Dr. Mark Getelman, MD

Dr. Mark Getelman, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 57

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Mark Getelman, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Thousand Oaks, CA. Dr. Getelman has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Los Robles Regional Medical Center and Valley Presbyterian Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Getelman to book an appointment.


Locations

Southern California Orthopedic Institute

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(805) 367-8888
Southern California Orthopedic Institute375 Rolling Oaks Dr Ste 210 Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
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Southern California Orthopedic Institute

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(805) 367-8888
Southern California Orthopedic Institute - Thousand Oaks375 Rolling Oaks Dr Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Getelman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Getelman

4.8

Based on 174 ratings

5 Stars
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Explained the procedure to me clearly. Pleasant demeanor. I would recommend him without hesitation. Office staff responds promptly.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Oct 02, 2020
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All the staff is very professional,They explain all your options before surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Gabriel Jaramillo – Sep 24, 2020
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A Saturday fall led me to SCOI UCLA Health. Trevor Shelton, MD on duty recommended X-rays. OSS X-rayed/diagnosed & braced a fractured patella w/surgery recommended. Internet research showed that Mark Getelman, MD was my surgical choice! Jenny, case mgr for Dr Getelman, was determined to get me in asap w/Dr Getelman & Sara! I was X-rayed & accurately diagnosed w/R knee displaced transverse comminuted patella fracture & the importance of surgical timing. He described 2 surgical plans, Plan A preferred, but he was unavailable for a week. He did have a cancellation that meant surgery in 24 hours! His TEAM would do their best & I would do all PreOps today in the midst of Covid. If this didn’t work, he was willing to rearrange his TH/F schedule for me! My gratitude was immense. With detailed instructions from Sara & Jenny, I did my part. His TEAM did their part. Dr Getelman completed a successful Plan A surgery in 24 hours! Thank YOU, Dr Getelman for your expert care when I needed it most!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Barbara – Sep 11, 2020
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Mark getelman is thr guy to go to. He holds back none with his knowledge and what he thinks will come of a surgery. He knows what he is doing. And he knows his sh it. I had 2 previously failed shoulder stabalization surgeries and 8 years later after tired of dealing with constant shoulder dislocations i did my research and found mark, the top shoulder surgeon in california. He did a distal tibial allograft to the front of my socket and a remplissage and a bankhart repair. He was ready for all kinds of surgeries when he opened me up and he did the surgeries that would make me have a stable shoulder again. I will recommend him till the day he retires. Do not waste your time with bad surgeons who will do nothing but waste your time and money. Nice guy and easy to talk to as well. He cares about his work and has pride in his craft. That is hard to find these days. You will not be dissapointed with this surgeon!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dan hilsabeck – Aug 18, 2020
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Great physician and his PA, Katie Williams, is amazing!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nick Sarris – Aug 10, 2020
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Very professional and is great at explaining your procedure and what to expect
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Aug 04, 2020
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Carefully explains in detail every option including non surgical options.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Patrick Baltzell – Jul 30, 2020
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I was referred to Dr. Getelman because of a cyst on the back of my knee. Starting from the phone call to make my appointment to after surgery his office staff and nursing staff were excellent. Especially during the Covid 19 pandemic, I was given very upstanding care.
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Jun 10, 2020
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Dr Getelman is awesome he had reconstructed my rt shoulder 3 years ago, and in may did my left shoulder. I'm very happy with the outcome and looking forward to my recovery and physical therapy. Great Doctor and great Surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Hagop Ter-Sahakyan – Jun 05, 2020
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I can relate to a lot of the unfavorable comments in regards to his arrogant personality. The first time I saw him, he rubbed me the wrong way. That being said, he diagnosed me in 5 minutes. This says a lot since I was misdiagnosed twice. I had some initial issues with the office and throughput. I had surgery, which went relatively easy. Any issues were quickly addressed. He is a competent and skilled surgeon.
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Jun 03, 2020
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Performed extensive shoulder surgery on me. Extremely professional and did a great job!
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Apr 25, 2020
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He has done a cpl family members and this past surgery makes my third with him. Two meniscus and this time a full reconstruction of soft tissue in knee. Getelman is a skilled orthopedic!! Highly recommended.
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Apr 04, 2020
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Dr. Getelman and the entire staff are top notch. Everyone along the way has been very professional, thorough with explaining the procedure and recovery, they've all spent more than enough time with me during my visits (never felt rushed). The procedure itself went very smooth. Dr. Getelman provided me a video of my surgery where he talks me through what we are seeing, why it was a problem, and how we are fixing it. In recovery, the staff has called to check up on me and their GetWell Loop application keeps you on top of your reminders. Just a great overall experience.
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Yuri Cuervo – Mar 04, 2020
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While I'm sure there are others of his caliber, I feel Dr. Getelman (and his staff), is about the best in his field. He has now done rotator cuff surgery on both my right and left shoulders. Both experiences have been as good as anyone could expect. I highly recommend Dr Getelman.
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John G – Feb 12, 2020
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The pre-op, surgery, and post-op went smoothly. The doctor, nurses and staff were all terrific. The online daily check-ins were most helpful and provided pertinent recovery information.
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Feb 04, 2020
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Dr Getelman is very good at explaining the procedure and will spend time needed to make you feel comfortable. His team is very helpful and will help in every way
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Jeff – Jan 30, 2020
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Dr. Mark Getelman is an extremely capable and skilled physician and surgeon at the pinnacle of his career. I trust his judgment and technical competency, which have been built over many years of practice and thousands of procedures completed within his area of specialty. Dr. Getelman has performed knee and shoulder surgery on many people I know, including my wife (twice) and myself (twice, 11 years apart). I have never heard anyone say anything negative about the outcome they had.
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Mark Miller – Jan 15, 2020
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The most amazing orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Getelman is the one you want if you have a shoulder or knee issue. He is the absolute best surgeon you will ever find. It happens that he did surgery on my shoulder after I broke it badly in a fall in 2013. The shoulder is perfect. I have full range of motion and zero pain. It is as if it never happened. Two weeks ago he did surgery on my knee for a torn meniscus and it is healing nicely. THANK YOU, Dr. Getelman.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Tony Knight – Nov 29, 2019
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I cannot say enough positive things about Dr. Getelman and his outstanding staff. After my surgery it is obvious why he is a nationally recognized and acclaimed orthopedic surgeon. He also had an outstanding bedside manner and a great sense of humor. Dr. Getelman is an outstanding surgeon who also is friendly and humble. Our medical community is lucky to have Dr. Getelman in it and if more physicians were like Dr. Getelman our medical environment would be greatly improved. I had rotator cuff surgery, and so far the pain is MUCH less than I anticipated and my recovery is coming along very quickly. I attribute both of these things to Dr. Getelman as a direct result of his outstanding and unparalleled expertise.
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W. Stephen Costas – Nov 14, 2019
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Surgery to correct a broken shoulder was not fun, but Dr. Getelman and his team took care of me and did an excellent job. I couldn’t be more grateful.
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Oct 11, 2019
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Getelman

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Getelman treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Getelman treats other conditions, please contact the office at (805) 367-8888.

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Typically treats 93% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Getelman treats Shoulder Impingement Syndrome more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Getelman treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Rotator Cuff Tear
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Getelman treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Getelman treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Getelman treats Shoulder Disorders more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Getelman treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

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Dr. Getelman's conditions and procedures:

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Limb Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

About Me

Dr. Mark Getelman is highly trained and skilled Los Angeles area Orthopedic Surgeon who is committed to the highest level of excellence and achieving the best possible results for his patients. He is double board-certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Remaining as a leader in the field of Arthroscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery as evidenced by the many published journal articles, textbook chapters, meeting presentations, and arthroscopic surgery courses he teaches for other Board-Certified Orthopedic surgeons. 

Dr. Getelman's subspecialty practice focuses on treatments of the shoulder and knee, such as rotator cuff and labral repair, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and allograft augmentation, instability management including LATARJET reconstruction, meniscal repair and knee ligament reconstruction, ACL repair surgery including revision surgery for prior failed ACL reconstruction and articular cartilage defects surgery.
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

General Surgery
Internship Hospital
1997
Southern California Orthopedic Institute
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Boston University School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1992
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Boston Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Boston University School Of Medicine
Internship Hospital
1985
Tulane University of Louisiana
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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Los Robles Regional Medical Center

Thousand Oaks, CA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Valley Presbyterian Hospital

Van Nuys, CA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

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