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Dr. Robert Aptekar, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Professional statement

Dr. Robert Aptekar is an enthusiastic, caring orthopaedic surgeon treating patients in Los Gatos, California and the surrounding communities. His goal is to provide skill and empathy to his patients so that they are completely satisfied. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is also a member of professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the California Orthopaedic Association. Originally from Michigan, Dr. Aptekar attended the University of Michigan Medical School and trained in Orthopedics at Stanford University, where he was an Assistant Clinical Professor. Dr. Aptekar's office provides a full range of orthopaedic services. He specializes in second opinion and surgical consultations for arthritis, as well as total hip and knee replacement and sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. In addition to his practice, Dr. Aptekar volunteers in medical training programs in Nicaragua and Cambodia.

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • El Camino Hospital
  • Good Samaritan Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Michigan, Doctor of Medicine
  • Stanford University, Internship in Surgery
  • Stanford University, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery

Professional memberships

  • Santa Clara Valley Orthopedic Club
  • California Medical Association
  • American College of Sports Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1811982259

Office locations

Arthritis & Orthopedic Medical Clinic

14651 South Bascom Avenue, Suite 280

Los Gatos, CA 95032

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DR. Aptekar and his office were very pleasant. Everyone was helpful and friendly.
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He is a knowledgeable doctor but is in a rush to get you out of the door. I felt cut short and missed the opportunity to ask questions. He is also not a doctor to walk you through your condition andconsult on what to do. He is very experienced and all he is interested in is the MRI, Xray (facts primarily) and not the patient's version of the condition
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I was greeted by everyone at the office. Walked in with a sprained ankle and was greeted by Olga to fill out some paperwork. Crystal, with a big smile on her face, had asked me to come in to take apicture and then proceeded to take my x-rays was wonderful. Doctor Aptekar greeted me within a minute after the x-rays with a sympathetic look about my sprain. Quick diagnosis with some suggestions for the most immediate recovery, which lead me to Diana, the physical therapist next door. She was amazing as well! Helped me fir into my ankle brace with a bright smile and also gave me a list of exercises to do at home. It didn't feel like an office, but more like a hospitality of your own home. Would highly recommend to anyone in need of an amazing orthopedist. I love the whole staff here!
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Dr. Aptekar was extremely helpful and was the first Dr. I have seen in 20 years who gave me helpful advise for my on going problem rather than drugs. I now have a method to take me out of pain long term.
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Excellent attention and very professional. I was very pleased with my first visit with Dr. aptekar. Highly recommend him.
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I had a hip replacement by Dr. Aptecar. I believe he is a good surgeon, but if you want any consultation- forget about it. Since the surgery every appointment is 5 seconds long. I didn't even have time to ask anyquestions. He is very positive and always sais: "you will be just fine" and immediately runs out the office. I believe and hope he did a good job, but 7 weeks later I am still in pain and still have a slight limp. I believe I am getting better.... Time will show,
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I have been seeing Dr Aptekar and I would like to express my deep gratitude to him and his team for their dedicated care and professionalism . Dr Aptekar has positive attitude and very comforting to his patients . I wouldrecommend Dr Aptekar to allmy friends and family members for his excellent and genuine care .
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My experience with Dr. Aptekar, as well as his office and operating staff was excellent. He was very thorough, informative and experienced. I've been in pain for years and I trusted him completely at time of surgery. I normally get veryill from anesthesia and with the help of nurses and anesthesiologist, experienced no side effects. Dr. Aptekar was up for a challenge on my case, and did an outstanding job all around. I am now in physical therapy and the staff there is great, as well. I'm a very, very pleased patient. Thank you Dr. Aptekar for solving my problem!!
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I think Dr.Aptekar is the best Orthopedic Surgeon their is he has done my hand my left ankle and knee,
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After seeing two other orthopedic surgeons, who were doing nothing and claiming that I had frozen shoulder, Dr. Aptekar met with me a few times, evaluated my symptoms, and shortly thereafter performed a surgery and found that my biceps tendonwas being torn by a bone spur. He removed the bone spur, as well as cleaned up about 7 other things in my shoulder joint. I was amazed at how well the laproscopic surgery was done. My shoulder is so much better and I am back to fully functioning and even lifting my 40lb son. So thankful to have found a good surgeon.
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I also enjoy my visits with robert ASptekar I think highly of Robert Aptekar If anybody asked me if I knew of any orthopedic around I would say yes I well till them the best orthopedic to go to is RobertAptekar., and I have recommended to others who needs a a orthopedic that is how much I think of him
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I would highly recommend Dr Robert Aptekar. He performed surgery on my shoulder, and I am now pain free, with full range of motion, and back to full strength. He gave me my active lifestyle back, after thinking it was goneforever. It's great to be playing golf, tennis, racket ball, and basketball again. He, his staff, and the physical therapy team are all great!
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It was ok. But wish he can spend more time with me, show me the problem area in the MRI imagery and explain the cause of the problem, and how to prevent it.
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DR. WAS VERY THROUGH ABOUT EVERY THING HE WAS GOING TO DO. HA ANSWERED ANY QUESTIONS I HAD. I FEEL VERY GOOD ABOUT DR. DOING SURGERY ON MY KNEE, DR APTEKAR DOES NOT JUST RUSH INTO SURGERY HE LOOKS AT EVERY ANGEL FIRST AND I REALLY LIKE THAT.
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I still have many questions left unanswered.
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I always enjoy my visits, not just I8 have in my past recommend to other people when they need a specialist in orthopedic needs, I would tell he best.
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Good doctor.... I feel comfortable and confident he is going the right course of treatment for my problem.
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Pleasant, .
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The only reason my arms work is because of him. He's great.
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I have to have knee surgery, I left his office feeling that I was in very good hands.i would have looked for another surgeon if I had any doubt in my mind. The entire physical therapy staff is outstanding and haslistened to my every whine and treated me like I was important and mattered and made sure I was comfortable.
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The Doctor was able to understand my issue and recommend treatment. He provided the potential benefits and problems with the various treatments. I follow up appointment was scheduled, the treatment provided and the results were very good.
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Dr Aptekar is one of the best if not the best in his field. I Recommended him to people who need Orthopedic Medicine all the time
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Very thorough communicate well
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The only issue was too many appointments booked at the same time. Although I did not wait in the waiting room a long time, I did have a long wait in the patient room to be seen. Kudos to your OfficeStaff they wonderful to deal with. Marietta a bit unprofessonial at times.
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his staff was GREAT BUT HE WAS VERY RUDE TO ME AND DI DENT ANSWER MY QUESTIONS
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He has an unusual style. While very conscientiously friendly, he asked questions — e.g., "What would you like from me?" — in a slightly blunt manner. It felt like a test or challenge; no, actually, I don't know what his approachwas meant to accomplish. But he was helpful + I don't doubt his good intentions.
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He listened to my needs and was respectful and helpful. They were busy but the office staff is extraordinarily polite and efficient
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he is an excellent doctor in his field excellent bedside manners voted best doctor in 2012 and 2013 for Silicon valley hoping he gets nit for 2014 because this doctor don't know anything about the word (NO) when it comes toyour health I truly thank my girlfriend that recommended him to me I just Love my doctor best doctor I've meet and believe me I've been to MANY.
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With him and his staff @ therapy there 5 stars no problem thank you
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Absolutely fantastic
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Dr. Aptekar and his staff are very professional, polite and helpful.
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I just love this man. He is such a gentleman. One of the best Dr's I have ever had.
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Very saticified,
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Great doctor!
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He was very kind and not in hurry. He answered all my answers with patience.
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Nice doctor, so far I've just had a consultation.
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My Mom really likes Dr. Aptekar and likes the fact that she doesn't have to wait a long time to see him. She also feels that he is very thorough. Karen San Jose
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My mom and I were very impressed with Dr. Aptekar and felt that he is looking for a solution to Mom's leg pain. Karen J
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Actually, I will have a comment after a diagnosis tomorrow
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Initial interaction with him seemed good. He was polite, straight forward and cheerful. I have another visit him in the coming weeks.
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Of course I wish the results were different but that's not his fault.He did take the time to answer my questions. The only reason I didn't rate him an excellent was because I haven't experienced my results yet.I'm hoping he isexcellent, especially if there is surgery involved. I guess its "to be continued......."
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This was one of the most pleasant dr. appointments I had. The Doctor was extremely good and knew exactly what the issue was.
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very helpful and professional staff
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