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Dr. Steven Hollstien, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 56

Dr. Hollstien

Orthopedic Surgical Practice

5333 Hollister Ave Ste 135 Santa Barbara, CA 93111

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Dr. Steven Hollstien, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Santa Barbara, CA. He graduated from University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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While sometimes the wait time is longish, Dr. Hollstien makes the short wait worth it. He is kind and understanding of my aliments. He is also easy to converse with and does not treat me like I am a number on the list. Overall, highly recommend!
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Dr. Hollstein is great. I had to come from San Luis Obispo to see him a handful of times, but the quality of care easily made the drive worth it. I was hit by a car while on my motorcycle and broke one wrist and had a mangled pinky on the opposite hand that required surgery. Not only did he do a bang-up job in repairing my pinky, he was also excellent in helping me rehab afterwards. I can happily say now that just a few short months later I'm back to full strength. Thanks to the staff as well!
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Dr. Hollstien reattached my ruptured quadriceps tendon about 6 weeks ago. He fit me into his very busy schedule, provided me a clear picture of the surgery that he would perform, has been extremely pleasant and easy to talk with, apparently performed the surgery successfully, and has been clear and thorough in each post-operative appointment. He has a very gentle and reassuring manner so I trust him. I think he is a superb doctor and I highly recommend him.
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2nd hip replacement by Dr. Steven Hollstien. (1 on each side, not a 'do-over') Perfect work! The skills of an artist, a scientist, an engineer and a physician all rolled into one magnificent orthopedic surgeon.
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The doctor is nice and knowledgable but every time I go to his office I have to wait over 45 minutes I don't know why they have times if they make you wait so much ??
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Dr Hollstein replaced my right hip 3 weeks ago. I'm already walking without a cane. His bed side manner is compassionate and extraordinary. He spent a lot of time with me at my first appointment with him. I have never experienced any need to be in any hospital prior to this procedure. I am having my left hip done in a few months. I am an active 56-year-old woman and with Dr. Hollstein's positive approach I am excited to get my own pain-free life back and get back into joie de vivre!
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He's very straight forward which, I appreciate. His assistant is very helpful and makes up for ill-bahaved office staff.
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Biography

Dr. Steven Hollstien, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Santa Barbara, CA. He graduated from University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Barnes Jewish Hospital S Campus
Residency Hospital
Tucson Med Center
Residency Hospital
University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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(805) 967-9311

Dr. Hollstien accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Hollstien's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hollstien treats Osteoarthritis more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Hollstien treats this condition more than 92% 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
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hollstien treats Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Hollstien treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hollstien treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Hollstien treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Hollstien's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • 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
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • 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
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Replacement

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87% Patient experience rating, 18% higher than the national average

  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

97% Patient experience rating, 28% higher than the national average