Dr. William Long, MD

Dr. William Long, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
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Dr. William Long, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

2200 W 3rd St Ste 400

Los Angeles, CA 90057

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
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Knee Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 97% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Long's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Long "Dr. William T. Long received his medical degree from UC San Diego. He completed Orthopaedic Residency at MLK/Charles Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles. He received Joint Replacement Fellowhip Training at the Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic and at the University of Southern California. He is board certified and recertified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Long "Welcome to the Orthopaedic Computer Surgery Institute. William T. Long M.D., founder of Ortho CSI is a national leader in the use of computers and robots for hip and knee replacement surgery. The mission of the Orthopaedic Computer Surgery Institute is to improve joint replacement surgery so that one day all patients can enjoy unlimited activities on a joint replacement that will last a lifetime. Dr. Long and the operating room team at Good Samaritan Hospital performed the first robot assisted partial knee replacement in Los Angeles in October 2008. Perhaps no surgeon has performed more complex and revision hip replacement operations with computer navigation than Dr. Long. The results of this experience convinced Dr. Long that joint replacement is safer and more precise using computer and robot technology in the operating room. Members of our healthcare team have worked together for over a decade. Our physicians have published research on medical treatment to prevent blood clots, rapid recovery surgery and the use of computers to improve joint replacement surgery. We have performed joint replacement surgery at no cost to patients in the United States and around the world. Our patients receive competent and compassionate care from a team of experts. Courteous office staff will help each patient navigate smoothly from initial office visit through the return for long term follow-up. The physicians of California Lung Associates are the triple-boarded medical specialists who provide comprehensive medical care before surgery, during the hospital stay and though the safe transition home. Dr. Julio Raya and Dr. Brian Chan are anesthesiologists who helped to develop the techniques that allow patients to sleep during surgery while breathing oxygen through a mask. Hip and knee replacement surgery is safer without routine use of an edotracheal tube, a respirator or inhaled anesthetic agents. After surgery continuous nerve infusion pumps block pain at the surgical site and this provides superior pain relief without the side effects of injected morphine. Improved anesthesia, minimally invasive surgery, and better pain management allow most patients to walk on the day of surgery. The rapid recovery program helps to avoid the complications caused by bed rest. Most patients return home after two nights.  We appreciate all of the patients who trust Dr. William T. Long and Ortho CSI to care for their hip and knee replacement needs. "


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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • 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
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture


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  • 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
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance

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.


  • University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Rush Presbyn St Lukes Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Martin Luther KIng MC
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Kerlan Jobe
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Usc School Med Affil Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Long has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Long's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Long to family and friends
based on 30 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

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Dr. Long's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

When my Mum snapped her implant off her hip back about 11 years ago, we waited 6 months to see him. Complex case, revision. He was then well -known as a revision specialist. A Doctor who fixes things other doctors can't or what they messed up His manner is so humble, his approach so gentle. We...more
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Dr. Long is one of the top surgeons and I am speaking of my experience with him a year ago. I had a congenital hip dislocation since birth and lived my whole life with a limp and pain which got worse as I got older. I had my surgery a year ago and I am painless and able to walk miles and miles. I...more
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My wife and I we both had surgery with Dr. Long 2 Knees replacement and one Hip. Fantastic Dr. and his staff very nice.
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Great Doc. Love my hip
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Made me feel very at ease he repaired my torn patella and was a god-blessed experience, at good Samaritan hospital.
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