Dr. Scott Ball, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMale

Dr. Ball
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

UC San Diego Health - Encinitas

1200 Garden View Rd Encinitas, CA 92024

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Dr. Scott Ball, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Encinitas, CA and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ball has more experience with Hip & Pelvic Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University medical school in 1999. He is affiliated with medical facilities Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego and UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ball to book an appointment.

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Dr. Ball did a total hip replacement for me in Feb 2020 and from the initial visit he was top notch! He was patient, thorough in answering all my questions as did his PA. The surgery went better than expected and my recover was relatively quick with minimal amount of pain. I was back to swimming and other activities without restrictions in 3 months and am enjoying the active lifestyle I was seeking again from the replacement. Highly recommend and will go back to have him do the other him if / when needed. Couldn't be happier!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Ryan Dishaw – Jan 15, 2021
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Fantastic surgeon, I had bi-lateral knee replacement and the recovery has been miraculous, one very happy and surprised patient. Driving and back to work in 3 weeks, ditched cane at 4 weeks now after 8 weeks can really see the end of the tunnel. My PT says they are also highly surprised at the speed of recovery.
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David – Jan 14, 2020
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I just had a very tricky knee replacement for and old failing one. Dr. Ball is an extraordinary surgeon, and in person he exuded confidence that makes you feel like you can totally trust his skill. Yes, it takes 3 months for the initial appointment... That's how good and highly recommended he is. But once you see him, he will provide very highly skilled care. I had one of the most damaged knees he has seen, and he took 5 hours rebuilding it. He was right there a few hours later to give a relaxed non-rushed explanation of everything he did. I highly recommend him!
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Mark – Nov 01, 2019
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If you are in pain and want a Doctor who will take time and listen to you without rushing you out of the office and an excellent bedside manor after surgery, Dr. Scott Tabor Ball is the doctor for you! He will make sure you are perfectly aligned!
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  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Lisa Alison Shepard in CA, CA – Jan 14, 2019
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Had total knee replacement on both knees in 2017. The best thing I ever did. I feel like a brand new person. Minimal pain, minimal down time. Office was most accommodating. Highly recommend Dr Ball and his staff.
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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No results
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wayne in carlsbadc ca – Jan 17, 2018
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If you are a new patient expect to wait 2 to 3 months to see him; this what I was told by his office.. Also if you are having issues after a knee replacement by someone else, he requires that you send him all of your x-rays and medical records so he can decide if he wants to see you. Is it just me, or does anyone else think both a the mark of a physician who doesn't understand or care about patients in pain or who need help acutely? Perhaps he doesn't need or want new patients.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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San Diego, CA – Oct 14, 2017
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The best knee replacement doctor anywhere. He is extremely knowledgeable, and is highly regarded by all professionals who work with him. I found both Dr.Ball and his staff, specifically his PA James Hamilton, to be caring, compassionate, thorough, and did an excellent job on my knee replacement surgery. He is very busy, booked ahead for months, but well worth the wait if that's required.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Jean Ball in Vista, CA – Apr 13, 2017
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Dr. Ball was my second opinion. I waited 2 hours to see him. When he walked in he said ' I have a conference call in two minutes, but I'll give you a little more time than that'. He didn't even touch me to examine me. Told me unless my hip dislocated not to fix my issue and that was it. I found a doctor who diagnosed me as hyper mobile, and the pain I had was cup and stem actually hitting each other. Which he might have known if he examined me. My revision went great. No thanks to him.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Chris in CA – Aug 04, 2016
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Exceptionally competent physician. I had a knee replacement. Everything was efficiently and carefully handled from beginning to end. Additionally, Dr. Ball is a compassionate and approachable physician. I hold him in the highest regard and recommend him with the strongest regard..
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
No results
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Elizabeth Arnold in Gaithersburg, MD – Feb 13, 2016
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Had a hip replacement by Dr. Ball a little over a year ago and my hip turned out great. Recovery went very well and I am now free of that excruciating hip joint pain! I highly recommend Dr Ball - he is a skilled and personable surgeon who cares about his patients.
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
10 people found this helpful
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San Diego, CA – Jan 30, 2016
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Everything could not be better! So happy to choose Dr. Ball for my THR.
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
No results
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Zahra in San Diego, CA – Jan 12, 2016
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100% Yes. Doctor Ball took the time to answer all my questions and even called my house a few times to see how I was doing. I referred Doctor Ball every chance I can.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Ron in Encinitas, CA – Dec 29, 2015
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Biography

Scott Ball, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in joint replacement surgery for both the hip and knee, and salvage reconstruction...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

University Ca San Diego Med Center
Residency Hospital
1999
Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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Dr. Ball frequently treats Hip & Pelvic Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Ball specializes.

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Dr. Ball's office is located at 1200 Garden View Rd, Encinitas, CA 92024. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Ball

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Ball treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Ball treats other conditions, please contact the office at (858) 657-7000.

Hip & Pelvic Surgery

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip & Pelvic Surgery specialists.

Dr. Ball is experienced in the area of Hip & Pelvic Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Total Hip Replacement
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Hip Replacement
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
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Dr. Ball's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • 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 Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
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Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
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Locations

UC San Diego Health - Encinitas

UC San Diego Health - Encinitas1200 Garden View Rd Encinitas, CA 92024
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