Dr. Alan Moelleken, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Spine and Orthopedic Center 401 E Carrillo St Ste B, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Get Directions
(805) 563-3307

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Care Philosophy

At The Spine and Orthopedic Center, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality care relating to back and neck conditions. Additionally, we also specialize in treatment of orthopedic conditions, including shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle, and foot conditions. We believe that patients benefit from a conservative (non-surgical), multi-disciplinary approach to treatment. Our focus is on addressing total patient care by guiding our patients through the process of diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and re-injury prevention. Treatment options include pain management, spinal injections, physical therapy, acupuncture and, if necessary, minimally invasive surgeries such as outpatient microdiskectomy, spinal fusion, and arthroscopic surgery. In combination, this broad-based variety of modalities helps to ensure our patients receive a comprehensive approach to recovery.Read more

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Dr. Moelleken Says:

Thank you for your feedback! Here at The Spine and Orthopedic Center, we are constantly trying to raise the standards of patient care and improve our practice in any way possible. Your feedback is appreciated and will be taken seriously. Feel free to reach out to my office manager, Mallery Snyder, with any questions or concerns at 805-563-3307 x 1136.

Dr. Moelleken's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
in Santa Paula, CA |
Dr. Moelleken, is the best ! He is a miracle worker ! I was paralyzed from the waist down from an injury, I am now walking again. No, I can not run the marathon, but after losing my ability to walk or stand up for many months, I now can walk with a walker and around the apartment I am able to walk without. His PA's are exceptional and Dr. Moelleken , and his team truly cares about his patients. There are not words to say what exceptional man and Doctor his is. Thank you Dr. Moelleken
in Clovis, CA |
Excellent surgeon and PA's. Very detailed explanations of what is wrong and what they can do to correct the problem. I'm extremely happy with the results from my surgery and the entire surgery center staff in Santa Barbara. Thank you.
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Dr. Moelleken's Care Philosophy

At The Spine and Orthopedic Center, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality care relating to back and neck conditions. Additionally, we also specialize in treatment of orthopedic conditions, including shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle, and foot conditions. We believe that patients benefit from a conservative (non-surgical), multi-disciplinary approach to treatment. Our focus is on addressing total patient care by guiding our patients through the process of diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and re-injury prevention. Treatment options include pain management, spinal injections, physical therapy, acupuncture and, if necessary, minimally invasive surgeries such as outpatient microdiskectomy, spinal fusion, and arthroscopic surgery. In combination, this broad-based variety of modalities helps to ensure our patients receive a comprehensive approach to recovery.

Dr. Moelleken says...

Thank you for your feedback! Here at The Spine and Orthopedic Center, we are constantly trying to raise the standards of patient care and improve our practice in any way possible. Your feedback is appreciated and will be taken seriously. Feel free to reach out to my office manager, Mallery Snyder, with any questions or concerns at 805-563-3307 x 1136.

Dr. Moelleken's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Rated by Becker's as one of the top spine specialists in America, 2010 & 201
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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Upper Back Pain

Education

  • Medical School
    University Penn

    Graduated in 1983

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of California Los Angeles

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of California Los Angeles

    Completed in 1993

  • Fellowship Hospital
    New York Downtown Hospital

    Completed in 1994

  • Undergraduate School
    Suny-Upstate

    Graduated in 1979

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (ALIF)
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (PLIF)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery