ttcqeayetrwczwezdueawsrsbdyr

The Vitals website is provided for your informational use only. Nothing contained or offered by, on or through Vitals should be construed as medical advice or relied upon for medical diagnosis or treatment. Vitals does not recommend or endorse any particular healthcare provider whose information or ratings appear on this website. We encourage you to read our full Terms of Service.

Dr. Josef E Gorek Is this you?

About Dr. Josef E Gorek

Dr. Josef E Gorek, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Oakland, CA. He has 29 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine. Dr. Gorek is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Gorek has received 4 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

43 Ratings with 9 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Josef E Gorek is Great. Dr. Josef E Gorek has been rated by 43 patients. From those 43 patients 9 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Josef E Gorek is 4.0 of 5.0 stars.

Mapbox Map of Dr. Josef E Gorek

Primary Address

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center

280 W MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94611
Get Directions

Specialties

Dr. Josef E Gorek has the following 2 specialties

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine
  • Expertise

    3 Expertise

  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Knee Osteoarthritis

Board Certifications

See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.

Reviews

Showing 5 of 43

Surgery = Paraplegic

Dr. Gorek diagnosed me with Spinal Stenosis and “strongly advised” the spinal surgery. Woke from surgery and was told I was paralyzed from my T4 and below. Nobody expects to walk in for an operation and learn they will never walk again. I was told my spinal cord did not receive blood flow for 15-17 minutes. A patient should have a reasonable expectation to leave a hospital in better condition than when he or she entered. It is unfair that Dr. Gorek continues to live his life as he did before and what happened to me had devastated my life. Dr. Gorek destroyed my life.

Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Full Review Rating Breakdown
Spinal fusion surgery

He is very thorough and kind and answers all your questions. He did a great job on my first back surgery.

Wait time
10 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
Full Review Rating Breakdown
Great doc, great guy

Very thorough with his explanation of the procedure. Gave me articles to read about the exact method he and his team will be using. Answered all my questions and gave me reasonable hope that my pain will be addressed with this procedure. The only qualification is that I had a career in health care and grew up with a surgeon as my Dad. So I readily understand the terminology and anatomy. But I think ordinary lay people would as well.

Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
Full Review Rating Breakdown
Five Stars

Very meticulous explanations that were very reassuring and helpful. Great communicator

Wait time
5 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
Full Review Rating Breakdown
Great surgeon

Dr Gorek performed a complex 9-hr surgery on my lower back to relieve pain and keep me out if a wheelchair. His care was meticulous and the results? I am active--swimming, biking-- with no residual pain. I owe my quality of life to him, will forever be grateful for his care.

Full Review Rating Breakdown
  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2016, 2012, 2013, 2011, 2014)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2015)

    Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2013, 2014, 2012, 2011)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2016, 2015)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Gorek is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    29 Years Experience

  • University Of California Los Angeles David Geffen School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1989

  • Ucla Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Josef E Gorek accepts the following insurance providers.

  • View by Location

Locations & Directions

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 280 W MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA
  • Nearby Doctors

    Dr. Josef E Gorek is similar to the following 0 Doctors near Oakland, CA.