Dr. Harwood is by far THE BEST. He's very caring, honest, humble & takes time to listen to the patient to understand the type of injury & explain the solutions available, in detail. He's completely committed to his patients. Previously, I had a surgery in 2017 performed by a different surgeon which didn't help at all. I was in severe pain when I came to see Dr. Harwood in the beginning of 2020. He immediately understood the condition, tried non-invasive approach first to see if there was any improvement before he jumped in to surgery. But once he did the surgery, I had such a relief. I was able to walk, stand & do my regular chores without any issues. And then I fell again & re-injured the same ankle where I had the surgery. Went back to see him again, tried all non-invasive part of getting the ankle strong but couldn't. The only option was to do a repeat surgery on the same leg. To our surprise, within 10 days of surgery, I am able to walk now. I am so happy I came to see him. His staff is very courteous just like him. Wish he could have another office in the East bay.