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Dr. Larry Gersten, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 63

Dr. Gersten

SCOS Orthopedic Specialists

24331 El Toro Rd Ste 200 Laguna Woods, CA 92637
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Dr. Larry Gersten, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Laguna Woods, CA and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University in 1982 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

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And, by the way, Dr. Gersten did replace my left hip 4 years ago and I've had no trouble with it since.
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I visited this guy, he recommended an injection subject to insurance approval,& the insurance didn't approve,he referred me for a bone density test,& the result was sent to him by the lab. After these procedures in order to discuss my case with Larry Gersten I called & left messages well over 20 times with no success, none were returned.This man thinks he is above the patients, referring to this person for a health solution is an insult to the patient,as he does not have a physician's etiquette.
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I had a much needed right full knee replacement Oct. 2018 & was skiing January 2019, 3 months later! Dr. Gersten was very "buttoned up", his staff was outstanding. Going in for my left knee soon! I have great trust in Dr. Gersten. If joint pain compromises your quality of life, you need to see Dr. Gersten!
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In 2014, Dr. Gersten, together with Dr. Montgomery from SCOS, performed knee revision surgery on my right knee. They were supposedly Monarch Network's best orthopedic knee revision specialists. I was optimistic to have the revision because I was concerned about the looseness, inflammation and pain after my original surgery in 2001. Instead, I was disappointed to find little change. Dr. Gerston performed another revision, but still no change, only a longer stem and less bone for future use.
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Just say no and stay away. Rotator cuff surgery had to be redone elsewhere. Was shown the device and how it was done incorrectly.
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I'll be happy to leave a review. Last April 19th i had a hip replacement surgery by this so called doctor whp only put the stem and ball in saying that my socket was ok. After visiting him 30 days later. i told him i was having alot of problems and that something was wrong, he took and xray and boasted about his work completely overlooking my concerns. Let me add i am on medi-cal and this surely plays a role. since i only have room for a few characters, i will say this doc is low on the list
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I had 2 total knee surgeries with Dr. Gersten and both were very successful . He was great, but I have to say the joint replacement program @ Saddleback Hospital is an excellent fine tuned program which made it go so smoothly ????. Kudos to all the nurses & Physical therapists as well as Dr. Gersten, because it is a team effort!!
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Gersten is from Lakewood, New Jersey.  He attended Stanford University, graduating with a B.S. in Biology.  He attended medical school at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.  He returned to the West Coast for his residency a...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1988
Dr T Mallory
Fellowship Hospital
1987
University Of Southern California
Residency Hospital
1983
Pennsylvania Hospital
Internship Hospital
1982
Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
Medical School
1981
Standford Univ
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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(949) 586-3200

Dr. Gersten accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross
Power Select HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
Delta Health System
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Greater Newport Physicians
Health Net
Blue & Gold HMO
Employer Group HMO
Health Net PPO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO

Background Check

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

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Knee Sprain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gersten treats Knee Sprain more than 100% of his peers

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

Neck Muscle Strain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gersten treats Neck Muscle Strain more than 100% of his peers

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

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gersten treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 97% of his peers

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

Dr. Gersten's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • 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
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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SCOS Orthopedic Specialists

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)