Dr. Erik Zeegen, MD

Dr. Erik Zeegen, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
47 y/o

Accepting new patients

A native of Southern California, Dr. Zeegen attended the University of California at Berkeley and at Los Angeles as an undergraduate. Dr. Zeegen earned his Doctor of Medicine from UCLA in 1996. He also completed his general surgery internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at UCLA. Dr. Zeegen moved to Boston in 2001 to accept a fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgical Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital. He then accepted a fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery at Boston's New England Baptist Hospital from 2002-2003 before returning to Los Angeles in late 2003. Dr. Zeegen is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the California Orthopaedic Association and the American Medical Association. He has authored many academic papers and textbook chapters and has presented lectures at national and international meetings on the topic of hip and knee replacement surgery. Dr. Zeegen is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine.

Valley Hip & Knee Institute

5525 Etiwanda Ave Ste 324

Tarzana, CA 91356
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Care Philosophy

As a leading Los Angeles joint replacement surgeon, Dr. Erik Zeegen has transformed the lives of many using the latest techniques in hip and knee replacement surgery. By using the most advanced techniques, including: the direct anterior approach for hip replacement surgery, less invasive knee replacement surgery, and partial knee replacement surgery, patients experience a rapid recovery and are able to quickly return to a healthy, active lifestyle. Dr. Zeegen also specializes in the complex surgical treatment of revising joint replacements that have failed. 

Joint replacement surgery with Dr. Zeegen often offers a new lease on life for those who require hip or knee replacement surgery. Los Angeles, Ca. Hip and Knee surgeon Dr. Zeegen is known for his meticulous attention to detail and caring, compassionate demeanor. He is a doctor you can trust, takes the time to listen to your needs and deliver

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Dr. Zeegen's Experience

Dr. Zeegen'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 Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid 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.


  • UCLA
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • UCLA Medical Center-General Surgery
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • UCLA Medical Center/UCLA D Geffen School-Orthopedic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School-Orthopaedic Surgical Oncology
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • New England Baptist Hospital-Joint Replacement Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Zeegen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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West Hills Hospital & Medical Center

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Hospital Quality

2015 Five Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment

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Dr. Zeegen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zeegen to family and friends
based on 97 total reviews (67 with comments)
Dr. Zeegen'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 (67)
Dr. Zeegen is an excellent doctor with an excellent staff. It has been a privilege to be his patient.
Didn't have to wait long. Very professional. Answered questions.
I had a hip replacement by Dr. Zeegen four years ago and a knee replacement just six weeks ago. I trust Dr. Zeegen's expertise and professionalism, his followup care and entire staff. I look forward to being under his care in the future.
This visit was short. I was called in right away and dr saw me right away. They are all professional and very well organized.
Dr Zeegan is a kind and caring Doctor
I checked into Valley Presbyterian Hospital Tuesday morning, June 20th, where I had right hip replacement surgery. Everything went very well. The care and services were excellent.
Dr. Zeegen and his staff are outstanding. I am very pleased with the results of my surgery and the care I have received.
First office visit after surgery went well, as expected.
My name is Idith not Judith Other than that I enjoyed my visit with DrZeegen and his staff
Dr Zeegen went out his way to make time to do the operation on a short notice I really appreciate him
Very knoledgeble and professional
Very good experience! Dr Zeegen performed meniscus surgery on my right knee and I am feeling good as new!!
I visited Dr. Zeagan's office to get shots into my knees, because they are athletic. Dr. Zeagan is alway very friendly and I barely felt the shots. The best part is, that my knees feel much, much better, and this is just the first of a three series shots. I am looking forward to get the second shot next Wednesday. Thank you Dr. Zeagan. Dr. Michael Barme
I had hip replacement surgery. I couldn't have been more pleased with Dr. Zeegen, Valley Presbyterian Hospital, his office staff and the hospital staff. All first rate. I feel so much better and soon will have my other hip replaced also by Dr. Zeegen, of course.
Dr Zeegen is the best. His very nice, listens to you and does not rush you into surgery. His office staff was very accommodating. Office was bright and clean. only waited 15 min before being taken to the back and another 10 min before the doctor came. I would most defensively recommend dr zeegen.
Dr. Zeegen and his staff always take good care of me. Everyone is so friendly and personal!!!!! FIVE STARS!!!!!!!!!! Myrna Craig
Required X rays of right and left knees and hips. My overall experience was excellent from reception, technicians and medical staff. Everything was explained in detail and I was given several treatment options to consider. I feel confident that Dr. Zeegen and his staff will do everything possible to cure my ailment.
Efficiently done. Got x-ray in timely fashion and then Dr came in. Discussed status and that was it.
It was the three-month anniversary of my surgery, and I saw Dr. Zeegen for a check up. The exam was quick, efficient, and professional. As there were no problems, I left after about 15 minutes.
Dr.Zeegan has done a amazing job, this was a second knee replacement with doctor Zeegan and very happy nd satisfied with result. Thanks Dr. Zeegan
Staff was extremely professional and helpful. Dr. Zeegan explained the problems with my hip and referred me for physical therapy. I was very confident of his suggestions and time will tell.
Friendly staff.Minimal wait time to be seen.Awesome doctor very attentive.
Best doctor ever! Dr. Zeegen took me thru my first major surgery. Plus all the follow ups involved to get me walking again! Thank you! Thank you!
It was great....on time, good attention, friendly. No waiting.
Very nice front office and nursing staff. Wasn't in waiting area for very long. A doctor who listened and asked questions,not just relying on a ex ray.
I got xrayed and spoke to Dr. Zeegen, it was great.
Wait less than 1o min. Everyone is kind and helpful. Seen promptly by Dr Zeegan.
My appt was at 1:30pm. I waited till 2:30 before I saw Dr Zeegen. My visit with him always goes well. If I always have to wait so long you should provide validated parking. Last visit I was fortunate to park on the street. Dr Zeegen is an incredible surgeon. That's what keeps me going back.
I have good experience in my first visit atention from staff and everybody. I think for me I make a good choice for my treatment in the future I hope good results in my treatment. Thanks !
Little long wait. Doc very nice.Office nice.Explained all details. Good experience.
It was a good experience. Dr. And staff were Very professional.
Excellent. Arrived on time. Seen by the doctor on time. Treatment went well. Very pleased.
Very satisfactory.
Very professional.
Perfect. I love coming in. Everyone is so nice, feels so comfortable there. AND I LOVE DR Z! Best doctor, best care! The new PA was also quite nice, actually read my file, asked pertinent questions. All good, all the way around.
It was a wonderful consultation. Dr. Zeegen his PA and his staff are amazing. I am very satisfied with my consultation and look forward to Dr. Zeegen giving me a new knee.
On time. Right to the point. Beautiful experience.
Dr. Zeegen performed a total right hip replacement. Dr. Zeegen and the staff at Valley Pres Hospital were great. Everything was explained fully and all questions were answered.
Everything went very well. No complaints
As always little waiting time and great service.
Very efficient- treated very well by everyone.
Everything about the hip replacement surgery and the followup care has been wonderful. Dr. z is the best!
I had a minimal wait before I was taken to the exam room. Everything went smoothly. Dr. Zeegen explained everything in great detail.
It was very professional and I am very satisfied with the procedure I received. Thanks! Dr. Zegan
Great. It is also great seeing Dr. Zeegen.
Very well taken care of! An excellent doctor!
Pleasant, friendly, and attentive staff. Quick response to see the doctor who was knowledgeable, friendly, and assuring.
On time and very professional. A very comfortable experience.
Very good. Dr. Zeegen was very through. He went over my MRI and gave me all the options available.
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Dr. Zeegen accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • 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 Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Basic PPO
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Providence Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Zeegen has admitting privileges

West Hills Hospital & Medical Center
7300 Medical Center Dr
West Hills, CA 91307
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Valley Presbyterian Hospital
15107 Vanowen St
Van Nuys, CA 91405
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Providence Tarzana Medical Center
18321 Clark St
Tarzana, CA 91356
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