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Eric C. Hanson, M.D.

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Verified Patient Rating: 5 (171 patient reviews and ratings)
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Hanson.
  • “"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.
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  • “"I had a wonderful experience during a difficult time regarding my right shoulder. Dr. Eric Hanson and his team are extraordinary. I first encountered his physician's assistant Greg Mellor a couple months ago. Mr. Mellor was extremely kind, understanding, and knowledgeable. He described to me in full detail of the many possibilities of my injury. I felt comfortable in his presence and he made me feel as though time was not an issue. This was the third surgery that I had in the last two years. Needless to say I have a lot of experience with many different surgeons, hospitals, medical staff, and all those that make having a surgery possible. The day of my surgery I met Dr. Hanson and he was extremely kind and thorough. He answered all of my and my husband's questions regarding the procedure that he was about to perform. His anesthesiologists was also a very pleasant, easy-going, and approachable. The anesthesiologists name didn't expect the complexity of my injury. However, the entire team does an amazing job and explained to my husband the nature of my injury in full. I felt very comfortable, safe, and blessed to be in such wonderful hands. I would highly recommend Sierra Pacific Orthopedics to anyone who has any type of orthopedic need. Thank you so much for all that you have done."”
    – Patricia S.
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  • “"Dr. Hanson did my left knee replacement four years ago. I had walked around in pain from bone on bone contact prior to the surgery. Once the knee was replaced, there was no more pain. I did the therapy as prescribed and had a wonderful outcome. The right knee was bad also but not giving me any pain. Four years later my knee started giving me pain. I promised myself after the first one that I would never put it off again. I went back to Dr. Hanson and had the right knee done. I am now in physical therapy and doing well. I am looking forward to a good recovery."”
    – John K.
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  • “"Having recently retired from 35 years in education, I finally decided to check out an annoying problem with my right knee. As a former runner, and now 60, my knee ached with pain from simple walking and bending motions. After having my personal physician look at my knee, we agreed that a referral to Dr. Hanson was in order. Dr. Hanson quickly diagnosed that the cartilage in my right knee was beginning to wear thin and eventually I would need a knee replacement. In order to delay surgery, Dr. Hanson suggested OrthoVisc injections to help with the joint movement and pain. I have been receiving the injections (every three to six months) for a year and a half. It has dramatically improved my activity level and pain comfort. As an avid golfer, before the injections I would play once a week and take another week for the pain to subside. I can now play back-to-back days without taking timeout for recovery. I recently played five days straight, with the assistance of a brace made by an associate of Dr. Hanson's. All in all, the experience with Dr. Hanson and his office staff has been terrific."”
    – Andrew V.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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!"”
    – Raymond F.
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  • “"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.
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  • “"I had a total knee replacement. I knew from the beginning I wanted Dr Eric Hanson to be my doctor. My first appointment was with Greg, Dr Hanson’s assistant. Greg was wonderful he took his time he made me feel my concerns were important and he listened!  I am now three weeks out from my surgery so I am still in the recovery process. I am pleased with the outcome of my surgery everyday gets easier. It’s a painful process but it had to be done. Thank You Dr. Hanson and Greg for all your patience and caring! Also I would like to thank Jasmine, Dr Hanson’s nurse. You are wonderful Jasmine!!! When I was worried and had concerns you worked me in and I left feeling so much better. You are all a great team and THANK YOU SO MUCH." -- Donna N.”
    – Donna
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  • “"On May 9, 2011, after years of extreme knee pain, I entered Fresno Surgical Hospital in the hope of an outcome that would at least lower my pain level. Dr. Eric Hanson had been recommended to me by numerous people, and after seeing another doctor in the area I decided to see Dr. Hanson. It was the best decision I ever made in my life! After seeing his physician assistant, surgery was scheduled for May 9th. I had reached the place where any pain was better than what I was enduring daily. Within a day after surgery, I knew that I had made the right choice! The surgery pain was already less than the previous knee pain. My progress was spectacular! At my two week check up I already had 90-degree movement and drove myself home from the office! I had no problems with swelling and my physical therapy was right on track. By my sixth week exam, I was at 140 degrees and my knee felt great! The only downside to my story is that in Nov. of 2011 while riding my bike down Hwy 1 in Pismo, I took a spill and now need a rotator cuff surgery! Needless to say I'll be seeing Dr. Hanson for that after the first of the year. I know every knee surgery does not turn out as well, but I think your chances are much better if you choose Sierra  Pacific Orthopedics. My son is having a total shoulder replacement next week and we hope he also has a very good result!"”
    – Leta R.
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  • “"I am a former Division 1 college football athlete who got lucky and never had a serious injury requiring surgery while playing. However since my career ended in 2005, I have had three surgeries on my right knee and one surgery to reattach my left pectoral tendon that snapped while weight training. My personal best experience with Dr. Hanson was about two weeks after my second knee surgery where they just cleaned out some scar tissue. I scheduled an appointment because my stitches popped open due to unusual swelling and my knee felt like it was really hot. Upon looking at my knee Dr. Hanson took a culture of what he drained out of my knee. After a day or two passed, my knee was still feeling unusual and the pressure was building again, so I called the amazing staff at Sierra Pacific Orthopedics and they instructed me to come right in. When I showed up Dr. Hanson was waiting for me and with one look at my knee came some really bad news.  He said the culture came back and you have MRSA, which is a really bad infection. He wasted no time and called the hospital and arranged for me to be seen immediately to have a pick line inserted into my arm. As soon as I arrived back at Sierra Pacific Orthopedics, the staff was waiting for me and prepped me for immediate surgery! I had no idea at that time how serious my condition was but I never worried for one second because how safe Dr. Hanson and the entire staff made me feel. After a successful surgery, I awoke to none other than Dr. Hanson, the same face I saw just before they put me out.  Dr. Hanson is absolutely the best!!! I look back at the whole situation and what could of happened had Dr. Hanson not acted as fast as he did, and it scares me. I could have easily lost my leg or my life if the infection spread out of control. My family and I are so thankful that we have one of the best doctors around, right here in the Central Valley!  Thanks again to everyone at Sierra Pacific Orthopedics and Summit Surgical."”
    – Todd G.
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  • “"Dr. Eric Hanson is the most thorough, compassionate, and smart physician I have ever met. My very first meeting with him brought me relief. He will be doing my shoulder soon and I can't wait for the great results I know I will have. I highly recommend him and have heard in the past that he is the best doctor to operate on the shoulder."”
    – Patricia D.
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  • “"Great doctor and great service. Greg is great too."”
    – Raymond F.
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  • “"Total knee replacement to be done in December of this year. I participated in all sports in high school, but excelled in football and basketball. Having scholarship offers in both football and basketball, I decided to hone my skills in basketball at Merced College. Both years we placed four state titles. I was then lucky to earn a full athletic scholarship to The University of Texas in Austin, Texas and played there two years. I then pursued my studies at The University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School and obtained my DDS in 1984. Needless to say, these old bones have just worn out. I now have very little meniscus left and will eventually need both knees replaced. I have been dealing with the pain too long and look forward to having this done. Being 58 has limited my 360 dunks as I can only dream of returning to those college years! I look forward to having this surgery done by the best!!  Three weeks and counting!! Maybe those 360 dunks isn't out of the question!!"”
    – Jeff B.
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  • “"My physicians are Drs. Eric C Hanson, Francis E. Glaser, and Alexander L. Majors. Dr. Hanson fixed my knee approximately ten years ago and what a fantastic job he. I teach Martial Arts and still compete in Kumiti and Forms without any problems. Dr. Francis Glaser fixed my toe and Achilles tendon and Dr. Alexander L. Majors helped me on my hand. The therapy center at Sierra Pacific Orthopedics is by far the best anywhere." -- Sensei W.”
    – Sensei
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  • “"On October 1, I had a total knee replacement. My experience at Fresno Surgical was excellent. From the admitting personnel to the OR nurses to the care in my room, I had a wonderful experience. This was my second total knee replacement. The first one was at another hospital. I'll take Fresno Surgical any time! And as always thank you to Dr. Hanson for my two perfect knees."”
    – Nancy F.
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  • “"Both Dr. Hanson and Greg, his PA, have always been very professional and ready to answer questions about the procedure as well as give clear explanations of why a particular course of action is recommended and what results I can expect."”
    – John K.
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  • “"Having so many excellent doctors in one location has been a blessing for me. My regular doctor, Rod Kraft, M.D., has been able to access my back condition and sent me to Dr. Connor Telles. Dr. Telles did the back surgery in November. He also detected some narrowing in the spine/neck region and referred me on to Dr. Wiens for tests, which resulted in an appoitment with Dr. Tanner, a hand specialist.  During this time, I was having problems with my shoulder, and Dr. Kraft accessed my problem and referred me to Dr. Hanson's office where I saw Greg Mellor, P.A.-C., who is now setting me up for surgery.  Why this has worked so smoothly is they share information, such as x-rays, MRI's, surgery information, and a whole range of information. All have been very professional and work as a team to make my life better.  If it has to be, for me it's going to be Sierra Pacific Orthopedics."”
    – Darwin B.
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