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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 65

Dr. Mandelbaum

Santa Monica Orthopedic Group

2020 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 400 Santa Monica, CA 90404

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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from The Johns Hopkins University in 1977 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.


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3.9

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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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I had my Knee Arthroscopy two weeks ago and was impressed with how smooth the entire process went. It was very efficient. Dr. Mandelbaum came highly recommended to me by reputable sources. My only reservation was based on reviews of long wait times which in my experience, can also mean that the doctor can be rushed in your time spent with him. That was not my experience. I never waited more than 15 minutes for my Pre & Post Operative visits and felt I had all the time i needed to address my questions with Dr. Mandelbaum. The staff was professional and friendly in his office and at the surgical center. The daily post-operation follow ups through the GetWell Loop portal were great and the responses to any questions i had through the portal were timely; typically the same day.
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All of my visits were great. I think I have been there 7 times and every time I was handled with great care
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Dr. Mandelbaum is thorough and compassionate, and I would not hesitate to recommend him for arthroscopic knee surgery, such as what I had. His office provides plenty of information about what to expect, and an ongoing online communication line where he keeps track of his patients' progress and patients' questions and concerns can be expressed are readily answered.
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Excellent surgeon, easy procedure. I had previously gotten 2 knee surgeries at another hospital and this surgery was by far the easiest surgery. Thank you so much
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I had a severe knee injury two years ago and didn’t have surgery at that time. I had complete tear of my ACL. It recently started buckling. Dr Mandelbaum was able to see me within a few days. I was hesitant to have surgery with information I had previously received and reading online regarding the recovery. After talking with Dr Mandelbaum decided to proceed and so glad so did! I am on week 3 post surgery of ACL reconstruction. I had very minimal pain and was up on crutches right after surgery. The surgery is a process, but he is the BEST!
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outstanding surgeon. was not thrilled with pain management but results are what matter.
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I was very impressed with Dr. Mandelbaum's care, bedside manner and skill throughout the process of pre-op and post-op. Highly recommended!
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Dr. Mandelbaum and his team have been amazing from day 1. The pre-op instructions were clear, the operation was successful, and the recovery has been productive.
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A superb and caring doctor with an excellent team!! Thank you Dr. Mandelbaum!! And thank you team!!!
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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...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1986
UCLA Division Orth Surgery Sprts Me
Fellowship Hospital
1981
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Internship Hospital
1980
Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine
Medical School
1977
The Johns Hopkins University
Medical School
1975
State University Of New York At Cortland
Undergraduate School
1986
1981
1980
1977
1975

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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(310) 829-2663

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Large Group HMO
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
Kaiser Permanente
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
United Healthcare
WellPoint
Worker's Compensation
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Mandelbaum's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

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  • Knee Pain
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mandelbaum treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 94% of his peers

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

Knee Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

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) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • 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
  • Elbow Sprain
  • 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
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • 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 Injuries
  • 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
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Surgical Procedures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • 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)
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate