Dr. Robert Klapper, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

ROBERT C KLAPPER, MD 8737 Beverly Blvd Ste 303 West Hollywood, CA 90048 Get Directions
Dr. Robert Klapper, MD

Dr. Robert Klapper, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in West Hollywood, CA. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Klapper is affiliated with Cedars - Sinai Medical Center.

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    Dr. Klapper's Performance
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    • Answers Questions
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    Office & Staff Performance
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    • Average wait time
      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Comments (34)
    in Woodland Hills, CA |
    I was very pleased by my experience with Dr Klapper. I never felt pressured to move forward with surgery and Dr Klapper, unlike the previous Dr I saw, offered alternative therapies that were extremely effective. When the time finally came to have my surgery Dr Klapper and his office and surgical support team were world class. I feel very fortunate and grateful to have received such excellent care.
    in Los Angeles, CA |
    Dr. Klapper is an experienced, knowledgeable surgeon and has a very organized and professional team.
    in Los Angeles, CA |
    Dr Klapper is extremely professional and very kind. He has replaced my hip & one knee & I have recommended him to several friends. He really loves what he does and cares about his patients.
    Los Angeles, CA |
    He is a rock star. Can be a bit brusk, but when he is with you, he is there for you 100%. You must be proactive with this doctor and have a list of questions when you see him. Very satisfied with results.
    Los Angeles, CA |
    Extremely knowledgeable in his field. Bedside manner the best!
    in Los Angeles, CA |
    We had great results with the hip replacement surgery. Dr. Klapper has excellent bed side manners. He assures the patient and the family, to be confident and happy with his skills and the procedure.
    in Los Angeles, CA |
    An exceptional surgeon in every way a surgeon can be exceptional. From Dr.Klapper's initial diagnosis of my particular knee problem, to his post operative visit to my hospital room Dr.Klapper proved himself to be every bit the master physician that my research of him said he was. A full throated recommendation from me.
    in Los Angeles, CA |
    If you are looking for professionalism, honesty and an overall feeling that your health is the premier interest of all; Dr. Klapper and his staff are for you.
    in Los Angeles |
    I went to Dr. Klapper years ago when I had broken a toe. I had also taken classes from Linda years ago. When I started having hip problems my chiropractor handed me Heal Your Hips and Heal Your Knees. When I finallt went to my doctor and found out I was probably going to need surgery, there was never any question who I was going to. It felt like destiny! And the fact that he didn't just rush me into surgery made a difference too. I am sooooo happy with the outcome....and Dr. Klapper!
    in Los Angeles, CA |
    I researched 4 different Dr's for this surgery. I'm 67 years old and have never been in a hospital, so this was a traumatic experience for me. The minute I met Dr Klapper and his staff I knew I was in the right place. The entire staff has been unbelievable as I do require a bit more attention to be reassured. If you have to have this surgery you need not go anywhere else.
    Encino, CA |
    Dr. Klapper is wonderful and would highly recommend him!
    Burbank, CA |
    I'm just in my second week of recovery after a total hip replacement with Dr Klapper but so far I've had a very positive experience. I appreciated his point of view from our first meeting (try & climb on top of the problem with exercise & physio before surgery!) and also his constructive confident approach when this didn't prove sufficient after three months of effort. Best of all -- I spoke to several of his previous patients who were very happy with their experience.
    in Agoura Hills |
    Dr. Klapper is by far one of the best surgeons that I have ever had the pleasure of working on me if you want fast Recover and limited pain, then he shoukd be your first choice. I started walking within the first 3 days of total hip replacement surgery. it's been 14 days now and I can go up and down my driveway with little to no pain whatsoever.
    Oak Park, CA |
    Dr. Klapper makes you feel very comfortable about your decision, and being in his care makes you feel less anxious about the potential negative outcomes.
    in Thousand Oaks, CA |
    I feel Dr Klapper done a great job on my knee replacement, the extra care and constant communication has been tremendous in peace of mind through the healing process
    in Ventura, CA |
    Thank you Dr. Klapper for your skill and kindness before, during and following the hip surgery. You are a credit to the medical profession.
    in North Hollywood, CA |
    He's very popular and hard to get an appointment with, but worth the wait. Great bedside and office manner.
    in Sherman Oaks, CA |
    Great specialist in their field! A very competent doctor and a lovely person!!!
    in Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 |
    There are long waiting periods not only to get an appt. but also on appt. day. Dr. Klapper is the VERY BEST at what he does so there is high demand. Bring a book to read. The waiting room could use an upgrade. Chairs are worn showing proof of just how many people he sees on any given day. This doctor is worth the wait time on every level and you will not find a more honest, knowledgeable doc for shoulders, hips and knees.I highly recommend him. He loves questions so right them down before you go
    in Los Angeles, CA |
    Dr. Klapper exudes confidence in his ability to assess and improve my condition and he communicates his desire well to help me recovery. His empathy help me overcome my fears of having the surgery. It was also important to me that he didn't push for scheduling the surgery but his telling me that I would know when my condition had deteriorated to the point that surgery was the only option.
    in Oxnard, CA |
    Dr Klapper is a Master of orthopedics, but it's his artistry and desire for the very best for each his patients that drew me to him. After two total hip replacements 4 1/2 months apart, my rapid recovery is attributed to his expertise at his craft, his generosity with his time, but more importantly is his curiosity in the science of orthopedic medicine and how EVERY patient is different, thus the artist in him separates the rest. Not to mention, he's a pretty cool dude as well. Keep it UP!!!
    in North Hollywood, CA |
    He has an excellent track record. He's highly recommended by former patients, and is responsive to each patient's concerns. Another fact in his favor is that he does each surgery from start to finish, without using interns to open or close.
    in Los Angeles, CA |
    When it comes to hip replacements, I think it is extremely important to have a surgeon with deep experience in the procedure. I did a great deal of research to find such a surgeon. I read Dr Klapper's wonderfully informative book, "Heal Your Hips" and found it very useful, even though I have been through a hip replacement before. I did four months of his water workout (every day) in preparation, and as a result I am recovering better than expected, I think. You will be in safe hands with him.
    in Los Angeles, CA |
    Dr Klapper and his team were very direct with me and we're kind and answered all of my questions. Also, they followed up with me as promised and checked in with me every day (via email) to make sure I was healing and recovering without problems or concerns.
    in Los Angeles, CA |
    very professional
    in Toluca Lake, CA |
    I'm a 57 year old male that suffered from avascular necrosis (AVN) of the right hip. I had core decompression surgery in May 2016 to try and save the hip. At first, it seemed like it was getting better, but in late September it progressively got worse and more debilitating. Dr. Klapper has always been there for me no matter when I needed him. I cannot thank him enough for my new hip that is recovering remarkably and no need for pain pills since surgery.
    in Los Angeles, CA |
    Anytime I had a question,he always made himself available.
    in Los Angeles, CA |
    D. Klapper will listen to you about your concerns, and he's not affaid to spend time doing it, either. He's the best.
    in Arlington, VA |
    Competence literally oozes from this doctor. I'm from the East coast but am currently based in SE Asia. Why did I come all the way to CA? Short answer: Dr Robert Klapper. I had/have full confidence that he will always "get it right" the first time.
    in Beverly Hills, CA |
    Not only is he a great surgeon but he genuinely cares for his patients.
    in Arcadia, CA |
    I have 2 hips replacement surgeries and shortly planning to go back to work and ballroom dancing. Thank you so much to Dr. Klapper and and all his staff.
    in Los Angeles, CA |
    Dr. Klapper.is clearly among the best surgeons in his area of expertise--he explains everything carefully, takes your concerns seriously, and he's also a very nice and encouraging guy. My only issue is common to all in-demand doctors: it can take a while to get an answers from his office on questions that arise during the process. For instance, prescribed home physical therapy didn't contact me until a week after my surgery.
    in Los Angeles, CA |
    I have had 4 successful surgeries with Dr. Klapper. He is The Best! And his supporting staff are wonderful, they always are warm and kind. I wish all doctors cared as much as Dr Klapper does about making his patients feel special..never rushing you always explaining your concerns in detail. Dr Klapper is a true healer!
    in Beverly Hills, CA |
    Dr. Klapper has reconstructed my right knee several years ago and I have not esperienced any set backs and was actually able to mediaclly qualify to become a reserve police officer back in 1993, I have been able to play sports and work out with no pain in my right knee. Anyone looking for an excellent Knee or Shoulder operation I always suggest Dr. Klapper #1 to all my friends and associates.
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    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • 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
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Foot Conditions
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hip Pointer Injuries
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lupus
    • Myelopathy
    • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Runner's Knee
    • Sacrum Disorders
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spondylitis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Systemic Chondromalacia


    • Medical School
      Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians and Surgeons

      Graduated in 1983

    • Internship Hospital
      Cedars Sinai Med Center

      Completed in 1984

    • Residency Hospital
      Cornell Hospital Special Surgery

      Completed in 1988

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Kerlan Jobe Ortho Clin
      Ld Dorr Centinela Hospital

      Completed in 1989

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Hebrew

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • ACL Surgery
    • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
    • Arm Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
    • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
    • Fracture Care
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Replacement Revision
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revision
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Partial Shoulder Replacement
    • Peripheral Nerve Block
    • 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
    • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Steroid Injection