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Dr. Lauren G. Santiesteban is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in caring for patients needing upper extremity surgery, including procedures for the hands, wrists, elbows, arms and shoulders. Her philosophy of care is to treat every patient as unique and to spend time getting to know her patients. She works with them to choose the treatment, whether surgical or nonsurgical, that best suits their needs and goals.

After completing an undergraduate degree with honors at Indiana University, Santiesteban earned her medical degree at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine. She completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at NYU Langone Health, followed by a fellowship in hand, elbow and upper extremity surgery at UCSF.

Santiesteban serves as a volunteer and mentor for young learners, working with high school and college students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), including through the Perry Initiative, a program for high school girls interested in pursuing careers in orthopedic surgery or engineering. She has served as a medical brigade volunteer and translator in Guatemala through Timmy Global Health. She has a special interest in diversity in orthopedics and has published studies on the topic.

  • Education

    New York University, MD, 2015

  • Residencies

    NYU Langone Health, Orthopedic Surgery, 2020

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Hand, Elbow and Upper Extremity Surgery, 2021

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    101 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 10, 2023
    Dr S rocks!
    Nov 03, 2023
    She was the first doctor to listen to me in a very long long time!
    Oct 24, 2023
    Dr. S rocks!
    Sep 22, 2023
    Dr. S rocks!
    Aug 25, 2023
    Treated like family
    Jul 28, 2023
    Dr. SantiEsteban is the epitome of what you want all doctors to be. Patient informative empathetic and bonus nice!
    Jul 28, 2023
    Lauren was very helpful in explaining my condition. Comments were clear and to the point. She is quite knowledgeable.
    Jun 30, 2023
    Doctor was amazing
    Jun 30, 2023
    I received the highest quality of care with DR S.
    Jun 17, 2023
    The guy at the front desk has no sense of urgency
    Jun 16, 2023
    Dr. Santiesteban was great. Really appreciated her advice.
    Jun 16, 2023
    Dr. Santiesteban is very good with front facing patients. Need more like Dr. Santiesteban.
    May 05, 2023
    Good option for patients who live out of the area.
    Mar 05, 2023
    Good experience
    Nov 06, 2022
    This Dr. Is extraordinary in all respects. Very few like her. In addition to being brilliant she is warm happy energetic and very positive.
    May 29, 2022
    There was conflicting information about the condition which was confusing. She said that there was a problem at a previous visit with another joint which wasn't true. She also said that there was pain on the previous visit which wasn't true.

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