Orthopaedic Expertise

Orthopaedic Surgeon

At UCLA Health, our goal is to keep people moving. Our orthopaedic specialists are renowned for their medical expertise in joint replacement. We offer comprehensive evaluation and treatment for patients throughout the world who have permanent and progressive musculoskeletal disorders and injuries.

Our culture-sensitive approach means we offer resources that make traveling and receiving treatment at UCLA as easy as possible. We provide in-person, telephone and video interpreter services in nearly every language because your comfort is important to us.

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UCLA’s International Orthopaedic Care: Why Choose Us?

We provide comprehensive orthopaedic care (from evaluation to rehabilitation therapy) that focuses on the unique needs and expectations of every patient.

Patients from outside the U.S. regularly seek out UCLA’s orthopaedic care because of our:

Orthopaedic accolades: The nation’s orthopaedic community recognizes the UCLA Joint Replacement Center as a leader in total joint arthroplasty (joint replacement surgery using artificial parts). UCLA orthopaedic surgeons performed the first hip arthroplasty in 1969. Our depth of experience and renowned expertise help us deliver the highest quality orthopaedic and joint replacement care.

Less-invasive treatment advances: We take the least-invasive treatment approach that makes sense for you. For example, our surgeons perform almost all foot and ankle outpatient surgeries using newly developed sedation techniques as alternatives to spinal, epidural and general anesthesia.

Innovative surgical options: UCLA neurosurgeons use sophisticated tools to make complex spine surgeries safer. An intraoperative scanner allows surgeons to create a 3D picture of a patient’s spine, which leads to a more precise surgery. Our specialists are among the regional leaders in complex joint replacement procedures and revision procedures for failed or failing implants.

Team approach: Our musculoskeletal specialists work together to come up with a treatment plan that addresses your orthopaedic issue and improves your life. In addition to providing the latest surgical solutions, we also coordinate physical therapy after surgery. We help you gain more body function and reclaim your sense of independence.

Personalized attention: We help you navigate the process of accessing health care far from home. Our interpreter services make sure you feel understood and confident in your care at all times. Your patient guide will help you find a hotel and explain the next steps in your care. Learn more about our international patient support services.

Online second opinions: Speak with one of our orthopaedic specialists from the comfort of your home. Our doctors provide second opinion consultations using secure video-conferencing technology, so you can decide whether traveling for orthopaedic care is right for you. Get a second opinion.

Our Orthopaedic Specialties

Our orthopaedic specialists diagnose and treat nearly all musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. We offer specialized programs that focus on:

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