Dr. Neil Pathare, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

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450 Sutter Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA, 94108

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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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Very efficient.

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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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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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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 issue and he got to the root cause. I can highly recommend Dr Pathare.

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One of the best doctors I've been too. Took the time to explain things to you.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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Was an easy visit, everything was smooth.

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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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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 my reasons 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 needed to 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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Dr Pathare was great! I would highly recommend him to friends and family.

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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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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 issue for 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!

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Went in with a patellar tendon tear, I had a MRI elsewhere and brought it in with me. He looked at the MRI immediately, his assistant asked detailed questions and both genuinely cared about what was going on with my knee. They referred me to PTs in the area that worked with my insurance and recommended I come back to check in after a few weeks. I'm very happy with Pathare's ability to be straight forward and clear in his communication.

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Dr. Pathare was who I went to see for a second opinion after I broke my ankle, and I immediately switched to him after my appointment. Dr. Pathare took the time to explain my fracture, show me the X-rays and since my fracture was in a Grey area that could or could not require surgery. My first doctor did not help me think through that decision, and I am happy to say that I did not have surgery and my ankle healed great on it's own! I would highly recommend Dr. Pathare.

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It's more a business rather than helping people, he did not hel me to find out about my problem, he saw me for less than 3 minutes

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As usual, knowledgable and professional. Great at explaining the physiology of injuries.

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Dr. Pathare seemed really knowledgable and friendly. He was extremely efficient (and talked very quickly). My actual appointment was probably only 5-10 minutes and he was able to take xrays, diagnose the issue, and provide me with a prescription for both medication and PT.