Dr. Eric Ferkel, MD

Dr. Eric Ferkel, MD

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Dr. Eric Ferkel, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Van Nuys, CA and has been practicing for 4 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.

Southern California Orthopedic Institute

6815 Noble Ave

Van Nuys, CA 91405
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Motion Picture Industry Health Plan
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

Background Check

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

Treatment Frequency
Ankle Fracture
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ferkel treats Ankle Fracture more than 100% of his peers

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

Ankle Sprains and Strains
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ferkel treats Ankle Sprains and Strains more than 100% of his peers

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

Runner's Knee
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ferkel treats Runner's Knee more than 100% of his peers

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

Dr. Ferkel's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Achilles Tendon Surgery
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Misalignment
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Aspiration
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bursitis
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Cartilage Damage
  • Cartilage Degeneration
  • Cartilage Disorders
  • Cartilage Implantation
  • Cartilage Regeneration
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • 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
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fracture
  • 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 Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral Meniscus Repair
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial Meniscus Repair
  • Meniscal Allograft Transplant
  • Meniscectomy
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Meniscus Transplantation
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Midfoot Fracture and-or Dislocation Surgery
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Ankle Fracture
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteochondritis
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans of Tarsal Bone
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patella Tendon Tears
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peroneal Tendon Surgery
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Ruptured Tendon
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Toe Fractures
  • Torn Cartilage
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

About Me

Biography

Dr. Eric Ferkel, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Van Nuys, CA and has been practicing for 4 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2015
Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery-Orthocarolina
Fellowship Hospital
2014
Orthopedic Sports Medicine-New England Baptist Hosptital
Fellowship Hospital
2014
Pediatric & Adolescent Orthopedic Sports Medicine-Boston Children's Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2013
La County and Usc Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2013
University Of Southern California Medical Center and Affiliated Hospitals
Residency Hospital
2009
La County and Usc Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2008
Northwestern University Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School
2002
Washington University In St. Louis
Undergraduate School
2015
2014
2014
2013
2013
2009
2008
2002

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Named a top doctor in LA by Los Angeles Magazine, 2018

Dr. Ferkel's Reviews

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Dr. Ferkel took the time to understand my unique situation and took appropriate precautions and added assurances I needed.
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Dr. Ferkel and his staff cares about his patients. He takes his time to understand the patient’s care and needs. He is a top notch surgeon and person. He has 2 very convenient locations that I can choose from. He is very easy to speak to and he listens intently.
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Dr. Ferkel is an excellent doctor and a skilled surgeon. He has a warm caring demeanor and makes a patient feel secure. He communicates clearly regarding all corrective options and provides appropriate guidance.
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I was so lucky to be referred to Dr. Ferkel. He is amazing at what he does! I'm so satisfied with the outcome of my surgery! Minimal scarring and I know he really cared and was careful with the procedure. Best Dr. by far!
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If you have ever have the bad luck of breaking a bone , your silver lining is Dr. Ferkel.
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Dr Eric Ferkel is friendly & a nice guy. He seems very genuinely concerned about his patients and is quick to explain procedures & aftercare. He is also very open to questions&concerns so go in prepared with questions, concerns, & thoughts written down and ask away. He is happy to answer anything. He is a busy man, but will always make sure you feel better in the end. I felt cared for & taken care of. His staff in his cast room is also so friendly&amazing! The Healthloop app is great too!Use it!
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I feel very lucky to have Dr Ferkel perform surgery on my knee. Having received the best treatment and post operation service available by Dr Ferkel and his team. I would highly recommend him. Service and response is excellent! Thank you.
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Best doctor. He checks in daily through email with me and he will call me . He truly cares.
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Great doctor.very professional and great staff,thank you.
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I am a Hard School judge of performance in all professions. Rarely do you find a stand-out physician in the medical profession such as Dr. Ferkel. From his vocational documentation and experience to his personable demeanor he is a first among equals. His depth and breadth of knowledge in many fields provides the patient with a broad cross-spectrum decision making resource. For patients seeking a primary or secondary opinion Dr. Ferkel in highly recommended. Due to this anticipate a wait. I’m
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Hi He is really good
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So far my experience with Dr. Ferkel has been excellent! My nickname for him is the doc that rocks!
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Difficulty scheduling the surgery initially, but might have been a problem with insurance. Post-op experience was amazing. Great communication all around. His staff is beyond friendly. Operation went perfectly. Only reason the wait is a bit longer at appointments is because Ferkel stays with his patients until every one of their questions is answered.
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I would recommend Dr. Ferkel to everyone. This guy is amazing at what he does. I am glad he did my surgery. You are in very good hands with him. You can 100% trust him.
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He worked me into his schedule when other surgeons were telling me they couldn't even talk to me for 2 to 8 weeks, dispite the fact it was an emergency.
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Great Doctor! He is straight to the point and makes you feel comfortable. I had my first surgery ( knee surgery) with him; it went very well!
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Dr. Ferkel took care of me after identifying that I had ruptured my Achilles. He and the SCOI staff were fantastic. Cannot day enough good things about his bedside manner and my experience before, during and after surgery. Got me into surgery immediately and post surgery his team was always great with casts, scheduling, etc. Never felt rushed when I was with him. It is healing incredibly well! Thanks Dr. Ferkel!
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Dr. Ferkel is by far the most knowledgeable and congenial doctor I have ever met. He engages you in a conversation, rather than talking down to you, as some doctors tend to do. He knows his stuff. He gives you options. He genuinely cares about his patients. If you or anyone in your family is in need of "Orthopedic Surgery," your search should end here.
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Dr Ferkel was super helpful and informative, gave great advice, and did excellent work on my foot. I was particularly impressed at the attention with which he followed my progress post-surgery. My only criticism is that wait times were often long at SCOI Van Nuys.
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Dr. Ferkel he’s an excellent doctor. The staff of his office in Porter Ranch and Van Nuys are amazing. I had surgery on my ankle and believe it or not it feels like I never had any type of surgery because of the fact that if feels great. His staff his secretary are amazing with the appointments and they take well care of all the patients. So thank you to all and keep up the work. You’re all doing an amazing job.
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California
Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Coventry Health Care
Wellpath Preferred PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Motion Picture Industry Health Plan
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
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