Dr. Sonu Ahluwalia, MD

Dr. Sonu Ahluwalia, MD

Sports Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 48
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Dr. Ahluwalia, MD, FACS is a double board certified and Harvard trained orthopaedic surgeon in Beverly Hills, California. His is currently the Clinical Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

2080 Century Park E Ste 1204

Los Angeles, CA 90067

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • AvMed
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Ahluwalia's Experience

Dr. Ahluwalia's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Sports Medicine
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) 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
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • 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
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection


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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.


  • Devi Ahilya Vishwavidhyalaya / Mahatma Ghandi Memorial Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Harvard Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Harvard Medical School-Total Joint Replacement and Preservation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ahluwalia has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Ahluwalia's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ahluwalia to family and friends
based on 48 total reviews (15 with comments)
Dr. Ahluwalia's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (15)
Los Angeles, CA |
The orthopedist of choice
in New York, NY |
I had ACL and meniscus surgery with Dr. Ahluwalia on March 30th and couldn't be more please with the entire process and results. The staff is fantastic and accommodating and Dr. Ahluwalia is hands down the best orthopedic surgeon around. I felt 100% confident leaving my knee in his hands, and I'm already back on my feet making good process in physical therapy three weeks later. The surgery was so well done that you can barely notice where the incisions were. Thank you Dr. Ahluwalia and staff!
Los Angeles, CA |
Dr. Ahluwalia just performed arthroscopic surgery on my knee. All went well. Dr. Ahluwalia and his staff were friendly, professional, nice. The surgery was successful and the recovery was quick. All went exactly as Dr. A told me it would go. My only complaint based on two visits to the office is that the front office staff is not welcoming. There is no hello, no smile, no greeting. They are not hostile, just indifferent. This could be improved. Other than my quibble, I'm glad I went to Dr. Ahl
in Los Angeles, CA |
By far the best bed side manners of any surgeon I have been a patient of. Very accurate recovery time diagnosis based on MRI review. Excellent direct staff contact and follow up, specifically Don Clifford, fantastic. Cannot recommend him and his office highly enough. Feels good knowing anything that comes up in the future I'm already in good hands.
in Beverly Hills, CA |
Excellent and compassionate Doctor. Saved me from having major shoulder and knee surgery, Wonderful experience.
in Calabasas, CA |
Dr. Sony Ahluwalia is an excellent surgeon, he operated on my right knee for rt medial and lateral meniscus tears in 2011, then in 2013 he repaired my left shoulder rotator cuff tear, on both occasions I was able to go back to work promptly. I'm very thankful to Dr. Ahluwalia for his expertise. Divinia C. Maher
Los Angeles, CA |
Conscientious and careful and did an excellent job on my knee surgery. I collected referrals long before calling him and they were all positive for him which is why I chose him. If I ever need orthopedic surgery again, I would definitely call him.
in Los Angeles, CA |
Doctor Ahluwalia is truly an amazing doctor. I had a total hip replacement on June 8th at noon and at 8pm I was already walking with a Physical Therapist! Next day I was already discharged from the hospital. I still can't believe how great my surgery went. Doctor Ahluwalia is there for you from the beginning to the end. Him and his Practice Coordinator Maria put me at ease. If I ever need a revision surgery or another joint to be replaced, Doctor Ahluwalia will be the only doctor I will go to.
in Los Angeles, CA |
Dr. Ahluwalia is awesome and so are the staff at his office. Following a skiing accident where I suffered a broken clavicle, I was certain I'd need surgery. My close friend who is an orthopedic surgeon looked at the x-rays and was certain their was no other option. Dr. Ahluwalia urged me to be patient for 2 months and see if it healed. Finally, following my latest set of x-rays, it showed significant healing and I am able to avoid surgery. Very grateful!
in Los Angeles, CA |
Words can't describe the joy and happiness I'm feeling right now. Just third day out of my left knee arthroscopic surgery and I am aready off using crutches. I am able to walk around with very mild to tolerable pain. My second week after surgery I was able to resume some of my day to day activities with out limping - pain free! I just want you to know how grateful and blessed I am to have Dr. Ahluwalia from Cedars Sinai perform my surgery. I highly recommend him!
in Agoura Hills, CA |
I can't say enough about Dr. Ahluwalia and his staff. My hip had deteriorated very significantly due to end-stage osteo-arthritis, and the odds of a completely successful replacement were not high. Nonetheless, Dr. Ahluwalia did, literally, a perfect job. I was up and around immediately, and the full recovery was very swift. This level of success would not have been attained with most surgeons. And, Dr. Ahlwalia was always very accessible to me, and answered my questions thoroughly.
in Los Angeles, CA |
500 characters just isn't enough to describe how positive my experience was with Dr. A. He cured my tendonosis (left Achilles) using a new procedure called PRP, and also (separately) operated on my right meniscus. I trust him totally and am seriously considering going back to him for PRP on my right knee, which unfortunately has a touch of arthritis.
in beverly Hills, Ca |
I have had 2 different experiences with Dr. Ahluwalia. 3 1/2 years ago I fell and hurt my right shoulder. He evaluated the situation and decided to be conservative in his treatment.No surgery just physical therapy. Last June I fell again. My right shoulder took the hit. This time surgery was necessary. Again I was pleased with his skill, patience,concern,personality & good looks. HIs staff is efficient and upbeat. I was satisfied with the result and I highly recommend Dr. Ahluwalia.
Chatsworth, CA |
Recent Rotator Cuff Repair... Dr. A. was quick, quiet and efficient from diagnosis to recovery release. He and his surgical staff are spectacular. Straight forward, no nonsense and accommodating in every way. I would highly recommend them.
Dr. Ahluwalia treated my mother at Cedars after a fall in October. He came highly recommended and did not disappoint. Brilliant surgeon with excellent bedside manner. Very accessible and patient with questions. We've had a few follow up appointments at his office in Century City, and his staff were unfailingly kind and competent. I would absolutely use him again and will definitely him.
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Dr. Ahluwalia accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
    Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
  • AvMed
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
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  • Health Net
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  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Ahluwalia has admitting privileges

Cedars - Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
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