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Dr. Karim Abdollahi, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 57

Dr. Abdollahi

Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists of Orange County

31862 Coast Hwy Ste 400 Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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Dr. Karim Abdollahi, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Laguna Beach, CA and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine and Science in 1990 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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Based on 28 reviews

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Dr Abdollahi was prompt and even had me video tape his talk explaining his diagnosis. I recommend him!
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Excellent Dr.Patient,caring,very professional,best Dr I've had.Shoulder replacement was excellent.Highly recommend.D.Petersen
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I don't think anyone looks forward to having surgery but how comforting to have a doctor that you can tell really cares about the good of his patients. Dr. Abdollahi is very patient, listens closely and I never felt rushed. I had rotator cuff surgery and given medication I was on which slows the healing process Dr. A suggested advanced ideas to help in the healing process. I had surgery on a Friday and he wanted followup the next day so he came in on a Saturday to see me. Staff is outstanding
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He's great!
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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 there with pain medications and ex-rays that he needed to get me into surgery the next day. I appreciate his smile along with his confidence.
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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 simple and effective. He's the best!
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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 gentle. Thank you Dr. Abdollahi for putting my broken arm back together again. Aurora Turner Laguna Niguel, California
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I saw Dr Abdollahi when I was in Laguna Hospital for a very bad infection in my thumb. He was very kind , very gentle and very caring when he had to cut and drain the infection in my thumb . I would recommend him to everyone I know
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Amazing doctor! He is so compassionate and understanding. He truly listens to his patients and cares about them.
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About Me

Biography

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 appropriat...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

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

Languages

  • Farsi
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopedic Association, Member

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(949) 499-8226

Dr. Abdollahi accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
American Republic
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem Blue Cross
Power Select HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Basic Exclusive PPO for Small Business
Basic PPO
Enhanced Exclusive for Small Business HMO
Local Access Plus HMO
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Delta Health System
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Covered California - Bronze PPO
Employer Group HMO
Health Net PPO
Individual and Family PPO
Medicaid
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Tricare
WholeCare Network HMO
HealthPlus
Medicaid
Humana
Tricare
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Principal Life
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO
United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Abdollahi's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Shoulder Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abdollahi treats Shoulder Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Abdollahi treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Elbow Injuries
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abdollahi treats Elbow Injuries more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Abdollahi treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abdollahi treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Abdollahi treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Abdollahi's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • 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
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion