Robert Detch, MD

What Makes You Different? 

I am dedicated to improving the lives of my patients and their families. With every orthopedic consult comes the opportunity to restore the function and activity of my patients. I believe excellent care starts with a clear understanding of the diagnosis and thorough understanding of the treatment options. I practice evidence based Orthopaedic medicine, so I’m always looking to improve my practice and adopt new technologies when research studies show clear benefits. I enjoy working with patients to find the best solution for their problem, starting with non-invasive methods and reserving surgery only for problems best treated surgically. The best days of my week are when I see patients for long term follow-up visits after surgery which has changed their lives.

I also enjoy teaching surgery, so I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to train resident Orthopaedic doctors from UCSF in the operating room at the VA Medical Center in San Francisco 

What His Patients Say

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“After deciding to get my hip replaced, I asked around for recommendations. Dr. Detch’s name came up with rave reviews. I recently had my second hip replacement with Dr. Robert Detch. He is an excellent surgeon, with no complications. Having my hip replaced (with Dr. Detch) has been one of the best decisions of my life.”

kELLY m.
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“Dr Detch replaced both of my hips and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. He provided excellent care throughout the process and was always kind and patient. I am grateful for the improvements he made to my quality of life.”

Jim J.

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“Dr. Detch provided both of my knee and one hip replacement a while ago. Due to his expertise and excellent care, I am still pain free and am enjoying a better quality of life. I highly recommend him to anyone with hip or knee problems. He is very professional and caring.”

Cortina W.

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“Dr. Detch performed an anterior complete left hip replacement on me in July, 2019. I found not only him, but his entire team at Mills Peninsula to be incredibly talented, caring and professional. He took as much time as needed to thoroughly explain my options throughout the whole process. No surprises at all. Three months after surgery, I ‘m back to hiking and working out pain-free. I will need my right hip done at some point in the future and Dr. Detch will be doing that one as well! He is a very talented surgeon.”

jOE n.
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“Doctor Robert Detch gives you the best chance for a complete and worry free surgery and recovery! He successfully guided me thru left hip replacement. All my questions, fears, and concerns were addressed with professionalism and compassion. I recently had my post six week X-rays and (again) his “bedside” manners were so incredibly nice! He’s your guy that you can trust with your orthopedic needs.”

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What are Your Favorite Activities to Do in Your Free Time?

Dr. Detch is married and has three young boys. He enjoys archery, hiking, music and exercise.

Practice Locations

1501 Trousdale Dr. Burlingame, CA 94010 650-652-8700


  • Orthopedic Surgery Hip and Knee Replacement

Medical Education & Training

  • Medical School: New York University
  • Internship: University of California, San Francisco
  • Residency: University of California, San Francisco
  • Fellowship(s): Stanford University Hospital, Hip and Knee Reconstruction
  • Years in Practice : 12

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