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Eric C. Hanson, M.D.

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Verified Patient Rating: 4.91 (184 patient reviews and ratings)
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Hanson.
  • “Over the last 27 years, I have had many experiences with Dr. Hanson, and I know that there is no one better. I had many visits with regards to my knees. After many years of injections to my knees, it was time to do a total knee replacement. My right knee was replaced first, then some years later my left knee was done. I have also had Dr. Hanson repair both shoulders because of rotator tears. I am proud to recommend Dr. Hanson.”
    – Daniel S.
    Treating Doctor: Eric C. Hanson, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Staff does a great job.”
    – Don W.
    Treating Doctor: Eric C. Hanson, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Outstanding, Dr. Hanson has a great staff, Greg is super. Had the surgery in March and on May 6th we went on a five-day cruise and May 17th Dr. Hanson gave me an all clear to get back to my regular activities. For me that would be an average of 15,000 steps a day, In 2016 I did over 6 million steps that year. To celebrate my new knee and my 80th birthday calls for another 6 million steps in one year. Thanks again for all you guys have done.”
    – Lee J.
    Treating Doctor: Eric C. Hanson, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Dr. Hanson did both of my knee replacements with great success. Before having the surgery I was in a great deal of pain, I had difficulty walking, I was unable to sleep without pain and unable to function most of the time. He took away the pain and once again I was able to walk and sleep without pain. Thank you. Dr. Hanson. I have also seen Dr. Thaxter at SPOC. He performed my Left Hip replacement, and I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Thaxter and Dr. Hanson. Dr Thaxter took away the severe pain that had developed due to both my knees being so bad. After both knee replacements had healed, it was now time to have something done about the severe pain I was having in my hip. Dr Thaxter replaced my hip and two weeks later I was up walking and ready to go on with my life, and without pain. Thank you, Dr. Thaxter.”
    – Elsie W.
    Treating Doctor: Eric C. Hanson, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Outstanding. Extensive informational materials and a laid out process have facilitated my pre-op, op, and post-op progress. Dr. Hanson rocks.”
    – Laurel H.
    Treating Doctor: Eric C. Hanson, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “The staff was very kind and hard working. They made me feel very comfortable. I was seen promptly and I felt good after I left.”
    – Doug F.
    Treating Doctor: Eric C. Hanson, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “I did see Craig and I was really impressed with him He talk to me as a person because I am not a doctor, it was very refreshing. Thanks”
    – Michele S.
    Treating Doctor: Eric C. Hanson, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “I actually saw Greg, and he was great as usual. He told me what was wrong, gave me a very painless shot in my knee and prescribed 3 more shots. He was friendly and professional”
    – Diana P.
    Treating Doctor: Eric C. Hanson, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • "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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  • "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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  • "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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  • "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.
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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.
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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.
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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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  • "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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  • "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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  • "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.
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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.
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