Being an orthopedic surgeon in California, Dr. Wilker is qualified to detect and treat all types of damage to the musculoskeletal system, such as the joints, muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments. After arriving at a diagnosis, Dr. Wilker will usually suggest surgery after less-invasive treatment options have been exhausted or eliminated. Patients might need the care and attention of an orthopedic surgeon for fractures, torn ligaments, sprains, sports injuries, and more.
Specializing in orthopedic spine surgery, Dr. Wilker can diagnose and treat a range of conditions affecting the spine. These may include degenerative diseases, arthritic conditions, fractures, tumors, deformities such as scoliosis, and other conditions. Treatment techniques may range from invasive to minimally-invasive surgeries of the spine and vertebrae. However, depending upon the patient's diagnosis and medical history, treatments may be non-surgical in nature.