Dr. Tigran Garabekyan, MD

Dr. Tigran Garabekyan, MD

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Orthopedic Hip Surgery | Male | 36 years old

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Care Philosophy

The Southern California Hip Institute (SCHI) Advantage More Than Just The Hip The spine, pelvis, and hips form an integrated kinetic chain. As such, each of these elements has to be included in the evaluation to properly diagnose and treat disorders that give rise to hip pain. Failing to do so will result in incomplete relief of symptoms and recurrence of the condition. At SCHI, every patient with a hip problem undergoes a comprehensive evaluation of the lumbar spine and pelvis, in addition to both hips. Gait analysis, neurologic function, range-of-motion, and muscle strength are tested on both sides of the body and compared. Tendon insertions are evaluated for degeneration or tearing. Core strength and gluteus activation are evaluated for proper pelvic balance. All of these findings are integrated with the patient's history to arrive at a comprehensive diagnosis and plan of care. We know that getting you back to your active lifestyle takes more than a five-minute visit and we invite you to experience the SCHI difference. Adolescence to Late Adulthood There are many physicians in the region who perform hip replacement surgery. However, few perform hip arthroscopy and an even smaller number carry out complex realignment procedures of the pelvis and upper femur. Given the difficulty of accurately diagnosing hip problems, patients often visit three or more physicians before finding one who can address their problem. There is a better way. SCHI is the one-stop-shop for your hip. Dr. Garabekyan is fellowship trained to address ALL complex hip disorders afflicting patients from adolescence to late adulthood. You no longer have to waste time and money going from one doctor to another, only to be told that the source of your pain is unclear or that joint replacement is the only option. By entrusting your health to a team that specializes in treating the full spectrum of hip disorders, you can rest assured that your treatment will be customized to your specific goals. No two patients are the same, and no two treatments are identical. Let us explore the different options together and show you the path to a pain-free and more active lifestyle.Read more

Personal Bio

Dr. Garabekyan specializes in the treatment of labral tears, articular cartilage injuries, femoroacetabular impingement, hip dysplasia, osteitis pubis, hip tendon...Read more

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Dr. Garabekyan's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
in North Fork, Idaho |
My new Ortho... (traveled from Idaho) I am a very "active" grandma of seven... It wasn't until after vetting four different Ortho's that I choose Dr. Garabekyan. I had bi-lateral Labral tears in hips and was in a lot of constant pain. I went to the "best" hip surgeons in LA and Beverly Hills. I left their offices feeling discouraged and not very confident. I sought out Dr. Garabekyan for his Arthroscopic Labral repair techniques (no perineal post) 100% of Pre-surgery pain is gone!
in North Hollywood, CA |
Took time to explain everything about hip replacement. Made me feel very comfortable. A very caring Doctor and a very nice person. Would definitely recommend him.
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Dr. Garabekyan specializes in the treatment of labral tears, articular cartilage injuries, femoroacetabular impingement, hip dysplasia, osteitis pubis, hip tendon injuries, and osteoarthritis.  Being proficient in both hip arthroscopy and realignment osteotomies of the pelvis and upper femur (PAO/DFO), he provides a uniquely holistic approach to the treatment of hip dysplasia.  Dr. Garabekyan performs hip arthroscopy without a perineal post, enabling him to carry out simultaneous bilateral hip arthroscopy to minimize recovery time and get his patients back in the game faster.

Dr. Garabekyan completed fellowship in Hip Preservation Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  After fellowship, Dr. Garabekyan relocated to his home town of Los Angeles, CA to establish the Southern California Hip Institute, providing comprehensive care for a variety of complex hip disorders. 

Dr. Garabekyan has authored and co-authored numerous journal articles, textbook chapters, and online publications in hip preservation surgery.  He has been an invited speaker at national and international conferences, presenting the results of his work.  His research interests include improved characterization of acetabular dysplasia, the role of femoral torsion and acetabular version in borderline dysplasia, and capsular management during hip arthroscopy.

Dr. Garabekyan has served as the Assistant Team Physician for Marshall University, treating hip disorders in division one athletes and successfully returning them to play.

Dr. Garabekyan's Care Philosophy

The Southern California Hip Institute (SCHI) Advantage

More Than Just The Hip

The spine, pelvis, and hips form an integrated kinetic chain.  As such, each of these elements has to be included in the evaluation to properly diagnose and treat disorders that give rise to hip pain.  Failing to do so will result in incomplete relief of symptoms and recurrence of the condition.  At SCHI, every patient with a hip problem undergoes a comprehensive evaluation of the lumbar spine and pelvis, in addition to both hips.  Gait analysis, neurologic function, range-of-motion, and muscle strength are tested on both sides of the body and compared.  Tendon insertions are evaluated for degeneration or tearing.  Core strength and gluteus activation are evaluated for proper pelvic balance.  All of these findings are integrated with the patient's history to arrive at a comprehensive diagnosis and plan of care.  We know that getting you back to your active lifestyle takes more than a five-minute visit and we invite you to experience the SCHI difference.

 

Adolescence to Late Adulthood

There are many physicians in the region who perform hip replacement surgery.  However, few perform hip arthroscopy and an even smaller number carry out complex realignment procedures of the pelvis and upper femur.  Given the difficulty of accurately diagnosing hip problems, patients often visit three or more physicians before finding one who can address their problem.  There is a better way.

SCHI is the one-stop-shop for your hip.  Dr. Garabekyan is fellowship trained to address ALL complex hip disorders afflicting patients from adolescence to late adulthood.  You no longer have to waste time and money going from one doctor to another, only to be told that the source of your pain is unclear or that joint replacement is the only option.  By entrusting your health to a team that specializes in treating the full spectrum of hip disorders, you can rest assured that your treatment will be customized to your specific goals.  No two patients are the same, and no two treatments are identical.  Let us explore the different options together and show you the path to a pain-free and more active lifestyle.

Dr. Garabekyan's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of California At San Diego

    Graduated in 2007

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of California At San Francisco

    Completed in 2008

  • Residency Hospital
    Marshall University

    Completed in 2012

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Colorado At Denver

    Completed in 2015

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of California At Los Angeles

    Graduated in 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Armenian

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • 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 Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate