About Dr. Luga Podesta

Dr. Luga Podesta, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Naples, FL, with other offices in Los Angeles, CA and Ventura, CA (and 1 other location). He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Sports Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He speaks English.

Dr. Podesta has received 1 award.

Rating Overview

9 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Luga Podesta is Great. Dr. Luga Podesta has been rated by 9 patients. From those 9 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Luga Podesta is 3.8 of 5.0 stars.

Locations

Dr. Luga Podesta has 4 locations

get directions PODESTA ORTHOPEDIC AND SPORTS MEDICINE INSTITUTE
1201 Piper Blvd Ste 24
Naples, FL 34110
get directions Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic
6801 Park Ter Ste 400
Los Angeles, CA 90045
get directions Dr. Luga Podesta
3525 Loma Vista Rd
Ventura, CA 93003
get directions Kerlan Jobe Orthopedics
6801 Park Ter Ste 400
Los Angeles, CA 90045

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Specialties

Dr. Luga Podesta has the following 2 specialties

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Luga Podesta has the following 4 expertise

  • Spinal Injections
  • Sports Medicine
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Dupuytren's Contracture

Board Certifications

Dr. Luga Podesta is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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Reviews

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Very informative webinar hosted by Sabian Education Network (with Joe Bergamini).

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Five Stars

Dr Podesta has only your health concern. If you need PRP or other non surgical procedures this is the right Doctor. He is very patient and explains everything carefully.

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Five Stars

I had both bone marrow, and PRP stem cells done to my knee (bone on bone) and hip after living with pain daily for well over a year. My quality of life was extremely impacted. 3 mths post procedure, my pain is almost all gone, and I am almost back to living my normal life! The procedure was very tolerable, and recovery a breeze. Dr Podesta was a gem , with unparalleled knowledge in the field. Yes it was expensive, but worth every penny!!

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"Insulted"

Went to this Dr. Because of bad pain. He took X-rays and suggested an MRI. I asked him for something for pain. He immediately said "We don't give drugs". I've never took drugs and was insulted that he assumed I maybe wanted some hard stuff. I walked out without a prescription of anything for my pain. I'm not a kid .. I'm a senior. I did not like the insinuation.

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Bad experience, insincere doctor

I have heard some orthopedic surgeons can be a little full of themselves, but this guy must be trying to set a record for displaying arrogance. I went to him as follow up from an ER visit where the diagnosis was a broken bone in my foot. The 1st thing Dr Podesta said when he walked into the room was- "your foot is not broken- what Dr told you this?" I knew right away, I went to the wrong Dr. I said the ER physician told me it was broken. He then ordered an xray and came back few minutes later to announce I do have a break. He was rude the entire time. When I decided on the option of getting a boot vs a cast, which BTW he offered no advice as to what would be better for my injury, he told me "I'll send you to a DME provider for the boot. good luck." When putting the soft cast set by the ER Dr. back on; I asked Dr Podesta if he could use a different sock from the one I had since the ER visit 6 days earlier. He smirked and said, "we don't have that item in this office." Interesting because if I had chosen a cast, he would have had to use a similar item or maybe his way of casting is to just put the cast on the bare skin. Who knows, this very impolite man then walked out of the room no further advice. I highly recommend avoiding this insincere man.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Education

    34 Years Experience

  • Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara

    Graduated in 1984

  • Brookdale University Hospital And Medical Center

    Residency

  • Dr. Luga Podesta Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS

More about Dr. Luga Podesta

I specialize in the non-surgical treatment of musculoskeletal & orthopaedic disorders,with special interest in sports related spinal injuries, spinal injections, IDET and electrodiagnostic (NCV & EMG) evaluations.

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