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Dr. Norman Kane, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Professional statement

Norman Kane is an experienced and dedicated orthopedic surgeon specializing in serving patients in La Jolla, CA. Services Dr. Kane offers his patients include general orthopaedic surgery, joint replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and sports medicine. He treats a number of conditions, including hand, foot, elbow, knee, hip, and should problems. Dr. Kane is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He received his degree from the University Witwatersrand Medical School. He has completed numerous internships and residencies. Dr. Kane is currently affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He has been a member of the Orthopaedic Specialists of North Carolina since 1984 and has more than 35 years of experience. Dr. Kane is also a member of the Royal College Surgeons Orthopaedics, the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Western Orthopaedic Association, and the San Diego County Medical Association.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of the Witwatersrand Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Stanford University, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Saint Mary's Medical Center, Residency in General Surgery
  • Tufts Medical Center, Residency in General Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1588625982

Office locations

Synergy Specialists Medical Group

9834 Genesee Ave, Suite 228

La Jolla, CA 92037

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Dr. Kane is to the point and his staff is excellent. His experience is comforting with my situation which is 50/50% chance of surgery.
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have seen the doctor twice...always runs behind schedule. office staff is pleasant. Doctor is professional and has probably seen it all. Seems very routine to him....quick and easy fix (arthroscopic surgery) Not so quick and easy for the patient....
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I visited Dr. Kane for my wrist pain. The staff here is very helpful and friendly. Dr.Kane is professional and patient when talking with me about the cause of my injuries etc.
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He is good doctor
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Perfect!
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Dr. Kane was extremely knowledgeable and explained my injury and treatment plan very patiently to me. I highly recommend his services.
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Immediately noticed the experience on the orthopedics of Dr. Kane. Very kind and knowledgeable. Happy after my visit.
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Dr Kane is professional and the most proficient Knee Surgeon that I have met in years!
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Dr. Kane is knowledgeable, and very pleasant. His staff is friendly. My son thought that even the X-Ray technician was really cool. I would highly recommend him.
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Dr. Kane is an old school doctor with all modern technology at work. He does not spend time with paperwork or computers, but dictates on a small recorder stored in cloud. He talks like a human being not a robot andhe makes you feel good. X-rays were done right away on premises,
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Great experience, fast to get me in and out of the office. Doctor and staff was very attentive.
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Dr. Kane is very professional in manner yet a very empathetic listener. He is direct with his suggestions and very understandable.
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I came in for pain in my thumb a couple of weeks ago and Dr. Kane was able to diagnose the issue immediately. His assessment, precautionary x-ray, and subsequent treatment were all completed very quickly. I really appreciated his good natureand his friendly staff. I felt like each person I interacted with enjoyed what they did and were genuine in their kindness. Overall, I had a great experience!
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The appointment went well, but quick. He had to leave to go perform a scheduled surgery, so he was in a hurry.
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I liked Dr Kane's manner and his practical approach in diagnosing my problem and recommending treatment. Dr. Kane is very pleasant and instills confidence in his patients. I will certainly visit him again if the need arises and would recommend him highly to others.
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He was brief but thorough and explained what I needed to know. It was just an initial visit and I'll be going back. He's nice and very, very busy!
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Dr. Kane is very personable. He listens to concerns and gives detailed information regarding diagnoses. His office staff were great! Also, I didn't feel rushed at all. It felt like there was a genuine caring atmosphere in that office.
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I went here to get my hands looked at due to the good reviews. After multiple tests which included x-rays and MRIs he was unable to figure out what was wrong with my hand nor give a good explanation for whatwas going on. He even gave me a sample medicine to take home to put on the hands which once I got home said on the cover "For use on knees only, do not use it anywhere else". As for the front office, every time I would make an appointment, somebody invariably would call me to see if I can change the appointment.
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Very friendly staff an the MD explained what was wrong with my knee an he explained the procedure I need to have done.
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He was very courteous and professional. Took time to show different options and was a good listener. First impression was great.
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Among the best offices and doctor I've ever been to.
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I felt that Dr.Kane is an excellent doctor who knows his proffesion quite well. Very easy to communicate with and has a great beside manner.
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I was so totally impressed. I had been putting this off for years, but this office staff and this DOC... FANTASTIC!!!!!!
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This is my 2nd time using ZocDoc where as my first experience was not so great but i figured new state, new area, i had to find something. Once i arrived to the office and walked in i felt comfortable. Fromthe receptionist to the Doctor, everything was great. I would say that my experience here was excellent and will be keeping this information as long as i live in San Diego. Again, i would make sure to see this doctor if you have any issues!
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Clear, direct, and personable doctor. I had a pleasant visit!
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Dr Kane was personable, experienced and kind - not to mention quick. Sent me on my way with a diagnosis and treatment in less than 20 min.
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Great. The staff were very nice, and dr Kane took time to go over the diagnosis, he was relaxed, yet very informative. One of the better doctor visits I've ever had.
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This was a successful visit. I was able to get an appointment quickly, and did not have to wait long in the office. All of the staff was professional, friendly, and helpful. Dr. Kane viewed the testing I brought in, aswell as performed his own testing. He was able to identify the problem quickly and treat it effectively in the same visit. I had been told that my tests were normal by other doctors, but I knew this was incorrect due to pain. Dr. Kane found the issue and began a treatment plan, much to my relief. He also took the time to educate me on the area being treated and about different treatment methods. Overall I was very happy with my experience and would recommend Dr. Kane to family and friends.
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I think he is a compident Doctor but it was a short visit and he was crammed with patients. Maybe next time we will have more time together to discuss things.
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I was hesitant to see Dr. Kane after reading the other review on here but I went with it anyway. The office was really hard to find for me because he is in the middle building of the hospital and Ihad never been there before. Even after showing up 45 minutes late they took me right in without any trouble. I was so relieved! As far as Dr. Kane - I thought he was fantastic! I saw him for a second opinion and I honestly couldn't be happier with my decision. The original Dr. I saw only gave me two options for me knee. 1. surgery and 2. just live with it. Dr. Kane gave me 4 options! I will definitely be going back to see Dr. Kane - even with his office being kind of annoying to get to. Also, just fyi, you have to pay $4.00 for parking on your way being it is in the hospital. I didn't have cash on me so they told me I could come back and pay or send in a check and they took down my license #.
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I like Dr. Kane. He's professional and clear. I suppose my only problem with him is that I'm not entirely comfortable with my diagnosis - shin splints. I feel like if he had seen me after running and the sheer intensepain during and after the run as well as the redness and tightness that occurs around the painful area during that time, he might have been able to give a different diagnosis or at least a better explanation or treatment plan (which was basically just take some ibuprofen and cross train, something I have been doing with no luck). That being said, I'm willing to accept the diagnosis for now, and will go back to him in a few weeks if nothing improves.
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Kind, competent and took the time to explain my injury and how to rehab it.
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Dr. Kane and his knowledgable staff were very pleasant and professional!
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First visit to an orthided, excellent experience. Highly recommended.
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