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Kris Okumu, MD

Orthopedic Surgery
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Minimally Invasive Spine & Robotic Total Joint Surgery

Dr. Kris Okumu is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon and orthopaedic surgeon. He is the only surgeon in the USA certified to perform both robotic spine surgery and robotic total joint replacement surgery. Dr. Okumu is a graduate of UC Berkeley and attended UC Davis Medical School. He completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Program at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco and was the chief resident at Highland Hospital/Alameda County Hospital in his last year of residency. Highland Hospital is one of the busiest trauma hospitals in the country, in Oakland, California and he took care of patients with severe traumatic injuries. After his residency, Dr. Okumu completed a prestigious Spine Surgery Fellowship, at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York, consistently ranked the #1 Orthopaedic Hospital in the United States for decades. Dr. Okumu brings his expertise in treating spinal conditions and orthopaedic conditions after spending 7 years in practice in the San Francisco Bay area and 3 years prior to that in Portland, Oregon.

Common Conditions Treated

  • Cervical Disc Herniation
  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Thoracic Disc Herniation
  • Lumbar Disc Herniation
  • Sciatica
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Vertebral Trauma Fractures
  • Compression Fractures
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Biceps Tendon Tears
  • Quadriceps Tears
  • Patellar Tendon Tears
  • Achilles Tendon Tear
  • Humerus Fractures
  • Hip Fractures
  • Femur Fractures
  • Forearm Fractures
  • Wrist Fractures
  • Tibia Fractures
  • Patella Fractures
  • Ankle Fractures

Surgical Services

Cervical Spine Surgery:

  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Anterior Cervical Fusion
  • Posterior Cervical Fusion
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy

Lumbar and Thoracic Spine Surgery:

  • Minimally Invasive TLIF
  • Minimally Invasive OLIF
  • ALIF
  • LLIF aka XLIF
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Posterior Spinal Fusion
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator Implants

Degenerative Joint Arthritis and Disorders:

  • Robotic Navigation Surgery (Mako Certified):
  • Total Hip Replacement (Direct Anterior Approach)
  • Total Knee Replacement

Tendon Tears:

  • Quadriceps Tendon Repair and Graft Reconstruction
  • Patellar Tendon Repair and Graft Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Repair


  • Open Reduction Internal Plate Fixation
  • Closed Reduction Intramedullary Nail fixation

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