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About Dr. Steven B Hollstien

Dr. Steven B Hollstien, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Santa Barbara, CA. He has 27 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery and Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Hollstien is affiliated with Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital. Dr. Hollstien has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

40 Ratings with 10 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Steven B Hollstien is Excellent. Dr. Steven B Hollstien has been rated by 40 patients. From those 40 patients 10 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Steven B Hollstien is 4.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Orthopedic Surgical Practice

5333 Hollister Ave Ste 135
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
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Dr. Steven B Hollstien has the following 2 specialties

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Surgery of the Hand

    Hand surgeons are certified surgeons who are also experts in the function and structure of your wrists, hands and forearms. This allows them to treat arthritis, carpal tunnel, trigger finger and tennis elbow, most of which tend to result from repetitive and excessive use of the corresponding joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
    Hand surgeons also commonly work with patients who have fractures or broken bones from any kind of accident. If you're experiencing any kind of general pain in your hand, wrist or forearm that isn’t going away, a hand surgeon is probably your best resource.

  • Expertise

    4 Expertise

  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)

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Trigger Finger

I had a condition known as trigger finger. I was expecting having to have surgery ( had this done on another finger by another Dr.) Dr. Hollstien was able to repair this condition with an injection. Needless to say I was very happy about that. Their was only minor discomfort during the procedure and after about a month I was no longer experiencing the problem.

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he's the greatest!

My son had a broken wrist in 2002. I have an old knee injury and I've been his patient for 14 years. He truely cares and takes his time with his patients and educates. Now it's time for a total knee replacement and I wouldn't trust anyone else.

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Five Stars

Dr. Holstein is kind and compassionate to all of his patients. He never seems rushed and answers all of your questions. He repaired my rotator cuff when no muscles were attached. My shoulder is great now. He is an expert at cortisone injections also. I highly recommend him!

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Thank you Dr Hollstein

Dr Hollstien is an excellent physician and surgeon. One day on the golf course my hip replacement dislocated. Dr Hollstien meet me at the hospital and was able to re-insert my leg into my hip. One hour later i was able to walk out of the hospital on my own.

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One Star

Was treated in trauma unit. Was unconscious when I came in & underwent emergency surgery. Went to follow up visit, the guy was a J..k Waited 1 1/2 the first time, he never showed. Next time, He walks in and I ask who he is. He says "dont you know who I am?" I say no.. He says.. "Im the man that saved your life". I told him I wasnt exactly awake to meet him.... he was mad that I didnt bow down to him.. Major j..k.. Never went back to him

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016, 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, 2015)

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

  • Education

    27 Years Experience

  • University Of California Davis School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1991

  • Tucson Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Steven B Hollstien accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
    • 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 Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • UHC West
    • UHC SignatureValue Focus
    • UHC West SignatureValue HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Orthopedic Surgical Practice, 5333 Hollister Ave Ste 135, Santa Barbara, CA
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