Dr. Don Sanders, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 69

Dr. Sanders

South Bay Orthopaedic Specialists Medical Center A Medical Partnership

23560 Crenshaw Blvd Ste 102 Torrance, CA 90505

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(310) 784-2366

Dr. Don Sanders, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Torrance, CA and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine medical school in 1979. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sanders to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Sanders' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Hip
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sanders treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Sanders treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sanders treats Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Sanders treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sanders treats Osteoarthritis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Sanders treats this condition more than 99% 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
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Dr. Sanders' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot Sprain
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Sanders accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
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Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Sanders' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sanders

4.6

Based on 16 ratings

5 Stars
81.25%
(13)
4 Stars
6.25%
(1)
3 Stars
6.25%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
6.25%
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Yes. He’s a great communicator.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Michelle Mejia – Mar 10, 2021
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Dr Sanders is simply the best. The quality of his work speaks for itself. His success rate is very high. He has replaced both of my hips.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 03, 2021
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Dr. Sanders performed anterior total hip replacements on left (2006) and right (2016); they have been awesome; I resumed mountain climbing, jiu jitsu, skiing with full.function and no pain (pain takes about 4-6 months to.completely disappear after surgery); back in 10k ft mountains within 3.months; back in 20k ft mtns in 1yr
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bill, Manhattan Beach CA – Feb 13, 2021
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Dr. Sanders has now replaced both of my hips and I feel like new. He's extremely professional and competent, providing great care, and was very attentive to my needs.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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John D. – Oct 10, 2019
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After meeting Dr. Don Sanders (Feb 2019), I was considering choosing him for impending hip replacement surgery. During our face to face appt prior to proceeding with surgery, we agreed ultra-sound guided cortisone hip injection was best course of action as I've not had significant pain relief from x-ray guided cortisone injections. Surprisingly, Dr. Sanders arranged x-ray guided injection & although I insisted it was not as we agreed, he would not honor word given during appt. Disappointing!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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S. Miller – Mar 01, 2019
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I had hip replacement about 3 years ago. Dr.Sanders is excellent. No pain and quick recovery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 16, 2018
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He's the tops. The very best in his field. Very professional yet personable at the same time. He is the epitome of his field. In the waiting room you hear patients speaking of the excellent outcomes of their treatment and/or surgery. He must be in the top 10 in his field. He created a new method of performing the surgery with better outcome and less down time.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Leona in Carson, CA – Sep 08, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Don Sanders, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Torrance, CA and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Mass Gen Hospital
Residency Hospital
University Wa Med Center
Residency Hospital
1979
University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Don Sanders, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sanders frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Hip, Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh, and Osteoarthritis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Sanders treats.

Where is Dr. Don Sanders, MD's office located?

Dr. Sanders' office is located at 23560 Crenshaw Blvd Ste 102, Torrance, CA 90505. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

South Bay Orthopaedic Specialists Medical Center A Medical Partnership23560 Crenshaw Blvd Ste 102 Torrance, CA 90505
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Torrance Memorial Physician Network705 Pier Ave Ste B Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Torrance, CA

84% Patient Experience Rating, 15% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)