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    Garet Comer

    Garet C. Comer, M.D.

    Orthopedic Surgery

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    Hand Surgery

    Accepting new patients

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    Mountain View Center
    701 E. El Camino Real
    South Wing, 1st Floor
    Mountain View, California 94040
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    (650) 934-7111 

    Professional Interests

    Orthopedic Surgery
    Elbow problems, Hand and wrist surgery, Shoulder problems

    Hand Surgery
    Arthritis, Arthroscopic surgery of the hand, Arthroscopic surgery of the wrist, Burn and wound care, Care for hand and wrist deformities, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Collagenase injections, Complex fractures of the fingers, Complex fractures of the hand, Complex fractures of the wrist,
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    Personal Interests

    Dr. Comer enjoys travel, playing the guitar, cheering on the San Francisco Giants, working out, and spending time with his wife and newborn son.

    Featured Award

    2017 SMN Patientsí Choice Award
    The 2017 SMN Patientsí Choice Award recognizes the top three primary care and top three specialty care physicians with the highest overall score in the Provider Communication Domain compared to all other eligible physicians in his or her operating unit, using 2016 YTD results.


    Comer, GC, Ladd, AL. Management of Complications of Congenital Hand Disorders. Hand Clinics. May 2015; 31(2): 361-375.

    Comer, GC, Gordon, C, Yao, J. Hand Therapy Modalities Following Extensor Mechanism Surgery. J Hand Surg Am. Jul 2015. [Epub ahead of print].

    Comer, GC, Clark, S, Yao, J. Hand Therapy Modalities for PIP Stiffness. J Hand Surg Am. Aug 2015. [Epub ahead of print].

    Comer, GC., Behn,, A., Ravi, S. Cheng, I. A Biomechanical Comparison of Shape Design and Positioning of Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion Cages. Global Spine Journal. Aug 2016; 6(5): 432-438.

    Comer, GC, Yao, J. (2015) Fragmented Proximal Pole Scaphoid Nonunions Treated with Rib Autograft. Scaphoid Fractures and Nonunions: A Clinical Casebook. Springer International Publishing.

    Comer, GC. Arthroscopic of Management of Ulnar Pain. J Hand Surg. 2015; 40(3): 630-631.

    Comer, GC, Cheung, EV. (2015) Total Elbow Arthroplasty in Primary Osteoarthritis. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Willliams & Wilkins.

    Comer, GC, Bishop, JA, et al. Lack of Proficiency in Musculoskeletal Medicine Amongst Emergency Medicine Physicians. J Orthop Trauma. 2014 Apr;28(4):e85-7.

    Carragee, EJ, Comer, GC, et al. Cancer risk after use of bone morphogenetic protein-2 for spinal fusion. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Sep 4;95(17):1537-45.

    Comer, GC, Carragee EJ, et al. Retrograde ejaculation following anterior lumbar interbody fusion with and without bone morphogenetic protein-2 augmentation: a 10-year cohort controlled study. Spine J. 2012 Oct;12(10):881-90.

    Carragee, EJ, Comer GC, et al. Local bone graft harvesting and volumes in posterolateral lumbar fusion: a technical report. Spine J. 2011; 11(6): 540-4.

    Philosophy of Care

    Dr. Comer was born and raised in a small farm town in California's Central Valley. He graduated summa cum laude from Fresno State with a degree in Chemistry and attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. After completing medical school, he returned to California where he completed residency in orthopedic surgery at Stanford University. He remained at Stanford for a dual fellowship as a hand fellow and clinical instructor in upper extremity surgery. Dr. Comer's philosophy of care is to practice medicine with a patient-centered approach. This approach is built upon fostering a relationship with each patient, listening and understanding how a condition uniquely affect each patient's life, and moving forward with treatment guided by the trust established between doctor and patient. Putting these principles into action, Dr. Comer has a warm bedside manner and is committed to delivering the best patient care and education possible.

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