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"Excellent. Out patient procedure that allowed me to fly within 6 weeks of surgery and start therapy in early February 2014. This was after two other prominent orthopedic" surgeons told me I needed total shoulder replacement. I highly recommend this alternative to shoulder replacement.

-David P.

"Dr Nagda was extremely friendly and knowledgeable, and communicated very well. He is very confident in his skills, and deservedly so. He was very clear up front" about the risks and benefits of the surgery, as well as the expected recovery process. Despite discovering during the surgery that the tear in my shoulder was more extensive than expected, Dr Nagda performed a perfect repair arthroscopically without requiring additional incisions. His PA, , was also very friendly and knowledgeable, although a bit less sensitive with my newly operated-on shoulder than I might have expected, particularly given that she had just had the same surgery herself a few months prior. But that impression may have been exaggerated somewhat due to my not expecting her to fully test my range of motion so soon. The surgery at Mt Hospital went very well. The staff and facility were excellent. I saw at 's physical therapy office in Mt for my PT. She was wonderful to work with - clearly communicating what we were doing, tailoring the therapy to my needs and progress, teaching me the exercises to do at home, and even coming in early or staying late on occasion to accommodate my busy schedule. And all with an amazingly positive attitude. , , and the rest of the staff at PT made my therapy appointments something to look forward to, with a family atmosphere that made me feel relaxed and well cared for. They even worked with me when my insurance company started making things difficult. I would highly recommend Dr Nagda and , including their PT office, to anyone in need of orthopedic rehab or surgery.


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At the onset of my injury, I was unsure of how I wanted to receive the healing of my fractured shoulder. I truly appreciated how Dr. explained my options and didn't push me into making an immediate decision about surgery. He presented me with advantages of physical therapy or having the surgery. I went to one physical therapy ...More session and knew immediately that I needed to proceed with the surgery. Dr. and his assistant ( ) were very responsive to my change of mind. After the surgery was performed, I was given supreme care. I visited Dr. as needed and attended physical therapy. After 4 or 5 months from having the surgery, I have regained nearly all of my range of motion. I am so blessed that Dr. was my surgeon and my care-giver.
- Angela M.

I thanked him for the two new knees he gave me in 2012. Even did a dance step! X-rayed both shoulders. I waited while these were evaluated--reasonable time. Questioned me about pain and function. Told me condition of shoulders and option of replacement. Made me feel comfortable by explaining his mother had replaced both so she could hug her grandkids. ...More Didn't pressure; gave me info. I'm 89 yrs. and got thru his 2 surgeries very well. I have myasthenia so anesthesia was spinal block.
- Caryl S.

When we finally got to see someone it was not the doctor. It was his assistant. Not a problem but we had an appointment at 0815 and it was 0900. Also, this was a rescheduled appointment due to the previous one we had to walk out on due to being a hour behind again. Office opens at 0800 and appointment was 0815. Said something to staff at 0830 and ...More received a less than helpful excuse. Inconveniencing people for time has happened each time we go here and it is getting worse. Like the doctor but hate the wait and staff
- Joseph H.

In both surgeries he was great. Took all the time necessary to answer all questions. I have already sent friends to this doctor for orthopedic procedures. Great bedside manner. Great staff.
- J. Terry H.

Everything went just as said it would. I am one year post-op and have 100% mobility, no pain, very small scars and my strength is 100%. The Dr. has a very blunt and forceful bedside style which I like. I got references and talked to several surgeons before picking . His staff is wonderful too. My ...More only complaint was trying to call in or email in right to his staff, especially on the days following my surgery. Others at Ortho Indy took the calls and I never got a call back. Tank goodness what we were concerned about turned out to be nothing. If you stay in your sling and do your exercises as tells you, you will have a great outcome.
- Heather M.

He gave me an epidural in my neck and I am now on a pain regiment through him. Although I had been in physical therapy for a few months, Dr. also had me continue physical therapy for a few months. The physical therapist actually referred me to this doctor and I really am glad she did! It was so bad I couldn’t raise my arm, ...More so I appreciated that he got to the bottom of it. I never thought I could get the pain down to a tolerable level and he has made a tremendous difference in my pain level. He has made a huge impact on the quality of my life! The office takes care of any paperwork and they are nice about it.

Once I was a patient of the practice, scheduling has been good. He a fantastic surgeon! He is gentle when he communicates bad news. He is so skilled. There is something about him that just makes you know that is going to be okay. He is really, very good.
- Randi B.

I didn't know there was a shoulder specialist at the Hand Clinic, but he was that as well. I believe he fully understood the issue and treated it properly. No stress and easy to be with.
- Madeline H.

Shoulder Surgeons in Santa Monica, CA

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1000 Folded Cranes Acupuncture Clinic

6360 Wilshire Blvd #409
Los Angeles

Beverly Hills Orthopedic Group

120 S Spalding Dr.
Beverly Hills

Billoups Innovative Healthcare Solutions

Beverly Hills

Blessed Orthopedic Physical Therapy

3916 Sepulveda Blvd Ste 204
Culver City

Body Concierge

33669 Date Palm Dr

Chinn, Jonathan

4010 Orange Ave
Long Beach

Chris Mellano MD

23600 Telo Ave Suite 180

Coast Spine and Sports Medicine Santa Ana

902 N Grand Ave Ste 202
Santa Ana

Desert Prosthetics and Orthotics Group

68860 Perez
Cathedral City


1611 E. 4TH St.
Santa Ana

Dr. Kent Adamson MD

26401 Crown Valley Parkway, Ste 101
Mission Viejo


1301 20TH ST
Santa Monica

Efren F. Wu, MD

44100 Jefferson Street

Empire Orthopedic Center

900 E Washington St

Eric S Millstein, MD

2080 Century Park East
Los Angeles

Farmers Insurance

325 N 2nd Ave

Feder, Dr. Keith S.

1200 Rosecrans Ave
Manhattan Beach

Fischer, Dr. Scott P.

280 S Main St

Flexogenix Los Angeles-CA

219 W 7th St Suite 207
Los Angeles

Glendale Outpatient Surgery Center

716 W Broadway

Greater Long Beach Surgery Center

4300 Long Beach blvd. Suite 150
Long Beach

Griffin Medical Group Inc

1650 Adams Ave
Costa Mesa

Hajaliloo, F. John M.D.

2840 Long Beach Blvd
Long Beach

Hammond, Dr. Gareth W.

3771 Katella Ave
Los Alamitos

Healing Hands Therapy & Wellness Center

4772 Katella Ave.
Los Alamitos


#122, Ras Avenue

Hemwall Center for Orthopedic Regenerative Medicin

28212 Kelly Johnson Parkway Suite #135

Hoag Orthopedic Institute

16250 Sand Canyon Avenue

Jaivin,M.D., Jonathan s.

6815 Noble Ave
Van Nuys

John Donahue MD

125 N Prairie Ave

John Kayvanfar MD

40005 10th St W

Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic

6801 Park Ter
Los Angeles

Kim, Dr. Leslie

2226 Medical Center Dr

Knapp, Dr. Tom P

1508 Arizona Ave
Santa Monica

Koss Residential Care

5492 Burlingame Ave
Buena Park

Labovitch, Dr. Ryan S

1401 Avocado Ave
Newport Beach

Legacy MD


Marandola, Dr. Michael S.

26401 Crown Valley Pkwy
Mission Viejo

Meier, Dr. Steven W.

8641 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills

Modabber, Dr. M Ramin

1508 Arizona Ave
Santa Monica

Nuccion, Dr. Stephen

23560 Crenshaw Blvd

Olympic Orthopedic Group

40005 10th St W and 16573 Ventura Blvd

Percival, Dr. Herbert W.

2486 N Ponderosa Dr

Physical Therapy Solutions

2222 Pico Blvd Suite 102
Santa Monica


1665 W. Katella Ave

RA Physical Therapy

910 1/2 S. Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles

Raskind, Dr. Alexander

16311 Ventura Blvd

Regenerative Orthopedic Clinic

2361 S Azusa Ave
West Covina

Reliant Urgent Care of Montebello

2300 W. Beverly Blvd., Ste 100

Resnick, Dr. Charles T

625 S Fair Oaks Ave

Ryu, Dr. Richard K. N.

2936 De La Vina St
Santa Barbara

Santa Monica Orthopedic Group

2020 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica

Sharp Treatment of South Bay

2557 Pacific Coast Hwy

Shields Jr, Dr. Clarence L.

6801 Park Ter
Los Angeles

Shields, Dr. Clarence L

Los Angeles

Solhpour, Dr. Shahram

100 E Valencia Mesa Dr


2010 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica

Steve A. Mora MD

725 W La Veta Ave

Summit Surgery Center

231 West Pueblo Street
Santa Barbara

Tchejeyan, Dr. Gregory H.

2100 Lynn Rd
Thousand Oaks

The Spine and Orthopedic Center

401 E Carrillo St
Santa Barbara


624 N. LA Cienega Boulevard
West Hollywood

USC Care Medical Group Inc.

1520 San Pablo St
Los Angeles

USC Orthopedic Surgery Assocs

1520 San Pablo St
Los Angeles

Vigorelli Integrated Medicine

8939 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles

Vivie Therapy

8818 Saturn Street
Los Angeles

Westwood Physical Therapy

11500 West Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles

Wilker, Dr. Moshe

11980 san vicente blvd
Los Angeles

Wrobel, Dr. Lance J.

24331 El Toro Rd
Laguna Woods

Zeman, Dr. Craig

2221 Wankel Way

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