Advanced Invasive and Non-Invasive Treatments for Upper Extremities in California

Non-Invasive Treatments

In most cases, you require surgery to diagnose and treat orthopedic injuries and various conditions affecting your arms, hands, shoulders, and wrists. Daniel Brereton, DO, and Kristopher Downing, MD, at Upper Extremity Specialists of Synergy Orthopedic Specialists Medical Group in Chula Vista, and La Jolla, CA, offer an extensive range of comfortable, safe, and effective surgical and nonsurgical treatment options to heal and repair your body. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Kristopher Downing in La Jolla today, call the office near you or use the online booking tool.

Meet Dr. Kristopher

Dr. Kristopher Downing and Dr. Daniel Brereton are the lead providers at Upper Extremity Specialists of Synergy Orthopedic Specialists Medical Group. Along with their hospital staff, office, and surgical center, these skilled orthopedic surgeons take a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, utilizing non-surgical and surgical treatments for your upper extremities, including the shoulders, elbows, wrists, and hands.  

Dr. Downing and Dr. Brereton offer general orthopedic care and have a prime focus and strong interest in orthopedic care of the upper extremities. The physicians at this state-of-the-art practice are active members of the Synergy Orthopedic Specialists Medical Group (the most prominent orthopedic group practice across the San Diego region). If you have any concerns or queries about their practice, reach out to any of the providers at any time.


Under Dr. Downing and Dr. Brereton’s leadership, patients can benefit from diagnoses and treatment of an extensive range of upper extremity diseases, trauma, and injury. They provide highly personalized professional care, including reparative orthopedics and/or meticulous orthopedic surgeries and conservative non-operative orthopedics. Surgical options are reserved for only patients who have failed to find relief in other non-invasive treatments or their condition particularly necessitates surgical intervention.

Dr. Downing and the physicians at Upper Extremity Specialists of Synergy Orthopedic Specialists Medical Group also provide extensive sports medicine. They offer diagnosis and treatments to athletes of all capabilities, from professionals to amateurs. They work hand-in-hand with patients to ensure they recover fast and safely so that they can resume their sporting activities with a lesser risk of future injuries.

The practice holds affiliations with various medical organizations across the United States and accepts most major insurances. Patients can access the downloadable patient forms such as Generic Consent and Surgeon Preoperative Operation on the clinic’s webpage. Fill them out before your appointment to enhance a smoother experience during your appointment. For more information, schedule a consultation with Dr. Downing today.


Upper Extremity Specialists value and appreciate their patient reviews. To date, the practice prides itself on a 5 out of 5 stars rating based on 22 collected reviews. For more patient testimonials, visit the facility’s webpage today.

In conclusion, Upper Extremity Specialists of Synergy Orthopedic Specialists Medical Group welcomes new patients to their practice in Chula Vista and La Jolla, California. Do not let upper extremities keep you from enjoying doing the activities you love. Get started today, schedule an appointment by calling the office near you or using the online booking tool.


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