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Larry Gersten, MD

Dr. Gersten is an orthopedic surgeon in the LA area. He is affiliated with Saddleback Memorial Medical Center.
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Conditions treated

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Dr. Gersten saw more arthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Gersten saw more osteoarthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Gersten saw more sprained back patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Gersten saw more torn meniscus patients than 95% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Gersten saw more repetitive stress injury (RSI) patients than 95% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Gersten saw more rotator cuff syndrome patients than 95% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Gersten saw more spinal stenosis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Gersten saw more patellar tendonitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Gersten saw more spine condition patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Gersten saw more sprained joint patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Gersten saw more degenerative disc disease (DDD) patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Gersten saw more tendonitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Gersten saw more rotator cuff tear patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Gersten saw more sciatica patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Gersten saw more back problems patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Gersten saw more pelvic fracture patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Gersten saw more osteonecrosis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Gersten saw more sprained knee patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Gersten saw ACL tear patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.

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Dr. Gersten saw more sprained hip patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Gersten saw scoliosis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.

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Dr. Gersten saw more frozen shoulder patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Gersten saw obesity patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.

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Dr. Gersten saw more femur fracture patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Gersten saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.

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Dr. Gersten saw more sprained shoulder patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Gersten saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.

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Dr. Gersten saw more abnormal gait patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Gersten saw synovial cyst patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.

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Dr. Gersten saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.

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Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Gersten accepts.

Note: These are just estimates. We advise verifying the exact costs with your provider.

Broken femur repair (surgical) $8,540 – 18.4k
Broken forearm repair (non-surgical) $821 – 1,854
Broken hip repair (non-surgical) $1,727 – 4,313
Broken hip repair (surgical) $8,588 – 20.4k
Broken lower leg repair (surgical) $10.1k – 16.9k
Broken patella repair (non-surgical) $797 – 1,870
Broken patella repair (surgical) $9,819 – 15.7k
Broken shoulder repair (non-surgical) $973 – 1,429
Knee arthroscopy $4,742 – 12.3k
Shoulder arthroscopy $7,807 – 17.2k

Amino’s cost estimates are estimates of the total amount that you and your health insurance company might pay for a procedure—this is what we call the “network rate”. Our cost estimates can help you prepare for the financial impact of medical care and help you make more confident decisions about where to get treated.

Repeat hip replacement rate

Dr. Gersten’s repeat hip replacement rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
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repeat hip replacement rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a lower rate of repeat hip replacement to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

If you need a knee replacement, chances are you only want to have the procedure once. But some people need to have knee replacements done over again, sometimes due to prosthetic damage or infection from a first surgery. Not only is there pain, inconvenience, additional cost, and recovery time associated with a second surgery, but studies have also shown that the rate of complications after a revision of a knee replacement surgery is greater than for a primary knee replacement.

To help you understand how Dr. Gersten’s rate of repeat hip replacement compares to a typical doctor’s:

  1. We measure how many of Dr. Gersten’s primary hip replacements resulted in a second hip replacement within 90 days of the first one — we call this their repeat hip replacement rate.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform primary hip replacements, using a statistical model to predict the repeat hip replacement rate for patients like Dr. Gersten’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Gersten’s rate of repeat hip replacement is lower than, similar to, or higher than the predicted rate.

This prediction is adjusted based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients will have a different predicted rate than one who treats healthier patients.

Repeat knee replacement rate

Dr. Gersten’s repeat knee replacement rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Gersten’s rate < 1%
Predicted rate < 1%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a lower rate of repeat knee replacement to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

If you need a knee replacement, chances are you only want to have the procedure once. But some people need to have knee replacements done over again, sometimes due to prosthetic damage or infection from a first surgery. Not only is there pain, inconvenience, additional cost, and recovery time associated with a second surgery, but studies have also shown that the rate of complications after a revision of a knee replacement surgery is greater than for a primary knee replacement.

To help you understand how Dr. Gersten’s rate of repeat knee replacement compares to a typical doctor’s:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Gersten’s primary knee replacements resulted in a second knee replacement within 90 days of the first one— we call this their repeat knee replacement rate.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform primary knee replacements, using a statistical model to predict the repeat knee replacement rate for patients like Dr. Gersten’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Gersten’s rate of repeat knee replacement is lower than, similar to, or higher than the predicted rate.

This prediction is adjusted based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients will have a different predicted rate than one who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Gersten sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Memorial Care Surgical Center at Saddleback
24331 El Toro Rd
Laguna Woods, CA 92637
2,248 miles away

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Credentials
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1982

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Gersten is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Saddleback Memorial Medical Center
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Fallon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MagnaCare
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • PacificSource
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield