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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery • Male

4650 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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Dr. Skaggs' Experience

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Dr. Skaggs' Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Dr. Skaggs Performs

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
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Conditions Dr. Skaggs Treats

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
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Hospital Quality

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Cedars - Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Children's Orthopedic Center
Los Angeles
4650 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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    Dr. Skaggs' Experience

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
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    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Back Pain
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Foot Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Hand Fracture
    • Knee Dislocation (incl. Meniscal Tear)
    • Knee Fracture
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Scoliosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
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    Background Check for Dr. Skaggs

    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.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Graduated in 1989

    Residency Hospital

    Ny and Presby Hp Columbia Campus

    Memberships & Professional Affiliations

    Professional Affiliations

    California Orthopaedic Association , Member
    The California Orthopaedic Association is the largest statewide association representing orthopaedic surgeons in California. Orthopaedic surgeons evaluate and treat all types of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. This includes surgical and non-surgical treatment of the spine, hip, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow and hand. The Association assists our members by providing continuing medical education and other resources that enhance their ability to provide high value quality health care.
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Skaggs & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Skaggs' Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at the 2 hospitals where Dr. Skaggs has admitting privileges:

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    • Cedars - Sinai Medical Center

    • Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Likelihood to Recommend

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    • 13 Star Ratings
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    5 out of 5

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Skaggs to family and friends

    5 out of 5

    13 responses

    Dr. Skaggs' Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    4.5 out of 5

    13 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.5 out of 5

    13 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    4.4 out of 5

    13 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    16 – 30 minutes

    12 responses

    Experience with Dr. Skaggs

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    5 out of 5

    13 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    5 out of 5

    13 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    5 out of 5

    13 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    5 out of 5

    13 responses

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    Appointments & Offices

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    • Yes.

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    Office Locations

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    Children's Orthopedic Center
    Los Angeles
    4650 W Sunset Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90027
    (323) 361-4658 (Office)
    (323) 361-1310 (Fax)
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