Steven T Thaxter M.D.
Elbow, Hip, Knee, and Shoulder Arthroscopy, Hip & Knee Replacement Specialist
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Thaxter.
“Dr. Thaxter is very professional and honest. I would not go to anyone else.”
– Kames K.
“My first experience in Dr. Thaxter's office was when I accompanied my mom to an appointment to discuss her hip replacement surgery. My mom was extremely nervous about the procedure and had put it off for several years. Dr. Thaxter sat with my mom and thoroughly discussed what her problem areas were and what was causing her pain. He answered every single question we had, went over in detail how the surgery would be performed and provided insight on the possible complications after surgery. Our visit with him lasted just under an hour. In doctor time, that is a VERY long time! After my mom went over each and every concern she had (trust me, there were plenty) Dr. Thaxter placed his hand on her shoulder and told her "I'll take good care of you." Those words left a lasting impression to say the least. I can honestly say he kept his word. He performed my moms hip replacement surgery and my mom is doing wonderfully. She went from barely being able to lift herself out of bed, to zumba classes and gym sessions every weekday evening! All thanks to the work of Dr. Steven Thaxter!”
– Stephanie H.
“I had ACL reconstruction completed on my right knee utilizing a hamstring autograft. I was seen recently for my 6-9 month follow up, and the surgery can be deemed very successful. Dr. Thaxter's office was able to work with my schedule and scheduled me for surgery within a short time following my initial consult. I thank Dr. Thaxter and his team for their competence and skill. I made the correct decision to stay local and be treated by a "Top Surgeon" right here near home. I am very pleased with the outcome and look forward playing soccer and skiing with the kids this year. Great Job!”
– J M.
“Dr. Thaxter told me everything that he would have to do during my upcoming surgery. I appreciated that he was honest and friendly.”
– Lora N.
“Dr. Thaxter and his staff were all I could have hoped for. From diagnosis through surgery, I was treated with respect and professionalism. I am a patient for life!”
– Jerry S.
“Dr. Thaxter was excellent in every aspect of my medical attention.”
– Christine H.
“I felt extremely comfortable with the exam, diagnosis, surgery and follow up. I felt he kept me totally informed with all procedures and follow-ups. I have felt very comfortable in the way he handled me as a patient, and have recommended him and the site to several of my friends that are in need to similar problems.”
– Catherine P.
“Dr. Thaxter did a great job on my leg, my hip replacement operation was as good as such experience can be.”
– Silvia G.
“I can not say enough wonderful things about the patient care I have received from Dr. Thaxter and his P. A. The whole staff is wonderful!! My results have been very positive with my hip replacement surgery. Thank you for such fabulous care!!”
– Anne H.
“Dr. Hansen and Dr. Thaxter have both performed replacement joint surgery, for me. I have had excellent results. I have referred them many times.”
– Opal F.
“Dr. Thaxter has been excellent to deal with. He has been professional yet kind at the same time. I would recommend him to anyone.”
– Leon S.
“Dr Thaxter is thorough, explains things well, tells you the options you have, gives you time to ask questions, is very concerned about your health. I would highly recommend him.”
– Dann M.
“I like him very much he is professional, and to the point, he answered all my questions.”
– Yvonne M.
“I saw Cortney in Dr. Thaxter’s office twice in the last week. She is very personable and efficient, plus the entire office staff is very accommodating and caring. I have never had a bad experience or an issue at SPOC!”
– Janice A.
“It’s always a pleasure to meet with Dr. Thaxter and his staff. Very well run office staff is courteous and prompt. Dr. Thaxter is still very thorough in my treatment.”
– Victor H.
“Thank God for Dr. Steven Thaxter He is a good man and a one and only expert in his field without him I would be all broken apart in parts of my body.”
– Ricky A.
“Very informative and clear with info. Waiting times are minimal, and the staff is friendly and personable.”
– Anita H.
“Quickly puts the patient at ease. Very easy to talk to and open to questions. Straightforward and clear.”
– Sonja B.
“It was easy, and it was very comforting.”
– Sebastian S.
“Dr. Thaxter is always pleasant and excellent at what he does. I love that he listens to me.”
– Tiana M.
“This man put my wife back together after devastating shoulder falls, twice. She’s fallen and broken each on two occasions under the age of sixty. Freak falls due to cracks in concrete. Dr. Thaxter did her knee replacement and recently a carpal tunnel that is only five days old. Also, newly diagnosed that I am due for knee replacement. I wanted him to do the surgery because he is such a successful and talented surgeon and has become a trustworthy friend, but we have since moved to Walnut Creek. He gave me recommendations off the top of his head and assured me he would endorse my decision. I would have gone to him in a heartbeat, but the distance, recovery, and immediate rehab were not logical. I have a surgery scheduled with Muir Orthopedic that I feel is going to be competent. Much thanks and gratitude Dr. Thaxter. Janet will always be your go-to doc! And we will never forget your skills in the times of emergency and comforting bedside manner. God Bless You.”
– Lloyd G.
“Dr. Thaxter and staff are one of the best in Fresno.”
– Dennis S.
“Very nice and smart.”
– Mary C.
“Pleased Dr. Thaxter was able to get me in on quick notice so I could get seen before I went on a trip to the INDY 500. His staff was very kind and helpful and efficient. I'm thrilled with the doctor's bedside manner, and his professional approach was the best. And my knee is already better.”
– Joe A.
“Very friendly, informative, and transparent!”
– John F.
“Dr. Thaxter and his team got me in quickly and worked with my insurance to get me taken care of ASAP. At the time I was unable to care for myself and needed the help. They were accommodating and made me feel very comfortable. I had a procedure a few months earlier with a different physician in your facility, but this experience was very different. I am pleased to have had him perform the surgery.”
– Latisha R.
“Dr. Thaxter has been helpful. He has worked on replacing my right hip and worked on my right shoulder. One of the best Drs. I have seen in my entire life. I hope I can keep his as my Orthopedic Surgeon as long-lived. I recommend Dr. Thaxter to everyone one that I know. The best Dr. kind, knowledgeable, friendly and willing to help me relieve my joint issues.”
– Doroteo M.
“He is sincere and to the point. I appreciate that.”
– Sandy C.
“Everybody was pleasant and informative.”
– Andrew B.
“Dr. Thaxter has always been very kind and caring. Very willing to answer all my questions. I consider my hip replacement surgery a complete success and would not hesitate to do my other hip if need be.”
– Beverly C.
“I had an MRI today. It wasn’t fun, but the staff was great!”
– Tina D.
“Dr. Thaxter is a total professional. Dr. Thaxter explained my first hip replacement in a manner that was completely understandable. A year after the first replacement Dr. Thaxter replaced my other hip. I have not had any problems, and for the most part, I’m pain-free.”
– Garth A.
“Dr. Thaxter has taken a sincere interest in my upcoming hip replacement, to ensure that the specific product used will be the best for my particular situation. As well, he has chosen to address my rotator cuff injury at this time, as he is aware of how it is directly affecting my performance as a const — Superintendent, so that I may return to 100% as soon as possible.”
– Joseph C.
“I have seen Dr. Thaxter for various problems over the years, most recently my second knee replacement. I have always been satisfied with his surgical work both knees, shoulder, wrist as well as his explanation of each procedure and his overall office and hospital manner.”
– Arlene R.
“No regrets, the whole staff is outstanding and would recommend you to everyone. Thank you so much.”
– Curtis S.
“Dr. Thaxter is friendly and listens carefully to your questions and concerns. He explains the procedure one is going to have thoroughly.”
– Shelly C.
“WE HAVE HAD A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE STARTING WITH THE TWO TORN TENDON SURGERY ON MY KNEES. WE WILL ALWAYS RETAIN THEIR SERVICES.”
– Terrance D.
“Dr. Thaxter is a great Dr, and he always takes very good care of my needs, and his staff is great also.”
– Chris C.