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.
  • “Spectacular recovery from my surgery in August 2011 for multiple rotator cuff tears. I believe I received the top quality care from the surgeon and his team, my adherence to their gradual timetable for rehabilitation, and the excellence of my physical therapist. Instead of up to a two year surgery recovery period -- yet with no guarantee I could return to my sport -- I have been able to resume to full activities in a little over 12 months. SCOI deserves high praise! -- Tom S.”
    – Tom
    Treating Doctor: Mark H. Getelman, MD
  • “I tore my meniscus in my left knee and had five knee injections in late summer 2010. Saw great improvement in my knee in terms of pain and flexibility. At 9:00 p.m. on 9/11/11, my husband was driving our Honda Accord on the freeway and suffered a brain aneurism. When I felt the sudden acceleration of the car and he was non-responsive to my screams and pleas to slow down. Later, I was told we were driving at 90 miles p/hr! I grabbed the steering wheel and avoided hitting cars until I clipped a car, it spun out of control and I must have lost consciousness. When I woke up, I was in the arms of paramedics and was cut out of car with Jaws of Life.   Freeway was closed for 2 and 1/2 hours and we were rushed to Northridge Hospital Trauma unit. My husband never regained consciousness and I was admitted, where I was treated for a dislocated hip, fractured nose, and later two craniotomies, one following upon the heels of the first. I suffered a hemorrhagic stroke twice. The remaining months of 2011 and much of 2012 were spent trying to rebuild my body and my life. I am walking again without any assistance and grateful that I can re-pay in some small way, all that I received by volunteering at the hospital. My knees are still numb and my left leg and foot are often swollen. I am once again back at SCOI for knee injections, hoping that in spite of arthritis in those knees, I will see improvement. Stacey and I have great hopes for the future. I am grateful to her and Dr. Getelman.”
    – Beverly R.
    Treating Doctor: Mark H. Getelman, MD
  • “I broke my knee in half and was treated by a doctor in Beverly Hills. This doctor was not a healer and did not treat me with respect. He did such a bad job that my knee did not heal and the one screw he put in was not enough to hold my knee and it broke again. I thank god that a friend recommended SCOI. Dr. Getelman, along with his team, not only treated me with respect but really cared about helping me heal. They showed compassion for what I had gone through. I was guided through every step of my healing process by Dr. Getelman's team, by the surgery department, and by the physical therapy department. I felt cared for and respected. My body, mind, and soul were taken care of by the wonderful staff at SCOI.”
    – Alexandra S.
    Treating Doctor: Mark H. Getelman, MD
  • “I came in for treatment of a work comp injury to my knee. I knew something wasn't right and after an MRI it was confirmed that I had a small tear to the medial meniscus and some arthritis. I was presented with a few options and opted for surgery to resolve the pain and begin the healing. Now a week post surgery and the pain is gone. I could not be happier to be on the road to recovery with no more pain. All the staff at SCOI have been very kind and caring. I am thankful to be in their capable hands.”
    – Kris L.
    Treating Doctor: Mark H. Getelman, MD
  • “My cycling partner and chief of orthopedic surgery for Kaiser Woodland Hills referred me to Southern California Orthopedic Institute. As an aging career athlete, my body was showing signs of wear and tear. I have been the exception to the rule in that I want the quick fix with surgery and everyone I have seen at Southern California Orthopedic Institute has been conservative and traditional. The results have exceeded my expectations and improved my athletic performances in all distances of triathlons including the Ironman. I have even returned to marathon running without issue. I will never see another doctor outside of Southern California Orthopedic Institute. As an added bonus, Southern California Orthopedic Institute has the best nursing staff and physician assistants around. Tracy was there every step of the way, recommending each specialist and constantly checking on my progress because she cares and truly loves her job!”
    – Rhonda L.
    Treating Doctor: Mark H. Getelman, MD
  • “About four years ago, I had an ACL graft on my right knee at age 51.  I had injured my knee 10 years earlier and put off having surgery, until it became necessary to fix this, so my knee wouldn't lock up during regular activities. Surgery was outpatient and I followed with physical therapy until my insurance ran out. A few months later, I learned about an optimal health program, which I did and lost 15 lbs. in the first month, created better eating habits, becoming regularly active and optimally healthy. I now feel younger, healthier, and am more active than I was 10 years ago, as well as look great! I am proud to say that at 55, I am better than ever. I am enjoying my health and activities, which I had thought were in my past.”
    – Cynthia J.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Mark H. Getelman, MD
  • “I had contacted another orthopedic group, recommended by my physician. They seemed to be more concerned with my age than actually treating me. They wanted to put everything off and try therapy. I consulted with my wife and my physician. I complained that just because said doctor had once treated Ronald Reagan, he felt he was too important to treat me. Dr. Wilton DelPizzo had worked on my right shoulder in 2006. I contacted him, knowing he was now retired, and asked him to recommend someone at Southern California Orthopedic Institute. He recommended a few doctors at Southern California Orthopedic Institute and I made an appointment. Dr. Getelman’s assistant was interviewing me when he came in and looked at my MRI's. He stated that the injury should have been treated within 90 days of the injury.  He stated that the odds were 80-20 of full recovery. We made the appointment and I am now in rehab. I am very happy with my progress. The personnel in rehab are also top notch.”
    – Alfred G.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Mark H. Getelman, MD
  • “My daughter Rebecca went to Dr. Getelman due to knee pain. She is a long distance track runner in high school. Previous doctors told her it was runners knee. But Dr. Getelman ordered an MRI and found a torn meniscus. He did surgery and he was amazing throughout the entire process. His office staff is friendly and professional and the surgery center staff was remarkable. For a nervous teenager's first surgery, I could not have wished for a better doctor, team, or outcome. He even made a video of the surgery for her. I will never look elsewhere for an orthopedist. Both Rebecca and I are both ecstatic with entire experience.”
    – Rebecca
    Treating Doctor: Mark H. Getelman, MD
  • “Just wanted to let you know how great my knee is doing. I came in January of 2008 with a torn meniscus. I bump skied this year. Thank you again!  ”
    – D.B.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Mark H. Getelman, MD
  • “Dr. Getelman was kind and direct when treating me for a torn ACL and torn meniscus. He told me surgery was the only option and explained why, walked me through what he would do, and a few days later he was true to his word. I was told my surgery took extra time because of the extensive damage to my knee, but I would never have known it because Dr. Getelman and his staff were so helpful and professional. I truly felt like I was in trustworthy and exceptional hands. After surgery with Dr. Getelman I was referred to Physical Therapist Dominic Smith at SCOI. Dominic’s team is incredible and I couldn’t recommend a better group of people to help you mentally and physically recover from surgery. The recovery was rough, but Team Smith provided positive reinforcement and small goals that guided you to long term success. I am extremely thankful for the care and support SCOI provided me.”
    – Jessica
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Mark H. Getelman, MD

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