Christopher D. Hamilton MD

4.965515
Verified Patient Rating: 5 (29 patient reviews and ratings)
Southern California Orthopedic Institute
2400 Bahamas Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93309

Patient Reviews

The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Hamilton.

“Dr. Hamilton did a total knee replacement and I have had no problems with the new knee and I am back to all activities including moving bales of hay and taking care of my horses.”
– Kathryn P.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Very positive - Dr. Hamilton explained all of the options clearly and helped in establishing a plan going forward to monitor my problem.”
– Matthew K.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Coming from a sports background and previously working in the medical field I would say I have had a lot of experience with physicians and I happen to expect a lot from them. Dr. Hamilton did not disappoint at any time. From the first time I met him, he knew what I needed and understood what I was saying. I had been putting off shoulder surgery for over ten years, and if it weren't for the confidence, I felt with Dr. Hamilton I would probably still be in pain and not have had it done. Working with orthopedic surgeons, I have learned that their bedside manner sometimes isn't the best, but Dr. Hamilton has raised the bar and set new expectations for me now. He explains things, gives you the time you need to understand what is going to happen each step of the way and allows you to make the ultimate decision with his guidance, everything I was looking for in a fantastic orthopedic surgeon. All I can say now is Thank you.”
– Mandy C.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I visited Dr. Hamilton this time for evaluation of shoulder after having nerve testing completed by Dr. Bloze. I have a torn rotator cuff and will have surgery. Dr. Hamilton was through, and complete in his discussions. His relationship with patients is excellent.”
– John S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Professional, informative, and caring.”
– Jay P.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Everyone knew what they were doing, so it made the experience quick and easy. Also, the surgeries went very well.”
– Kyle J.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Hamilton is wonderful. I had an excellent experience at the surgery center. Very professional.”
– Mary H.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Hamilton is the best! He's caring and compassionate and explains everything so that you completely understand! He answered all of my questions and made me feel at ease.”
– Traci M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Very professional.”
– Bryon S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I have had two surgeries by Dr. Hamilton, and have been very happy with the outcome of both procedures. I have full use of my knee with no pain and have resumed my full active life. I am planning on having my other knee replaced by the end of the year.”
– Kathryn P.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Could not be more pleased with the entire experience.”
– Scott B.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Professional, competent, results-oriented. Good overall experience from consult to discharge.”
– Evelyn M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“As in the past, very professional. Dr. Hamilton is an excellent surgeon. He always tells you directly and how he sees your situation and what he can do to help it improve. He has operated on my shoulder and my knee. Both outcomes have been excellent. I have and will continue to recommend SCOI and Dr. Hamilton.”
– Charles L.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Great experience. Super friendly staff.”
– Kyna M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“From the very beginning I have enjoyed my experience. Dr. Hamilton and the staff were both friendly and helpful. Using the health portal is very easy to use and very helpful at informing me on a daily bases what to do and what to expect. I can not think of one negative. Even my recovery has been great!”
– Diana C.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Excellent, I would recommend to everyone.”
– William M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I am very happy with my experience at Southern California Orthopedic Institute. I think I received the best care possible. Any time I called with a question I got an immediate answer. I would recommend them to everyone.”
– James S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Hamilton was efficient, yet personable, willing and able to provide information about my condition and course of treatment in a comprehensive but understandable manner.”
– Marcia H.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I was very pleased that Dr. Hamilton had read my referral from Mark Kowall, MD and was very prepared when we met. The support staff was friendly, professional and answered all questions that I had pertaining to my upcoming surgery. Obviously this is a reflection of Dr. Hamiltons thoroughness in his patient evaluation, wonderful personality and outstanding reputation. Ironically I left my appointment looking forward to my left shoulder replacement. I feel very confident that whether I will need a conventional or reverse shoulder replacement that it will be successful. I also enjoyed my personal conversation with Dr Hamilton in regards to his family interests, education, sports and my career in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.”
– David B.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Hamilton is a very caring doctor that made the pre to post op comfortable! Very pleased.”
– Stacy P.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I have enjoyed to the best I could under the circumstances. Dr. Hamilton and his office are the best in the business.”
– Dan W.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars