Dr. Gurvinder Uppal, MD

Dr. Gurvinder Uppal, MD

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55 y/o
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Dr. Gurvinder Uppal, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Riverside, CA and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Albany Medical in 1986 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic spine surgery, and more.

Orthopaedic Medical Group of Riverside

6800 Brockton Ave

Riverside, CA 92506
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • TriWest Champus
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
high
more than 88% of peers
Back Pain
high
more than 82% of peers
Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
normal
more than 84% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Uppal "Orthopaedic Medical Group employees are trained in dealing with patients that are suffering from orthopaedic problems and known for being compassionate, knowledgeable and efficient. Your life might be fast paced; however, our C.A.R.E. team will provide you with the individualized treatment that you deserve and that generations of families living in the Riverside and Inland Empire area have come to rely on."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fracture              
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • 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 Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • 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.

Education

  • Rensselaer
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Albany Medical
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Medical College Of Pennsylvania
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Medical College Of Pennsylvania
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Uppal has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Riverside Community Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Uppal is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Uppal's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Uppal to family and friends
3.2
based on 51 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (51)

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    (26)
  • 4
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  • 3
    (3)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Uppal's Performance

Trustworthiness
GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
GOOD
Staff friendliness
GOOD
Average wait time
31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

in Loma Linda, CA
I consider Dr Uppal a God. He repaired my spine, via fusion in 2007. He was completely honest and open about the procedure, risks and equipment he would use. Following more than a year during which time I contemplated suicide because of the pain, Dr Uppal saved my life and gave me excellent follow...more
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in Portland, OR formerly Fontana, CA
Dr. Uppal, performed a spinal fusion on me a few years ago, and I own this man, I'm walking, running proof that he is nothing short of amazing!!! Even though the wait time was long, I didn't mind, you cant Rush Perfection
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in Riverside, CA
This Dr. is just amazing!!! He's kind, has such a sweet personality, makes you feel so at ease. No one in the ER @ Parkview Hospital wanted to fix my mom's compound fracture, until Dr. Uppal was sent a pic. He did surgery and her leg looks AMAZING!!! IF YOU BREAK A LIMB, GO SEE DR. UPPAL, He's...more
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in Victorville CA
Dr Uppel has always treated me with the up most respect and always gives the time I need to talk and feel comfortable about knowing all about my treatment.
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in Riverside, CA
The waiting room with appointment expect to Waite 2 hours. Very rude employees and expect them to slam doors so don't sit next to the door if you don't like loud noises.
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