool doctor. Our interaction was quick due to a simple sprained ankle so the issue didn’t require more visits. I liked him overall.
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Great doctor. I was very impressed and would definitely recommend.
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Dr. Pathare was able to diagnose and offer treatment options right away.
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Very efficient.
Less than 1 year ago
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Excellent doctor, highly recommended.
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Very happy with my visit as 1 first patient. Very professional, gave me lots of confidence on diagnoses, good assistant. Easy of booking++
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Caring and accommodating. He explained my diagnosis and treatment well. Office staff was also very friendly!
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Dr. Pathare was very knowledgeable and thorough. Really cared about my injury and made sure I understood the course of treatment
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Quick and thorough! Explained my diagnoses verbally and visually - also double checked for other symptoms.
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Appointment was short and sweet. He immediately knew what was causing my pain, prescribed treatment, 2 weeks later pain was completely gone. Highly recommended.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Pathare was very professional and caring in evaluating my injury. He thoroughly explained his recommended course of treatment. Overall, it was an efficient and effective visit.
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Doctor Neil is very patient, professional and understanding, highly recommended!
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Really professional, great listener and concise and clear in diagnose as well as treatment. Loved the experience and would not hesitate to come back if I ever get injured again
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Dr. Pathare could not have been better. Awesome beside manner and super helpful.
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One of the best doctors I've been too. Took the time to explain things to you.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Pathare really focuses on the patient and the medical issue. He saw me immediately last year after I broke my tibia and had excellent follow through during the healing and recovery. I now use Dr Patgare for a knee issueand he got to the root cause. I can highly recommend Dr Pathare.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Pathare was excellent. His whole team were very nice and made a scary Dr visit a welcoming experience. I'm almost sad I am healed, it was that nice to go there.
More than 1 year ago
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Was an easy visit, everything was smooth.
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It was a miserable cold rainy day, but the visit with Dr. Pathare was good. Routine injection into my knee. Painful aftermath, but better the next morning (probably fairly typical for that treatment). He took a little more time to answer my questions, which was nice.
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Great visit- nice doctor, will definitely see him for anything else that comes up. Office staff is awesome too.
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Most of the set-up, follow-up questions, etc. were handled by an assistant. The doctor arrived to do the treatment. Visit was quite brief, but is a follow-up to an initial assessment which was somewhat longer.
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Great doctor as always !!
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I got in quickly and the desk staff was great. I felt that Dr. Parthare understood that my goal was to get back to running, not change my lifestyle long-term. He made me comfortable and confident that I'll be able to get back on the trails.
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If you break a bone go see him!
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He is very professional. He does not waist unnecessary time. He makes it easy to understand everything precisely.
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Neil and his medical assistant are straight to the point and thorough. As a former athlete, I've been to several other sports medicine doctors in the past, and thought he knew his stuff and asked the right questions. The woman who took X-Rays is also efficient and kind.
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The appointment felt a little rushed, but maybe my case was just cut and dry. He answered all of my questions and recommended a conservative treatment for my herniated disc, which is what I was hoping for. Would recommend!
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Dr. Pathare was quick, but didn't rush me. He not only diagnosed my issue, but patiently worked through questions I had related to care. He has a great bedside manner and I'd happily recommend him!
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Neil is a thoughtful and informative doctor. Will recommend to my friends in the future.
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Dr. Pathare is very careful, caring and good at making sure you understand what the condition and treatment are. I highly recommend him.
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Dr. Pathare is very compassionate and efficient. Wait time was super quick.
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Dr Pathare's office was easy to get to, the front desk staff was friendly and quick to give me the necessary paperwork for my appointment. Once I got to my room, the physician's assistant asked a few questions related to myreasons for coming into the office and advised an X-ray. The follow-up with Dr. Pathare was immediate and he quickly gave me advice and a proper diagnosis before answering my (many) questions in detail and sending me on my way. The entire process was informative and helpful, I highly recommend his office if you have orthopedic needs of any kind.
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Personable and thorough. Was actually seen at the time of my appointment, which is rare and works well if going during working hours.
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I have seen many doctors over the course of my 62 years. The experience of seeing Dr. Pathare was akin to having someone in your family who just happens to be an Orthopedic Specialist. He took all the time I neededto explain what my issues were. He was empathetic and engaged throughout. (I have had WAY too many experiences in the past where doctors have their faces buried in lab reports or medical records while I address the top of their head.) Only after we spoke for awhile did he do a hands-on examination and THEN we spoke about the X-ray results. I came into his office this morning really apprehensive about what was going on with my back. He probably sensed that and immediately put me at ease. His approach could not have been better. I would recommend him to ANYONE who wants to have the experience of being in partnership with a warm and caring medical professional ...
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His intent was to localize the problem which I believe is extremely important in diagnosing patients. I appreciate that. Great listener.
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Dr Pathare was great! I would highly recommend him to friends and family.
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I like the office and they have x-ray machine in the office so that made it really convenient. The Dr. was nice and I would definitely recommend him to friends and family.
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I was really disappointed with my recent appointment with Dr. Pathare. After commuting a great distance to attend this appointment, he spoke with me for about 5 minutes. It felt very rushed and apathetic. I have been suffering from my issuefor over 6 months, and was getting frustrated and overwhelmed because of the lack of improvement. I came to Dr. Pathare to understand the cause of my repeated injuries, but he did not provide any answers and only superficially addressed the symptoms. Doctors needs to realize that patients are coming to them in the most vulnerable state and are looking for answers. It is important to show empathy and be interested in diagnosing the cause as opposed to just treating symptoms and running out of the door for another appointment. Needless to say, I will not be coming back to him!
More than 1 year ago
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