Dr. Purab Viswanath, MD

Dr. Purab Viswanath, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  

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Dr. Purab Viswanath, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in West Hills, CA and has been practicing for 3 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic hand surgery.Read his story

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7301 Medical Center Dr Ste 400

West Hills, CA 91307
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • LACare
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Elbow Injuries
more than 88% of peers
Trigger Finger
more than 85% of peers
more than 83% of peers

Dr. Viswanath's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Viswanath's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Viswanath "Dr. Viswanath enjoys being able to help patients with their pain and dysfunction through the practice of orthopaedics, When asked about his approach to patient care, he reports he takes pride in seeing a tangible difference" in the patients he treats through both surgical and conservative measures. Dr. Viswanath is a fellowship trained hand and upper extremity surgeon and is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. After earning his undergraduate degree at Northwestern University, Dr. Viswanath returned to his home state of Ohio to ear his medical degree at Ohio State University. He completed his residency training at UPMC Hamot in General Orthopaedics, followed by a Hand & Upper Extremity Fellowship at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute, training under the renowned surgeon Dr. Alfred Hess. Dr. Viswanath has authored many scientific journal articles and spoken at several orthopaedic conferences at the local and national level. He is currently Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. When away from work, Dr. Viswanath is a fervent drummer and snowboarder. He also enjoys hiking with his wife in beautiful Southern California.""
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Viswanath "His interests include treating all disorders of the upper extremity as well as general orthopaedic fracture treatment. "

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Viswanath does not have any board certifications listed.

63  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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 Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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31  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel 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, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Replacement

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.


  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
  • Ohio State University / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • Upmc Hamot
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Upmc Hamot
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
  • Florida Orthopaedic Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Viswanath has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Viswanath has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Viswanath's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Viswanath to family and friends
8 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

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  • 4
  • 3
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Dr. Viswanath's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

I'm so impressed with Dr Viswanath and his surgical skill. Due to my privacy I will not be discussing which procedure I had done, but suffice to say that Dr Viswanth took care of my problem and I haven't looked back. I have already referred him to my friends, family and colleagues (due to the...more
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One of the worst Doctors I've ever taken my child to see. My son had an injury that required surgery within 7 to 10 days. Dr. Viswanath requested an MRI (the following day), which is not generally required for this type of injury. He splinted my son's hand in a manner increasing stress on the...more
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Dr. Viswanath is an incredible surgeon. He was patient with excellent bedside manner. He took the time to explain everything I needed to make an informed decision about my treatment. He is truly an excellent surgeon and I would recommend anyone with orthopedic issues to him!
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Dr Viswanath is a terrific surgeon. He spent extra time to make certain I understood the procedure and answered all of my questions. He was super nice and compassionate. The surgery went well and I am almost fully recovered.
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I went to see Dr. V for my severe carpal tunnel surgery. I was immediately impressed by his professionalism, his expertise in his field, and his caring nature. I am very happy with the results, and will be going in for my other hand in the next few weeks. My postop care was exceptional, all the way...more
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