The long-term success of your hip surgery depends largely on the skill of the doctor performing it. At the La Peer Hip Surgery Center of Excellence, our doctors are second to none. This page will help you meet the doctors, so to speak.

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Meet The Best Orthopedic Surgeons in Beverly Hills

A lot of doctors perform hip surgery, but few orthopedic surgeons are as highly regarded as the doctors of the Hip Surgery Center of Excellence. The doctors at La Peer Health Systems received training at some of the top medical schools in the country and many are actively involved in cutting-edge research. Our doctors have also been featured in national media such as Discovery Health, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Doctors, The New York Times, People, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, CNN, ABC News, Fox 11 News, and ELLE magazine and more.

Dr. Steven Meier

Dr. Steven Meier, Medical Director

Steven W. Meier, MD is a board certified Los Angeles orthopedic surgeon. His areas of focus include shoulder, knee and athletic injuries and the surgical and non-surgical treatment of these conditions.  His emphasis is on minimally-invasive arthroscopic surgery with a particular interest in hip arthroscopy, all-arthroscopic repair for rotator cuff injury and shoulder instability, and reconstructive cartilage and knee ligament surgery.  His specialized training provides him with expertise in using state-of-the-art, arthroscopic techniques for treating problems of the shoulder, knee, elbow, hip and ankle. He also has a private orthopedic and sports medicine practice.

Dr. Rajan PatelDr. Rajan Patel

Rajan Patel, MD is an accomplished board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine doctor. He served as the team physician for professional league baseball, soccer, tennis and hockey athletes. Most surgeons take one fellowship, but Dr. Patel’s second fellowship training, in joint reconstruction at the University of Pennsylvania, was where he crafted his skills in complex adult reconstruction of the hip. Along with primary and revision joint reconstruction, his other clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, alternative bearings for joint reconstruction, CAS (computer assisted surgery), and orthobiologic applications in orthopedics surgery.

Dr. Joseph IsaacsonDr. Joseph Isaacson

Joseph Isaacson, MD specializes in working with children and people with congen¬ital abnormalities and small stature. He also specializes in joint reconstructive surgery in young adults. Dr. Isaacson has his own orthopedic practice and works at City of Hope with childhood cancer patients. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Orthopedics at the University of Southern California and a member of the medical staff at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles where he has served on many medical committees including the Medical Executive Committee.

Dr. Melvin NutigDr. Melvin Nutig

Dr. Nutig has had a long and distinguished career in orthopedic surgery, and he is proud of his position as one of the senior members of the Beverly Hills Orthopedic Group. He is a general orthopedic surgeon with a special interest in sports medicine, as well as shoulder, elbow, hip and knee surgery, and has his own orthopedic practice. He was also an early champion of telemedicine, the use of modern communication technology for the delivery of medical care where it might otherwise not be available. He has been recognized as an expert in the field, both locally and nationally.

Dr. Peter NewtonDr. Peter Newton

Dr. Newton began his orthopedic training in New York City with an orthopedic research fellowship at Columbia University. Thereafter, he did his general surgery internship at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital followed by his orthopedic residency at the New York Orthopedic Hospital, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He then spent an additional year in San Diego, obtaining a fellowship in Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic surgery, and knee and shoulder reconstructive surgery. He has his own practice specializing in orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Andrew WeissDr. Andrew Weiss

Andrew Weiss, MD attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine where he graduated honors/ Alpha Omega Alpha and then completed at an orthopedic surgery residency at UCLA/ Harbor Medical Center. Dr. Weiss is a Board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He serves on staff at Cedar Sinai Medical Center and Olympia Medical Center. He also serves on the the faculty of Harbor/UCLA Medical Center.

Dr. Eric MillsteinDr. Eric Millstein

Dr. Millstein has presented research on long-term outcomes of ACL reconstruction and arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and remains active in teaching other surgeons complex arthroscopic techniques as a complement to his clinical practice.

Dr. Sonu AhluwaliaDr. Sonu Ahluwalia

Dr. Ahluwalia received his orthopedic training at the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program in Boston, one of the most sought after training programs in orthopedic surgery. He completed a fellowship in Shoulder Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard Medical School) in Boston. He is trained in arthroscopic repair of rotator cuffs and cartilage repair of the shoulder as well as conventional and reverse shoulder replacement surgery. His fellowship in Sports Medicine was completed at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

Contact Our Hip Surgery Experts

If you want your hip injury treatment handled by some of the best orthopedic surgeons in the country, look no further than the Hip Surgery Center of Excellence. Our surgeons are highly credentialed, many have been named to national and local top doctor lists and some have held or are currently departmental chairs at major medical facilities like Cedars-Sinai. Patients may also opt to undergo surgery at Cedars Sinai with our Hip Surgery Center surgeons. To learn more about Cedars Sinai hip surgery or to make an appointment at the Hip Surgery Center of Excellence, contact our office by phone at (888) 760-3378 or by filling out our online appointment form. We look forward to providing you the highest quality in patient care.

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