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Thank you for choosing Sierra Pacific Orthopedics for your care. We take pride in helping our patients overcome injuries, relieve pain, and return to active, healthy lifestyles.

In this section, you can read stories from patients we’ve treated about their experiences and recoveries under our care.

Read what our patients are saying about Sierra Pacific Orthopedics.

You can also read what our patients are saying about Sierra Pacific Orthopedics by visiting our doctor profiles.

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Average Rating: 5 (2,034 reviews)

Patient Reviews

“"I was so pleased with the results of my left knee replacement in June 2011 that I had my right one replaced in February 2012. I can now function without the fear of pain in either knee due to arthritis. I highly recommend Dr. Hanson to anyone with knee troubles not just for replacement, but therapy before replacement is needed."”
– Steve D.
Treating Doctor: Eric C. Hanson, M.D.
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“"Recently I had a work related on the job injury to my back. I was so pleased I was able to see my primary physician, Dr. Rod Kraft. Dr. Kraft goes way beyond the usual office visit to make sure every detail of your condition is taken care of and explained to me in common lay terms what my problem is and that it was going to take time to heal. I didn't want to take time off from work, but he insisted it would be impossible for me to continue and more damage would be done. Of course he was right. From scheduling for an MRI (thanks Angela) to setting up appointments for other doctors has been so smooth. His entire staff has been so helpful and professional. Just being at Sierra Pacific Orthopedics gives you a secure feeling with so many professionals and also the facilities from the X-Ray department to Summit Surgery Center. It's peace of mind that you are being well taken care of."”
– Darwin B.
Treating Doctor: Rod S. Kraft, M.D.
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“"My gratitude would apply to Drs. Rod Kraft and Eric Hanson and Greg Mellor and it involves several members of my family including my children, David, Jonathan, and Charity, my wife Lily, and myself. I am extremely grateful for the care, competency, and helpfulness we have received and I am still receiving. I am thankful for their medical professionalism and ministry in my life and years earlier in my children's lives. We have been blessed both physically and personally!" -- Daniel S.”
– Daniel
Treating Doctor: Eric C. Hanson, M.D.
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“"My experience at Fresno Surgical Hospital was amazing! The care that my wife and I received during and after my hip replacement surgery was absolutely top notch. The food was of such a yummy quality that it would never be confused with "hospital food". Thank you for having such a wonderful hospital in Fresno. We have been bragging to all of our friends about what a great place you have! Thank You."”
– Conrad S.
Treating Doctor: Thomas W. Thomas, M.D.
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“"I recently had cortisone injections in both hips performed by Dr. Jerry Smith. From the moment I entered Summit I was treated with TLC from every person I dealt with. What a great staff from start to finish. I have no idea who is charge of training there, but that person should get a gold star on their chart. I would encourage anyone who has an orthopedic need for their expertise to use their service. A class act!" -- Roger B.”
– Roger
Treating Doctor: Jerry N. Smith, M.D.
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“"This was my second trip back to Sierra Pacific Orthopedics. I am a big fan of Dr. Hanson and Sierra Pacific Orthopedics has a whole. I first had my ACL reconstructed and just recently finished a procedure to clean out my left knee of some pesky torn meniscus pieces. Sierra Pacific Orthopedics is always top notch on communication and efficiency. I received all my information in a timely fashion and knew exactly what to expect come surgery day. I felt taken care of there more than any other medical facility I have been too.  They know patients, they know medicine, and they strive for excellence in both. My knee feels great.  I will always look to Sierra Pacific Orthopedics for any future medical advice." -- Jerrod R.”
– Jerrod
Treating Doctor: Eric C. Hanson, M.D.
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“"My name is Shirley Hale and I am a 74-year-old woman. I suffered with pain for a good year and a half before I had the surgery. With my hip, it was bone against bone and I was working 40 hours per week. I do a lot of walking in my job because I work in environmental services. After four months of recuperation, I was able to resume my job and I feel great! Thank you, Dr Thomas Thomas."”
– Shirley H.
Treating Doctor: Thomas W. Thomas, M.D.
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“"At 42, I could no longer reach above my shoulder to write on the grease board without pain, which makes a little hard to teach. I had work done by a different doctor seven years before and the procedure failed to have the long term success I needed. Five other family members that have been worked on by Dr. Hanson so I reluctantly went back through the process with Sierra Pacific Orthopedics. The staff at all levels of the process were absolutely excellent and made you feel comfortable. Dr. Hanson is a class act that has put together a winning staff and excellent support facilities under one building. I am six weeks out and I have full mobility of my shoulder and the pain is getting more manageable as time passes. Dr. Hanson did a wonderful job and I highly recommended him and his professional compassionate staff. Thank you Sierra Pacific Orthopedics and Dr. Hanson!" -- Russell G.”
– Russell
Treating Doctor: Eric C. Hanson, M.D.
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“"On June 27 of this year I had my right shoulder operated on by Dr. Hanson. From the moment I stepped foot into Sierra Pacific Orthopedics I felt welcomed and that ease. The entire staff from the MRI department to the X-ray department, physician assistant Greg Mellor, and the doctor himself was kind, considerate, and very professional. This is my third surgery in less than two years. However this is my first time dealing with Sierra Pacific Orthopedics. I can honestly say that it was the best experience I've had in my life when it came to treatment of people as well as being taken care of. I've endured a lot of pain and a lot of uncertainty concerning my condition. These last two years have been extremely difficult for me to handle because I never knew what exactly was wrong with me. I had seen numerous doctors and unfortunately many of them made me feel as though they didn't care about my health or well-being. I always felt like I was being rushed in their office and when I had a question it's almost as if I was bothering them. The entire staff at Sierra Pacific Orthopedics took the time to treat me as if I was family. I never felt rushed and I never felt like I was bothering them. I am so grateful to be treated as such a fine facility. I would recommend this facility to anybody, specifically my own family. I am a mother of four and believe me when I say that feeling at ease when you're getting ready to endure surgery by those who are better performed the surgery is so pivotal. I can't thank the entire staff enough. May God bless you all as well as your families."”
– Patricia S.
Treating Doctor: Eric C. Hanson, M.D.
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“"During my freshmen year of college, I fell off my long board and broke my wrist and Dr. Johnson did surgery on it a few months later. Dr. Johnson is easily the most personable doctor I've ever seen. I am a member of the Fresno State Bulldog Marching Band, and every time I saw him, he would ask me about band. The next year, Dr. Johnson did surgery on my boyfriend's elbow, and Dr. Johnson would check on how I was doing. Most recently, my sister had wrist surgery by him too. I also started having issues with my wrist again, and while I was seeing his physician assistant, Steve, he came into the exam room and checked up on me. During my follow up appointment, I was supposed to see Steve again; instead Dr. Johnson handled my appointment. And after two years, he still checked up on how band was going. I recommend him to everyone I know if they are having wrist, elbow, or shoulder problems. He is the best!"”
– Alyssa J.
Treating Doctor: Toby R. Johnson, M.D.
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