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7485 Mission Valley Road, Suite 104A,
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone (619) 291-8930
Fax (619) 291-8491

Patient Testimonials

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Discover what our patients have to say regarding their office visit, surgical experience or recovery process. We also encourage our existing patients to share their own experience!

Travis F.

  • Shoulder & Bicep Tendon Surgery

Hi Dr. Schultz,

I just wanted to thank you again for doing an amazing job on my shoulder and bicep tendon surgery back in Feb! I just competed this last weekend in the World Masters Jiu Jitsu Tournament in Las Vegas and won GOLD!!! There is no way I would have been able to become a world champion if it wasn't for your ability as a skilled surgeon! Thanks again for everything!!!

Guita H.

  • Kyphoplasty Surgery

My name is Guita H. and I wish to thank Dr. William Tontz Jr. for restoring my quality of life with his surgical skills and compassion. I have multiple spine fractures caused by severe osteoporosis. The first fracture on the thoracic spine occurred in 2012. The situation seemed stable until November of last year when I experienced a series of lumbar fractures.

Being referred to Dr. Tontz was the best thing that could have happened to me. In the first and subsequent consultations, he listened, reassured me, and communicated clearly with me and my family. The surgery was a success, and Dr. Tontz was thorough in his follow ups, as well as with his prescriptions. His staff at California Orthopaedic Institute are equally efficient and kind. At the end of last year, I did not think that I would be walking, swimming, and enjoying my family. Yet, here I am, only six months after Kyphoplasty surgery mobile, energetic, and optimistic.

David R.

  • Multiple Orthopaedic Procedures & Follow up Care

Dear Dr. Mohler and Ceci, Dr. Tontz and Sorayma:

When I kept coming in with elbow problems, then knee problems, and then started presenting for shoulder problems, neck problems and then back problems...I always said that (despite loving my job) I would stop being a UPS driver on the line...and that I intended to move onto another, less physically strenuous job. Well if I caused y'all any physical strains of your own from toting around my ever-growing elbow-knee-fractured thumb-shoulder-abdominal/inguinal strains-neck-back chart...I apologize.

Thank you for your patience and understanding care over this last decade or so. I imagine there were a few times y'all may have wanted to shake me hard and yell at me...but that might have dislodged some other ligament or bone and we had enough of that, didn't we? Anyway, I wanted you to know I finally got the message and am finally moving on from being a UPS driver to a much less physically strenuous admin-type position with Amazon in Seattle.

I don't exactly know how to say thank you for keeping me together (as best as you could, despite my inability to move on...) but I'm sure whatever tattoo I get to cover this spinal fusion scar will definitely be in tribute to you.

Thank you really, really helped me.

Dave Rudenberg

Phil Bergman M.D.

  • Surgery for bilateral trigger thumbs by Dr. Randall Mohler

I am a medical doctor and recognize and appreciate excellent medical care and surgery. I had bilateral Trigger Thumbs. From the first visit, Dr. Mohler was polite, professional and very good at communicating with me. My condition did not improve with conservative treatment so I elected to have surgery. The surgery was a total success and resolved the problems with my hands. And, prior to surgery, my condition was affecting my work and giving me almost daily pain. As a surgeon, Dr. Mohler was fantastic. In the OR he was quick and explained everything that was happening. Surgery didn't take too long and the post op period was easy without significant pain. I instantly had improvement of my symptoms. I am sure presently that I am well on my way to a total recovery. Also, all the staff were great and took excellent care of me. I highly recommend Dr. R. Mohler to any patient.

Dr. Phil B.

Sharon T

  • Fractured Humerous

Dear Dr. Mohler,

I wanted to take this time and persoanlly "thank you" and your office staff for providing me such wonderful health care thus far. It really means the world to me as I'm not one who fancies going to the docors office for check-ups & colds let alone having to see a surgeon for a broken bone. I have NEVER had one so you can imagine how frightened this ordeal is to me.

Your office staff including your assistant, Cesi Marron has always made me feel welcomed, and provides a level of comfort that can't be found in most medical establishments these days. Whenever I've called in be it for an appt., or a situation that made me panicked, she remained calm and reassured me that everything was going to be alright. You, yourself, have an amazing "bedside manner" as well, and I feel lucky to have you for my orthopaedic surgeon.

That all being said, I look forward to our next appointment on Monday, January 25th at 9:00am in hopes that my broken humerus will have even better aligned itself and I will have developed some callous in that rather large space.

Until then...hoping you, Ceci and your staff are having a fabulous week.

Best regards,

Sharon T


Werner S.

  • Arthritic Knee

I'm a caregiver for my 90 year old mom, so I experience quite a few medical facilities. Bar none, California Orthopaedic Institute is the best run facility in San Diego. The entire staff, from reception to medical treatment is a pleasure to work with.

Dr. Mohler always has the time for questions and answers, and of course he is a great doctor. His assistant Ceci, is spectacular. She always returns phone calls, provides solutions to any questions and finds the right person to solve any problem.

At C.O.I., I always feel I'm in good hands! Thank you everyone.

Bob S.

  • right knee replacement

I had the luck to be assigned to Dr. Randall Mohler for my care. I am a work comp patient, which in some offices can mean you are treated (or so it seems) as a patient of lesser status. This was DEFINITELY not the case with Dr. Mohler or his staff. I was treated very well and had no issues getting convenient appointments. I was also able to choose which hospital was more convenient for my surgery.

Dr. Mohler was very accessible and answered all my "stupid" questions. His assistant, Ceci, was an ANGEL!! She was able to quickly coordinate things with my case manager & adjustor, and repeatedly was able to get much needed, but not always authorized, physical therapy approved. Ceci was also very accessible and very very quick to return my calls.

I LOVE this Doctor, his assistant and staff and would recommend them without hesitation!

Maria M.

  • Carpal Tunnel and Left Hip

In less than two years I had to have carpal tunnel surgery on both hands and a left hip replacement. I would like to thank Dr. Mohler for his kindness, caring demeanour, attentiveness and especially for the successful surgeries that have aleviated the pain and discomfort in my hands and arms and that has allowed me once again to be more mobile and walk without the use of a cane or walker. I would highly recommend Dr. Mohler. Thank you!

Jan B

  • Complete knee replacement

My name is Jan B and I want to tell you that I feel as if I hit the jackpot when I found Dr. Tradonsky! He is a superb orthopedic surgeon! In February, I had complete knee replacement surgery and less than 4 months later, I was off to England and, once again, climbing stairs in palaces and castles ---only this time without assistance and almost completely pain free! I love to travel and it was like having my life back. Seriously, often while on the trip, I FORGOT that I had a new knee! Thank you, Dr. Tradonsky, for giving me my life back!!!!!!!!

Barbara B.

  • Hip Fracture & Femur Surgery by Dr. Tradonsky

Dr. Tradonsky is the best! Not only did he perform successful, life-saving surgery on my mother in 2011 after a hip fracture at age 96, he also skillfully repaired her femur after a second fall in 2013 at the age of 98! That second surgery was no easy feat with all the metal rods, plates, and screws requiring a 14 inch incision. Now, at age 100 1/2, she is doing so well. My mother is mobile, healthy, happy and best of all....she has no pain!

Dr. Tradonsky is a miracle worker and my hero! Thanks again Dr. T.

Sincerely yours,

Barbara B.

Kathleen K.

  • Right Total Knee Replacement, Bilateral ACL Reconstruction

Dr. Adsit has been my surgeon for over 10 years, gently guiding me through my knee problems. I could not have been blessed with a better surgeon and team! Dr. Adsit has surgically corrected my knee problems and they are better than ever! He has the touch and the skill to enable a full recovery that has allowed me to participate in activities that I have not been able to do for years.

It takes a "village" and they certainly have that at the Institute. From the Front desk staff, to the medical staff (especially Mary!) and the Physicians, the office runs like clockwork. I never feel like a patient when I am at the office, but rather a valued family member.

Orthopedic problems? This is your one stop cure!

Kayleen Walsh

  • Surgery (Fractured Femur) and Rod Removal

In July 2014 a bike accident resulted in a trip to Scripps Mercy Hospital for emergency surgery. I live in North County San Diego but was injured near Coronado and I am so grateful I ended up in the care of Dr. Steven Tradonsky. I was walking post surgery within 4 weeks, recovered full range of motion very quickly, and my scars were minimal and continue to improve. Dr. Tradonsky is very personable and makes you feel comfortable and confident with every stage of healing. My post surgery appointments were easy and well managed. I chose to have my rod removed (that was supporting my now healed femur) at the Orthopedic Institute and was blown away with the caring staff. The facility is beautiful, very clean, and comfortable. Post rod removal I was walking within 4 days with minimal pain. Dr. Tradonsky also respected my choice to not take pain medications after leaving the hospital and I recovered incredibly well thanks to his remarkable work. I highly recommend Dr. Tradonsky and his team. You will be taken very well care of!

Gretchen C.

  • surgical correction of torn miniscus both knees and regular joint injections

I have been working in the healthcare field for many years, and I honestly believe that Dr. Tradonsky is one of the best knee surgeons in San Diego. Studies show that quick recovery from surgery is directly tied to the length of time it takes to perform the surgical procedure. The nurses and technicians assisting the surgeries I had on both knees testified that Dr. Tradonsky holds the record for completion of successful orthopedic surgical procedures in the shortest time. I must say, I recovered from both my surgeries very easily, and I am no spring chicken. He is also very kind and caring, and consistently provides me with cutting edge treatments necessary to keeping me up and about. If you need knee surgery of any kind, he is your guy!!

Kevin S.

  • Cal Ortho Institute Staff

I just wanted to take the time and thank your staff for not only helping me with what seemed like a minor request to most, but I wanted to comment on their entire demeanor. We all get wrapped up with so much in our daily lives that we tend to take some things for granted. I did not take how well I was treated by your staff for granted. The front desk was always helpful on the phone and in person. Very nice!! And Julia in your records department was absolutely helpful and just as nice to me.

Please take the time and let them know how much I appreciated being treated like a person. It sounds a little strange to say that, but it means a lot to me. Thank you again and I hope all of you have a great day!



I'm not sure where to start with my wonderful experience today at California Orthopedic Institute. So I figured I would make this review my step by step process.

I received a call from the office letting me know that I have a referral to be seen at the office. Never ever have I had an office call to let me know they have a referral for me to come to the office, usually I'm having to call offices several times to see if I can be seen. I was scheduled in a timely manner as well as treated kindly and they allowed and answered all of my cares and concerns.

I arrived to my appt and was so thrilled to see such a beautiful , clean, modern and organized office. I was greeted with a smile and a friendly hello, as I was very nervous for my first appointment. The kind gal at the front desk helped ease my worries and assured me that I was in good hands, and I cannot agree more, keep reading ...:)

I was then called for my appointment on time by a very friendly and happy gal who introduced herself to me. I'm sure she could tell how nervous I was. It was such a reilef to have my nerves settled when I started speaking with her and she explained to me what may happend during my visit. As I was brought back to the patient rooms, I noticed very cute holiday decorations and it was so cute to see an office in the spirit. I walked back with her and seen other gals smiling and making me feel at ease. I was then taken into the exam room and was treated with such care, kindness and assurance. She explained everything to me. It really helped my nerves even more.

I waited maybe 6 mins if that for the DR to come in. He was very kind and friendly as well as professional and knew what he was doing. He reccomened I get recent xrays in which I was very thrilled to know they have xrays on sight. I waited maybe 4 mins and a sweet, happy & kind gal came and escorted me to get an xray. I was then explained everything very clearly and kind from the xray tech, I have had many xrays in my life and never has anyone been so patient with me. As well as taken so many shots of my problem areas..he took what the DR asked of him and then I was escorted back to the exam room by the same sweet gal.

The DR then came back in about 4 mins and explained to me what the plan to move forward will be. I agreed and bonus is, they have an MRI on sight. So I am able to get it done at the same place. Good ol insurance has to ok it and then I will be able to go to the same office. He also stated that he would like me to make an appointment to give me the results. I thought that was such good patient care, in the past at offices I will not mention, I have only gotten a quick phone call and no questions asked.

Now I just wait for my referral from my insurance company :)

Overall my experience was 100% plus incredible and I have seen plenty of doctors. I highly recommend everyone to the office. Esp if you are nervous or scared. You are in good hands.

**** I prefer to leave names out of who I seen at the office for my privacy.******

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