Dr. Andrew Spitzer, MD

Dr. Andrew Spitzer, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 55 years old

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Dr. Spitzer specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in Los Angeles, CA. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Spitzer's Reviews

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based on 45 total surveys (15 with reviews)
Dr. Spitzer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (15)
South Gate, CA |
I'm 2 weeks post op from hip replacement surgery. Dr. Spitzer and his team are very hands on. I'm feeling extremely good to be just be 2 weeks post op. I had some drainage from my wound which can be a normal occurrence. Dr. Spitzer was on top of it with antibiotics and close follow ups. I would strongly recommend anyone getting hip replacement surgery to consider Dr. Andrew Spitzer, he's a remarkable Physician, truly a Top Doc.
in Valley Village, CA |
I have found my experience with Dr. Spitzer, his team and Cedars significantly exceeded my expectations of care, concern, organization and follow-up. It's not that those expectations were set so low that exceeding them was easy, it is that the level of service is so high...much more than I am accustomed to seeing from any other doctor's office. I had one knee done and will return for the other knee this summer.
Los Angeles, CA |
Honest straight forward doctor whom knows what he is doing.
in Santa Paula, Ca |
Dr. Spitzer still has the thinking that the patient comes first. He has great bedside manner. And by the way he is an awesome surgeon. This is my second knee replacement the first by a different surgeon. This knee done by Dr Spitzer the pain, swelling, and recovery has been much less than the other. Thank you!
in Los Angeles, CA |
Everything was exceptionally excellent working with Dr. Spitzer and his entire team! I could go into detail, but it would be lengthy & superfluous. Everything, and I do mean everything, was beyond expectations and satisfaction!! I'm thrilled!!!
Pacific Palisades, CA |
I had both my knees replaced, two years apart, by Dr. Spitzer. Each time I had a remarkable recovery. Especially with the second knee, within two and a half weeks, I was walking without the assistance of even a cane. Though I still have a ways to go before reaching 126 flexion, that of the first knee, most people would not even notice the stiffness that still exists when I walk. In addition, Dr. Spitzer is a very likable guy.
Bakersfield, CA |
Initially it took a while to get things going but once it was determined something was not normal, he was very thorough in getting a full evaluation and workup done.
in Los Angeles, CA |
I appreciate Dr. Spitzer and his teams efforts on my behalf. The surgery was successful and even n9w, after only two weeks, I feel better and see room for much improvement. The followup and aftercare for physical has not been very good however. Perhaps they are distracted by the holidays.
in Agoura Hills, CA |
Easy to understand, had all the information I needed to go forward with knee surgery.
in Corona, CA |
Dr Spitzer answered all my questions and instilled confidence with his knowledge of the knee replacement procedure. Post op pain was minimal, and I was able to get through physical therapy quickly.
in Sherman Oaks, CA |
Dr. Spitzer is exemplary , kind, and super smart. I feel safe in his care and special as his patient. His team are at the top of their game. If surgery can be considered a wonderful experience, this is one!
in Beverly Hills, CA |
Excellent and prompt responses to all phone in questions, efficient in the OR, and great follow-up. These folks are the Pros from Dover!
in Ventura, CA |
Dr. Spitzer and his staff are the best. I have managed and worked in medical offices for many years and I can tell you there aren't many i's that aren't dotted or t's that aren't crossed at least once !
in Los Angeles, CA |
I LOVE DR. SPITZER,HE IS THE BEST,AND I AM ON A FAST ROAD TO RECOVERY...I LOVE YOU DOC,YOU ARE THE BEST. JOHN ARTHUR
in Lancaster, CA |
Called over 6 health care professionals. Dr Spitzer topped everyones list. My audiologist upon seeing my scar asked who did it ? she then said you went to the BEST. I agree. After two TKR's at 79 & 82 yrs old I can not tell enough people how incredible Dr Spitzer is. Words like brilliant, meticulous, knowledgeable, and caring toward me & my family . Pre op detailed .Follow up Excellent . Healing Excellent . In Aqua PT at 30 days with incision totally healed both times.10 stars if I could
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Dr. Spitzer'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

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

Education

  • Medical School
    D GEFFEN SCH OF MED-UCLA

    Graduated in 1987

  • Internship Hospital
    Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania

    Completed in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania

    Completed in 1992

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Harvard-Brigham & Womens Hosp

    Completed in 1993

    U Penn Sch Med-McKay Lab

    Completed in 1989

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate