Dr. David Ashkenaze, MD

Dr. David Ashkenaze, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 60
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Dr. David Ashkenaze, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Laguna Beach, CA and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics, and more.

31862 Coast Hwy Ste 400

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Contact Information

(949) 499-8226

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Monarch Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Ashkenaze performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Lumbar Spine Fracture
very high
more than 98% of peers
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Ashkenaze's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ashkenaze "Through a thorough history & physical examination, imaging and review of records, establish an accurate diagnosis and create a treatment plan emphasizing conservative less invasive options. If surgery is necessary, less invasive measures are suggested."

6  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

1  Board Certifications

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

136  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervical Sprain
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Discitis
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • 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 Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Muscle Strain
  • Lower Back Sprain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Wrist Fracture
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55  Procedures

  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • 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
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.

Education

  • University Of California, Davis
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Beth Israel/Deaconess Mc-Harvard Med Sch
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Tufts/New Eng Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Rancho Los Amigos Med Ctr/Usc Spine Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ashkenaze has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Ashkenaze's Reviews

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ashkenaze to family and friends
21 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

  • 5
    (15)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Ashkenaze's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD
Dr. Ashkenaze Says:
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I've reviewed your records. I again apologize for running late the day of your appointment. We fit you in the next day as you really seemed to need help. I did spend extra time with a couple patients before you who needed extra help. I was not 2 hours late for you however. You had been treated elsewhere for a condition that should have been treated more effectively and I spent about 45 minutes reviewing your history and examining you

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Patient Comments (5)

Dr. Ashkenaze has taken care of several of our family members, including my last knee surgery, my son's broken leg with complications, broken hand also with complications. The knee surgery for me was my fourth. I had lived with chronic pain for 15 years. I haven't had pain since the surgery (17...more
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I have had 5 back surgeries with other physicians and now have a neuroma and Achilles tendinitis. Dr. Ashkenazi reviewed my recent MRI’s and prescribe physical therapy. Additionally, he referred me to a colleague for my feet issues. Although we all have opinions, these negative comments are...more
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Absolutely awful from the moment I got to the office to the moment I received a bill. He showed up over 2 hours late to an appointment, billed my insurance, and had the audacity to request an additional $29.53 from me. Stay away from this doctor and office if you're looking for an honest and fair...more
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We fit you in yhd day after you called. A couple of patients before you needed extra help. You were treated elsewhere & should have been treated more effectively. I spent 45 minutes reviewing your history,examining you& reviewing your imaging studies. I disagreed with the prior opinions on your care but you needed the truth. We billed your insurance and they paid about 1/3 of the bill. I'm sorry you felt I did nothing for you. It may not have been what you wanted to hear. David Ashkenaze, MD

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I was having pain in my left knee so I went to see Dr. Ashkenaze. He ordered a MRI. I have really good insurance and usually have to pay little to nothing for procedures but this one was expensive. I understand MRIs are expensive so I just got over it. I am giving the Dr and his office a bad...more
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Please call my back line 949-499-8228 and tell me your name. You can fax me at 949-499-2430 as well. I am so sorry this fell through the cracks. This can occur if the MRI facility does not send me the report or images, which happens sometimes. Deepest apologies. Just read this. Dr. Ashkenaze

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I went to Another Dr who did nothing for me.I was in pain for 6 months I got a new referral for Dr Ashkenaze and he did aerthoscopic surgery on my knee fixed what was torn. I had no pain it's been one week since surgery and my knee feels awesome!!! Thank u
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