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Pappanaickenpal Chandrasekaran, MD

Dr. Chandrasekaran is an orthopedic surgeon in the Bakersfield area. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital Downtown Bakersfield and Mercy Southwest Hospital.
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Dr. Chandrasekaran saw more torn meniscus patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Chandrasekaran saw more osteoarthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Chandrasekaran saw more rotator cuff syndrome patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Chandrasekaran saw more rotator cuff sprain patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Chandrasekaran saw more chondromalacia patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Chandrasekaran saw more rotator cuff tear patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Chandrasekaran saw more ACL tear patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Chandrasekaran saw more frozen shoulder patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Chandrasekaran saw more gout patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Chandrasekaran saw more sprained joint patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Chandrasekaran saw more broken bone patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Chandrasekaran saw more sprained knee patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Repeat knee replacement rate

Dr. Chandrasekaran’s repeat knee replacement rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Chandrasekaran’s rate < 1%
Predicted rate 1%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a lower rate of repeat knee replacement to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

If you need a knee replacement, chances are you only want to have the procedure once. But some people need to have knee replacements done over again, sometimes due to prosthetic damage or infection from a first surgery. Not only is there pain, inconvenience, additional cost, and recovery time associated with a second surgery, but studies have also shown that the rate of complications after a revision of a knee replacement surgery is greater than for a primary knee replacement.

To help you understand how Dr. Chandrasekaran’s rate of repeat knee replacement compares to a typical doctor’s:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Chandrasekaran’s primary knee replacements resulted in a second knee replacement within 90 days of the first one— we call this their repeat knee replacement rate.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform primary knee replacements, using a statistical model to predict the repeat knee replacement rate for patients like Dr. Chandrasekaran’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Chandrasekaran’s rate of repeat knee replacement is lower than, similar to, or higher than the predicted rate.

This prediction is adjusted based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients will have a different predicted rate than one who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Chandrasekaran sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

300 Old River Rd
Bakersfield, CA 93311
1,422 miles away
  • Spanish

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Credentials
  • University of Madras
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1972

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Orthopaedic Surgery

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Chandrasekaran is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Mercy Hospital Downtown Bakersfield
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    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2019)
  • Mercy Southwest Hospital
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    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Health Net
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Medicare
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield