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Dr. Curtis Spencer III, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 71

Dr. Spencer III

Memorial Orthopaedic Sgcl Grp

2760 Atlantic Ave Long Beach, CA 90806

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Dr. Curtis Spencer III, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Long Beach, CA and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1975 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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(562) 424-6666

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Dr. Spencer III's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spencer III treats Spine Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Spencer III treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spencer III treats Low Back Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Spencer III treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spencer III treats Back Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Spencer III treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Spencer III's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • 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
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

About Dr. Spencer

Dr. Spencer is a Southern California native. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado and his medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago. He stayed at Northwestern to complete his Orth...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1980
Precept Dr Wiltse
Fellowship Hospital
1978
Evanston Hospital
Residency Hospital
1978
Luth Genl Hospital
Residency Hospital
1977
Northwestern Meml Hospital
Residency Hospital
1977
Northwestern Meml Hospital
Internship Hospital
1975
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School
1980
1978
1978
1977
1977
1975

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Spencer III's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Spencer III

4.3

Based on 28 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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(5)

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Unneccessary hip surgery. Get a second opinion!
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Had posterior hip replacement with Dr. Spencer 3 years ago and have had nothing but problems. Research your surgeons thoroughly to make an informed choice.
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Dr Spencer is very understanding He has a great nurse Carla He has always prescribed the right therapy for my arthritis and stenosis Thank You
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Dr. Spencer is very thorough. He answered all my questions and explained my condition clearly, and provided options for treatment.
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Went in for lower back pain. Dr. Spencer didn't spend enough time with me during the appointment and didn't communicate well with me during the appointment and just wanted to send me out to get a CAT scan of my lower back area without even blinking. A CAT Scan while not considering the amount of radiation that it omits to the reproductive area being a female. Avoid him.
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I have been a patient of Dr. C. Spencer III for 15 years. I was employed as a professional nurse. My spine was failing me, and I required the care of a seasoned professional. His level of expertise in the surgical area is excellent. He has guided me through some extremely difficult spinal problems. I am now doing very well. He has always explained everything clearly, & welcomes questions. He utilizes an exceptional RN first assistant in surgery. The teamwork is beyond rapport & to the patient's
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