Dr. Robert Detch
Hip & Knee Reconstruction
Dr. Robert Detch
Education & Training
New York School of Medicine
University of California (UCSF)
San Francisco General Hospital
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Stanford University Hospital
Military Service – Active Duty
Orthopedic Surgeon, US Navy, 2007 – 2011
US Military Advisor for Orthopedic Surgery,
Mills-Peninsula Health Services
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Mills-Peninsula Physician Network
American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
California Orthopaedic Association
Institute for Global Orthopaedics and Traumatology (IGOT)
Dr. Detch is married and has three young boys. He enjoys archery, hiking, music and exercise.
"My experience with Dr. Detch has been positive from beginning to end. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Detch to my family and friends. Questions were answered thoroughly and concerns addressed immediately. Results of my surgeries were 100% satisfactory!!"V. L.
"Dr. Detch and his entire staff are professional. very helpful and totally understanding to their patient needs. The several processes required prior to and after surgery we're seamless and stress free. This made my anxiety (kept) to a minimum and recovery smooth. Dr. Detch is an incredible asset to PB & J Clinic - the BEST!! I would highly recommend Dr. Detch to my family and friends!!"Kevin Gannon
"Dr. Detch is a very caring, comprehensive and gifted surgeon. I would highly recommend him to my family and friends!!"A. D.
"Dr. Detch is a wonderful doctor!! Highly skilled and very comprehensive. I would highly recommend him to my family and friends."P. R.
"I would highly recommend Dr. Detch to anyone seeking a very solid orthopedic experience. I would highly recommend him to family and friends."R. T.
"Dr. Detch provided excellent orthopedic care for my hip injury. The surgery was a great success and I would highly recommend Dr. Detch to my family and friends!!"L. I.
"Dr. Robert Detch is a very thorough physician. He answer all my questions and provided excellent orthopedic services. I would highly recommend him to my family and friends!!"B. R.
"I recently had a Right Total Hip Replacement at Mills Peninsula hospital under the care of Dr. Detch. The experience was much better than I could have imagined. Dr Detch did a less invasive anterior approach which made the recovery organic and much less painful than the posterior approach. I spent one night in the hospital and was walking pretty well using a walker for the first few days.. Pain control was not complicated and very well controlled. After 3 days, I no longer needed the walker to get around. After one week, I was taking daily short walks outdoors and on post-op day nine, I started driving again. I was off all pain medications by week three. I am now 5 weeks post op and I am very happy with the results. Dr Detch and his team are terrific. Thank you to all."Eileen Oleary
"We all know how challenging 2020 has been. For me it was a blessing since I had my left hip replaced by "The Ultimate Professional", none other than Dr. Robert Detch. I am finally free from pain!! Thank you Dr. Detch and Team. You are the Best!!!"James Mahoft
"Great Staff. Everyone has been great. Dr. Detch's professionalism is great. He explained everything, made sure I understood what the surgeries entailed. Followups were painless. Overall everyone was great and very helpful!!"Let Cortes
"Great staff. Everyone has been great!! Dr. Detch's professionalism is great!! He explains everything, made sure I understood what the surgeries entailed, etc. Follow-ups were painless. Overall everyone was great and very helpful!!"Leti Cortez
"I am very happy patient of Dr. Detch and his staff. Dr. Detch performed my left hip replacement and it was like a miracle - the pain was gone and my hip feels so much better now!"Nyoc Koh
"It has been six months since my total left hip replacement - very happy with my results. Dr. Detch is articulated and caring - starting with pre op appointments, surgery and post op care. He made our eI was doing well and happy with results after surgery."Diana Hull
"Staff and Dr. Detch all very nice and caring. Great experience. I had excellent and wonderful care. Diana Hull"Diane Hull
"Dr. Detch is very professional. The hospital staff were wonderful. I would recommend the doctor and the hospital to everyone. Anne O'Connor"Ann O'Connor
"Total right hip replacement (anterior) 5/14/18 post-op 5/25/18. I am very happy with the procedure. Gary Carson"Gary Carson
"Today I had a post-op appointment with Dr. Detch following a total right knee replacement. I have a lot of confidence in him based on his experience and my ongoing recovery which has been going well. He is realistic when discussing outcomes and very pleasant to speak to, both of which I greatly appreciate. Maureen George"Maureen George
"Overall process leading up to the day of surgery was very good. We were provided with lots of useful information. Surgery went well and I did not experience any issues. We are glad to have our dad under your care. Thank you!! G. Barroj"G. Barroj
"I could not be happier with all of the staff at this hospital and Dr. Detch. Dr. Detch and all his staff are completely benevolent in every way. Thanks kindly for everything. Sarah Hill"Sarah Hill
"Hip replacement surgery went very smoothly. Recovery was very nice with very low level of pain. Orthopedic staff were very kind and took excellent care of me. I am very impressed by Dr. Detch and the staff's professionalism. Thank you!! Leonardo Fermin"Leonardo Fermin
"Very organized staff. Dr. Detch came to visit every day when I was in the hospital. Great experience!! M. Graham"M. Graham
"My experience was very positive with Dr. Detch. From the waiting room through the rehab. Everything was great!! Ann Laubertson"Ann Laubertson
"TKR by Dr. Detch. I have had two knee replacements done by Dr. Detch. He is a caring doctor and very efficient in his job. Thank you Dr. Detch. Chris Minewa"Chris Minewa
"Everything went very smoothly. No long waits, was taken care of well. Implantation and everything was explained and all my questions were answered. Dr. Detch and the anesthesiologist were very responsive and kind. Terese Peomly"Terese Peomly
"Had a right knee replacement done with Dr. Detch on 4/20/17. Staff were very professional, good patient instructions and I appreciate the flexibility in discharge concerns. Early Discharge was greatly appreciated. Thank you to all. Ricardo Castillo"Ricardo Castillo
"Dr. Detch provided me with a total knee replacement and it worked so well. I had the left knee done in December. I am ecstatic with the results. I recovered quicker than normal due to the way anesthetic was administered. Thank you very much Dr. Detch and team.!! Vance Daddi"Vance Daddi
"We had extremely positive experience with Dr. Detch when our son broke his wrist. He was extremely knowledgeable, professional and helpful!! Always cheerful and took the time to explain all about bones and the healing process to our sone which is 14 years old and priceless. The staff and everyone here really top notch!! Keep it up!! Celsina Bignoli"Celsina Bignoli
"Dr. Detch always takes the time to answer any questions I have and to make sure I am comfortable with the information received. Kathy West"Kathy West
"Dr. Detch and the staff were all wonderful!! The surgery went well and the pain was managed and minimized so that I could start healing and moving as soon as the first day. The hospital staff were very caring!! Ms. Pamela Ginsti"Pamela Ginsti
"Dr. Detch is compassionate, gentle and very courteous. I would highly recommend him. Cherie Hong."Cherie Hong
"Saw Dr. Detch for a consultation about hip replacement. He saw me in a timely manner. The consultation was informative and pleasant. I am back to discuss a few more things prior to making my final decision. Jack Hesorian"Jack Hesorian
"Dr. Detch's skills saved my leg. I'm very grateful to him and his staff for everything they have done for my recovery. I'll definitely recommend his practice to others. Thank you Dr. Detch. Robin Runneals"Robin Runneals
"Dr. Detch has a very high and reputable Orthopedic reputation and I am so thankful for the referral to his office. He is not only very handsome, but extremely compassionate about his work and his patients. Staff members are awesome and will go the extra mile on your behalf. Love, love this office. Norris Taylor"Norris Taylor
"I would recommend Dr. Detch to anyone. Very positive experience, very grafted I was recommended to him. Sharon King"Sharon King
"I had suffered with osteoarthritis for a few years, had to put off surgery as I was a care taker to my fiancé. Once I was able to have surgery by Dr. Detch, I was so thankful to finally get rid of that terrible pain. He truly has a talent when it comes to surgery. I am so thankful that he was the doctor who performed my hip replacement. Sheryl Charles"Sheryl Charles
"Dr. Detch is wonderful!! He listens to my concerns and is very positive and encouraging. He makes me feel like I am the most important patient!! He never is rushed or walking out while I am in the room. He has a beautiful smile? He is genuine, kind and very skills surgeon. He has great "bedside" manner. Patricia H."Patricia H.
"Great facilities and fairly easy to get an appointment. Dr. Detch was very professional and efficient. Very Happy with my experience. Don B."Don B.
"Dr. Detch performed a knee replacement 1.5 years ago and it was the best thing I did for all the pain I was having. Dr. Detch is #1 in my book!! Terri M."Terri M.
"I had two knee surgeries - one at a time. I love the service provided by Dr. Detch. A great experience in all respects. - Sheila M."Sheila M.
"2nd surgical procedure with excellent results. Appointments with Dr. Detch always on time, informative and professional. He always covers all my questions and willing to discuss options. All staff are professional and personal. Very grateful for this surgeon and his staff. Genie K."Genie K.
"Just started seeing Dr. Detch and to this point I feel that he will be able to fix what needs revising. I respect the way he treats, talks to make me feel that he cares. C. T."C. T.
"Oustanding and thorough treatment of my orthopedic needs. Dr. Detch efficiency diagnosed my knee pain as a torn meniscus. He was able to perform arthroscopic knee surgery to repair the damage. I am pain free in my knee for the first tim in several years.. Joe A."Joe A.
"Knee replacement surgery. Great pre-op information, wonderful care during hospital stay and good follow-up post surgery.!! Roanice M"Roanic M
"Dr. Detch is very thorough in his analysis of your orthopedic problems and take time to explain the procedure and what to expect as far as recovery time. Great surgeon. SP G"SP G
"Had total knee replacement with Dr. Detch and experienced outstanding results. Great surgeon, many thanks to a real proficient doctor!! Kim D."Kim D.
"First appointment, very favorable. Dr. Detch listened and discussed to my issue respectfully and didn't seem rushed. Marilyn H."Marilyn H.
"Dr. Detch has been very informative and thorough this far with my condition. Very pleased. Wilson C."Wilson C.
"Dr. Robert Detch is a very excellent doctor. Very professional!! Thank you Dr. Detch. Mario O."Mario O.
"Dr. Detch is a real good doctor. I have been treated well by him and would come back to him if need be. Mike Gromowski"Mike Gromowski
"I had my right knee replaced and am very happy with the results. In Jan of 2016 my left knee was replaced. Dr. Detch is great!! I feel like I'm getting my active life back. Thank you Dr. Detch. Thomas P."Thomas P
"Procedure - revision hip surgery. Very happy with experience - Dr. Detch is accessible, informative and a very skill surgeon. Much less pain; quicker recovery than original surgery. At 5 weeks, so far so good. Would highly recommend. Debra R."Debra R.
"The operation (left knee replacement) went well, no nausea this time. Recovery has been quicker than with previous knee operations (October 2015). This has been a very positive experience. Mariann B."Mariann B.
"Dr. Detch is number one in all aspects. Dr. Detch and his staff are caring and organized. Hospital staff compassionate, sweet and dedicated. Overall my experience was superb. My knee feels like my own now!! Ana Teresa G."Ana Teresa G.
"Did a great job. The scar is almost invisible. No pain and I'm back to doing activity like before. Highly recommend Dr. Detch. Jim Rainey"Jim Raineuy
"I have been impressed by the advice and care and expertise of Dr. Detch. I had a complex operation that went very smoothly. Michael Knox"Michael Knox
"This was my first experience with Dr. Detch. He replaced my left hip and I had little pain afterwards and a very quick recovery. I would recommend him highly to anyone. Catherine Maloney"Catherine Maloney
"Dr. Detch was very thorough in explaining everything and I appreciated his professionalism and great work. Jade Perez"Jade Perez
"Had a right total knee replacement with complications of a stress fracture in the tibial plateue. After waiting for a period of time for weight bearing things went very well!! Maria DeCarlos"Maria DeCarlos
"Dr. Detch is always thorough and on time. He explains all the details and is very kind in his treatment. The girls at the front desk are always providing a very kind greeting. Great experience!! Maureen Byrne"Maureen Byrne
"Dr. Detch was excellent. He was very thorough, explaining about my condition and the procedures we could take going forward. Camille Pulsing"Camille Pulsing
"My experience with Dr. Detch was superior. I would highly recommend him to any new patient. Thank you Dr. Detch. PJ Perry"PJ Perry
"So far, I have been impressed with the attention to detail of Dr. Detch. Deborah Knous"Deborah Knous
"I was lucky enough to meet you in the ER on Christmas morning and you operated on me 12-31-15. I had a triple fracture on my left ankle. I am writing to thank you again for being such a brilliant surgeon. I was told yesterday by my doctor in Naples Florida that I can now put weight on my left foot - I do not have to use the "dreaded" scooter or wheelchair anymore ~ just a walker to keep my balance. Therapy to start in 2 weeks. I can't thank you enough for this superb job you did!! Best regards, Chris Leach"Chris Leach
"I just wanted to personally thank you for performing my hip replacement surgery. I am 2 1/2 weeks out from my surgery and my recovery to-date has certainly exceeded my expectations. None of this would have been possible without the help of you and your team. I have been so impressed with everyone we've interacted with at Peninsula Bone & Joint Clinic. What an amazing experience!! Thank you!! Sincerely, John Bur, MD"John Bur, MD
Injuries of the Knee
Injuries of the Hip
Injuries of the Shoulder
Gluteus Medius Injuries
Tendon Injuries of the Knee, Hip & Shoulder
Ligament Injuries of the Knee & Shoulder
Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee
Biologic Knee Reconstructions
Complex Reconstructive Surgery
Anterior Approach To Hip Replacement Surgery
Hip Replacement Surgery
Knee Replacement Surgery
Mini Incision Hip Replacement Surgery
Dr. Robert Detch
Dr. Detch is an Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in Knee, read more
“I am dedicated to improving the lives of my patients and their families. With every orthopedic consult comes the opportunity to restore the function and activity of my patients. I believe excellent care starts with a clear understanding of the diagnosis and thorough understanding of the treatment options. I practice evidence based Orthopaedic medicine, so I’m always looking to improve my practice and adopt new technologies when research studies show clear benefits. I enjoy working with patients to find the best solution for their problem, starting with non-invasive methods and reserving surgery only for problems best treated surgically. The best days of my week are when I see patients for long term follow-up visits after surgery which has changed their lives.
I also enjoy teaching surgery, so I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to train resident Orthopaedic doctors from UCSF in the operating room at the VA Medical Center in San Francisco.”
Great staff. Everyone has been great!! Dr. Detch’s professionalism is great!! He explains everything, made sure I understood what the surgeries entailed, etc. Follow-ups were painless. Overall everyone was great and very helpful!!
I am very happy patient of Dr. Detch and his staff. Dr. Detch performed my left hip replacement and it was like a miracle – the pain was gone and my hip feels so much better now!
Staff and Dr. Detch all very nice and caring. Great experience. I had excellent and wonderful care. Diana Hull
Meet Dr. Robert Detch
Dr. Robert Detch’s Clinical Areas of Expertise
- Injuries of the Knee
- Injuries of the Hip
- Injuries of the Shoulder
- Chondral Injuries
- Gluteus Medius Injuries
- Sports-related Injuries
- Tendon Injuries of the Knee, Hip & Shoulder
- Ligament Injuries of the Knee & Shoulder
Dr. Robert Detch’s News
Total Hip Replacement
pedmin2020-12-14T19:21:07+00:00November 30th, 2020|
Dr. Robert Detch provides comprehensive hip treatments for his patients... Hip replacement is one of the most important surgical advances of this century. This surgery helps more than 300,000 Americans each year to relieve their read more
Total Knee Replacement
pedmin2020-12-14T19:22:20+00:00November 22nd, 2020|
Dr. Robert Detch provides comprehensive and innovative treatment options for knee replacement surgery. Sometimes called degenerative arthritis because it is a "wearing out" condition involving the breakdown of cartilage and bones. When cartilage wears away, read more
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
pedmin2020-12-14T19:23:49+00:00October 31st, 2020|
Arthroscopy is a procedure that orthopaedic surgeons use to inspect, diagnose, and repair problems inside a joint. The word arthroscopy comes from two Greek words, “arthro” (joint) and “skopein” (to look). The term literally means read more