Dr. Kornelis A Poelstra, MD - Reviews

Orthopaedic Surgery Los Gatos, CA

About Dr. Kornelis A Poelstra MD

Dr. Kornelis A Poelstra, MD is a doctor primarily located in Los Gatos, CA. They have 23 years of experience. Their specialties include Orthopedic Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery Of Spine. They speak English.

Dr. Poelstra has received 6 awards.


Get Directions The Robotic Spine Institute of Silicon Valley 340 Dardanelli Ln Ste 10 Los Gatos, CA 95032


Dr. Kornelis A Poelstra has the following 2 SPECIALTIES

Orthopaedic Surgery
An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician who specializes in diagnosis and surgical treatment of injuries and disorders involving the musculoskeletal system, such as hip replacements and arthroscopic knee surgery.In addition to treating trauma to the musculoskeletal system, these doctors also deal with sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders.
Orthopedic Surgery Of Spine

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Kornelis A Poelstra has the following 9 expertise

  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Kyphosis
  • Head and Neck Disorder
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Prosthesis-Related Infections
  • Back Injuries


6 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2018)

    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.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    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.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.


23 Years Experience

University Of Virginia Health System


University Of Groningen

Graduated in 1997

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More about Dr. Kornelis A Poelstra

Dutch Native, completed medical school and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Then moved to Charlottesville, Va, to complete Orthopaedic Residency at The University of Virginia, followed by prestigous Orthopaedic and Neurological Spine Fellowship at The Rothman Institute (Thomas Jefferson University) in Philadelphia. Worked for 4 years as a spinal surgeon at Shock Trauma Center and University of Maryland in Baltimore, prior to moving to Northwest Florida to start his Spine Institute. Primary specialty includes any- and all spinal surgery with emphasis on Minimally Invasive Surgery and advanced reconstruction techniques for spinal deformities (Scoliosis, Kyphosis, Tumor, Trauma and Instability). He is one of the prime surgeons in the world applying ROBOTIC Surgery to the Spine, being a visitation site for surgeons from all over the world. There is nothing Dr. Poelstra cannot operate on, but correctly diagnosing your true problem and providing excellent patient education is our first priority!

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