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Dr. Stuart Hutchinson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 71

Dr. Hutchinson

Alta Orthopaedics

511 Bath St Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Dr. Stuart Hutchinson, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from University Of Stellenbosch, Faculty Of Health Sciences in 1974 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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3.7

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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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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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Biography

Dr. Stuart Hutchinson, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from University Of Stellenbosch, Faculty Of Health Sciences in 1974 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1980
University Of Washington
Residency Hospital
1976
Swedish Hospital Med Center
Internship Hospital
1974
University Of Stellenbosch, Faculty Of Health Sciences
Medical School
1980
1976
1974

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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(805) 963-9377

Dr. Hutchinson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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 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. Hutchinson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lumbar Spine Fracture
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very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hutchinson performs Spinal Compression Fracture Repair more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Hutchinson performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Balloon Kyphoplasty
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Vertebroplasty

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
  • 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

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82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018, 2017)

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