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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.

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Average Rating: 5 (1,975 reviews)

Patient Reviews

“"I had a total knee replacement in December of 2006. It is perfect: no troubles or pain. I am scheduled for my second replacement for my right knee on October 1, 2012. I can't wait.  I'm looking forward to a night's sleep that isn't interrupted by knee pain." -- Nancy F.”
– Nancy
Treating Doctor: Eric C. Hanson, M.D.
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“"I received a knee injury at work in January and had just "okay" care with another facility for a couple of months. I was unhappy with the level of care where I was. I was told, "This is as good as it’s going to get. There is nothing surgical, so there is nothing we can do." After asking around to friends and co-workers I was referred to Dr. Thomas. I was immediately taken care of and began an aggressive regimen of medications and physical therapy. Only after a couple of weeks the pain started to improve by leaps and bounds.  After completing my physical therapy, I was again able to walk, run, exercise, and play with my toddler daughter as well as getting back to work and all the other fun outdoor activities my family loves. We have spent the last few weeks camping, hiking, and fishing.  I am so very grateful for the exceptional care provided to me by Dr. Thomas, his nurse practitioner Lisa, Kelly and Rick from physical therapy as well as the countless physical therapy aids that encouraged me to work harder and helped rehabilitate my knee back to where it is today. Thank you." -- Shayla N.”
– Shayla
Treating Doctor: Thomas W. Thomas, M.D.
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“"I was referred to Sierra Pacific Orthopedics through a good friend of mine. I needed knee replacement and was referred to Dr. Eric Hanson. I was first seen by Greg and was very impressed by him. I had an MRI in Merced, California with the X-rays told me that I was experiencing bone on bone. Dr. Hanson came in and confirmed. Everyone was very pleasant. I instantly had good vibes with the personnel. I had the replacement surgery and have since referred eight people to Dr. Hanson. They all have had knee replacements and one shoulder surgery. They are all very satisfied and I will continue to refer people to Sierra Pacific Orthopedics. I also had neck problems and asked Dr. Hanson for a referral to a Nero surgeon and was referred to Dr. Henry Aryan. I was impressed with him and had a five-disc fusion. It was very successful. I have referred two people to him and was also impressed. One had a very serious surgery, but is doing well. I am currently going to Greg for injections as I am going to have another knee replacement and will have Dr. Hanson perform the surgery.  Sierra Pacific Orthopedics is state of the art!" -- Ray F.”
– Raymond
Treating Doctor: Eric C. Hanson, M.D.
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“"My latest adventure in orthopedic land happened on a quiet Saturday afternoon in February, as I was cleaning. (If I had been shopping it never would of happened, but that's another story.) A simple slip and fall shattered my left upper arm-incredible pain. I met with Greg with Dr. Hanson's office and he referred me to Dr. Thomas (aka, miracle worker who can put Humpty-Dumpty back to together again). After surgery and the implantation of a plate and six screws, I started my journey through rehab with Joanne Steele, a physical therapist and Shelly, one of the physical therapy assistants. It was a stressful time, but through it all, the staff at the Orthopedic Center and the Rehabilitation Center was terrific. Shelly, in particular, worked with me when the pain/frustration was the worst. Her gentle, but firm encouragement was exactly what I needed. Unfortunately, this is not the first time Joanne has helped me through an orthopedic adventure. I had arthroscopic knee surgery several years ago. She was terrific then and she was terrific again. She was the master of the process as she planned my rehab program. The supporting staff at the Rehab Center were great as well. They were all very friendly and professional.  Although I would never wish for another injury, I felt very comfortable with staff and the services they provided. I know my recovery would not have been the same if I hadn't received the care at Sierra Pacific Orthopedics. Additionally, one added benefit was that all services were there. My doctor, X-rays, MRI, blood tests, surgery center, and rehab center was all in one spot - that was great! I have recommended Sierra Pacific Orthopedics to my friends and co-workers.  Dr. Hanson, Dr. Thaxter, Dr. Thomas, and their staff have been terrific particularly, Dr. Hanson's physician assitant, Greg, who helped me when I was first injured." -- Pam H.”
– Pam
Treating Doctor: Thomas W. Thomas, 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.”
– Conrad
Treating Doctor: Thomas W. Thomas, 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.”
– Shirley
Treating Doctor: Thomas W. Thomas, M.D.
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“"Dr. Connor Telles is the best. He is responsive, smart, and a well-trained doctor—a very good combination. I had knee pain and now it’s gone!" -- Tom L.”
– Tom
Treating Doctor: Connor J. Telles, M.D.
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“Hi, I'm Donna. About six years ago I started having left hip pain that went down to my knee. I spoke to my regular MD about this pain but she said it was probably from a past back injury. She gave me pain medications and sent me to therapy. The therapy only helped for a short time, maybe one or two months. After going back and forth to the doctor and therapy for four years I finally convinced my family MD to send me to an orthopedic doctor and I choose to go to Dr. Gill. After just some simple X-rays he told me what I feared the most, I needed a hip replacement. This was in August 2010. Unfortunately, because of my job, I could not take enough time from work to recover, so I had to wait until May 2011. I think Dr. Gill probably thought I was crazy to wait that long, but he said ok. I had to go through a lot of different tests but finally May came. Two weeks before surgery I had a pre-surgery appointment with Dr. Gill and it was at that time we discussed my right hip, which he said was bad. By then I was having lots of pain in the right hip. He then asked me if I would like a cortisone shot in the right hip to help with the pain and I told him I would try it so I could recover better. He sent me to Dr. Smith for the shot and it worked. I had surgery on May 16, 2011, at Fresno Community Hospital. I stayed in the hospital three days then was sent home to recover. While I was in recovery Dr. Gill came to see me and asked me how my pain was. I couldn't believe it but I was pain free. The only pain I had was from where I had been cut, nothing in the hip. It was wonderful to be able to tell him I was having no pain. After 18 visits for physical therapy, I continued to make a full recovery, with follow-up appointments every few months to Dr. Gill. He allowed me to have two more shots of cortisone to the right hip during the year. This allowed me time to recover plus be able to work for the year while I waited for May, 2012 to come along so I could had surgery on my right hip. On May 30, 2012, Dr. Gill replaced my right hip and I am now recovering from that surgery. I have had very little pain in my thigh, not my hip, with this surgery. It is now almost seven weeks after my second surgery and I am so glad that I got to have Dr. Gill as my surgeon. He has given me back a normal life without pain. Every employee that I encountered at Sierra Pacific Orthopedics has been very nice to me and has helped me with any problems I might have. I have and will continue to highly recommend Dr. Gill and Sierra Pacific Orthopedics to people I know and have met during these last two years. Many Thanks go to Dr. Gill for all the great work he does for all of us. Thank you again.”
– Donna
Treating Doctor: Paramjeet S. Gill, M.D.
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