Published On: June 15th, 2022By

SRO’s Petaluma patients are now able to access a full range of services at the medical office located at 167 Lynch Creek Way. The Petaluma office affords patients comfortable exam rooms, a full-service casting room, access to SRO sports medicine and rehabilitation services and on-site x-ray services. Multi-specialist orthopaedic surgeons Dr. Neema Pourtaheri , Dr. Dominic Mintalucci, Dr. Christian Athanassious, Dr. Michael McDermott and Dr. Thomas Axelrad make up the expanded orthopaedic care team who are available by appointment at the Petaluma site. Together these exceptional physicians provide the most up-to-date, medically appropriate treatment.

A full range of services are provided for Petaluma patients including;

  • General orthopaedics
  • Shoulder and elbow
  • Hand and upper extremity
  • Hip and knee
  • Spine care
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Sports medicine
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Diagnostic Imaging

The SRO team treatment model extends to the Petaluma location and focuses on diagnostics and meticulous surgical details in addition to carefully monitored post-surgical recovery. A collaborative approach in treatment helps to assure quality of care and delivers successful results for patients. Services incorporate on-site diagnostic x-ray and SRO’s fully automated and HIPAA-compliant electronic records system coordinated to achieve the highest level of patient recovery.

Physical & Hand Therapy

The Petaluma Physical Therapy office affords patients a comfortable experience with our integrated care model offering the best care through direct collaboration with your orthopaedic specialist. We offer hands-on care and personalized rehabilitation programs tailored to meet individual patient needs. Our therapy team specializes in sports medicine and post-operative rehabilitation for all levels of need. The objective of every therapist is to help you reach your goals.

Each physical therapist on our team has extensive post-graduate education in orthopaedics and sports rehabilitation, and they stay current on the most effective approaches to injury prevention and rehabilitation. They evaluate and treat a wide range of musculoskeletal dysfunctions, including acute injuries, degenerative conditions, and athletic and work related injuries. The therapists and physicians work closely together to ensure consistently superb rehabilitation of post-surgical patients.

About Dr. Pourtaheri

Dr. Neema Pourtaheri is a board certified and fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon who brings invaluable medical expertise to the SRO team. He has trained alongside some of the world’s finest orthopaedic surgeons and in highly versed in the latest advancements in shoulder and elbow care. In addition, he practices general orthopaedics including arthroscopy, fracture care, joint replacement, reverse total shoulder replacement and total shoulder & elbow replacement with a focus on minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Pourtaheri also offers Regenerative Medicine including Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections to advance healing and pain relief when standard treatments are not as effective.

About Dr. Mintalucci

Board-certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Dominic Mintalucci specializes in microsurgical, hand and upper extremity surgery. He also co-directs The Hand Center at SRO alongside Dr. Kai-Uwe Mazur. Dr. Mintalucci has trained in the most advanced surgeries Including Tenex medial epicondylitis (Golfers elbow), lateral epicondylitis (Tennis elbow), Achilles tendon, and elbow surgeries.  He also performs Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections for quicker healing and pain relief as an alternative to surgery when standard treatments fall short.

About Dr. Athanassious

Dr. Christian Athanassious is a board-certified spine surgeon with fellowship training in spine surgery from Stanford University and is the Medical Director of The Total Spine Health Program at SRO. Dr. Athanassious brings invaluable expertise and knowledge about the latest advancements in orthopaedic spine operative and nonoperative care to individuals of all ages in the greater Santa Rosa area. He also serves on the medical staff leadership committee at Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital.

About Dr. McDermott

Dr. Michael McDermott is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and other orthopaedic problems, with emphasis on arthroscopic, complex reconstruction and minimally invasive procedures of the knee, hip and shoulder. Dr. McDermott offers Mako Robotic assisted surgery for knee replacement. He is the lead team physician for Sonoma State University sports program.

About Dr. Axelrad

Orthopedic Trauma surgeon Dr. Thomas Axelrad is also a highly skilled hip specialist providing patients with the anterior approach option to hip surgery.is also a highly skilled hip specialist providing patients with the anterior approach option to hip surgery.

About SRO

The Santa Rosa Orthopaedic Medical Group (SRO) believes that improved patient outcomes result from two essential factors: specialized expertise and comprehensive care. A recognized Center of Excellence serving North Bay patients for more than 62 years, SRO’s board-certified and fellowship trained sub-specialists combine extensive knowledge and experience with innovative surgical techniques. The professional team comprised of physicians, medical assistants, physical and occupational therapists and staff work together to ensure that each patient benefits from an extraordinary continuum of care.

Call 707-546-1922 to schedule an orthopaedic care appointment or 707-522-5405 for Physical Therapy at our Petaluma Offices.

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