Dr. Stuart Hutchinson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 72
  
Dr. Hutchinson
Accepting new patients

Alta Orthopaedics

2027 Village Ln Ste 101 Solvang, CA 93463

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(805) 688-8821

Dr. Stuart Hutchinson, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Solvang, CA and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Hutchinson has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Univ Stellenbosch medical school in 1974. He is affiliated with medical facilities Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hutchinson to book an appointment.


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(805) 688-8821

Dr. Hutchinson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze 60 D HDHP (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 HDHP (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 HDHP AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Pathway EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold 80 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Gold 80 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold 80 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Minimum Coverage EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X - EPO Network-CA
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
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 PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
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 PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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

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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 73% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Lumbar Spine Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hutchinson treats Lumbar Spine Fracture more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Hutchinson treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hutchinson treats Degenerative Disc Disease more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Hutchinson treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hutchinson treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Hutchinson treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

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Dr. Hutchinson's conditions and procedures:

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Dr. Hutchinson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hutchinson

3.7

Based on 15 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(1)
1 Star
26.666666666666668%
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      Overall knowledgeable doctor but being a stubborn diagnosis that needs medication and in this age of CDC this doctor refuses to write prescriptions even after multiple operations
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      Dr. Hutchinson is someone i'd send any of my friends to. He gets right to the cause of the problem takes time to explain it and treats it. Joe T. Brusca
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      Apr 24, 2019
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      Walked out after Alta Ortho in Solvang kept us waiting over 90 minutes- we weren't the only patients who left because we were fed up with waiting. They didn't bother telling us he was running late until about 45 minutes after we were supposed to be seen. Apparently this is NORMAL for this doctor. Our time is obviously not valued by Alta Orthopedics in Solvang. We will be sending them a bill for the work my husband missed as a result of their ineptitude.
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      Marco Polo in Santa barbara CA – Mar 17, 2016
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      About Me

      Biography

      Dr. Stuart Hutchinson, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Solvang, CA and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Hutchinson has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Univ Stellenbo...Read more

      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Board Certifications

      Education

      1980
      University of Washington
      Residency Hospital
      1976
      Swedish Hosp Med Ctr
      Internship Hospital
      1974
      Univ Stellenbosch
      Medical School

      Awards

      Memberships & Affiliations

      • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

      Frequently Asked Questions

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      Locations

      Alta Orthopaedics

      Alta Orthopaedics2027 Village Ln Ste 101 Solvang, CA 93463
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      Affiliated Hospitals

      Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Hutchinson treats patients.

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      Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

      Santa Barbara, CA

      80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

      • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
      • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)

      Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital

      Solvang, CA

      90% Patient experience rating, 21% higher than the national average