Mark Getelman MD

4.96154
Verified Patient Rating: 5 (26 patient reviews and ratings)
Southern California Orthopedic Institute
375 Rolling Oaks Dr.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
Southern California Orthopedic Institute
6815 Noble Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91405

Patient Reviews

The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Getelman.

“Dr. Gentleman listened to my concerns about what I symptoms I was experiencing and then did an exam to confirm my diagnosis. After consultation we discussed what my options were and he made a surgical recommendation.”
– Kristine L.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Getlemen was very good. The explanation of the surgery and what to expect left me with no questions. I am extremely satisfied with the outcome. I would highly recommend Dr. Gettlemen.”
– Todd R.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr .Getelman explained my situation with all options.”
– Raymond L.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“experience with Dr. Gettlemen was professional.”
– Kevin H.
4
Patient rating: 4 stars
“Thorough and effiecent. Patient in explaining why it was important to wait for surgery in order to have easier recovery.”
– Rosalyn F.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Seemed very professional. Was clear in his explanations and went through the MRI images explaining what he saw. Performed a set of tests (strength and movement) which seemed pretty thorough. Took many x-rays for determining if bone issues were present. Came up with a preliminary diagnosis and a treatment plan for the next 6-8 weeks. Overall the visit was worthwhile.”
– Matt P.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Getelman is very knowledgeable and trusting when it comes to knee surgery. He knows his stuff. I brought the MRI to him, and he diagnosed before even looking at the MRI tech report. He also edited the typos and incorrect diagnosis’s. Before the surgery, I doubted my decision on the type of graft I would use, but I called and discussed my doubts, and they reaffirmed it was the right choice for me. I was super nervous about the surgery, but the confidence of the staff and soothing care made me ready to tackle it head-on. After surgery, I wish I had been told what to expect, but I realized it’s part of everyone’s learning curve; to find out how to dig deep and find your motivation. Dr. Getelman did his job; now it’s my turn. I have been consistent with my PT program and have been given the thumbs up by Dr. Getelman. I’d go to him if I had to have knee surgery. Hopefully, I won’t need to again, but I hope he’s the right fit for you because I am so happy with the results so far!”
– Ashlee S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Great.”
– Kevin C.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“He knows what he's doing and does it well. Am healing nicely and haven't had any complications.”
– Jeff F.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I found the entire staff that I saw at the Thousand Oaks office was great. The daily contact with Dr. Getelman by e-mail after the surgery on my shoulder allowed me to communicate any issues I was having. Most important to me is the information that prepared me for the post-operation recovery. It is almost a year since my shoulder operation, and I feel great and have almost full use of my arm. The encouragement to take the time to let the healing process occur and the need to stay faithful to the physical therapy and condition exercises has allowed me to return to full activities including the game of golf. It is without hesitation that I have recommended Southern California Orthopedic Institute to friends as well as Dr. Getelman as a surgeon of choice. While I hope never to need their services again if need be I will be back.”
– Carl C.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Very professional staff who genuinely care about their patients. Seeks alternative treatments which have helped me tremendously with knee and shoulder pain.”
– Adrianne M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Excellent.”
– Patricia F.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Getelman is my kind of surgeon! The work he did on my shoulder was exemplary, and I’m back to lifting heavy weights in a much shorter timeframe than my physical therapist thought possible. The videos and explanations he gave me of the surgery were terrific to watch, and when I go to get my other shoulder fixed, Dr. Getelman is the only surgeon I will be considering!”
– Bryan M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Getelman, tremendous and a pleasure to associate with.”
– Teri P.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Getelman has been treating issues I have had with my knees and shoulder. When I first saw him, I could barely walk due to an unstable right knee and then a bakers cyst on the left knee. We tried Orthovisc injections which were administered by his PA, and I had amazingly good results. He is professional, caring and and knowledgeable. I recently received a cortisone injection in my left shoulder just before leaving for vacation. He cautioned that I would have pain or discomfort for a day or two but did not and got through the trip exceptional. I have recommended him to a colleague who had a severe knee injury. She was delighted as well.”
– Adrianne M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Very patient doctor. Encouraged not to rush to have ACL repair and work on physical therapy along with an improved range of motion before surgery. This all made for a more natural recovery.”
– Rosalyn F.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Pleasant bed side manner. He explained everything and was knowledgeable.”
– Tim M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“My procedure went as planned. The results have been good and my follow up was great.”
– Michael F.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Efficient. Proper diagnosis. And an excellent PA, Katie Williams.”
– Randee W.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Extremely efficient: short wait time, x-rays were done efficiently, Doctor Getelman and nurse on time and attentive.”
– Carole G.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars