We found 10 orthopedic surgeons who accept Humana near Los Angeles, CA.

Dr. Juan Carlos Frisancho, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1513 S. Grand Avenue; Suite 208
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Juan Frisancho practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Dr. Frisancho's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Before completing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Dr. Frisancho attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Kazuhisa Nomoto, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Mark Goodson Building; Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Edward Nomoto's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Torrance, CA and Los Angeles, CA. His areas of expertise include back pain, scoliosis, and laminectomy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nomoto takes. Dr. Nomoto graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Nomoto speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Disc Problems, Laminotomy, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Hyman Alexander, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
420 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Charles Alexander's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alexander include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Alexander's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) and Adventist Health System. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of White Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Alexander's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Christopher Allison, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Oncology
4650 Sunset Boulevard; Ms #69
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Allison practices orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee replacement, and revision hip arthroplasty. Dr. Allison honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Allison is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Cedars-Sinai.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Pelvic Fracture, Hip Fracture, Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 N State Street; Room 3900
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ryan Dellamaggiora's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Dellamaggiora's clinical interests: rotator cuff surgery, wrist reconstruction, and wrist fracture. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health System and Cedars-Sinai. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Dellamaggiora attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Dellamaggiora has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Reconstruction, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yung Rak Cho, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
711 W. College Street; Ste#328
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Yung Cho practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) and Adventist Health System. Dr. Cho takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine and Faculty of Medical Sciences of Santa Casa de Sao Paulo and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Cho (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese.

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Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4650 Sunset Boulevard; Suite 69
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Whitlock practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Whitlock's medical residency was performed at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Whitlock is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1520 San Pablo Street; #2000
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. David Thordarson's specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Los Angeles, CA. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Thordarson's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In his practice, Dr. Thordarson focuses on hammer toe, foot reconstruction, and ankle replacement. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thordarson honors. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Thordarson has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Clinical interests: Foot Surgery, Hammer Toe, Surgical Procedures, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, Foot Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Ari Friedberg, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
1414 South Grand Avenue 123
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. David Friedberg practices orthopedic trauma in Lynwood, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Encino, CA. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College. Dr. Friedberg's medical residency was performed at Westchester Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4415 W Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Arash Dini is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Dini (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian.

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What is Orthopedic Surgery?

Orthopedic surgeons, sometimes just called orthopedists, are surgical doctors of the musculoskeletal system. They work to keep your body active and in motion by treating problems with your bones, joints, tendons and muscles. The most frequently treated disorder seen by orthopedic surgeons is osteoarthritis, a common “wear-and-tear” problem where the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down, causing friction and pain. Orthopedic surgeons might also see patients for bone and joint deformities, amputation, infections of the bone and joint, overuse injuries, or nerve compression.

Orthopedic surgeons can order tests such as blood work and x-rays to get a clearer picture of the issue. Depending on the illness or injury, more than one different form of treatment may be used. Treatment may include:

  • Surgery, such as fusing bones together to increase stability, or replacing a joint
  • Medication, such as pain medication or steroids to promote healing
  • Casts, splints, or orthotics (devices such as braces or shoe inserts to support the body)
  • Physical therapy, a kind of treatment using exercise, stretching, heat, and massage to heal the body
  • Exercise, stretching, movement, and use of the affected part

Orthopedic surgeons also work to prevent injuries and slow the progression of disease in their patients. They educate patients on ways to prevent future injuries, and they treat illness in order to prevent further damage to bones or joints that may be affected by disease. The goal of an orthopedic surgeon is to help their patients restore movement and regain an active life.

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