Always there to care
Dr Orlando has performed two surgeries for me. He did my ACL and Meniscus and both have been outstanding. I’m going on ten years on the ACL and went back to full sporting activities after the surgery– the same goes for the Meniscus.
The care I received from Dr. Orlando and his his staff was amazing. From the Dr. to the nurse that checked me in the day of surgery, all were polite, helpful, and most of all they cared about me and made me feel very comfortable. I was nervous walking into the surgery building on both occasions but once in and welcomed I was instantly at ease. I was given clear and easy instructions to follow both before and after my surgery. Post surgery, during the visits and physical therapy, I found Dr. Orlando to show extreme concern that all was well with my knees. His Physical Therapy staff made PT fun. That was very important as I spent a lot of time with them.
Dr Orlando has looked after my 6 children as they have had the usual kid injuries: wrists, broken bones, etc. He also is always available when it comes time for advice. If the area of concern is outside of his specialized field, he gave me referrals to others doctors, which I found to be very helpful.
I cannot say enough about Dr. Orlando and the service he provides.
– Mark Snashall
Carlo Orlando, MD. relocated to the Central Coast in 2018 following 23 years of orthopedic sports practice in Glendale, California. Dr. Orlando brings a wealth of experience to Central Coast Arthritis and Orthopedic Specialists, specializing in arthroscopic hip, knee, and shoulder surgeries and joint reconstruction.
Prior to moving to Templeton, Dr. Orlando was a 20-year volunteer attending orthopedic surgeon at the University of Southern California. He also spent four years as the fellowship director for the AOS orthopedic and sports fellowship program. Additionally, he served as as a preceptor for the USC physician assistant program for the last 10 years.
I have working in Law Enforcement for more than 30 years and with that comes a lot of wear and tear on my body, but even more so on my knees. Dr. Orlando has been my orthopedist for the last several years and through treatment and a minor meniscus surgery, I feel like I have the knees of a young man again. From the time I started seeing him, Dr. Orlando always made me feel relaxed and comfortable. He always took the extra time to not only explain his plan of treatment but to explain specifically what my issues were and how I got to the point I was. When it ultimately came time that I needed surgery, it was because we had exhausted all other options. It was clear to me from the beginning that; although, Dr. Orlando is a surgeon, he was not “cut happy.” He explained in the beginning that surgery was always an option, but there were non-surgical treatments that could be explored first. Dr. Orlando educated me to those options and left the decision entirely to me. Following my surgery, Dr. Orlando had me back to work within a weeks’ time and I have been pain free since then. Dr. Orlando and his staff were so well versed in handling my worker’s compensation paperwork, I was able to get treatments in a very quick time frame, which help speed my recovery and return to work with very minimal lost time.
Although I became a patient because of my work-related injuries, I was so impressed with Dr. Orlando’s manner of treatment that both of my children also became his patients because of their sports related injuries.
Thank you Dr. Orlando! Although you’ve relocated, I will make the drive in the event I ever need your help.
– Larry Burcher