Dr. Ronald Karzel, MD

Dr. Ronald Karzel, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 59 years old

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At the Southern California Orthopedic Institute, we are dedicated to providing the best possible care available for people of all ages and all walks of life. In addition, we serve as a leading educator of orthopedic surgery technique to surgeons around the world.Read more

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Dr. Karzel's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (25)
in Palmdale, CA |
Dr Karzel is awesome, very nice great facility and his staff is great too. Surgery was very comfortable very little pain, which is expected. Great experience with Dr.
Porterville, CA |
He is an amazing doctor.
in Canyon Country, CA |
My meniscus knee surgery was amazing. There was next to no swelling, there was no pain, so as a result, I didn't need to take any pain medication. Instead of icing the knee post surgery, he had a refrigerated cooling machine delivered that attached to a velcro- type wrap-around sleeve. I found this much more convenient than changing iced filled bags continually, and it made it easier to shift positions by not having to re-position an ice pack every time I moved. I highly recommend Dr. Karzel
in Santa Clarita, CA |
My experience with dr karzel has been outstanding! Recommend dr karzel to anyone
in Newhall, CA |
This is my second surgery performed by Dr. Karzel. The first was about 20 months ago on my left shoulder. This one was on the right shoulder. In both cases I had little pain after the first day or so. The left arm is still functioning well and I have had few problems with it. I am right handed,so it hadn't been relied upon until the right shoulder was operated on. I am using it much more right now and am very happy with the results other than a general lack of coordination which has always been
Castaic, CA |
Very comprehensive on his exams. He spends a lot of time with you. Answers all your questions. Very personable. I would definitely go back to him.
in Valencia, CA |
Dr Karzel is the best surgeon and for that matter physician experience I have ever had ( and I am a registered nurse). Firstly, he is the kindest, most considerate physician I have ever had treatment from. He took great time to review my MRI slice by slice, and carefully explain the unusual condition I had, which was a knee tumor. Secondly, his confidence and great knowledge put any anxieties I had about my condition and upcoming surgery to rest. He even videoed and narrated my surgery for me!
Acton, CA |
Doctor Karzel was able to properly diagnose me after seeing other doctors who misdiagnosed me. The surgery was a success and I could not be happier.
in Indio, CA |
Gentle kind conservative but good surgical recommendations
in Bakersfield, CA |
Dr. Karzel is a very caring and nice man.His entire staff are very friendly and kind.
in Pearblossom, CA |
Extremely professional, personable and confidence inspiring. His office staff is equally professional, courteous and personable. Best experience I've ever had with a medical professional and staff.
in North Hollywood, CA |
One of the most competent and friendly doctors I've ever met. He performed arthroscopic surgery on my right shoulder in 2004 to repair a torn labrum and rotator cuff. Recovery and rehab were just as he forecast, and I returned to full activity within a year with nearly 100% range of motion. He recently repaired a torn meniscus in my right knee, and again did an outstanding job. Just a great doctor and a great surgeon, working at the peak of his powers. I highly recommend him.
Santa Clarita, CA |
Dr. Karzel was personable, yet professional. He was very thorough in his explanation of my injury and treatment, making sure I understood all of my options. Dr. Karzel also took as much time as needed to address any concerns and/or questions. In addition, he included my spouse in these conversations to ensure she understood what was needed to assist me in my recovery.
in Santa Clarita,ca |
Dr. Karzel is both professional as well as personable. He helps you feel at ease and knowledgeable with what you are experiencing.
in Lancaster, CA |
Dr. Karzel is awesome! Very professional, knowledgeable, caring, a good listener to your concerns. He has a comforting sense of humor as well. Great doctor!
in Valencia, CA |
I have had the privilege of working with Dr. Karzel as well as being his patient . . . Twice! He and his team are the best there is. From the moment he meets you until your last checkup, you feel he truly cares about you. He is a very educated surgeon and it shows. He has a great way of explaining everything and makes you feel very comfortable.
in Porterville, CA |
I was nervous at first everyone said shoulder surgery is the most painful surgery you can have, but I had no choice, I was in constant pain all the time anyway. So I tell this, if you EVER need shoulder surgery you must go to Dr. Karzel. He is the best in his chosen profession, I am so blessed I had a wonderful Dr. that referred me to such an excellent surgeon. He is kind, caring and very concerned about patients plus the the fact it didn't hurt as much as everyone said, which was nice.
in San Gabriel, CA |
Professional, Great surgeon, thorough, kind, caring and has a great staff!
in Valencia, CA |
The whole experience was smooth and pain free.
in Newhall, CA |
Dr.Karzel is an amazing Doctor. He is a very busy man because he is the best. I have had 2 surgeries with him and had no problems. He is very thorough in explaining things to you. His bed side manner is awesome, and he definitely knows what he is doing. I would definitely recommend him if you need a great doctor. Great doctors are hard to find.
in Palmdale, CA |
Dr Karzel is knowledgeable and cares about his patients well-being. He takes whatever amount of time is needed to explain, re-assure and inform his patients and their care-givers. Excellent care!
in Canyon Country, CA |
I've know had two knee surgeries with Dr. Karzel . I wouldn't go anywhere else for my orthopedic needs. He is Profesional, with the absolute best knowledge and bed side manner. I love his follow through and really appreciate the after care following surgery.
in Newhall, CA |
The Dr. listens to you and explain in easy terms your condition, what he'll do to correct that, and the approximate results. Hence it makes it easy for the patient to make a decision
in Valencia, CA |
When you meet Dr Karzel you know you are dealing with a specialist in his field. He is very knowledgable and he teaches his patients all about their injury and surgery. I was completely at ease once I met him.
in Lebec, CA |
I had a work injury and saw sent to see Dr.Karzel for knee surgery. He was kind and caring thorough with all my appts consultations and surgery and follow up. He is a very busy doctor, yet he makes time for you and your questions. His staff in Valencia, CA. is very patient friendly and caring and has excellent patient service, from appt.s to call backs scheduling surgery and follow up.I was fearful but he put me at peace and this was all through workman comp.I would recommend him to all.
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Dr. Karzel's Care Philosophy

At the Southern California Orthopedic Institute, we are dedicated to providing the best possible care available for people of all ages and all walks of life. In addition, we serve as a leading educator of orthopedic surgery technique to surgeons around the world.

Dr. Karzel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Karzel has no media or publications listed.

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    No malpractice history found for California.

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    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis


  • Medical School
    Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1983

  • Internship Hospital
    Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Completed in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Completed in 1988

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Southern California Orthopedic Institute

    Completed in 1989

  • Undergraduate School
    Yale University

    Graduated in 1979

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

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