Thomas W. Peatman, M.D.
“It is rewarding when a patient returns after surgery to say that, together, we returned them to a healthy state where they can do things they had lost for years.”
- Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Board-Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Peatman combines his expertise in nonsurgical and operative sports medicine with advanced techniques in joint replacement for degenerative hips and knees.
He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his medical degree at the University of California, Irvine, and then completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr. Peatman joined the U.S. Navy during residency, and served for five years afterwards. He was stationed in Naples, Italy, Pensacola, FL, and Jacksonville, FL. These five years were oriented primarily to sports medicine, though he also practiced general orthopedics and flight surgery/aviation medicine.
Dr. Peatman maintains expertise in all aspects of sports medicine. Having spent 4-years as one of the orthopedic physicians for the Oakland A's baseball team has kept Dr. Peatman up-to-date in the ever evolving field of sports medicine. He brings the same skills to the weekend athlete that he uses on Golden Glovers.
Dr. Peatman is skilled in knee, hip, and shoulder arthroscopic surgery, and he provides leading-edge options in joint replacement, including the anterior approach (MIS) to the hip, hip resurfacing, and partial knee replacement. Additionally, he offers platelet-rich plasma as a nonsurgical treatment method. This entails use of a person’s blood to treat an injury.
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons -- current news and information in the world of orthopaedic surgery
- Dr. Peatman's Personal AAOS Profile -- browse the Health Library option for information on your specific condition including diagnosis, treatment, and injury prevention
- American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
- Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
I’m thrilled with the outcome of my total hip replacement and am so grateful I found Dr. Thomas Peatman. He is exactly what a doctor should be: caring, compassionate, optimistic, and incredibly talented as a surgeon. He is exactly what you want when relying on an expert to help you walk again! He was available to answer my questions and gave me support when I needed it. I feel he’s a true healer. The staff at Webster Orthopedics is also a joy to work with. The environment at the two clinics I visited is of teamwork and care, and you can tell the staff is happy to be there. In addition, the physical therapy care I received was exemplary. Eight months after my surgery I took a trip to Costa Rica, where I went zip lining, inner tubing on a pretty rough river, sailing and snorkeling, horseback riding, and to top it off went hiking in a cloud forest where I hiked eight miles one day (and climbed the equivalent of 90 flights of stairs according to my app). I am truly back in action. Thank you for your fantastic care!
– Jane C.
“In my mid sixties I have begun to develop bursitis in many of my joints and had tried conventional over the counter remedies and exercises, but nothing really helped. I was referred by my primary care doctor to Webster Orthopedics, and to Dr. Peatman for evaluation and treatment. Dr. Peatman did diagnostic tests right away. I was happy to see he has an x ray lab within the offices. They are very efficient there! I have had injections in my knees and hips that make it possible for me to function better, at last, and when one knee worsened significantly we did an arthroscopic surgery that was very quick and painless. Results were very positive for me. I say "We" did it, because Dr. Peatman makes me feel like I am part of the decision making process in anything that is done, explaining things well for me. By analyzing my responses to treatment, and what I was still having trouble with, he discovered that at least part of the origin of my pain was in my lower back and we are treating that too. I am beginning physical therapy and I have high hopes that I will be back to my former level of strength and comfort very soon. Personally, I find Dr. Peatman to be unusually attentive and respectful, and he shares with me whatever new diagnostic information he has available. He has a nice sense of humor and relates very well with me. The staff at Webster Orthopedics is professional, efficient, and friendly. Patients in the waiting room always seem to be in a good humor despite the fact that they are there because they are having pain. All rooms are clean and well kept, so it's a nice atmosphere there. I would recommend Webster Orthopedics to anyone who needs to see a good orthopedist.” – A. Churchill
“Dr. Peatman was excellent! I had a very positive experience with him in getting my hip replacement. It was the second surgery on the same hip after twenty years and I expect this one will last as well. It has worked out wonderfully - I am back to hiking and biking and walking the dog. I would recommend him to anyone who needs hip or knee replacement surgery.” – S. Henderson
"Dr. Peatman and his assistant Sarah are lifesavers. They are the most pleasant people to deal with. Also the ladies that I dealt with at the front end are nice to me and I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. I can't forget about June and Desiree." – V. Love
"How rare and wonderful. The best!!!
- To have all questions/concerns answered
- To have my treatment plan adjusted to my comfort level.
- To get referrals with enough detail.
- To feel I was given all the time I needed to make a complex situation clear and got the best care.
"Excellent care by all staff members. Pleasant, courteous, efficient. Overall experience was a good one." – S. Villalobos
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