Dr. Joel Matta, MD

Dr. Joel Matta, MD

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Non-Surgical Orthopedics  |  
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70 y/o
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Dr. Joel Matta, MD is a non-surgical orthopedics doctor who practices in Santa Monica, CA. He is 70 years old and has been practicing for 44 years. Dr. Matta is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center.

Hip and Pelvis Institute Saint John's

2001 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 760

Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Accepted insurance

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

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Chronic Pelvic Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hip Resurfacing
very high
more than 94% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Specialties

  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
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Board Certifications

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

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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Procedures

  • 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 Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection

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

  • Oregon Health And Science University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • Kern Genl Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Lac/usc Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Martin Luther King
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Rancho Los Amigos
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Matta has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Providence Saint John's Health Center

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

Hospital Quality Award

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

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Dr. Matta's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Matta to family and friends
4.7
based on 33 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Matta'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
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Laguna Beach, CA |
Dr. Matta replaced my hip when i was 38 years old within a couple weeks I went sailing without a problem, within 1 month i was hiking moderately and on my 6 month anniversary I was hiking Mt Rainier which is NOT an easy hike with crampons and Ice Ax, the summit day was over 14 hours long and the hip was perfect. He doesn't spend a ton of time with you but that is not what you're paying for before the replacement I would have to use Crutches a lot of times just to get around.
Ny |
Dr Maths was to shorten my abnormally long leg when replacing my hip. He didn't and lengthen it like he does normally with other pts. It took 9 wks to convince him he had done it wrong. He said he could operate again but would need to wait 1 yr to be eligible for FMLA again at work. Plus his hands are very shaky. Has quite an ego on top of all this. Have another MD do your surgery.
in Cerritos, CA |
Dr. Matta, you gave me a new life. Two years ago I broke my hip and was brought into Saint Johns Hospital. You did my surgery and I went back to work after three months. After 2 years, I have almost a full recovery and function normally in every way. Like to say thank you and grateful to you. I wish I could say thank you in person.
in Norwalk, CA |
I had the best experience as a patient; treatment & surgery my first & excellent; God Bless this Doctor. My recovery was great; Thank you Dr. Matta. :) Thanks to you I'm still walking.
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Dr. Matta accepts 3 insurance carriers
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
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Hospitals where Dr. Matta has admitting privileges

Providence Saint John's Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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