Dr. Karim Abdollahi, MD

Dr. Karim Abdollahi, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
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Dr. Karim Abdollahi, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Laguna Beach, CA and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine and Science in 1990 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

31862 Coast Hwy Ste 400

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Contact Information

(949) 499-8226

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
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Top Care Areas

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

Ganglion Cyst
very high
more than 96% of peers
Elbow Injuries
very high
more than 96% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Abdollahi's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Abdollahi "As an upper extremity orthopedic surgeon, I take care of problems related to the hand, shoulder and elbow. I listen to my patients with compassion to fully understand their problem. Then I perform a thorough examination and use appropriate tests to reach an accurate diagnosis. I can do x-rays and diagnostic ultrasound in my office as well as ultrasound guided injections. I provide cutting edge treatment supported by the latest literature available. I perform minor procedures such as mass excision (remove lumps) and trigger finger release with ultrasound guidance in my office. For the patient, this is convenient and cost effective. My goal is to get you back to your activities quickly and safely."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

39  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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32  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
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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

  • Uc Irvine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine and Science
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Core Preliminary Surgery Program Ucsf
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Orthopeadic Surgery Research Usc/Lac Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Usc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship At Llumc
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Abdollahi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopedic Association, Member

Dr. Abdollahi's Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Abdollahi to family and friends
25 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

  • 5
    (20)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Abdollahi'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 (7)

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Dr Abollahi is an Excellent doctor in his field of expertise. He listens and responds well and efficiently. He has you video record him while giving instructions to you, so you can listen to him over and over if neede. He responded to my need in the late hours in the ER and was treating me from...more
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Dr. Abdollahi is the most accomodating and patient doctor I have ever encountered. He actually had me use my Iphone to record all the answers to my questions while he logically addressed every one of my concerns. I can tell he intentionally leaves out medical jargon so his explanations are more...more
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Great experience, caring, never felt rushed, exhausted all options before recommending surgery. Excellent ulnar nerve surgery , much better & faster recovery than I read online.
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I went to see Dr. Abdollahi for a volar Bartons fracture. He was very accommodating when it came to my choice of anesthesia. He performed the entire procedure with an arm block and light sedation. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs treatment in his specialty. He is caring, professional and...more
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