Garet Comer, MD

Testimonials

“Dr. Garet Comer, MD is one of the most diligent and conscientious doctors our family has ever encountered. Our family’s 100 year old broke her upper arm (humerous) and Dr. Comer provided her with extraordinary care and assisted enormously with her healing. Also his assistant, Monica, provided exceptional assistance and follow up each step of the way. On a 1 to 5 scale our family would give Dr. Comer and Monica a 50. We are so fortunate to have had them treat our mother. Thank you.” -Lon S.

“Met with Dr. Comer ~ consultation regarding my trigger finger and a cyst on my thumb. Very knowledgeable and helpful in my understanding what it was. Immediately took an x-ray down the hall came back in to be evaluated. Set up the surgery. Did not have to be put out ; just had a local anesthesia. Went quite well and he was wonderful. I would recommend him to anybody who had hand problems.” -Carol T.

“In an unusual twist of events, I was scheduled for carpal tunnel surgery with Dr. Comer without having ever met him before. (!) My own orthopedist went out on leave just before my surgery, so they rebooked me with him. This was a bit nerve wracking in itself, but it was also my first surgery. I explained this to Dr. Comer’s assistant, Monica. She put my mind at ease right away. She told me that he’s a great surgeon and a great guy. She was kind and comforting. When Dr. Comer came in, he introduced himself and addressed the unusual situation right away. We talked about the diagnosis and the procedure. He was very nice and professional. Good sense of humor. Really made me feel comfortable. He talked me through the numbing process and through the whole procedure. He explained what he was doing every step of the way and was happy to adjust his communication based on my comfort level. The whole thing went very well and so far my recovery has been a snap. I can’t think of anything Dr. Comer or his assistant could have done better.” -Cathy Jamieson

“I had a really badly broken comminuted radial styloid fracture that had gone untreated for two weeks due to insurance issues. I saw Dr. Comer Friday afternoon and he moved around his patients to fit me in on Monday at 8:30. After two hours of surgery I came out with a 100% increase in finger mobility on Tuesday with no pain medication. This M.D. is the best and I would highly recommend him for hand surgery. On top of that his bedside manner is impeccable.” -G.M

“I had the pleasure of being treated by Dr. Comer, and am very much so appreciative for the exceptional care I received. Dr. Comer is a wonderful surgeon that demonstrated great skill and compassion through his care. He was very detailed and thorough in explaining everything to me throughout the whole process. The surgery went smoothly and the post-op care was excellent as well. 10/10 would recommend!” -Lula E.

Practice Locations

701 E El Camino Real,
Mountain View,CA 94040
650-934-7111

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand Surgery

Medical Education & Training

  • Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Internship: 2010 – General Surgery – Stanford University
  • Residency: 2014 – Orthopedic Surgery – Stanford University
  • Fellowship(s): 2016 – Combined Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery – Stanford University

Awards & Recognitions

  • 2017 Sutter Medical Network Patients’ Choice Award for Specialty Care

Publications

  1. Comer, GC, Yao, J. (2015) Fragmented Proximal Pole Scaphoid Nonunions Treated with Rib Autograft. Scaphoid Fractures and Nonunions: A Clinical Casebook. Springer International Publishing.
  2. Comer, GC. Arthroscopic of Management of Ulnar Pain. J Hand Surg. 2015; 40(3): 630-631.
  3. Comer, GC, Cheung, EV. (2015) Total Elbow Arthroplasty in Primary Osteoarthritis. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Willliams & Wilkins.
  4. Comer, GC, Bishop JA. (2016) Terrible Triad Elbow Injuries. Illustrated Tips and Tricks in Intraoperative Imaging in Orthopaedic Trauma. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Willliams & Wilkins.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  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.
  8. 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.
  9. Comer, GC, Ladd, AL. Management of Complications of Congenital Hand Disorders. Hand Clinics. May 2015; 31(2): 361-375.
  10. Comer, GC, Gordon, C, Yao, J. Hand Therapy Modalities Following Extensor Mechanism Surgery. J Hand Surg Am. Jul 2015. [Epub ahead of print].
  11. Comer, GC, Clark, S, Yao, J. Hand Therapy Modalities for PIP Stiffness. J Hand Surg Am. Aug 2015. [Epub ahead of print].
  12. 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.
  13. Eu-Jin Cheah A, Behn AW, Comer GC, Yao, J.
    A Biomechanical Analysis of 2 Constructs for Metacarpal Spiral Fracture Fixation in a Cadaver Model: 2 Large Screws Versus 3 Small Screws. J Hand Surg Am. 2017 Dec; 42(12):1033.e1-1033.e6.
  14. Galvez MG, Comer GC, Chattopadhyay A, Long C, Behn AW, Chang J.
    Gliding Resistance After Epitendinous-First Repair of Flexor Digitorum Profundus in Zone II. J Hand Surg Am. 2017 Aug;42(8):662.e1-662.e9.
  15. Truntzer, J, Comer, GC, Kendra M, Johnson J, Behal R, Kamal RN. Perioperative Smoking Cessation and Clinical Care Pathway for Orthopaedic Surgery. JBJS Rev. 2017 Aug;5(8):e11.
  16. Ueda, Y, Comer, GC, Saleh, JR, Costouros, JG. Simultaneous bilateral resection total shoulder arthroplasty with anatomic antibiotic cement spacer retention. JSES Open Access. 2017 Oct; 1(3): Pg 129-132

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