Dr. William L. Bargar

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Specialty:Orthopedics / Sports
Website: jointsurgeons.com External Link
Practice: Joint Surgeons of Sacramento
Hospital: Mercy General Hospital
Med. School:Ohio State University College Of Medicine
Grad. Year: 1975

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Online Appt. Scheduling: Unknown
Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 20/10/13    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 5.0 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 4 reviews. Dr. William L. Bargar has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Orthopedics / Sports-related: hand surgery, arthritis surgery, knee surgery, back surgery, spine surgery, scoliosis, athletic injuries, sports injuries, sprained knees, back strains, broken bones, torn ligaments
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
01/05/14 SYSTEM: 'birds of a feather' score (based on Medicare patients-in-common): 2.8 
20/10/13 SYSTEM: First Name changed from "William" to "William L." 
RID: 2715505
22/07/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Bargar did my total hip replacement 30 years after a derotational osteotomy and two subsequent hip surgeries (done elsewhere). I was referred by my surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. I'm a very active 53, now 5 weeks post-surgery and two weeks walking walker/cane-free (inside). I am delighted with the outcome. Once he reviewed my history and accepted my case, Dr. Bargar was very thorough in exams, tests, analysis and discussion of what special modifications I needed due to the previous surgeries. He is out of network for Anthem BC/BS, so my insurance only paid roughly 25% of the cost, but I decided it was well worth it. He was very proactive in my treatment and follow-up. I found his staff responsive, friendly, and helpful. I observed that he was held in the highest possible esteem by the hospital staff. I believe I'm in the most competent hands, and give him the highest possible rating, particularly for difficult cases. I can't wait to get back on the trail! 
Insurance: Anthem
RID: 1476381
30/06/11 4 4 5 5 Dr Bargar did a total hip on me in Feb 1985. After two 50 mile back packing trips and numerous other sierra hikes the hip is wearing out. VA is going to be doing my hip revision only because I have no insurance or money to have Dr Bargar fix me properly. 26 years plus of pain free good mobility thanks to Dr Bargar  Respond
RID: 1071498
06/01/10 5 5 5 5 Dr.Bargar is the "Mount Everest" of Orthopedic Surgeons! The Very Best! Dr.Bargar has replaced both of my hips and I am only 42 years old. I was refered to Dr. Bargar after another surgeon had done an enormous anount of damage. Dr. Bargar had to take out the first hip replacement, then reconstruct my pelvis and put in another hip joint. Although the recovery was difficult, without Dr. Bargar, I wouldn't or couldn't be walking! I owe him my life and livilihood! Thank You Dr. Bargar!!!! 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 532518
07/03/08 5 5 5 5 Dr Bargar has replaced two of my wife's hips. During our hunt for the right person to do the first procedure, based on several recommendations, we saw Dr. Bargar first. Because he does not accept insurance (though he does take Medicare) we went to more Doctors. One Dr. actually asked us why we were still looking for a surgeon after we had already seen "the mountain" by which he meant Dr. Bargar. We decided that with everyone, even a tongue in cheek competitor, recommending Dr. Bargar it would be worth paying out of pocket (insurance did reimburse about 40% for an out of plan doctor). It was worth it. Recovery has been great and life is good.  Respond