Dr. Bert Mandelbaum, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 66
  
Dr. Mandelbaum
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Santa Monica

2020 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 400 Santa Monica, CA 90404

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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Mandelbaum has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Providence Saint John's Health Center and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Mandelbaum to book an appointment.


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  • Explained conditions well (43)
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Dr. Mandlebaum is brilliant!! He’s performed two major surgeries on my knees. I trust him implicitly.
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Quite simply the best! I cannot recommend Dr. Mandelbaum and his staff highly enough. From the diagnosis through to post surgery visits and the daily online support check-in, I felt so well taken care of. It is such a relief to know that the chronic knee issue that has plagued me my whole life is finally behind me. Thank you so much!
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Kathleen Glander – Sep 03, 2020
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Dr. Mandlebaum repaired my knee, and he also provides care for family members and many friends. It's a very busy office and practice so early appointments are usually better - but having said that, I know he is one of the best knee surgeons in town and I would highly recommend him. His clinical and administrative staff are very helpful, friendly and responsive as well.
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Ginger – Aug 08, 2020
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I've worked with Dr. Mandelbaum for about 2 years. My knee has degraded over that period of time. He has been incredibly professional, communicative and honest about my condition. A recent MRI revealed that it was time for surgery. So far (I'm 2 weeks out), everything before during and following the surgery has been flawless. He also has a great staff who obviously care a tremendous amount (following his lead). I recommend Dr. Mandelbaum without reservation.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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David – Jul 23, 2020
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He was a wonderful doctor who listened very closely, and I have experienced a remarkable recovery.
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Jul 19, 2020
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I needed advice on knee repair from slip and fall injury 3 years ago.
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Theodoric Manley – Jul 15, 2020
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Excellent physician who genuinely cares about his patients.
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Kevin Ray Oliphant – Jun 19, 2020
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Very to the point. Straight forward and explained procedure and Postop findings well. Everything is very streamlined and organized. Surgical experience was perfect.
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Yvonne Bohn – May 21, 2020
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Dr. Mandelbaum and his team made every aspect of getting surgery as smooth as imaginable. I am extremely happy with him, the entire staff there, and my actually surgery.
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Christopher Paul Borgognoni – May 18, 2020
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Mar 16, 2020
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Really impressed with my experience. Everything has been very smooth so far.
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Paulo Pacheco – Feb 27, 2020
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From beginning to post op, my experience has been an absolutely amazing with Dr Bert Mandelbaum and his caring team! Be prepared to survive his aggressive rehab work though, cause it works. Thanks Guys!! 3 thumbs up ????????????
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Damian – Feb 26, 2020
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Amazing team of doctors, friendly happy and helpful. Very caring and considerate. Really care about your well being more than just a paycheck like other doctors office. Would definitely go back. (Hopefully don’t have to cause that would mean I’m healthy but if not then yes choose them!)
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Roberto arias – Feb 18, 2020
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I saw Dr. Mandelbaum after experiencing a knee injury. X-rays and an MRI confirmed that I had a torn meniscus. He began with a conservative. approach of physical therapy. Since I am an athletic. 73 yr.old woman and after 5 weeks of physical therapy with minimal improvement, he recommended that arthroscopic surgery. was. the best solution for me. The surgery went great and I am making incredible progress in the two weeks post op, during my recovery with more physical therapy and riding my stationary bicycle, that he recommended I purchase. The office staff and surgical center staff have been wonderful.
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Beverly Gold – Jan 29, 2020
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He is very caring and professional. The staff are very kind. The operations went very well and they are always available through a web portal. I am still recovering and I have made huge progress with just 16 days after my surgery.
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Ali Asghari – Jan 02, 2020
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Very caring and very informative doctor.
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Dec 11, 2019
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Dr. Mandlebaum performed my knee surgery. He was very thorough both before and after the surgery about what I should expect. I would definitely recommend him to others.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nov 19, 2019
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Excellent surgeon and real expert.
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Sep 27, 2019
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On August 15, 2003 I had my ACL surgery. I initially tore my ACL about 3 years prior from playing football. 3 years after my ACL tear I injured my meniscus so severely that my leg locked up. I initially saw a friend who also is a top surgeon and team doctor for an NFL team. I turned down my friend due to him rushing me. A day or two later I met Dr. Mandelbaum and he gave me all the time I needed and put me to ease. He most likely runs late at times, because he treats everyone the way we all wish to be treated ...with kindness. I came out of surgery with drains in my knee, but immediately started using the peddler to move the knee as if you were riding a bicycle. My background is competitive cycling. 16 years later my leg is doing great and I still ride a few hundred miles a week either my myself or punishing people half my age who are competing at the Elite/Pro level. Now my daughter needs to see Dr. Mandelbaum. He's an amazing surgeon and person.
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Rob R. – Sep 14, 2019
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He is a very experienced surgeon. I left my initial visit with my questions answered, and a good understanding of what happens during and after the procedure. He and his staff use all the available technology, and after my post op visit, I felt like I had been to Medical School!
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Academically, Dr. Mandelbaum is well published including multiple journal articles (90) and five books. He has received five national awards for Excellence in Research in the Field of Sports Medicine. Since 1995 he has been on the editorial boar...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Education

1986
UCLA Division Orth Surgery Sprts Me
Fellowship Hospital
1982
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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(310) 829-2663

Dr. Mandelbaum accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Centene
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
Large Group PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Kaiser Permanente
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare
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United Healthcare
WellPoint
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Background Check

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Practice Areas

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 56% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mandelbaum treats Knee Disorders more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Mandelbaum treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mandelbaum treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Mandelbaum treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Knee Sprain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mandelbaum treats Knee Sprain more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Mandelbaum treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

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Dr. Mandelbaum's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Orthopedic Surgical Procedures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Locations

Santa Monica

Santa Monica Orthopedic Group2020 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 400 Santa Monica, CA 90404
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