Dr. Eric Ferkel, MD

Dr. Eric Ferkel, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
37 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Eric Ferkel, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Van Nuys, CA and has been practicing for 3 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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Ferkel performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Foot Fracture
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Ferkel's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

10  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

110  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Misalignment
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Cartilage Damage
  • Cartilage Degeneration
  • Cartilage Disorders
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteochondritis
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans of Tarsal Bone
  • Patella Tendon Tears
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Ruptured Tendon
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Toe Fractures
  • Torn Cartilage


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77  Procedures

  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Achilles Tendon Surgery
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone Marrow Aspiration
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Cartilage Implantation
  • Cartilage Regeneration
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • 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 Surgery
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • 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 Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Lateral Meniscus Repair
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Medial Meniscus Repair
  • Meniscal Allograft Transplant
  • Meniscectomy
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Meniscus Transplantation
  • Midfoot Fracture and-or Dislocation Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Ankle Fracture
  • Peroneal Tendon Surgery
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ferkel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Northridge Hospital Medical Center

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America's 50 Best Hospitals Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Ferkel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ferkel to family and friends
43 total reviews (28 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (43)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Ferkel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (28)

Dr Eric Ferkel is very professional and knowledgeable. He is friendly and explains things to you thoroughly so you understand your situation. You will feel confident that he will take care of you and perform the surgery with excellence.
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Dr Ferkel and his staff are extremely kind, fun, engaged, and personable. I legitimately enjoy my visits to his office because I know that I will be taken care of, respected, and healthier in the end.
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Scheduling was a nightmare and all the delays on there end put me in a difficult situation (wanted to get it scheduled earlier because we were going to have a our first child in March but they didn’t get us in until right before the due date) but Dr. Ferkel himself was great and the surgery went...more
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Dr. Ferkel, his staff and the team at the surgery center were great, start to finish. They were professional but relaxed! I had confidence in them from the beginning!
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Dr Ferkel is very professional and a very caring doctor . He really cares about his patients and goes out the way for them . I was blessed to have him as a orthopedic surgeon .
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