Dr. Sonu Ahluwalia, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 53

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Sonu Ahluwalia, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Los Angeles, CA. He is affiliated with Cedars - Sinai Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Sonu Ahluwalia, MD

Sonu Ahluwalia, MD

2080 Century Park E Ste 1204 Los Angeles, CA 90067
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Based on 78 ratings

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Great surgeon who really cares about his patients. He did my bicep tendon tear and I feel fantastic Listen to his advise after surgery and your results will be great His staff is unbelievable and Maria is off the charts
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
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Donald Stanzione – Aug 21, 2022
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Dr. Ahluwalia has been amazing! I had my shoulder surgery in March and have been pain free and my recovery has been great! His office staff is also amazing, Maria is very professional and always willing to help! Thank you again Dr and team!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Elias and Maria Garcia – Jun 03, 2021
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Had labrum surgery over a year ago and my shoulder is worse than what it was before seeing dr Ahluwalia. The great communication and care initially given to his patients mask the work he really does and charges a hefty price for it as well
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 28, 2020
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Screwed up my arm, terrible doctor! Had to get a second surgery to correct the mistake he made even though it won't be as good as it would have been if I went to a better doctor in the first place. Ridiculous and so pricey!
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An – Sep 17, 2020
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Dr. Ahluwalia performed a stem-cell procedure on my shoulder and delivered on his promise. I was in terrible pain; the worst I had ever felt. sometimes the pain brought tears to my eyes. It's been six months since the procedure and I am pain-free.
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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Edie Nitzberg – Mar 15, 2020
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Dr Ahluwalia first saw me last spring after a fall and broken arm. I was given an appt for the same day, his office and staff worked smoothly and efficiently. He explained the exray, reccommended treatment ,and in three months I was well. Recently had hip pain, he quickly diagnosed it, received an injection and now much improved. Veryyyy satisfied with his office and his care!
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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Frances Reed – Feb 29, 2020
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Dr. Ahluwalia performed a very successful rotor cuff surgery on my right arm. I would recommend him for anyone needing this type of surgery.
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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Stan Caplan – Jan 25, 2020
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He was very responsive to all my questions. He has operated on me twice shoulder and knee and both came out fine. In addition I have had a number of muscle and joint related problems as well, and he has guided me through those as well.
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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Ken – Aug 15, 2019
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Dr. Sonu Ahluwalia is a compassionate, caring orthopedic surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. I was referred to him for a knee replacement surgery which was complicated by a number of underlying health conditions. Dr. Ahluwalia coordinated my care with a team of 4 other Cedars specialists. Everyone’s opinion was solicited and valued. Under Dr. Ahluwalia’s leadership they worked as a coordinated team. His practice administrator, Maria, promptly returned my calls and e-mails, and kept me well informed of the medical team's decisions throughout my recovery. Surgery went well, recovery took a bit, but now my new knee and I are doing well!
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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aw – Jul 26, 2019
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Dr SonuAhluwalia is a splendid surgeon, and a very considerate, lovely Gentleman! I highly recommend Dr Ahluwalia for any Sports Surgery needs or opinions, as he is a brilliant Doctor, and an amazing Surgeon! He operated on my Rotator Cuff, which was completely torn. This involved debridement, bone spur removals, removing synovial tissue for biopsy and reattaching my Bicep. It is now two months post-op, and I am doing very well. His staff are kind and helpful. I am so appreciative to have had Dr Ahluwalia as my 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
What could be improved
No results
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Linda Thompson in Sherman Oaks, CA – Jun 25, 2019
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I am grateful and fortunate to have such an excellent surgeon treat my healthcare needs. The organization is professional and caring. I highly recommend Dr. Ahluwalia.
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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Lon S. Yatman in Sherman Oaks, CA – Jun 17, 2019
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Dr. Ahluwalia is a wonderful, caring, kind and intelligent doctor. I came to him with what looked to another doctor as a slightly torn meniscus. I had been sent to physical therapist after physical therapist, had accupuncture, and PRP that did not help at all. After 6 months of pain, I finally found Dr. Ahluwahia. He explained carefully and patiently that surgery for my torn meniscus would help and suggested his much more evolved and different version of PRP for both my knee and for a hip that had started to hurt. Even though I had been doing everything to avoid surgery, I felt reassured right away. I had the surgery and the PRP, which was incredibly effective, like a miracle! After the surgery Maria and Dr. Ahluwalia were so reassuring and available to answer any questions, and were very clear how long recovery would be and what I had to do. This is 2 years ago...I have been pain free since then. I trust him completely and recommend him so highly!
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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Donna Roth – Jun 03, 2019
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I have already referred my daughter to him and will likely return to him for my knee issue. I had a rotator cuff repair on my R. shoulder. I am entirely happy with the outcome. I am now (5 1/2 months post-surgery) pain free, have full range of motion (better than on the uninjured side) and no visible scarring. The office (Maria) was a joy to work with.
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May 10, 2019
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Dr. Ahluwalia is the head of orthopedics at one of the best hospitals in the world for a reason. My wife tore rotator cuffs in each shoulder during the past three years and her surgery and subsequent recoveries were both remarkably simple and fast. Our PT kept saying how impressed she is with his work and we are total fans. Staff communicates well
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May 09, 2019
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Dr. Ahluwalia suggested a procedure called Arthroscopic Superior Capsular Reconstruction for my irreparable rotator cuff. This procedure was outpatient, only four weeks down time and physical therapy. My pain subsided after a few months. My range of motion is incredible now. This is an incredible option procedure and Dr. Ahluwalia is the Best!
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Apr 27, 2019
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Dr. Ahluwalia is an excellent doctor. He is focused, through, forward thinking and conservative in his recommendations, yet mindful of the ultimate goal. He is extremely knowledgable. My recovery from knee surgery is 100% in large part due to his surgical skills. I would recommend him without reservation as a surgeon. He is also highly regarded among his peers.
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Apr 05, 2019
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Within 3 days of my hip replacement, I was working at the office, at 60 days, walked four miles - pain free. Now walking 3.5 miles per day and building cardio stamina. Stunned my Cardiologist with the results of my latest echo; ejection fraction jumped out of the severe range to 45%. You’ll be hard pressed to find a better surgeon than Dr. Ahluwalia, anywhere. Because of him, I’m pain free, physically active and my heart is on the rebound. Thanks Dr. Ahluwalia, I now have a new lease on life!
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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Dan in Las Vegas, NV – Oct 08, 2018
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I had a bad fall at the gym which resulted in an incredibly painful smashed and fractured hip. Dr. Ahluwalia performed surgery to insert a titanium rod in my femur and one in my hip and had me back on my feet in no time. I was amazed that he did that with only two tiny incisions on my leg and a minor incision on my hip. I am grateful to have been referred to such a skilled 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
What could be improved
No results
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Tarzana, CA – Sep 20, 2018
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I went to Dr Ahluwalia for an unknown shoulder pain, his service was immediate, scheduled MRI and consolation and treatment all in the same day. His service and bed side manor was impeccable. He was very clear with me about his diagnosis and treatment plan. I left his office that day pain free. I appreciate what great service he provided for me.
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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Roger Douglas in Simi Valley, CA – Sep 08, 2018
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Beyond having impeccable credentials Dr. Ahluwalia is supremely kind, caring and patient and he took the the time to answer and explain all the questions I had. His staff is exemplary. Maria was constantly in touch handling any issues that came up, it was so wonderful to have such great care. And now the best part, I was walking 6 hours after total knee replacement, yes! Without using a cane or a walker and we have video to prove it. By the end of the first week I could walk one and a half mile
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
1 person found this helpful
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Leila ross in Culver City, CA – Sep 02, 2018
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Biography

Dr. Ahluwalia, MD, FACS is a double board certified and Harvard trained orthopaedic surgeon in Beverly Hills, California. His is currently the Clinical...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Education

Harvard Medical School - Total Joint Replacement and Preservation
Fellowship Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Residency Hospital
DEVI AHILYA VISHWAVIDHYALAYA / MAHATMA GHANDI MEMORIAL MEDICAL COLLEGE
Medical School
2001
Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency Hospital
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Awards

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What conditions does Dr. Sonu Ahluwalia, MD treat?

Dr. Ahluwalia frequently treats the following conditions: Osteoarthritis, Osteoarthritis of Knee, and Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear). See more on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Ahluwalia's office is located at 2080 Century Park E Ste 1204, Los Angeles, CA 90067. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Sonu Ahluwalia, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Sonu Ahluwalia, MD is affiliated with Cedars - Sinai Medical Center.

Is Dr. Sonu Ahluwalia, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Sonu Ahluwalia, MD holds board certifications in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.

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There is a star rating of 4.7/5 for Dr. Sonu Ahluwalia, MD. Patients say that the provider explained conditions well and the provider listened & answered questions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Ahluwalia's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ahluwalia treats Osteoarthritis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Ahluwalia treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
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Osteoarthritis of Knee
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ahluwalia treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Ahluwalia treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ahluwalia treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Ahluwalia treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Ahluwalia's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • McMurray's Test
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Medicare Advantage PFFS
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Sonu Ahluwalia, MD

Sonu Ahluwalia, MD2080 Century Park E Ste 1204 Los Angeles, CA 90067
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