Best 30 Orthopedic Surgeons in Los Angeles, CA with Reviews - YP.com

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12/20/2013
By: Deandra C.
Eric S. Millstein, MD
I admire Dr. Millstein and his work. He took care of my ACL and meniscus after a freak kick boxing accident. It's been about 2 years and I'm good as new, if not better. I'm back to squatting, kicking, and doing Spartan Races! I highly recommend him for athletes who want a Dr. who understands your active lifestyle. Injuries are just as difficult mentally as they are physically. Dr. Millstein definitely understands that.
12/20/2013
By: Virginia C.
Eric S. Millstein, MD
Dr. Millstein is the best! Such a nice and professional man. So grateful to have him as my surgeon. Excellent results, and professional staff. Offices are clean and lovely! Dr. Millstein 4 life.
12/20/2013
By: uclagirl4eva
Eric S. Millstein, MD
The best orthopedic surgeon I have seen. Very caring, knowledgeable, and answered all my questions. I highly recommend Dr. Millstein to my family and friends.
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03/06/2014
By: alan.lang.315
Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic
Full service orthopedic center with world-class doctors and modern facilities. Especially recommend Dr Steven Lombardo (Lakers orthopedic doctor).
11/02/2013
By: bailey08
Dr. Brian Itagaki, MD, Inc.
Dr. Itagaki is very thorough and takes his time with patients.
10/08/2013
By: Ginny S.
Dr. Brian Itagaki, MD, Inc.
The best! Great calm manner!...Ginny S.
08/24/2013
By: harvey486
Dr. Brian Itagaki, MD, Inc.
Extremely satisfied. Very informative!
Tips & Advices
Scoliosis is a disorder where the spine curves sideways. Most people develop the condition during the growth spurt before puberty. The cause of scoliosis is unknown and most cases are mild, but the rare severe instances can disable a person.
Orthopedic surgeons attend four years of medical school, then four to five years of orthopedic residency in a hospital. They must also be licensed and certified in orthopedic surgery by the state in which they practice.
The terms "orthopedic doctor" and "orthopedic surgeon" refer to the same profession. Related specialties include podiatrist, a doctor who works with the bones, tendons and ligaments in the feet, and a sports medicine physician, a doctor specially trained to treat athletes.
The cost of a visit to an orthopedic surgeon depends on the type of tests ordered and treatment given. For example, an MRI costs $500-$1,300. An initial consultation costs $100- $500, while anesthesia for a procedure generally ranges from $2,000-$4,000. Overall, an orthopedic surgery can cost anywhere from $15,000 to $30,000.
During a consultation or first appointment with an orthopedic surgeon, the practitioner will ask the patient a variety of questions to understand the situation. The surgeon might ask about the patient's pain levels, medical history, and any prior injuries. Then, the surgeon will administer a physical exam and possibly schedule tests to better understand the problem. Possible tests include a stress test, x-ray, or MRI.

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