Was very fortunate to get a referral for Dr. Austin! I can honestly say he is the BEST doctor I’ve ever had! I’ve never had a doctor this thorough, and took the time to explain my problem with extreme detail, showed me my MRI film showing exactly where the problem existed and how to correct it. I could tell right away that he was the right choice for me. He definitely cares about his profession and his patients with the utmost professionalism. I had knee arthroscopic surgery 3 days ago and everything went great! He was very comforting and explained every aspect of what to expect. He has been in contact with me several times post procedure to check on me to ensure I was doing well. He even went the extra mile to provide me with much-needed paperwork for my VA service-connected disability! Dr. Austin thank you so much for everything and I give my highest recommendation if anyone is looking for a surgeon of his expertise.

Dec 18, 2019

Dr. Austin is the most amazing doctor I have ever had - 19 years after breast cancer,surgery, chemo, and radiation - and one year after arthroscopic shoulder surgery I was referred to Dr Austin for shoulder replacement. He took a couple of months consulting with radiation,chem,and other specialists to determine if replacement surgery was the best option. Because of my 35 radiation treatments he advised AGAINST the replacement surgery because it was possible that the bone would not accept the implant. Most surgeons would have just gone and done the surgery, but he said that he had taken an oath to "do no harm" and with my history he believed that surgery would not be a good idea considering the catastrophic failures on other patients in my situation. He is the best - I am blessed to have been referred to him. Thank you Dr. Austin for all your time.caring and research to avoid a disaster if the surgery had been done. I am eternally grateful to you!

Dec 11, 2019

This doc is simply amazing. He made it his personal prerogative to make sure he knew exactly what was going on with my wrist. He went above and beyond to get my xrays same day and looked at them immediately. Very smart, very knowledgable. Best doctor experience I've ever had! Thanks again doc.

Jun 12, 2019

The best Orthopedic doctor in San Diego, he takes the time to listen to your problems, explains the details of the injury and best of all he has the patients health and well being foremost in his treatment plan. For example, when I went to see him, he gave me various options and his suggestions cured my pain in my knee joint without any surgery. His staff is amazing (Jenny), very friendly, helpful and professional. The only thing I would improve is the wait time which lasted more than 30-45 minutes.

Jun 04, 2019

I had a fracture wrist three months ago. I was very lucky to be able to see Dr. Austin at the time I most needed. From the first appointment till my recovery, Dr. Austin cared attentively and kindly, he let me know the healing progresses and limitations, so exactly that I felt he may have a wrist fracture himself. The nurse Grime and receptionist Brianna were also very caring and friendly, every visit I felt I went to see three friends. My recovery was faster then expected, I truly appreciated that I have received exceptional cares in Dr. Autin’s Office!

May 18, 2019

I went to see Doc Austin for a second opinion for my knee. Honestly, he was one of the best doctors that I've seen in a long time, he actually took the time to explain me what was going on with my knee and gave me several options before jumping into surgery mode right away. I'm glad that I went to see him.

May 06, 2019

Caring, helpful, answered all questions, thorough, didn't rush us and really took his time and seemed to care about me. His office phone scheduler Rachel was SO helpfull she called back, and fit me in. She deserves a RAISE and another RAISE. She is such an asset to your clinic. SO helpful.

Sep 10, 2018

Dr. John Austin did my total hip replacement which included a fracture and avascular necrosis. His care was immediate, attentive and diligent unlike my experience with New England Orthopedic Surgeons. In my experience, Dr. Austin is an extremely competent surgeon and caring physician.

Aug 29, 2016

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