Dr. Charles Soma, MD

Dr. Charles Soma, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
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Dr. Charles Soma, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Wailuku, HI and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from University Of California At Los Angeles in 1988 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.Read his story

1827 Wells St Ste 1

Wailuku, HI 96793

Contact Information

(808) 242-0001

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas


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Joint Pain
more than 39% of peers
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
more than 37% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
more than 25% of peers

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Dr. Soma's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Soma "Dr. Soma is a sports medicine fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon and provides expert care of injuries including fractures, sprains, and arthritis for visitors and locals alike. We strive to provide the absolute best outcomes for our patients utilizing a host of cutting edge technologies including Harvest technologies platelet rich plasma therapy, VISIONAIRE custom knee replacement, ARTHROSURFACE partial knee replacement and specialize in the early and effective treatment of injuries to our visitors on vacation as well as part time residents without any prior need for referral from another provider, as we are independent and cater to the athlete or patient without time to wait for an appointment with a primary care provider for referral. Call us at 808 242-0001 or visit us online at Doctorsoma.com or our sister site, Orthohealingmaui.com for further information."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Soma "Dr Soma and his staff provide caring and timely orthopedic evaluation and treatment at our Wailuku office, and offer same day appointments for emergencies in many cases. We offer a full spectrum of extremity injury assessment for strains, sprains, and fractures, provide arthoscopic reconstruction and limited invasive procedures for shoulder, hip, and knee replacement, with a focus on joint preservation utilizing regenerative medicine techniques such as Platelet Rich Plasma and Stem Cell therapy"


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Trigger Finger


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  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • 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 Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Stem Cell Transplant
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of California At Irvine / California College Of Medicine & Surgery
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • University Of California At Los Angeles
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Usc Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Usc Keck Sch Of Med Los Angeles County Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Santa Monica Orth & Sports Med Grp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Soma has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Soma's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Soma to family and friends
based on 53 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (53)

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Dr. Soma's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
31 to 45 minutes
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Patient Comments (7)

Dr. Soma and his staff provide excellent patient care.
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The most arrogant and uncaring doctor I have ever met. He is all about himself. ALWAYS WITH HIS FAKE SMILE. He's only in it to make money. Extremely self-centered.
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This Doc really knows how to take care of his patient! From start to finish. Dealing with Dr. Soma and his staff is a very pleasant and professional experience. Dr. Soma very much listens to your medicals concerns and then offer alternatives to move forward to correct the problems. In my case it...more
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Dr.Soma repaired my rotator cuff and bicep tendon back in March of 2016.. He is extremely talented in the OR.. I am ahead of schedule in my recovery...he staff is so attentive too. Made my whole experience actually somewhat pleasant considering...
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Was very pleased with Dr. Soma and his staff. Could not have asked to have been treated any better. All issues addressed and we felt as ease.
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