Eric C. Hanson, M.D.

Knee Replacement and Knee & Shoulder Arthroscopy Specialist
Average Rating: 5 (11 reviews)

Dr. Hanson received his bachelor of science degree in physiology at the University of California, Davis. From there, he went on to earn his medical degree at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. A surgical internship was completed at Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, California. He completed four years of orthopedic residency at Loma Linda University. Dr. Hanson's private practice opened in January 1989, after six months of service in the Orthopedic Traumatology Department at the Loma Linda affiliated County Medical Center in Riverside, California.

Dr. Hanson is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, having earned his board certification in 1991. Re-certification was accomplished in 2002 and 2009.  He received his orthopedic subspecialty board certification in Sports Medicine in 2009.  His professional memberships include the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the California Orthopedic Assocation, and the Fresno-Madera Medical Society.

Dr. Hanson's practice focuses on sports medicine and adult reconstructive surgery with emphasis on the shoulder and knee. He has been a team physician at Fresno State University since 1991 and head team physician since 1996. Consulting team physician are ongoing with Fresno Grizzlies/San Francisco Giants.  With his two brothers, Dr. Hanson was raised in Northern Thailand where his parents were medical missionaries for 10 years. Both of Dr. Hanson's parents are physicians, having retired after many years of practice in Fresno. Along with church activities, and yearly mission trips to Thailand, his interests include backpacking, telemark skiing, golfing, and spending time with his wife, Darlene, daughters Lauren and Allison, Lauren's husband, DJ, and Allison's husband, Jesse. They have been blessed with two grandchildren, Jedidiah and Riley.

Dr. Hanson continues to accept new patients at Sierra Pacific Orthopedics, 1630 East Herndon Avenue, Fresno, California. His office phone is (559) 435-9020.

Education, Training, and Affiliations

  • Medical Degree, Loma Linda University School of Medicine
  • Internship, General Surgery, Kern Medical Center
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Loma Linda University School of Medicine
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Member, California Medical Association
  • Member, Fresno-Madera Medical Society

Patient Reviews

"Had a total knee replacement by Dr. Hanson—what a first-class operation, from initial appointment to 1 year follow-up. Dr. Hanson and staff take total and complete care of you, From authorization to physical therapy and beyond. I really don't know how anything could have been better!!!" -- Ron D. 

"Excellent micro-surgery on both knees at the same time. Cartilage was cleaned up and results have been the relief of pain in both knees. Post surgery recovery to normal activities was almost immediate. Continuing with injections every 6 months to substitute for loss of cartilage. I see Greg for this procedure which is relatively painless. He does a great job doing the injections and answering any questions I may have." – John D. 

"I'm always treated well at all my appointments. I've had 2 knee replacements which have improved my quality of life. Thank you." – Michelle C. 

"Dr. Hanson was very professional and very personable." – Debbie O. 

"Dr. Hanson was very professional and very personable." – Debbie O. 

"Excellent, nothing but positive things to say." – Noah T. 

"I had a good experience during my appointment and was treated very professionally." – Avtar J. 

"Dr. Hanson shows that he is concerned with your health. I noticed this concern on my very first appointment. Before he even introduced himself, he glanced at my X-ray and said, "You must be in pain!"
His skill is evident to me because I no longer have any pain in either knee, and while I am no longer an athlete (which did originally create my problems), I have been able to do things that were not possible before my surgeries. (See my attached picture after climbing many stairs up one of the Alps in Switzerland!)
My entire experience with Dr. Hanson and his immediate staff AND the hospital staff was very positive. The nurses at the hospital actually seemed happy to be working there. (And the food was good, too!)" – Mary H. 
"Very professional, pleasant and courteous doctor and staff. I will be returning in December for further treatments. Thank you for your services." – Virginia S. 

"Dr. Hanson did a great job on my knee. I expected that given his credentials and experience. The most important thing to me was when I was in the hospital after my surgery and experiencing some significant pain, he acted immediately and made sure I was comfortable and able to continue my forward progress! Now I'm 2 months post-op and back to work with no pain issues. I will call him when it's time for knee #2 to be overhauled!!" – Lindsey J.