Dr. Gary Chen, MD

Dr. Gary Chen, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 54 years old

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Dr. Chen's Performance
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  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
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  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Reviews (11)
Los Angeles, CA |
Worst medical experience in my thirty plus years of living at Dr. Chen's downtown LA office. I have a fracture wrist & severely displaced thumb fracture which Dr. Chen did not fix. I'm switching doctors and need my X-rays, but his receptionist never answers the phone or answers and hangs up immediately. I waited over three hours at my lady appointment to see Dr. Chen. Wouldn't recommend him/his office to anyone.
in Los Angeles CA |
Went to see Dr Chen but nor his staff, or the person working on his behalf provided any information about why my mom was not able to see dr. Chen. The person whor checked my mom showed no medical credentials of any type and didn't sound confident in his consultation. Left feeling worried, concerned and disappointed. Medical staff provided no answers. I would not recommend this clinic or doctor.
in Los Angeles, CA |
Today I arrived for a follow up appointment scheduled for 4pm to be told that the Xray tech DID NOT show up to work. The sole reason for my appointment was X-rays.... i questioned why the office would not call and reschedule the X-ray patients if they were aware that the tech was out. The receptionist simply apologized. She then informed me they had ANOTHER tech but he was trying to "figure out how to use the machine." The tech could not figure out how to use the machine and i was rescheduled...
in H. Ca. 90250 |
Excellent service i recomend.
in Encino, CA |
I am a writer and musician who had two flexor tendons cut on my hand. Only a hand certified specialist would do. Only the best... Dr. Chen and his staff are just that... THE BEST! I will be forever grateful to them for seeing me through a very scary situation. Sincerely, Jazan Wild
in Los Angeles, CA |
Absolute worst ever. The manager should be working at a massage parlor at best. After waiting 2.5 hours past the appointment, I was told the Doctor I had scheduled the appointment with is not in. They could care less about patients, the practice is being run like a used car lot.
in West Hollywood, CA |
My referral was for Dr. Chen, but when I arrived, he wasn't there and I had to see Dr. Alnajjar. I waited 2 hours. Dr. Alnajjar wanted me to come back to see Dr. Chen, who only works on Fridays. The appointment was for 8:30, even though Dr. Chen doesn't start until after 9, I was told. I waited 2 hours again. I was furious when I got a bill for 2 co-pays, even though the second visit was requested by the doctor. When I complained the manager said we have plenty of patients. Well not me anymore
in Orange, CA |
My experience with Dr. Chen was most pleasant. Other specialists evaluated my hand as most likely needing a surgical procedure. After a set of X-rays, Dr. Chen made a judgment call to cast and to reset the severe diagonal break in my right 4th metacarpal. Post cast X-rays showed the bones aligning almost to perfection. Dr. Chen's experience and performance is what sets him apart from others. I will undoubtedly recommended him to all my loved ones.
in Los Angeles, CA |
I was shoot with an AK 47 in September the 19th 2014. I was told another physician that I would have to have my entire foot amputated. But Dr. Chen stepped in and stated that he could save my foot. He had to amputate 2 toes and able to save my foot. he is a good physician and he will educate you on what you need to do to have a speedy recovery.
in Los Angeles, CA |
I had been having right shoulder pain for couple years and I went into Dr. Chang's office. He then did the rotator cuff tear repair surgery. After surgery all the follow ups he was very professional and thorough with his explanations on my recuperation. Now I have returned to work, I have no pain and I have been able to work comfortably after Dr. Chen procedure.
in Pasadena, CA |
I have been doctor shopping. After seeing other physicians that I did not trust, my insurance referred me to Dr Chen. I immediately felt very comfortable with him. He is very knowledgeable, explains everything and answered all my questions. I have relatives in healthcare who said that Dr Chen was very well respected and that if one need surgery, especially complicated surgery like mine, that Dr Chen was the man for the job. The waiting room is for PT and two other doctors so it is crowded.
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Dr. Chen's Care Philosophy

Dr. Chen and his professional team realize that every patient has specific needs. Dr. Chen takes his time to evaluate the needs of every patient and provide the best quality care.

Dr. Chen'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 Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Background Check

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Board Certifications

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteopenia
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Pain


  • Medical School
    Anhui Medical University, Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

    National Chung Shan University (Sun Yat Sen) Medical College

    Graduated in 1989

  • Internship Hospital
    Brown U

    Completed in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    Anhui Medical University

    Completed in 1992

    Los Angeles Co Hosp

    Completed in 2005

    National Chung Shan University (Sun Yat Sen) Medical College

    Completed in 1989

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Curtis Natl Hand Ctr

    Completed in 1995

    Kleinert Inst Hand & Microvasc Surg

    Completed in 1999

    University Of Louisville

    Completed in 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Congenital Hand Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Surgery