Mark H. Getelman, MD

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Verified Patient Rating: 4.98 (57 patient reviews and ratings)
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Getelman.
  • “Great care and treatment.”
    – Scott S.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Mark H. Getelman, MD
  • “I tore my ACL during a training for my job. I was referred to the Southern California Orthopedic Institute by my Workers Compensation adjuster for treatment. Upon entering the Thousand Oaks office, I knew immediately that I was going to be taken care of very well. The office ambience exudes a professional and welcoming atmosphere. Reception staff were courteous, professional, and concerned with my privacy. My wait in the lobby was minimal and the Nurse/Tech who came to get me was thorough in confirming the problems I was experiencing and what to expect during this visit. Everything was explained to me, step by step, and they asked if I had any questions or concerns. Doctor Getelman entered the examination room after a brief wait, introduced himself and confirmed my complaints. He then proceeded with a very thorough examination, ordered X-Rays (onsite), then ordered an MRI to confirm my torn ACL. Treatments & Prognosis were discussed, then we proceeded with the agreed upon treatment and Physical Therapy. With the suggestions and follow through treatments, I am much better off than I was when I was injured. Too bad I couldn't give you 6 stars.”
    – Thomas W.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Mark H. Getelman, MD
  • “Mark's the best ... 13 years after ACL surgery still going strong ... running, swimming, biking ... :)”
    – Mel G.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Mark H. Getelman, MD
  • “I saw Stacey the nurse practitioner. I usually do not think much of NP, but Stacey was amazing... she knew exactly what to do, took 55 cc out of my knee, and gave me a shot of Triamcinolone using an ultrasound machine...and it was like a miracle... I had a new knee. She was efficient, knowledgeable, caring, I was most impressed with her...and so was a friend that came with me! I have now moved to Reno, NV, but am toying with the idea of coming all the way back to CA in June to see her and get another shot.”
    – Maggy M.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Mark H. Getelman, MD
  • “I just wanted to let you and your entire staff know how much I appreciated the care I received on Friday, February 6th for my shoulder surgery at the COSI surgery facility. Including the care and attention received from everybody in your office including Elizabeth, Marisa, and Stacy. My entire experience at the surgery center was first class. The check in desk ... sorry but I didn't get their names. The admitting nurse Jennie Raub, was great. Dr. Bowles provided a very effective nerve block. Debbie Bergstein was an amazing anesthetist, went over my history in detail, answered all my questions and took great care of me during surgery. I don't know the name of my nurse in the OR but I also wanted to thank her and the surgical tech. Stacie Gerstel, my recovery room nurse was top notch. She kept me comfortable and answered my many drug induced questions. I also appreciated the DVD of the surgery, it really helped me understand exactly what was done. It was also appreciated that the entire staff kept my family updated during the process. It was a wonderful experience overall and I wanted to make sure you knew what great people you have working with you.”
    – Jeff M.
    Treating Doctor: Mark H. Getelman, MD
  • “I have had shoulder pain for the past 2-1/2 years. I degraded my shoulder through 30 to 40 years of heavy weightlifting, and was finally able to really hurt myself to the point where I could not do upper body weight training any longer. And soon after, I suffered a couple of bad mountain bike crashes that did further damage to the same shoulder. After a couple of MRI's and two meetings with a local surgeon in San Luis Obispo, I became quite frustrated because he would only subscribe PT for a problem that I was certain would not go away through PT. During my second visit to see my local surgeon, he didn't even look at the second MRI, which was very disconcerting. And our meeting lasted only about 10 minutes. Following my second doctors appointment, SCOI was recommended to me by a close friend who had corrective surgery done by one of your staff doctors. After contacting SCOI and setting up an appointment to see Dr. Getelman, I was immediately struck by how professional he and his staff were, and how closely they looked into my shoulder MRI and he ordered an additional battery of x-rays that took 2 or 3 additional views of the effected shoulder. Dr. Getelman spent quite a bit of time with me to explain in more detail what was going on with my shoulder and gave me the options that were available to me. I elected to go through arthroscopic surgery. And although it has only been about 4 weeks since surgery, I could not be happier with the surgery experience (which is my first surgery) and the post-op attention I am receiving from Dr. Getelman and his staff. I just received the go ahead from Dr. Getelman to begin physical therapy and I only wish I could receive that treatment from SCOI! In addition to wonderful care, I received an in-depth DVD of the actual surgery, which is incredible to watch. I had no idea it required such talent and experience to fix a bum shoulder! Even though it is about a 185 mile drive from my home to the SCOI clinic, it is a drive that is well worth the time and effort, every time that I make it.”
    – John K.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Mark H. Getelman, MD
  • “First, I had a partially torn rotator cuff a couple years back, and Dr. Getelman prescribed exercises and injections that got me back to playing tennis in good time without any surgery. This time, I blew out my knee from overuse and kneeling too much. No tears fortunately. Mostly arthritis. Stacey drained it and Dr. Getelman prescribed 4 weeks of PT and 4 hyaluronic acid injections. Jessica in PT was great. By the end, I was about 95% back to normal. The injections helped and I'm back to playing tennis; although, I can't sprint like I used to. Hopefully, this will get better in time. Dr. Jaivin saw me for a bulge in my foot, but MRI's didn't show anything untoward. After applying the Rx ointment, the swelling has pretty much died down. Great facility. Great staff.”
    – Martin T.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Mark H. Getelman, MD
  • “I had a great experience at SCOI, Dr Getelman is very good & thorough, also loved Stacey Gerbrandt. All my appointments went smoothly, & my surgery went well, loved all the surgery staff including the anesthesiologist. Physical Therapy was tough, but my therapist Judy was great! I would definitely recommend SCOI to my family & friends.”
    – Terese G.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Mark H. Getelman, MD
  • “Dr. Getelman performed surgery on my badly broken shoulder and did a more than amazing job. After going through my physical therapy after the surgery for about 8 months- also done at SCOI in Thousand Oaks, I am now absolutely as good as new. I have complete and full movement and no pain.”
    – Anthony K.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Mark H. Getelman, MD
  • “I have had the best treatment experience at SCOI, regarding my left knee treatment. The staff took the time to explain everything regarding my operation to the final release after treatment. One individual from Dr. Getelmen’s staff, Stacey was the most wonderful person to treat me and to get results from the insurance company, who rejected treatments. She went above and beyond to make sure I got all the treatments that I needed.”
    – Romie J.
    Treating Doctor: Mark H. Getelman, MD

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