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Dr. Lawrence R Menendez Is this you?

About Dr. Lawrence R Menendez

Dr. Lawrence R Menendez, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Los Angeles, CA. He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Menendez is affiliated with Usc Keck Hospital. Dr. Menendez has received 4 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

24 Ratings with 10 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Lawrence R Menendez is Great. Dr. Lawrence R Menendez has been rated by 24 patients. From those 24 patients 10 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Lawrence R Menendez is 4.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

University of Southern California Orthopedic

1520 San Pablo St Ste 2000
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Specialties

Dr. Lawrence R Menendez has the following 1 specialty

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Expertise

    19 Expertise

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Scoliosis
  • Laminectomy
  • Arthroscopy
  • Soft Tissue Cancer
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Soft Tissue Cancer (Sarcoma)
  • Malignant Bone Tumors/Cancer (Osteosarcoma)
  • Joint Pain/Swelling
  • Bone Cancer
  • Femoral Cancer (Thigh Bone Neoplasm)
  • Surgery
  • Bone Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Joint Replacement

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Reviews

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Five Stars

Excellent doctor.

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Best Orthopaedic surgeon in the Nation and World

Best doctor. I have bone cancer, and he saved my leg. If I did not know him, I would have to amputate my leg.

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15 minutes
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Best surgeon

I don't understand why there are bad reviews about Dr.Menendez. He is the best surgeon, that's all count. I have a orthopaedic friend who was resident at USC, medical school at UCLA, he said Dr.Menendez is good at what he does. Also, dr.menendez did my surgery and he saved my life and my leg. I would have to amputate if it was other orthopaedic doctor, but he saved it.

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No Bedside Manner -

He was rude and discourtious. My husband and I had a hard time sitting through the entire appointment and not just walking out. He doesn't make eye contact. He talked very unprofessionally about my prior doctor. He in short I beleive has a God complex. I thought that was just a "TV" term, but found it to be alive and well in his demeanor. His staff seems to run scared of him. Not a health enviroment for anyone. I chose to leave his care and find a professional.

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45 minutes
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Run!

If only I could give 0 stars. This man was incredibly rude and arrogant, which would be tolerable if he were a good doctor, but not only did he botch my surgery, but he refused to acknowledge that there was a problem while I did 7 months of physical surgery that did nothing to improve my condition. It was only after the problem was diagnosed by another doctor (who took all of 2 minutes to realize the problem), that he finally admitted my knee was dislocated (and had been since the surgery) and that this is why I was not improving. Any time I run into people who have had negative orthopedic surgery experiences, I ask the name of the surgeon, and at least 50% of the time is turns out to be Menendez. This guy is a nightmare. Do yourself a favor and avoid him.

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • America's Top Doctors for Cancer (2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® For Cancer are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals as being the best in preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer and its related ramifications. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • America's Top Doctors (2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2011, 2014)

    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 Award (2016, 2014)

    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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    39 Years Experience

  • New York University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1979

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Lawrence R Menendez 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 Select PPO
  • 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 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
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Locations & Directions

University of Southern California Orthopedic, 1520 San Pablo St Ste 2000, Los Angeles, CA

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