Dr. Derek Dee, MD

Dr. Derek Dee, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
47 y/o

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Derek T. Dee, MD is a double board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in complex arthroscopic reconstruction of the knees, shoulders and hips. At the core of his sports medicine practice is a commitment to diagnose and treat those whose symptoms have persisted, despite MRI findings or previous surgeries. Faced with even the most elusive of injuries, Dr. Dee has been able to successfully return numerous athletes to top form by combining his highly personalized approach with state-of-the-art techniques. These techniques often involve cartilage or meniscus transplant surgery, or PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and stem cell enhancement. Beyond his role at DISC, Dr. Dee serves as consultant to the California State University Long Beach Athletics Program and team physician for the Los Alamitos High School Football Team and the Cypress College Department of Athletics. Dr. Dee's care of athletes has also included team physician responsibilities for the US Ski/Snowboarding team, Long Beach Jam Professional Basketball, National Women's Football Association, Long Beach Ice Dogs Professional Hockey, California State University Fullerton, University of California, Irvine, Chapman College and Mater Dei high schools. Dr. Dee is a passionate researcher, the author of numerous presentations spanning a broad range of orthopedic findings. His latest work involves state-of-the-art techniques for meniscus transplant and anatomic double bundle ACL reconstruction, as well as an innovative approach to repairing posterolateral corner laxity of the knee, a troubling injury that often goes undiagnosed in patients. Dr. Dee also has two patents pending for hybrid cartilage repair devices that combine technology with biologics. Honored throughout his academic career, Dr. Dee had the opportunity to study at Oxford University's Magdalen College before graduating from Stanford University, Summa cum laude, with his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He then attended the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, representing the top 10% of medical school graduates and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree with distinction. Dr. Dee's postgraduate training includes a Sports Medicine Knee/Shoulder Arthroscopic Reconstruction fellowship at the Lake Tahoe Orthopaedic Institute and at the Orthopedic Specialty Institute in Orange. He finished his Orthopaedic surgery training at the University of California, Irvine, serving as Chief Resident his final year. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Orthopaedic Research Society.

DEE Sports Orthopedics

7801 Center Ave Ste 103

Huntington Beach, CA 92647
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Care Philosophy

The doctor-patient relationship is central in the patient care process. My staff and I will do all we can to not only provide quality care, but to treat you as people - people with jobs to return to, kids to pick up, sports to get on with, and mountains to climb. The strongest pain-killer and anti-inflammatory I know is doing something you love - I'll do my best to get you back out there.
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Dr. Dee's Experience

Dr. Dee's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Sprain
  • Jumper Syndrome
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Synovitis
  • Systemic Chondromalacia


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  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral Meniscus Repair
  • Medial Meniscus Repair
  • Meniscus Transplantation
  • Orthovisc Injection
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Stem Cell Transplant
  • Supartz® Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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.


  • Stanford U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • University Of California, Irvine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University Of California, Irvine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Lake Tahoe Orthopedic Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Orthopedic Specialty Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dee has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Dee's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dee to family and friends
based on 16 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Dee's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Seal Beach, CA |
I was looking for alternative options for ACL surgery and Dr. Dee recommended stem cell injection therapy. This treatment method was foreign news to me, but Dr. Dee explained it in such great detail that i decided to give it a go. With months of chronic knee pain, I was desperate. Let me tell ya... WOW! The results were spectacular. I felt immediate pain relief within a week or so after. Best part is... I did not need a knee replacement.
in Los Alamitos |
Dr. Dee is wonderful!!! I have played beach volleyball most of my life but one day I took the wrong step. He ordered me an MRI and gave me a PRP injection. It worked wonderfully! I would recommend all my friends to him Thank you so much Dr Dee!
Los Alamitos, CA |
This has been the WORST experience. I had an appointment with Dr. Dee, had my MRI, went to make another follow up appointment, come to find out he moved his office without notifying his patients. THEN the billing nightmare! I have an HSA but they wouldn't take it, insisting I send a check. After a couple of billing cycles and continuing arguments, I finally sent a check. The check cleared and they CONTINUE to bill me. WHAT in the world is the problem here? AVOID at ALL costs!
in Huntington Beach, CA |
I had a meniscus tear and consulted with him to get knee surgery. Dr. Dee made the entire process really easy. He explained everything in detail to me and made me feel at ease. Now, I can prepare for my marathon again. Thanks doc!
in Long Beach, CA |
Dr Dee performed A rotator cuff surgery on my left should with a complete tear.I had pretty much full range of motion in under 6 month.Would trust him to do the other if necessary.
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St. Mary Medical Center
1050 Linden Ave
Long Beach, CA 90813
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Los Alamitos Medical Center
3751 Katella Ave
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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