Dr. John M. Itamura

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Specialty:Orthopedics / Sports
Website: uscneurosurgery.com External Link
Practice: Usc Neurosurgeons Inc
Med. School:Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Grad. Year: 1989

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Online Appt. Scheduling: Unknown
Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 20/10/13    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 5.0 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 11 reviews. Dr. John M. Itamura has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Orthopedics / Sports-related: hand surgery, arthritis surgery, knee surgery, back surgery, spine surgery, scoliosis, athletic injuries, sports injuries, sprained knees, back strains, broken bones, torn ligaments
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RID: 5555614
11/06/14 5 5 5 5 Dr. Itamura took exceptional care of our 12 year old son who broke his elbow very badly playing tennis. My husband and I are both physicians, and we searched for the best sports medicine elbow surgeon in California and Dr. Itamura definitely exceeded our expectations. Not only is he a master surgeon, but kind, humble and warm. We are forever grateful to him and his lovely staff. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 5483864
18/05/14 5 5 5 5 Dr itamura saved my right arm from the worst mssa infection. He cultured longer then any v other doctor and saved my arm  Respond
RID: 5280020
19/03/14 5 4 5 5 Dr. Itamura repaired my bicep, my surgery was a complicated one since every thing was scared due to poor judgment by doctors that I seen. He got my arm fixed even thou it will never be the same again, but he performed a miracle on me. 
Insurance: Workers Comp
20/10/13 SYSTEM: First Name changed from "John" to "John M." 
RID: 2692712
24/06/13 5 5 5 5 when I came to Dr ItamuraI had already four surgeries to my right arm from the workers comp doctor when I saw Dr itamura my arm had a bone infection he saved my arm from amputation and my body from going septic he's had to do3 more surgeries to my right arm which ended up having I shold a replacement the other doctor I had didn't treat the infection correctly and I had bone infection twice Dr Itamura always made surethe cultures we're grown out for a long.period of timejust to make sure everything was okay he has been my Savior now I had my left arm done workers comp has been the worst for getting anything donethey have a big part of me getting infections because they sit on the paperwork for long periods of time dr.itam u ra you're the greatest you have always been there for me you're the best 
Insurance: Workers Comp
RID: 2599596
25/03/13 5 5 5 5 This is a doctor who knows his stuff. Hard to get into as he only sees patients on Mondays n Fridays but he is worth the wait. He diagnosed my arm when no one else could. He will be doing my surgery and I'm sorry I didn't see him sooner. He spends so much time with you explaining everything. He showed me all my X-rays and made sure I understood everything . Great staff around him. If you want the best, he is it. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 1516325
18/08/11 5 4 5 5 SAVED me from losing my arm!!!!!!!!!!! AMAZING, KNOWLEDGABLE, DEVOTED and GIFTED!  Respond
RID: 131576
08/02/07 5 5 5 Dr. John Itamura is a great Orthopedic surgeon.I am his former patient and so is my spouse and as well my Dad! His office is so very busy that waiting a bit for him is common but well worth the wait! I also have had the chance to work with him professionally at USC University Hospital and he has a great sense of humor as well!You will find his knowledge and honesty and integrity to be admired. You are in the BEST of hands with Dr. John Itamura--SAT 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 38778
02/08/06 1 5 5 John is a great surgeon and definitely knows orthopaedics. However, the wait in his office is unbearable, especially coming from Orange County. Plan on spending a half of day.  Respond
RID: 13229
04/10/05 2 5 5 I have a very difficult case with both of my knees and like most surgeon's his job is too cut. However he didn't do this to me until it was absolutely necessary [nearly a year since I started seeing him]. He's a kind straight forward, humorous man who takes a personal interest in his patients which is nice as he is extremely busy and one of the prinicpal USC athletic team docs. Awesome office staff as well!!  Respond
RID: 1324
31/08/04 3 5 5 Dr. Itamura performed surgery on my shoulder to repair a broken (non-union) clavicle. He did a great job, and I highly recommmend him to anyone with shoulder problems. He is direct, honest, and even helped me get a break as I paid out of pocket.  Respond
RID: 77
16/02/04 1 5 5 He is fantastic at what he does but never, or rarely, honors appointment times.  Respond