Dr. John Itamura

★★★★☆
  • 1510 San Pablo St Ste 322

    Los Angeles, CA 90033

    Map & Directions
  • 323-442-5860

About Dr. John Itamura

Categories
  • Doctors
  • Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Sports Medicine Doctors

Health & Medical

Health & Medical
More choices in Los Angeles:
Resultset_next

Mosaic Physical Therapy

1950 Sawtelle Blvd Ste 303 Los Angeles, CA

Resultset_next

Ryan H. Kotton, MD

8631 West 3rd Street Suite 915E Los Angeles, CA

4.4286 7
Hi! Sign in to let us know how Dr. John Itamura was?
Write a Review
.

Dr. Itamura recently repaired my broken humerus.After months of dealing with orthopedic surgeons and trying to get healed, I was begining to feel like Humpty Dumpty. Dr. I was recommended through a colleague of my doctor. After seeing Dr. I at his office, my surgery was scheduled for a week later.During my hospital stay, many of the nurses had positive comments about Dr. I. Personally I found him very personable and friendly. He explained everything to me ahead of time and made sure I had no questions that were unanswered.Just this past week, my doctor took x-rays of the repair and was amazed at the work Dr. I had done. My mangled bone is as straight as an arrow. With a little luck and some effort by my own body, I will hopefully heal quickly and regain a majority of the use of my arm.

5
★★★★★

Dr. Itamura recently repaired my broken humerus.After months of dealing with orthopedic surgeons and trying to get healed, I was begining to feel like Humpty Dumpty. Dr. I was recommended through a colleague of my doctor. After seeing Dr. I at his office, my surgery was scheduled for a week later.During my hospital stay, many of the nurses had positive comments about Dr. I. Personally I found him very personable and friendly. He explained everything to me ahead of time and made sure I had no questions that were unanswered.Just this past week, my doctor took x-rays of the repair and was amazed at the work Dr. I had done. My mangled bone is as straight as an arrow. With a little luck and some effort by my own body, I will hopefully heal quickly and regain a majority of the use of my arm.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

i was severely burned and developed heterotopic ossification in my right elbow / it grew bone over the joint and was frozen at 80 degrees / i was told by many idiots to 'cut it off' and 'there's no way to fix it, i wouldn't even try' most surgeons are worthless at best, dangerous at worst

Itamura was sure he could fix it, gave me confidence, wasn't arrogant, told me he was sure of his abilities but wanted a plastic surgeon there to cut into my skin grafts - then he sawed off the HO and gave me a 98 % range of motion - i love him

5
★★★★★

i was severely burned and developed heterotopic ossification in my right elbow / it grew bone over the joint and was frozen at 80 degrees / i was told by many idiots to 'cut it off' and 'there's no way to fix it, i wouldn't even try' most surgeons are worthless at best, dangerous at worst

Itamura was sure he could fix it, gave me confidence, wasn't arrogant, told me he was sure of his abilities but wanted a plastic surgeon there to cut into my skin grafts - then he sawed off the HO and gave me a 98 % range of motion - i love him

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

.

I had a lymph node dissection from a surgeon in the San Bernardino area at age 18, but when the surgeon performed the operation he severed my 11th cranial nerve. That left me unable to life my left arm over my head. I went and saw many(no less than 13) doctors, not all in the same field. They all said they had no hope for me. I finally went and saw the Orthopedic surgeon for the L.A. Lakers. He said he could not help me, but that if there was one man who could, it would be Doctor Itamura.
Not only did he explain everything to me, but he performed a very rare surgery that gave me the ability to use my arm again! He was my hope after I was told there was none!
I would strongly urge anyone to see him for help with your shoulder and elbows!

5
★★★★★

I had a lymph node dissection from a surgeon in the San Bernardino area at age 18, but when the surgeon performed the operation he severed my 11th cranial nerve. That left me unable to life my left arm over my head. I went and saw many(no less than 13) doctors, not all in the same field. They all said they had no hope for me. I finally went and saw the Orthopedic surgeon for the L.A. Lakers. He said he could not help me, but that if there was one man who could, it would be Doctor Itamura.
Not only did he explain everything to me, but he performed a very rare surgery that gave me the ability to use my arm again! He was my hope after I was told there was none!
I would strongly urge anyone to see him for help with your shoulder and elbows!

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

.

Dr. Itamura was described to me as the best orthpaedist in the world. He has to be. I have consulted the best and when asked who had the nearly impossible task of repairing/replacing both of my shoulders--both badly crushed, torn and essentially trashed, before Itamura was completely off the tip of my tongue, these professionals gave assuring smiles and handshakes as they bid me farewell and advised me to stick with "that incredible genius."Dr. Itamura is diligent in his care and treatment, but not in any way impersonable. Some of my visits to his office have yieded more than the feeling that all that could be done was being done. Never having to seek reassurance from Dr. Itamura, I continue to exceed the dismal percentages of restored range-of-motion, strength and all other benefits of having this excellent doctor in my corner. Though I am about 4 months tardy to an annual "diagnostic", without reservation, my shoulders, arms and overall well-being are probably in better condition than many my 50-ish years who have never had any shoulder injury whatsoever.I do general housework, professional work, and fitness activities no different from any other healthy and active adult. None of the experts I consulted would make such assurances to me, neither did Dr. Itamura; but he never told me what I could not do given my injuries."World Class" is not significant enough, but if this rating gets the point across, so be it.

5
★★★★★

Dr. Itamura was described to me as the best orthpaedist in the world. He has to be. I have consulted the best and when asked who had the nearly impossible task of repairing/replacing both of my shoulders--both badly crushed, torn and essentially trashed, before Itamura was completely off the tip of my tongue, these professionals gave assuring smiles and handshakes as they bid me farewell and advised me to stick with "that incredible genius."Dr. Itamura is diligent in his care and treatment, but not in any way impersonable. Some of my visits to his office have yieded more than the feeling that all that could be done was being done. Never having to seek reassurance from Dr. Itamura, I continue to exceed the dismal percentages of restored range-of-motion, strength and all other benefits of having this excellent doctor in my corner. Though I am about 4 months tardy to an annual "diagnostic", without reservation, my shoulders, arms and overall well-being are probably in better condition than many my 50-ish years who have never had any shoulder injury whatsoever.I do general housework, professional work, and fitness activities no different from any other healthy and active adult. None of the experts I consulted would make such assurances to me, neither did Dr. Itamura; but he never told me what I could not do given my injuries."World Class" is not significant enough, but if this rating gets the point across, so be it.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

.

A woman is going to have elective surgery on her shoulders on May 24,2007 at White Memorial Hospital in LA by Dr. John Itamura.
She has Hep C and is on Chemo., she has major breathing problems and on oxygen, She has been dignoised with Congested Heart. She is going to have another surgery??? What surgeon in his/her right mind would authorize this surgery? Her Oncologist stated that she is out of her mind, and he can not stop her as a doctor stated he was was going to do the surgery.
Please stand by to see if this woman dies. I will keep you updates.

1
★☆☆☆☆

A woman is going to have elective surgery on her shoulders on May 24,2007 at White Memorial Hospital in LA by Dr. John Itamura.
She has Hep C and is on Chemo., she has major breathing problems and on oxygen, She has been dignoised with Congested Heart. She is going to have another surgery??? What surgeon in his/her right mind would authorize this surgery? Her Oncologist stated that she is out of her mind, and he can not stop her as a doctor stated he was was going to do the surgery.
Please stand by to see if this woman dies. I will keep you updates.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

.

Dr. "I" represents the best of many worlds. He is honest, communicative and friendly. He will joke and doesn't take himself so seriously that he's not fun and friendly. And he is a wonderful surgeon. I should know, he's replaced my shoulder and repaired my other arm. I trust him explicitly.

PROS: Friendly, expertise, meticulous, not 'knife happy' in any way
CONS: Plays lousy golf!

5
★★★★★

Dr. "I" represents the best of many worlds. He is honest, communicative and friendly. He will joke and doesn't take himself so seriously that he's not fun and friendly. And he is a wonderful surgeon. I should know, he's replaced my shoulder and repaired my other arm. I trust him explicitly.

PROS: Friendly, expertise, meticulous, not 'knife happy' in any way
CONS: Plays lousy golf!

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

.

I have been using Dr. Itamura (located at USC) for many years now for an injury to my shoulder. He has been patient and works with me on what I can and cannot do. He has excellent credentials. He specializes in Shoulder/Elbow/Knees / I highly recommend him, great bedside manners. He is well known in the medical community. He is open to new ideas. Excellent Doctor.

PROS: Cute along with being a great Doctor
CONS:

5
★★★★★

I have been using Dr. Itamura (located at USC) for many years now for an injury to my shoulder. He has been patient and works with me on what I can and cannot do. He has excellent credentials. He specializes in Shoulder/Elbow/Knees / I highly recommend him, great bedside manners. He is well known in the medical community. He is open to new ideas. Excellent Doctor.

PROS: Cute along with being a great Doctor
CONS:

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

 

Wait, you're the expert.

If you've been to or used Dr. John Itamura, leave a review.

It's easy, only takes a couple of minutes and you'll help thousands make an informed decision.



Write a Review