Stuart Rigdon Hutchinson, MD Orthopedic Surgery

Stuart Rigdon Hutchinson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Adult Reconstructive Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery Of Spine
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (2 other locations)
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Patients’ Perspective

  • Friendly staff
  • Good bedside manner
  • Takes time to answer questions

About Stuart Rigdon Hutchinson MD

Stuart Rigdon Hutchinson, MD is a health care provider primarily located in Santa Barbara, CA, with other offices in Solvang, CA and Oxnard, CA. He has 53 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Adult Reconstructive Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery Of Spine.


Dr. Stuart Rigdon Hutchinson has 3 locations

Alta Orthopaedics 511 Bath St Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Alta Orthopaedics 2027 Village Ln Ste 101 Solvang, CA 93463
Alta Orthopaedics 2001 Solar Dr Ste 220 Oxnard, CA 93036


Dr. Stuart Rigdon Hutchinson has the following 3 specialties

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Stuart Rigdon Hutchinson has the following 5 areas of expertise

  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Spinal Stenosis


53 Years Experience

University Of Arizona College Of Medicine

Graduated in 1969

University Of Washington Medical Center


University Of Stellenbosch Faculty Of Medicine And Health Sciences

Graduated in 1974

Dr. Stuart Rigdon Hutchinson Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem BC Pathway X EPO Network
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
  • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
  • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
  • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
  • Blue Shield CA PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • Blue Shield California
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
  • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
  • CIGNA LocalPlus
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
  • Health Net PureCare One EPO Individual & Family Plan
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • UHC Nexus Open Access
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Stuart Rigdon Hutchinson

After receiving his Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Arizona, Dr. Hutchinson traveled to South Africas prestigious Stellenbosch University where he completed his medical training. He completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Hutchinson began his practice in Santa Barbara in 1980 with Leonard B. Burgess, M.D. In 1985 Dr. Hutchinson and Dr. William Dunbar founded Orthopaedic Specialists of Santa Barbara, now Alta Orthopaedics. Since that time, Dr. Hutchinson has focused his interests on treating disorders of the spine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and an active member of the North American Spine Society. Dr. Hutchinson is committed to providing the highest quality of care with compassion and sensitivity to the individual needs of each patient. He strongly believes in a conservative approach for the treatment of problems involving the spine. Dr. Hutchinson was the first surgeon in the tri-county region to perform kyphoplasty which is used to treat compression fractures of the spine. Kyphoplasty is designed to provide rapid back pain relief, help straighten the spine and allow patients to quickly return to their daily activities. For more information, please click on the kyphoplasty link below.

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