Dr. Umesh Bhagia, MD

Dr. Umesh Bhagia, MD

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Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics  |  
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54 y/o
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Dr. Umesh Bhagia, MD is a joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics doctor who practices in West Hills, CA. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Bhagia is affiliated with Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital, Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, West Hills Hospital & Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center.

ARC Orthopedic Group

7230 Medical Center Dr Ste 604

West Hills, CA 91307
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • HealthCare Partners
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS

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Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Bursitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bhagia "The practice of orthopaedic surgery is constantly evolving due to changes in technology, economic and regulatory factors. My approach to patient care involves keeping up with the latest advances and at the same time not ignoring the art of caring. A majority of my practice consists of treatment of arthritis. This includes joint replacement of the hips, knees and shoulders. I believe in a thorough discussion about the diagnosis and treatment options with the patient/family. This helps in making good decisions and helps recovery after surgery. Newer techniques and implants such as minimally invasive surgery, gender knee, hip resurfacing and computer navigation are used when indicated. Custom knee implants including partial and total knee replacements are now available and can be used for the appropriate patients. In 2012, there will be continued emphasis on improving the entire joint replacement experience, starting with the preoperative visit to the hospital admission to the postoperative rehabilitation. Lessons learned from about 300 hip and knee replacements in 2011 will be incorporated in the planning and execution of these procedures. Minimally invasive techniques for both hip and knee replacement have been refined and advanced. As far as possible, the muscle sparing MIS approach is used for knee replacement and anterior MIS approach is used for hip replacement. Also, bone preserving techniques such as hip resurfacing and partial knee replacement are gaining in favor. Shoulder replacements are also advancing in techniques and materials. In short, there have been significant advances in joint replacement that allow faster recovery and improve long term outcomes. Complex hip and knee operations including revision or redo operations are also increasing in number. These are all managed effectively due to good support from hospital staff, physical therapists, implant manufacturers and rehabilitation centers. Feedback from patients is welcomed and helps everyone involved."

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Specialties

  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • 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
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arthroplasty
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • 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
  • Joint Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Barodo Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • St. Raphael's Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • The Medical College Of Georgia
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Mayo Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bhagia has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2017 Five Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment

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Dr. Bhagia's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bhagia to family and friends
4.3
based on 28 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Bhagia's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Chatsworth , CA |
I must say this is the best medical office I have ever been treated at. Dr Bhagia is knowledgeable kind compassionate and thorough. His staff is efficient and keeps everyone happy which is amazing on its own. I'm so lucky to be here! I've been thru some real nightmares Dr B runs a mighty fine ship, proud happy patient here. You will be too if you need his services.
in Los Angeles, CA |
I started with Dr. Bhagia a little over a year ago. First of all, amazing staff. OMG, I've never had a better experience with a doctor's staff anywhere. Especially Taylor at the front desk. After 2 rounds of shots and 8 weeks of pt, I finally agreed to surgery. Dr. Bhagia is the only surgeon I'd go to. He is kind and skilled. I'm Just waiting for all approvals to go through. From what people said in the waiting room, I'm confident I'm in the right hands.
in West Hills, CA |
I was very apprehensive, but I was so miserable, we decided having both knees done at the same time was my only choice. I am writing this at not yet three weeks post surgery and I only use a cane, can walk a full flight of stairs, can straighten my legs, can bend them beyond 90 degrees with little effort, and I am not on pain medication. Dr. Bhagia must have a special gift when it comes to his talent as a surgeon. He is clear, no surprises, he is kind, and YOU ARE IN GREAT HANDS with Dr. Bhagia.
Canoga Park, CA |
I first saw the physician assistant who never examined my hip or even touched me for any kind of evaluation...then the doc came in and I said my story again, again I was never examined, and based on my X-ray and a scan that was done in July, that all I can do is deal with things through pain management and cortisone shots until enough cartilage is gone until I can get a hip replacement (I'm only in my 30s). I felt like neither one listened to me or cared!!! Going for a second opinion for sure!
in Simi Valley, CA |
Dr. Bhagia is unique among surgeons. He is a doctor who will spend time with you-get to know you and listen to your concerns. His manner is calm and reassuring which helps a person ( me) to have faith in his judgement concerning a medical challenge. I'm about to have hip replacement surgery and Im looking forward to a complete recovery. He also gives me Hyalgin knee shots and is very good at injecting them with a minimal amount of discomfort. if you need an orthopedic surgeon try him! :-)
in Encino, CA |
This orthopedic surgeon did surgery on my brother's broken leg last week and I was very impressed in visiting his office for a follow-up appointment yesterday. The office staff all provided superior customer service, all very helpful and positive in their energy. Upon meeting Dr. Bhagia, I was even more convinced that my brother was in good hands. Dr. Bhagia was extremely knowledgeable in his craft but also very passionate about his field of medicine and how it could help my brother.
in Northridge, ca |
Dr Bhagia is one of the BEST DRS I have ever gone to. He is an amazing sugeon, very patient and answers all of your questions. I had a total knee replacement I would not go to anyone else. His staff is also very nice and helpful which is so hard to find in today's world. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR BHAGIA AND HIS STAFF!!!
in Thousand Oaks, CA |
On Sept. 4th 2011 Dr Bhagia performed total hip replacement. Now five years later I suffer from iliopsoas impingement and Dr Bhagia tells me to stretch and take IBP. Most orthopedic specialists know this approach does not work ever.....The approach is to go in a relieve the iliopoas ligament, if Dr Bhagia was up on his specialty he would realize this but he made no mention of this procedure and I continue to be in pain. I'm searching for another orthopedic Dr. up to date on his specialty.
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Dr. Bhagia accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group HMO
    Large Group PPO
  • HealthCare Partners
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • PHCS
    PHCS PPO
  • PHP-Physicians Health Plan
  • Private HealthCare Systems
    Private HealthCare Systems PPO
  • Prudential
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare
    PacifiCare HMO
    Secure Horizons
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Bhagia has admitting privileges

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center
215 W Janss Rd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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West Hills Hospital & Medical Center
7300 Medical Center Dr
West Hills, CA 91307
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Providence Tarzana Medical Center
18321 Clark St
Tarzana, CA 91356
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Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital
401 Rolling Oaks Dr
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
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