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About Dr. John M Itamura

Dr. John M Itamura, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Los Angeles, CA. He has 29 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Itamura is affiliated with Orthopaedic Institute For Children, Antelope Valley Hospital and Huntington Hospital. Dr. Itamura has received 4 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

73 Ratings with 22 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. John M Itamura is Great. Dr. John M Itamura has been rated by 73 patients. From those 73 patients 22 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. John M Itamura is 4.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic

1700 E Cesar E Chavez Ave Ste 1400
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Specialties

Dr. John M Itamura has the following 1 specialty

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. John M Itamura has the following 14 expertise

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Arthroscopy
  • Scoliosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Joint Pain/Swelling
  • Surgery
  • Herniated Disc
  • Laminectomy
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Replacement
  • Sports Medicine
  • Bone Fracture

Dr. John M Itamura has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Dr. John M Itamura is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Change your life for the worse

Dr. Itamura so ripped and tore my shoulder muscles, etc. during a rotator cuff repair surgery that I still have pain 3+ years post surgery. I also cannot walk due to excessive numbers (12 total), and high dosages of the anesthesia drugs given to me for that surgery. I am now incredibly disabled because of what he did to me. Do NOT trust this doctor with your body or life. He will wreck you and deny it, leaving you to suffer the consequences of his actions for the rest of your life. Find a far more competent doctor. He has damaged many of his patients, especially the older ones as his attitude suggests that he discriminates against patients older than himself. He is far more careful and respectful of those younger than him -- so far.

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Worst Doctor Ever!!

I had to wait 4 hours EVERY time I saw him. Then I'd only get a few minutes of his time. Ii now NEED a shoulder replacement cuz he wrecked my upper arm and shoulder muscles. I was given way too much anesthesia, and now can't walk. Yes, I've been crippled too, by this sorry excuse of a man. Stay away, unless you want to be hurt. He was also abusive. Could not have been a worse experience.

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Brilliant doctor.

I had problems with my broken wrist and got complexex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and had problems with the swelling in my hand and the movement of my fingers. He was the only doctor that could help me and now I have full use of my fingers. I'm very grateful and thankful to him

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Bad doctor all the way around

I had to wait for 4 hours to see him for an initial consultation. Then when I finally did see him, all I got was 15 minutes of his time, if that. The consultation was so limited, that I knew that I'd wasted my time. I came away knowing nothing. Total waste!!

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I wouldn't trust anyone else

I had a rare traumatic elbow injury from a horse accident in South Africa. My elbow had violently dislocated and I had a vascular injury (occluded brachial artery). After seeing other highly regarded orthapedic surgeons, no one wanted felt equipped to do my surgery due to its complexity. Dr. Itamura and his staff got me in quickly for an evaluation and scheduled surgery immediately. He was confident, kind and professional. The surgery went better than I could have expected/such a huge relief to me and my family. If something went wrong I could have lost my arm. As a bonus, since he knew I was driving over an hour for all post-op visits he made sure I saw all the specialists I needed to in one visit. Highly recommend him (staff is magnificent too). For us it was worth the 70 minute drive and I'm so grateful to him for repairing my elbow.

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2016, 2018)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City

    Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Itamura is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    29 Years Experience

  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The University Of Southern California

    Graduated in 1989

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. John M Itamura accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
    • Blue Cross CA Vivity
  • Blue Shield California
    • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, 1700 E Cesar E Chavez Ave Ste 1400, Los Angeles, CA

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