Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr George Tischenko


  • Walnut Creek


I truly enjoy being an orthopedic surgeon and taking the time to sit down with my patients to listen to their complaints and symptoms, diagnose, treat and follow their progress toward recovery.


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    2625 Shadelands Drive
    Walnut Creek CA 94598

  • Monday – Thursday
    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    8:00 AM – 4:00 PM


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About Dr Tischenko

Dr. Tischenko applies skill and sensitivity daily to his practice. Personable and family-oriented, Dr. Tischenko is well respected for his ability to design solid treatment programs that get results.

Dr. Tischenko ensures new patients have their condition explained in detail, frequently with the use of models, diagrams, and/or handouts. He then discusses with the patient and family members the possible treatments. When a particular treatment is not proving to be effective for patients, he discusses alternative treatment programs in order to help patients through their injury or chronic problem.

Dr. Tischenko often manages his patients conservatively, without surgery initially. However, if surgery is indeed the best option, then it is clearly recommended. He understands the faith and trust that goes with allowing him to be your orthopedic provider, so he promises to do his best to uphold that trust in a professional and compassionate manner.

Dr. Tischenko’s ability to counsel patients in both English and Spanish adds to the personalized treatment he offers, and his dedication to the field is evident in the numerous presentations and publications authored.

    • 1974 – 1978 – University of San Francisco – BS
    • 1978 – 1983 – University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine – MD
  • INTERNSHIP: 1983 – 1984 – University of California, San Francisco, CA
  • RESIDENCY: 1984 – 1988 – University of California, San Francisco, CA
  • APPOINTMENTS: 1988 – 1989Assistant Clinical Professor of Trauma Orthopedics, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA
    • National Board of Medical Examiners, 1983
    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery – Part I, 1989
    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery – Part II, 1990
    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery – Recertification, 2000
    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery – Recertification, 2010

Compartment Syndrome After Intramedullary Nailing of the Tibia
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 72-A: 41-44, 1990

Treatment of Comminuted Femoral Subtrochanteric Fractures Using the Russell-Taylor Reconstruction Intramedullary Nail
Orthopedics, 14-2: 125-129, 1991


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Literature Review, February 1985
Rheumatoid Foot and Surgical Intervention, Literature Review, May 1985
Ipsilateral Fractures of the Femur and Tibia, Clinical Series and Review, November 1986
Total Shoulder Arthroplasty, Clinical Series and Review, November 1986
Acquired Hip Subluxation and Dislocation in Cerebral Palsy, Clinical Series & Review, October 1987
Smith’s Fractures of the Distal Radius, A Clinical and Radiographic Review, May 1988


Richard’s Resident Program, Memphis, TN, 8/87
Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Texas Tech University and the Mexican Orthopedic and Traumatology Congress
CD. Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas, 9/87
Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, New Orleans, LA, 2/90
Compartment Syndrome After Intramedullary Nailing of the Tibia


About Dr Tischenko

Catherine Johnson
Mar 16, 2023

Dr Tischenko is extremely kind and caring. He has been very honest with the treatment that I needed and did not lead me astray for anyone’s benefits rather than my own. I appreciated his opinions and options that he gave. I highly recommend Dr Tischenko.

Kim Morgan
Mar 15, 2023

Has been a great orthopedic doctor for me. Helped me understand my the problems with my knee and treatment needed.

rosemary tool
Feb 28, 2023

I have had a terrific experience with Dr. Tischenko as my orthopedist. He explains everything thoroughly and discusses the possible outcomes. He is very personal and really listens to my concerns. Truly a professional and caring doctor.

Dave Sullivan
Feb 27, 2023

I have nothing but positives to say about Dr. Tischenko. He is thorough, patient, knowledgable, and humorous. I recommend him wholeheartedly.

Carrie G
Feb 27, 2023

Dr. Tischenko is a great doctor- He is extremely knowledgeable, kind and very helpful. Me and my whole family have been been going to him for many years. Thankful.

David Giovannoli
Feb 27, 2023

Nothing but 5 stars for Golden State Orthopedics and , if possible, 10 stars for Dr. Tidchenko! Almost look forward to my appointments !

Leslie Pannell
Jan 31, 2023

I fell, broke my wrist and had to have a plate in it while traveling in Eastern Europe. As soon as I got home I saw Dr. Tischenko for all my follow-up care. He took X-rays and confirm my overseas surgery was well done and has provided excellent follow-up care, helping me get disability and then eventually agreeing to writer letters to support the overseas surgery when my insurer denied my claim saying I could have flown home with a dislocated and broken wrist. He’s also very good at explaining and answering questions th ion, especially when he didn’t do the initial surgery.

Dan Paulucci
Dec 30, 2022

My wife and I have been going to see Dr T for years when our needs arise. He has done surgeries on both of us and the outcomes have been excellent. He is our go to orthopedic doctor in his specialty. He always has a very friendly professional demeanor when he greets you in the exam room and listens intently as to the reason for your visit and responds patiently in answering questions about your condition. He really has a genuine care for his patients and is highly regarded and respected by other doctors as well as RNs and hospital personnel. He’s a very likable orthopedic doctor due to his overall demeanor in treating his patients. He truly lives up to the Hippocratic Oath doctrine he took many years ago. Sharon and I thank you, Dr T.

James Derner
Dec 27, 2022

Dr. Tischenko excellent Doctor. Very versed with regards to helping with knee problems. Would recommend very highly. James Derner

Frank Maxwell
Dec 27, 2022

As always, my appointment with Dr. Tischenko was a success. I learned that my hips are in good shape, and by attending sessions with a therapist that Dr. Tischenko prescribed, and by doing the IT Band stretches and strengthening exercises at home, my tendinopathy of my gluteus mediums should improve

Assisting the Doctor:

Golden State Ortho Doctor showing caring hands

Golden State Ortho Doctors are assisted by our clinical support teams which include Medical Assistants, X-Ray Technicians and more.

Reviews Mean So Much!

Reviews mean so much to both the doctor providing care as well as to prospective patients. We appreciate your reviews!

Dr. T is not only a competent ally but is an excellent communicator and a warm human being. I’ve been seeing him for years and will stick with him and hope he never retires – at least while I’m of this world.
- Mei Sun L

I’ve been seeing Dr Tischenko for about 20 years. He is fabulous, exceptional, and I recommend him to everyone!
- Ann K

Dr Tischenko made all the difference in the world to me. A wonderful man and group of people!
- Cyndy P