This is when you'll be glad you've met Dr. Kaska
Board Certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
"I met Dr Kaska after I was involved in a motorcycle accident the last day of march 2014. I put my victory motorcycle through a guardrail at about 55 mph. I hyper extended my left knee tearing one of the ligaments and damaging the meniscus and had broken both bones in my left forearm requiring two plates and 21 screws. I was admitted to the hospital where another surgeon attempted to install the required hardware. After 6 hours of surgery I was returned to my hospital bed and awoke to find the operation was a bit shy of a success. The unnamed Dr accidentally dislocated my elbow and damaged one of the nerves leaving my left hand completely useless. He informed me when I awoke that he couldn't figure out how to fix my arm or get my elbow relocated and that he he'd put out a few emails for help. I spent a total of 15 days in the hospital ten of them waiting on this guy to perform the surgery and four waiting for him to find a more competent doctor. Leaving me completely crushed, I'm a barber by trade and a full time biker. I make a living with my hands and i live to ride motorcycles.
"Outstanding - my knee replacement surgry was perfection - I can walk again!! After seeing a previous surgeon in Fallbrook (who was terrible!) I was referred to Dr. Kaska who quickly detrmined the problem and provided the best solution. I woud absolutely recommend him!" - S.P.
"Dr. Kaska provided great service, both during my surgery and post-op. He treated me with the care I expect from a doctor. He paid close attention to my injury and assessed my recovery based on my individual case. I felt very satisfied with his services and highly recommend him" - L.D.
"Dr. Kaska literally saved my foot and possibly my life. He saw me as an emergency case after another surgeon had not been on top of an infection brewing post surgery. Dr. Kaska attended to me for 15 days in the hospital and for months afterward. He did so with extreme competency, professionalism and profound compassion. I recommend Dr. Kaska with full confidence. My husband and I consider him a huge blessing in our lives" - K.G.
"Restored my communated fib and my displaced tib. Excellent surgeon" - N.B.
Helping you get back to what matters most
"An excellent surgeon. He actually restored my ankle after a compound fracture. I highly recommend him and I would certainly return to him." - D.B.
"I was referred to Dr. Kaska by the ER doctor at Tri-City Hospital when I broke both my wrist and arm in a fall down a hill when walking my dogs. I was in a great deal of pain. Even though his schedule was full, he found a way to squeeze me in. He recommended I have surgery right away and made all the arrangements at a surgery center. I had to have a plate installed but, the results are amazing. If it weren't for the hair-line scar, it would be hard to remember I ever had the broken bones. In less than a month I was out of the soft cast and on my way to a very quick and full recovery. It was amazing. I didn't even need any therapy. The surgery was over 3 years ago and I have never had any problems or inconveniences. Dr. Kaska is TERRIFIC in my book. I would highly recommend him. Knock on wood, I'll never need to consult an orthopedic specialist again, but if I do, without a doubt, I'll be calling his office." - C.W.
Executes a well planned & orchestrated surgery and treatment plan
Provides treatment options for the best possible outcomes
Partners with patients in decision making
Responsive to patients & surgery team
Operative and Non-Operative Management of Orthopaedic Conditions
Arm, Wrist, Hip, Knee, Foot, Ankle, Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Surgery
Complex Post Trauma Reconstruction
Consultations & Second Opinions
Limb Deformity and Correction
Pediatric Fracture Care
In Office X-rays
In Office X-rays
(each body part & does not include office visit)
Consultation with Dr. Kaska
Brace / Surgery / Post Operative Follow-up
Call our office with questions about cash pricing
Please bring the following with you to your appointment:
Any previous imaging of the body part(s) you are being seen for
Completed patient forms
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Form of payment
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FORMS OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED
NOTE: All HMO insurances require a referral from the patient's primary care physician.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2008
The Medical Board of California, 2000
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Orthopaedic Trauma Association
California Medical Association
San Diego County Medical Society
HONORS AND AWARDS :
Patients' Choice Award, 2010
George Halling, MD Honorary Scholarship, 1997
Monarch Health System Concours Scholarship, 1998
Mosenthal Surgical Society, 1999
Medical School, 1999, Dartmouth Medical School, Medicine
Internships, 2000, University of California, Irvine, General Surgery
Residency, 2005, University of California, Irvine, Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship: California Medical Center, San Francisco, CA Ilizarov Fellowship 2006
Fellowship: Orthopaedic Specialty Institute, Orange, CA Sports Medicine 2005
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