Dr. Louie is a medium volume surgeon, according to the Medicare records from 2009-2013. I can ask his office; however, he has a high success rate and a low rate of complications.
Your strict 150+ requisite got me anxious enough to stay up all night looking for another surgeon with your requisite number. Again, the two main ones, Cox and Callendar, are in Mayle's practice, so that really is a no go. The other surgeon is at UCSF, but cannot even see me for a consultation until October (I honestly cannot wait that long!). I already saw a high volume surgeon at St. Mary's, but I did care for him at all.
I'm sorry my post alarmed you. That certainly wasn't my intent. Our recommendation of at least 150 knee replacments isn't a strict number, it's just a guideline we advise people to go by. There are good surgeons with lower volumes. After all, doctors have to start somewhere.
But, in looking at Dr. Louie's information online, I see that he indicates the following specialties: Foot surgery, Knee replacement, Limb length discrepancies, Limb preservation/salvage, Meniscus allograft, Meniscus repair, Osteomyelitis, Reconstructive surgery, Rotator cuff repair. This is quite a spread within the orthopedic field so I think it would be good to find out from him exactly how many knee replacements he does do each year. "Medium volume" doesn't tell me much about his expertise.
Did you check these surgeons for appointments?
Erik Hansen, MD
Arthritis & Joint Replacement
1500 Owens Street
San Francisco, CA 94158
@Lerwick8 , I am down here in San Jose and I had a Stanford surgeon do my tkr. He only does replacements. If you're interested in looking at other surgeons, he is great and has a wonderful PA. He, too, is listed in the Bonesmart Surgeon locator.