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Dr. John Itamura, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 55

Dr. Itamura

Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic

1700 E Cesar E Chavez Ave Ste 1400 Los Angeles, CA 90033

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Dr. John Itamura, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 1989 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. Itamura saved my right shoulder. I fell and broke my shoulder and tore all the ligaments and tendons. Before the surgery, I could not move my arm or shoulder. Because of his dedication, my arm and shoulder are incredible. I cannot thank Dr. Itamura enough and I highly recommend his skills as a surgeon. He is also very approachable and has excellent bedside manner. Thanks again Dr. Itamura.
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Dr John Itamura is by far the best orthopedic surgeon I've ever seen and he's caring and kind. If you have to wait to see him it's well worth the wait
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One of the best in the state. Did a surgery on my husbands shoulder. Excellent results. Very caring
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I am so glad I found Dr Itamura to have my surgery done on my right shoulder they immediately handled my difficult injury. Dr. Itamura and his staff were superb - I highly recommend Kerlin-Jobe (Dr. Itamura) to my family and friends - to inform them that they are the utmost and highly knowledgeable surgeons.
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I cannot say enough nice things about Dr Itamura. He is the best at what he does. The quality and level of care exceeded my expectations. Dr Itamura is very caring, compassionate , and truely a genuine person. I feel so blessed to have him as my Dr. I highly recommend him!
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I went to Dr. John Itamura due to my elbow pain and he suggested to perform surgery on my elbow. I underwent the surgery and right after I woke up from anesthesia I felt a horrible pain in my hand. When he finally came to see me after he was done with other surgeries, he told me that the pain I was feeling was because when he was trying to open up my elbow to do the surgery, he cut the main nerve of my hand and he couldn’t even do the main fixing of my elbow! I'm a disabled person now.
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Had arthritis for years and my shoulders were so bad Dr. Ellatrache at Kerlan Jobe told me they were worse than any major league pitcher he’s ever seen.2nd opinion same.Ellatrache repaired rt. labrum tear in 2001.Lasted over ten years knew I’d need more surgery someday.Started doing PRP and orthovisc shots every 4-6 months which worked great 3 yrs.Then sent to Dr. ITAMURA who did replacement in 2015. Brilliant, KNOWS PAIN MEDS!Has an orthopedic acupuncturist also kind & brilliant!PAIN CONTROLLED
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My experience with Dr. Itamura, was beyond exceptional. His examine and explanation of diagnosis and treatment were thorough, complete and precise. His bedside manor is very relaxed and professional. The office staff were also very efficient, helpful and friendly. I highly recommend Dr.itamura, and would like to compliment his practice.
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Our son had a very back break in his collarbone. The day it happened, Dr. Itamura stepped up and offered to help. He is so thorough, was so patient with our teenager and with our many questions, funny and careful. But was really stopped us in our tracks - his skill. He worked to save our son’s nerves and give him full mobility again. He took his time and gave him and clean line scar ... he used state of the art pain control to help avoid addiction issues. We stand in awe.
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My mother injured her shoulder which resulted in a shoulder replacement procedure. She was in extreme pain. It wasn't until she found Dr. Itamura who performed the procedure that gave her hope. Not only is Dr. itamura one of the best doctors you will find he's honest and caring something you don't find easily these days. I was also impressed with the facilities he had at his office and the hospital he works out of.
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Biography

Dr. John Itamura, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 1989 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1989
Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
Medical School
1989

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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(310) 665-7200

Dr. Itamura accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Itamura's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
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Dr. Itamura treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 100% of his peers

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Shoulder Disorders
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Dr. Itamura treats Shoulder Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Itamura treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Joint Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Itamura treats Joint Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Itamura treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Itamura's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Replacement