Dr. William Gallivan, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 61
  
Dr. Gallivan

Santa Barbara Orthopedics Assoc

2040 Viborg Rd Ste 230 Solvang, CA 93463

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(805) 686-9787

Dr. William Gallivan, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Solvang, CA and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gallivan has more experience with Hip/Pelvic Bones, Knee/Lower Limbs, and Ankle/Foot than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gallivan to book an appointment.


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Practice Areas

Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

Typically treats 78% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gallivan treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 99% of their peers

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

Hip Sprain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gallivan treats Hip Sprain more than 98% of their peers

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

Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gallivan treats Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis) more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Gallivan treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 76% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 17 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gallivan treats Knee Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Gallivan treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gallivan treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Gallivan treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gallivan treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 99% of their peers

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

Ankle/Foot

Ankle and foot specialists diagnose and treat localized conditions such as arthritis, bunions, nerve damage, and plantar fasciitis through procedures including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Ankle/Foot specialists.

Typically treats 72% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Foot Conditions
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gallivan treats Foot Conditions more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Gallivan treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Foot Fracture
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gallivan treats Foot Fracture more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Gallivan treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gallivan treats Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Gallivan treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Typically treats 55% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gallivan treats Shoulder Disorders more than 97% of their peers

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

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gallivan treats Shoulder Impingement Syndrome more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Gallivan treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Broken Arm
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gallivan treats Broken Arm more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Gallivan treats this condition more than 81% of their peers

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Dr. Gallivan's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Dr. Gallivan's Reviews

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4.7

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      Dr Gallivan has all the qualities expressed in these reviews and more! I have never found a physician that you will have more confidence in and IAM 70 and had 3 Surgeries performed by him. IAM not going to say more except if your problem is in his area of expertise although mine weren't specifically listed schedule an appointment with him and I would be very surprised if you didn't have the same confidence I have in Dr Gallivan!
      What went well
      • Appointment scheduling
      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Wait times
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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      James – Jul 24, 2020
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      Had two THR's in 3 mos. My case was extremely complicated - i'd waited six years & there was little to no cartilage remaining. Gallivan tackled the case with gusto and his whole team tried very hard to help me. I was frightened and other issues were involved such as recent deaths worst of all my husband and both parents at the hands of other surgeons as well as high levels of pain killers overprescribed by other specialists all of which made his job harder. Unfortunately my left hip op resulted in an atrophied gluteus medius for which nothing could be done. It was a shame because he prides himself on stellar results more for the patient's sake. A good guy and most everyone else has enjoyed great results. In retrospect he deserves a lot of credit but perhaps my case was more demanding than anyone originally thought. Definitely interview him and see what he has to offer. Dedicated and wants the best for his patients. Knowledgeable and empathetic. Into education -it's called an institute.
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      Mar 28, 2020
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      Dr that truly cares about his patients as demonstrated in all interactions. Asks questions, listens to you and answers at a level the patient can understand. I just had my second THR by him and his surgery protocol and team focus on doing all possible to avoid the complications of infection and blood clots while making you comfortable with the procedure. You are in good hands with his orthopedic team!
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      Apr 19, 2019
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      Excellent Dr., XL before and after surgery care, listens to concerns and explains procedures well, encouraging during recovery, sets up a great plan for maximum recovery, very successful surgery (TKR), seriously nice guy, too. I will return for anything needed in the future!
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      Mar 29, 2019
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      Excellent Doctor-listens well to concerns. Explains all aspects of surgery and recovery and answers any questions. Quick recovery based on physical therapy and surgery.
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      Biography

      Dr. William Gallivan, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Solvang, CA and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gallivan has more experience with Hip/Pelvic Bones, Knee/Lower Limbs, and Ankle/Foot than other specialists in h...Read more

      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
      • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
      • Orthopedics
      • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
      • Sports Medicine

      Board Certifications

      • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Education

      1992
      Inst for Bone & Joint Disorders
      Fellowship Hospital
      1991
      Thomas Jefferson U Hosp/Penn Hosp
      Residency Hospital
      1987
      Santa Barbara Cottage Hosp
      Internship Hospital
      1986
      Thomas Jefferson University
      Medical School
      1981
      Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA.
      Undergraduate School

      Languages

      • Spanish
      • English

      Awards

      Memberships & Affiliations

      • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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      Locations

      Santa Barbara Orthopedics Assoc

      Santa Barbara Orthopedics Assoc2040 Viborg Rd Ste 230 Solvang, CA 93463
      1

      Orthopedic Institute of Santa Barbara

      William R. Gallivan Jr. M.d. Inc.320 W JUNIPERO ST Santa Barbara, CA 93105
      2

      Santa Barbara Orthopedic Assocs

      Carpinteria Office5565 Carpinteria Ave Ste 1 Carpinteria, CA 93013
      3

      Affiliated Hospitals

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      Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

      Santa Barbara, CA

      88% Patient experience rating, 19% higher than the national average

      • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

      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