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Dr. David Ashkenaze, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 60

Dr. Ashkenaze

Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists of Orange County

31862 Coast Hwy Ste 400 Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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Dr. David Ashkenaze, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Laguna Beach, CA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, reconstructive orthopedic surgery, and more.


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Dr. Ashkenaze's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ashkenaze treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 98% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ashkenaze treats Knee Disorders more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Ashkenaze treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Osteoarthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ashkenaze treats Osteoarthritis more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Ashkenaze treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist

Dr. Ashkenaze's conditions and procedures:

  • 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
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • 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
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Discitis
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • 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
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • 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, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • 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
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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 Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

About Me

Care Philosophy

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.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Ashkenaze's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ashkenaze

3.8

Based on 23 reviews

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1 Star
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A few years ago I shattered my knee and was taken to the hospital in Laguna Beach. Luckily Dr. Ashkenaze’s office is behind the hospital and he came over quickly. That very day he fixed the dislocation of my lower leg. The following day he expertly pieced my knee together. Six years later my knee works just fine. I would recommend Dr. Ashkenaze to anyone!
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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 years now). What I value most in Dr. Ashkenaze is his compassion and willingness to listen to how the patient sees the problem, not just his perspective as a clinician. He's simply the best.
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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 unwarranted. Ultimately, YOU are responsible for your medical care. Be honest with your physicians and get a second opinion if not satisfied. Continue to request records, go into the office!
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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 assessment of your injury. Who would trust a doctor to operate on their spine, when the doctor shows up for an "appointment" 2 hours late...?
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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 review because after my initial visit I have never heard from them again. I called three times to try and get the results from my expensive MRI and no one will answer or call me back. It has been over 6mths
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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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