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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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Biography

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.

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    4.7
    based on 29 total surveys (6 with reviews)
    Dr. Long's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      EXCELLENT
    • Explains condition(s) well
      EXCELLENT
    • Answers Questions
      EXCELLENT
    • Time well spent
      EXCELLENT
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    • Scheduling
      EXCELLENT
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    • Staff friendliness
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Reviews (6)
    in Pasadena, CA |
    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 was ready for surgery the first visit I had with him and without fear. I am so blessed and grateful to have him as my surgeon. He deserves ALL THE STARS and the MOON!!!
    in Los Angeles California |
    My wife and I we both had surgery with Dr. Long 2 Knees replacement and one Hip. Fantastic Dr. and his staff very nice.
    in Los Angeles, CA |
    Great Doc. Love my hip
    in Long beach, CA |
    Made me feel very at ease he repaired my torn patella and was a god-blessed experience, at good Samaritan hospital.
    in Los Angeles, CA |
    Best revision surgeon in Los Angeles!!!
    in Tujunga, CA |
    Dr. Long consulted with me re. hip revision surgery. He is an excellent listener, explains conditions and procedures clearly, addresses all questions patiently, and makes you feel like you are his number one focus. He is an excellent surgeon and has put together an efficient team so patients are in good hands before, during, and after surgery. I highly recommend him.
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    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.

    Dr. Long's Care Philosophy

    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. 

    Dr. Long says...

    Ortho CSI specializes in care of patients who are considering hip and knee replacement surgery. A decade of research and clinical experience convinced Dr. Long that hip and knee replacement surgery is safer and more precise using computer and robot assistance. Operations are preformed using minimally invasive surgical techniques. The operating room team has special instruments and expertise to care for patients who have complex  and revision joint replacement needs.

    Advances in anesthesia make joint replacement surgery safer and these improvements allow patients to walk on the day of surgery. Regional anesthesia controls movement and feeling at the surgical site. The patient is given an intravenous sedative to sleep. Pain following surgery is controlled using continuous nerve blocks. Most patients do not experience severe pain or vomiting during the hospital stay.

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    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Ankle Fracture
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Conditions
    • Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Gout
    • Hammer Toe
    • Hand Conditions
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • 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
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Lupus
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
    • Morton's Neuroma
    • Myelopathy
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osgood Schlatter Disease
    • Osteoarthritis
    • 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
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Runner's Knee
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Still's Disease
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
    • Trigger Finger

    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1985

    • Internship Hospital
      Rush Presbyn St Lukes Hospital

      Completed in 1987

    • Residency Hospital
      Martin Luther King Mc

      Completed in 1992

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Kerlan Jobe

      Completed in 1993

      Usc School Med Affil Hospital

      Completed in 1993

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

    Memberships &
    Professional Affiliations

    • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Excision of Femur or Knee
    • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Fracture Care
    • 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 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
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Peripheral Nerve Block
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Steroid Injection
    • Synovial Biopsy
    • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
    • Trigger Point Injection