Dr. Erik Zeegen, MD

Dr. Erik Zeegen, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 48
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Dr. Erik Zeegen, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles in 1996 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics.Read his story

1250 16th St Ste 2100

Santa Monica, CA 90404

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Insurance Accepted

  • 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)
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Top Care Areas

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

Bursitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Joint Drainage
very high
more than 99% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Zeegen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Zeegen "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."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Zeegen "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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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics

1  Board Certifications

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

33  Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

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19  Procedures

  • 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 and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point 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.

Education

  • 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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Dr. Zeegen's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zeegen to family and friends
98 total reviews (68 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (98)

  • 5
    (88)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Zeegen's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (68)

Nothing but AAA+++ about Dr Zeegen. Had my totals Knee replacement with him back on 10/2017. I have my active life back. Saeed Saleem
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Dr. Zeegen is an excellent doctor with an excellent staff. It has been a privilege to be his patient.
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Didn't have to wait long. Very professional. Answered questions.
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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.
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This visit was short. I was called in right away and dr saw me right away. They are all professional and very well organized.
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