Dr. Salyapongse is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon. He is the medical director of Interventional Services, medical director of Joint Replacement, and chief of Orthopaedics for Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley. He is also a clinical associate professor at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. Salyapongse performs the full range of orthopaedic surgery procedures to treat injuries and conditions related to the hip and knee. He has extensive training and experience in the diagnosis and use of advanced treatment techniques for disorders of the hip and knee, including meniscus tears, arthritis, avascular necrosis, and post-traumatic injuries.

Dr. Salyapongse does hundreds of knee and hip replacements annually. His goal with each patient is to help them recover quickly and safely, with durable, long-lasting joint replacements as a result. He specializes in tissuesparing techniques, including an anterior approach to hip replacement.

Dr. Salyapongse is a certified instructor of anterior hip replacement. He has performed more than 2,000 procedures and traveled nationwide to teach it to other surgeons. Anterior hip replacement offers the potential for faster recovery, as it involves a small incision that presents less of a disruption to the muscles. Dr. Salyapongse also specializes in techniques such as Anterior PATH, or percutaneous assisted total hip replacements.

For knee replacements, Dr. Salyapongse uses a variety of techniques, including robotic surgery. He also specializes in partial knee replacements for patients who may be experiencing arthritis in a localized area but who might not be ready for a full replacement. Partial replacements enable patients to have a faster recovery and a more natural feeling knee post-surgery.

Dr. Salyapongse welcomes referrals from specialists as well as primary care physicians. He sees patients at every stage of their care journey, but especially when their situation has progressed beyond interim interventions like physical therapy or injections. He views each of his patients as an individual with a unique set of goals and tailors each treatment plan to fit their specific needs. While Dr. Salyapongse will help patients first explore the alternatives, he may recommend surgery once activities of daily living
(like sleep, work, or gait pattern) have been impacted.

In an effort to make outpatient care more accessible, Dr. Salyapongse has helped to pioneer the use of digital technology to prepare patients before, during, and after hip and knee surgery. His passion is to improve patient engagement and thus outcomes by letting patients know what they can expect at every stage of their care journey.

Dr. Salyapongse has co-authored articles on a variety of topics related to techniques, technologies, and outcomes in joint replacement surgery. His work has appeared in the American Journal of Orthopaedics, Journal of Arthroplasty, Current Sports Medicine Reports, and other publications.

He has made presentations on hip and knee replacement planning and surgery at meetings such as the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and Western Orthopaedic Association.

Dr. Salyapongse has won honors for his work, such as a Physician Champion Award for outstanding patient care. He is a member of the American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery (2011)
  • Fellowship: New England Baptist Hospital Orthopaedic Surgery Training (2007) MA
  • Residency: St Marys Medical Center Orthopedic Residency (2006) CA
  • Medical Education: St Louis University School of Medicine (2001) MO

Practice Locations

Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Pleasanton Pleasanton, CA
Pleasanton, CA

5725 W Las Positas Blvd, Suite 200

Pleasanton , CA 94588

(925) 272-2860

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Dr. Salyapongse and his staff are the best.
Based on my first experience, I would 100% recommend Stanford medicine
Thoughtful, thorough and confidence building.
My Doctor listens and lets me ask questions
Dr. Salyapongse was very nice and explained the procedure. What to expect and recovery time. Looking forward to getting the best care from him.
Professional, personable and knowledgeable !
Very good visit. Dr. Sal spent all the time needed.
Dr. Salyapongse made me feel that he understood my concerns and he answered my questions thoroughly with great detail.
Wow! So pleased with how kind and friendly the staff were. Dr Salyapongse was an extremely informative, friendly and answered all my questions without making me feel rushed. I felt like I was in very good hands.
People are very courteous and friendly.
He is friendly, knowledgeable, and excellent in his work
I wish there were more doctors like him.
He answered my lengthy list of questions, was good natured and very helpful
Dr. Salyapongse is the BEST!
I see why those i admire and respect recommened him so enthusiastically
I have already referred several friends - all are very satisfied.
My appointment went Great ,
Aaron is a premier physician in his field. He is also communicative and response to his patients interests and concerns. Stanford is fortunate to have him amoung their staff.
Dr. and his team are friendly, professional and put you at ease. They take time to explain everything and answer all questions .
Clean waiting area and very friendly staff
Excellent! Took the extra time to review all x-rays and thoroughly explain the diagnosis and surgical options.
total faith and confidence in my doctor
Everyone on the team is exceptional!
He is great! But because he is so good, everyone wants to go to him.
I think he is a excellent surgeon and have no complaints about my actual care
I really liked this surgeon. He is caring and not quick to cut, like so many surgeons are.
Everyone that I encountered at my visit today was amazing, professional and made me feel comfortable and that I was in good hands!
Dr Salypongse is an exceptional doctor who is both extremely skilled/knowledgeable as he is caring and genuinely interested in your health and well being.
Wonderful talented professionals here
He is wonderful so far!
Always a pleasant experience...
Staff very friendly and efficient
very timely (which is rare in dr office these days), very personable
Great Doctor
Dr. Salyapongse is so great! He replaced my right knee in 2015 and is about to replace my left hip. Can’t recommend him enough!
Had a great appointment. Didn't wait long, Dr. answered all of my questions. Delightful
Dr Salyapongse is the best if not the best hip replacement surgeon.
Excellent surgeon!
Dr. Salyapongse is the greatest!!!!
As always Dr Salyapongse is the best …
Dr. Salyapongse is a master at his craft. I highly recommend him.
Very satisfied with how my knee surgery recover has gone
My doctor was very helpful in understanding my knee condition.
Dr Salyapongse is a one of a kind surgeon. I am so proud that he is my surgeon. Very grateful.
Dr was approachable, kind and engaging
Already have referred Dr Salypongse
Dr Salyaspongse is the best doctor that a person could ask for. He’s very thoughtful and you know that he will do his best to make you well.
Knowledgeable and caring - takes time to listen; has a reputation of excellence with doctors outside this network and respect of staff
Dr. Salyapongse is best of the best doctor. Very caring and energetic!
Service was fast and pleasant
My visit was good.
Top notch!!!
Excellent, Appointment
Decided on a path of healing
Dr S was very pleasant today. He answered all my questions, seemed happily engaged, i didnt feel rushed, and he said i was recovering really well. An entirely positive experience.
Wonderful doctor!
Love Dr. S
Over the many years have always recommended Dr. Salyapongse
Dr S is the best there is. Exceptional doctor!
It was a pleasure to meet Dr Salyapongse. He was very professional and engaging. He was also very thorough in his evaluation.
Excellent consult. Open, and thorough discussion
Prompt, courteous, very knowledgeable
Very informative, answered my questions.
The doctor is the best!!! He actually listens to you & makes suggestions on what he hears.
Very friendly staff
I was very pleased meeting the doctor and having him explain my hip problem
Very good person to talk to he sounds like a very good doctor to me
Wow! Efficient system and personnel! Pleasant environment and Dr. Sayaponges is a rock star!
Already have recommended Aaron to at least 3: other people.
Always a pleasure to have Dr exam my knee
Listens, asks questions. Very thorough in explanations.
Dr. Salyapongse is the best!
Great staff!!
Great group of people working as a team
Awesome, informative visit.
I would highly recommend them
Thorough and answered all my questions and needs
Overall experience was outstanding
Dr. SalyaSalpongse and Robin are the best. I will recommend Dr. Salyapongse to President Biden.
Everyone was great! Friendly and smooth
great doctor- explains everything clearly
Dr. Salyapongse spends a significant amount of time with me to understand and help medical issues beyond my hip replacements. He is a fantastic, caring doctor.
What a great visit with a doctor whom I had not met previously! So professional, so warm and so very interested in my needs related to my concern about my knee!
Dr. Aaron Salyapongse is one of the best doctors I have ever met
Excellent six week post-op visit for total knee replacement!
Dr Salyapongse met all my very high expectations with his knowledge, perspective, problem solving curiosity, and deep listening. The front desk team are welcoming and efficient, and the whole system feels like it is designed to respect my time and resources.
Highly recommend Dr. Salyapongse to others
Very professional with clear explanations
This facility is the best!!!
Dr. Salypongse and Clarissa are excellent
Dr Salyapongse is always friendly, informative, and helpful.
Excellent surgeon, have already highly recommended to others
He's the best and so is the team!
The very best !!!
Outstanding, conversation went well, and understand where we need to go from here.
Thank you for honest and frank discussion. Your willingness to discuss care in an open manner with discussion and input from me was a pleasant surprise. Thanks ðŸ‘
The whole staff was awesome
Listens, explains, excellent surgeon
Dr. Salyapongse and his PA, Robin Mercer, have been so attentive and kind. I'm very grateful
Dr Salyapongse and his team provided superior knowledge, skill and care and as a result I am walking unaided and pain free for the first time in 18 months. I couldn’t be happier.
Aaron was excellent! Personable and cordial, and interacted with us very well!
Dr. Salyapongse is the best. Always happy to see him.
He's great! Worth the long trip to Pleasanton to see him, but even better when I can do it virtually from my couch at home.
On time. Very courteous. All went well.
An amazing doctor and expert in his field. Incredible surgeon and great bed-side manner. Truly cares
From check in to check out the Staff and Doctor were highly efficient, kind and knowledgeable.
Dr. Salyapongse is a superb surgeon and delightful person. Stanford Health Care is most fortunate to have him as a provider.
Dr. Salyapongse is the best. He is caring and focused on helping me.
Whole experience was great and very through. I appreciated the time spent with me.
Everyone was so kind...thank you for a great experience
excellent visit
What a breath of fresh air, after a horrible experience with another MD.
Excellent staff on time and Dr Salypong is outstanding
Dr. Salypongse is thorough, professional and very pleasant to work with. He is very knowledgeable about hips, backs and legs.
He provided clear information on the reason I came and additionally gave me referrals to others not related diirectly to the reason I came!!!
Dr. Salyapongse spent a lot of time with me to review my issues and develop a plan to move forward
He's the best!
Dr. Salyapongse was prompt, respectful, answered all my questions and set upon a course to figure out what is wrong with my hip; he also set me up with a spine doctor.
Listens attentively and establishes a game plan for an upcoming surgery.
Dr. Salyapongse has a very calming, reassuring and helpful attitude about him.
Dr. "S" IS THE BEST! HE IS VERY PROFESSIONAL. He lets you know exactly what is going on and and how is is going to remedy your situation. Can't say enough Great things about him.
Engaged, responsive, closes the loop on what to expect on next steps.
Highly recommend had the best Dr. For my right hip replacement and couldn’t be happier!
Dr. Aaron Salyapongse is extremely thorough in explaining the pre and post-surgery phases. We are grateful to have been referred to him.
Dr. Salyapongse spent a lot of time with me, listening to me and helping me make a plan. Thank you!
He is the best. Best doctor. Best bedside manner.
All of the staff were friendly and communicated what was going to take place very well. Professional and polite. I would recomend Stanford to any family or freinds.
The greatest orthopedic Dr!
I'm very pleased to have Dr Saylapongse and.looking forward to having him perform my surgery
Dr Salyapongse is terrific
I have the best surgeon in the world. Thank you
The entire organization is excellent and Dr S is the best!
Great expierence very informative
Staff very on top of stuff!
From front office to visit with Doctor S, everything was great.
always a total professional
As usual, my visit was friendly and thorough. I've never had a bad experience with the staff or the doctor (Salyaponse).
very helpful in explaining/answering questions
He was a good listener, wanted to know if there was anything they needed to know about my health.
Dr. Salyapongse is very nice, knowledgeable and very experienced. He compared my historical X ray and explained to me about my situation. He also answered all my questions. His confidence boosted my confidence. At this moment, I believe I am in the best hands for my surgery and looking forward for the first surgery scheduled in May.
great experience all around. Friendly and helpful staff. Clean environment, great doctor
Everyone one on the staff is great! Very concerned about their patients and willing to make a noticeable and positive difference on their patients Health thank you!
Dr. syaponge is the best. I recommend him to everyone
Excellent visit
Excellent experience
Quick and thorough
He was great..the whole experience was good
Fabulous Doctor. Cannot say enough good things about him. This will be my second hip surgery with him…..I would not use anyone else
Excellent first consultation meeting and discussion about state of my condition and need for quick action. Could have asked for a better first visit. Excellent knowledge and decision to move forward quickly.
He is a great doctor! Thorough, friendly and obviously very popular in the Tri Valley area. I am very grateful he could take me on as a patient!
While the assessment ended up not being good news, it was delivered patiently, professionally, and with kindness.
Excellent surgeon and physician.
Todd and Dr. Salyapongse worked in perfect harmony to administer my injection. Dr. Salyapongse made accommodated my schedule busy schedule in spite of his busy surgical schedule, and I now have a date for my knee replacement that works well for both of us!
He is excellent. Would recommend him to all.
I'm very happy I have Dr. Salyapongse as my doctor. He comes highly recommended and I have great confidence in him.
Took time to go over all the details and resulting conditions of the surgery
Very professional, friendly, and seems down to earth. Answered all my questions. Was seen promptly.
Dr Salyapongse is an excelent doctor! In the video visit he reviewed the MRI of my knee with me. I feel that in this visit I got all the information I needed and all my quesions answered.
I’m very impressed with the outcome of my surgery with Dr. Salyapongse! And with his patience in answering various concerns of mine in the weeks and even days prior to surgery. He has my highest regard.
Dr. Salyapongse is direct, concise, informative, and engaged with patient. He listens to what the patient has to say and is appropriately responsive.
Dr. Salyapongse is the best! Very personable and excellent surgeon.
I ready have many times.
They are the best in every way,so it’s easy to recommend.
Will recommend to family, friends and whoever will ask for recommendations re: orthopedic surgery and care
Excellent surgeon. Outstanding communicator and ability to listen and hear patient concerns as well as explain things.
I felt very comfortable with the Dr's abilities and explanations.
Dr Aaron Salyapongse is by far the best surgeon I have ever experienced. This hip replacement surgery was the easiest surgery I have ever experienced and without pain. Dr Aaron Salyapongse is not only an excellent surgeon but he is very personable and caring. Best Doctor I’ve ever experienced 👠ðŸ‘
Excellent doctor
My firs personal experience and was very impressed
I’m already giving high recommendations to Dr Salyapongse
Great doctor - he answers all of the questions and has a calming demeanor as a surgeon...
Easy to talk with and great exchange of information. He genuinely care about the outcomes of his patients
Provider knowledgeable, friendly and courteous
He was very friendly, personable, and professional, and appeared to be knowledgeable in his field of practice.
I'm very pleased with the professionalism and skill of Dr. Salyapongse.
Friendly, open, thorough, good communicator and listener
Dr. Salyapongse was down to earth and very easy to communicate with. The Dr. allowed you time to ask questions.
EXCELLENT!!! IMO, My THR surgery was a complete success.
He is the best!
Dr.Excellent but wait for surgery time is not!
Dr Salyapongse is an outstanding doctor. He communicates very well, is personable and is a superb and trustworthy surgeon.
Dr. Salyapongse has great respect in the Woodbridge Del Webb Community.
He Is a great doctor! I appreciate everything about him not only his professional expertise, but also his he truly cares about his patients!
Highly recommend
Direct, concise, open to back and forth dialogue. Clear with follow-up solutions to my problem. The call went as I had hoped.
He is an outstanding surgeon! I have already recommended several people to him and constantly tell friends if they need a hip or knee replacement to use Dr. Salyapongse. Not only did I have a terrific result from my hip surgery, his follow-up and patient oriented demeanor are outstanding. Dianne Thompson
He's the best... nothing else to say!
I appreciate his knowledge and expertise and I trust his professional opinion.

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