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Dr. Susan Bukata, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Female · Age 50

Dr. Bukata

UCLA Orthopaedic Surgery

1250 16th St # 2100 Santa Monica, CA 90404

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Dr. Susan Bukata, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Santa Monica, CA. She specializes in orthopedic surgery and oncology.


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She was hell bent on replacing my knee in my late 40s when I have no pain in my knee joint. The pain I have is from an osteophyte in the back of my knee that is digging into my calf. She is very set in her ways and believes her solution is the only solution to a problem. I would not recommend her if I was missing a leg. Her knowledge and accomplishments are wasted because if her poor attitude and inability to put patient care before all else. Use her at your own risk.
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Horrible doctor and person..Butcher Bukata is what she is known as. She rendered a 22 yr. old crippled with only one leg working. Her excuse in trial was he is a nice kid and things happen..Never go to her.
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The best in her field! We owe my wife's life and well-being to Dr. Bukata's hard work and expertise
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Dr Bukata operated on my elbow, she did an excellent job. I had no post op pain and the wound healed well. She has a lovely disposition and is clearly a superior doctor.
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She was very easy to talk to and was very prepared with my medical history, which was very important for my potential surgery. I felt confident with her as a surgeon and she followed me post surgically well. It was a simple surgery but important to me. She did a great job. I was just diagnoised with breast cancer and she went above and beyond to answer my cancers and dispel my fears. She supported my decision to have a bilateral mastectomy. She helped with my pain and mobility.
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Biography

Dr. Susan Bukata, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Santa Monica, CA. She specializes in orthopedic surgery and oncology.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Oncology

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Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopedic Association, Member

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Dr. Bukata accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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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
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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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. Bukata's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteosarcoma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bukata treats Osteosarcoma more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Bukata treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Ewing's Sarcoma
Bone Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bukata treats Bone Cancer more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Bukata treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hip Cancer
  • Pelvic Cancer
Femur Fracture
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bukata treats Femur Fracture more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Bukata treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Bukata's conditions and procedures:

  • All Lymphoma
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gout
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • 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)
  • Leukocytosis
  • Limb Pain
  • Liver Cancer
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Melanoma
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myelopathy
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

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

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)