11 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Surgery in Los Angeles

Finding the best hospital in the Los Angeles area for your hip replacement or knee replacement surgery isn’t easy. There are a lot of great hospitals in the LA area and a lot of well, not-so-great hospitals. Whether you're located in The Valley, Hollywood, Downtown, the Westside or in the Beach Cities, having peace of mind in choosing the best hospital can bring you greater confidence in the procedure ahead, and ultimately, can affect how seamless your recovery goes.

We believe that working with the best surgeon and finding the best hospital for your joint replacement surgery, is a key part of the preparation and PreHab process. To help you make this important decision easier, we've created a shortlist of the hospitals across Los Angeles that have the best CareChex Quality and Patient Safety ratings alongside average or above and surgery data reported by Medicare. The Medicare data we pulled for this list are hip/knee replacement complication rates, infection rates, and blood clots for each hospital.

Do you live in Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Marina Del Ray, Culver City, Brentwood, Westwood, Silver Lake or Sherman Oaks or other Los Angeles area communities? Read on to see our picks for "Top 10 Joint Replacement Hospitals in Los Angeles".

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11 Best Orthopaedic Hospitals in the Los Angeles Area

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1. St. Vincent Medical Center

St. Vincent, in Downtown Los Angeles, is a leader when it comes to orthopaedic care. Specialists at St. Vincent cover all procedure types, including non-invasive and minimally invasive hip or knee replacement surgery. With a highest rating from CareChex and some better than national average scores reported by Medicaid, this central hospital is a worthy pick.

  • PeerWell Ranking: ★★★★½
  • Address: 2131 West Third Street Los Angeles, CA 90057-1901, +1 (213) 484–7111
  • No. of Doctors in Specialty: 28
  • CareChex Rating: Highest
  • Rate of Complication: Average
  • Blood Stream Infection: Average
  • Blood Clots After Surgery: Better

2. Saddleback Memorial Medical Center

Located about 40 miles south of Los Angeles in Laguna Hills, this hospital may not serve majority of Los Angeles residents, but is a hospital worthy of your consideration. Graded the highest by CareChex, ranked as a top hospital in orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report, and with special designations for knee and hip replacements, this is a hospital with a true expertise in joint surgery.

  • Address: 24451 Health Center Dr, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, USA, +1 949-837-4500
  • PeerWell Ranking: ★★★★½
  • No. of Doctors in Specialty:
  • CareChex Rating: Highest
  • Rate of Complication: Average
  • Blood Stream Infection: Average
  • Blood Clots After Surgery: Better

3. Kaiser Foundation Hospital- Woodland Hills

The 3rd Kaiser hospital on the list, the Woodland Hills location serves The Valley, including Calabasis, Hidden Hills, Tarzana, Encino, Sherman Oaks, and Resada, and other small communities outside LA. The hospital is small, but again has average-high rankings with excellent patient reviews and patient satisfaction rankings.

  • PeerWell Ranking: ★★★★
  • Address: 5601 De Soto Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91367, USA, +1 818-719-2000
  • No. of Doctors in Specialty: 8
  • CareChex Rating: High
  • Rate of Complication: Average
  • Blood Stream Infection: Average
  • Blood Clots After Surgery: Average

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4. Kaiser Foundation Hospital- Los Angeles

Centrally located on Sunset Blvd in Downtown LA, this hospital has more going for it than just a convenient location. The orthopaedics department provides inpatient, outpatient and rehab care, with average or above average rankings across key elements of care and patient safety.

  • PeerWell Ranking: ★★★★
  • Address: 4867 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA, +1 800-954-8000
  • No. of Doctors in Specialty: 22
  • CareChex Rating: High
  • Rate of Complication: Average
  • Blood Stream Infection: Average
  • Blood Clots After Surgery: Average

5. Kaiser Foundation Hospital- West Los Angeles

A smaller Kaiser hospital, located in the west-end of Los Angeles, this orthopaedic department secures average-high ratings across the board. This safe bet has the capacity to guide patients through the full joint replacement experience from pre-op care through to rehabilitation.

  • PeerWell Ranking: ★★★★
  • Address: 6041 Cadillac Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90034-1700, +1(323) 857–2201
  • No. of Doctors in Specialty: 10
  • CareChex Rating: High
  • Rate of Complication: Average
  • Blood Stream Infection: Average
  • Blood Clots After Surgery: Average

6. Olympia Medical Center

Close to central LA, this hospital may not have the prestige or recognition of some other hospitals in the area, but when it comes to joint replacements, it checks out. CareChex has placed the hospital above the state average for the procedure, and Medicare-reported data round complication, infection and blood clots all come in average.

  • PeerWell Ranking: ★★★★
  • Address: 5900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA, +1 310-657-5900
  • No. of Doctors in Specialty: NA
  • CareChex Rating: High
  • Rate of Complication: Average
  • Blood Stream Infection: Average
  • Blood Clots After Surgery: Average

7. Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

The Long Beach Memorial Medical Center serves communities between Los Angeles and Orange County. With average to high ratings compared to hospitals in the state and across the country, this medium-sized hospital is a solid choice when considering the right hospital for your procedure.

  • PeerWell Ranking: ★★★★
  • Address: 2801 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90806, USA, +1(562) 933-2000
  • No. of Doctors in Specialty: 85
  • CareChex Rating: High
  • Rate of Complication: Average
  • Blood Stream Infection: Average
  • Blood Clots After Surgery: Average

8. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Cedars-Sinai in Beverly Hills/ West Hollywood is one of the largest nonprofit medical centers in the U.S. The award-winning hospital has won the Consumer Choice Award 18 years in a row for providing the highest quality medical care in the Los Angeles area. Despite having some higher than average infection and blood clot rates, their orthopaedic department is recognized as a top orthopaedic center by U.S. News and World Report.

  • PeerWell Ranking: ★★★
  • Address: 8700 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA, +1 310-423-3277
  • No. of Doctors in Specialty: 210
  • CareChex Rating: Average
  • Rate of Complication: Better
  • Blood Stream Infection: Worse
  • Blood Clots After Surgery: Worse

9. White Memorial Medical Center

White Memorial Medical Center is partnered up with orthopaedic surgeons from the renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. The Orthopedic clinic and specialty program is state-of-the art, and the newest in the hospital’s growing campus. Across the board, this hospital checks out as average both in California and across the country.

  • PeerWell Ranking: ★★★
  • Address: 1720 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033, +1 323-268-5000
  • No. of Doctors in Specialty: 56
  • CareChex Rating: Average
  • Rate of Complication: Average
  • Blood Stream Infection: Average
  • Blood Clots After Surgery: Average

10. Keck Medical Center of USC

Keck Medical Center is a part of University of Southern California School of Medicine. As a university hospital, mentorship and patient care quality are focal points of the institution. The large orthopaedic department covers a laundry list or procedures ranging from knee ligament reconstruction, to total reconstructive knee and hip surgeries.

  • PeerWell Ranking: ★★★
  • Address: 1500 San Pablo Street Los Angeles, CA 90033-5313, +1 (800) 872–2273
  • No. of Doctors in Specialty: 88
  • CareChex Rating: Average
  • Rate of Complication: Average
  • Blood Stream Infection: Average
  • Blood Clots After Surgery: Average

11. Marina Del Ray Hospital

Located near LAX, between Inglewood and Santa Monica, Marina Del Ray Hospital is a small joint replacement accredited hospital. In other words, the hospital specialized in hip and knee replacement surgery and has been accredited for the procedure.

  • PeerWell Ranking: ★★★
  • Address: 4650 Lincoln Blvd, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, USA, +1 310-823-8911
  • No. of Doctors in Specialty: NA
  • CareChex Rating: Average
  • Rate of Complication: Average
  • Blood Stream Infection: Average
  • Blood Clots After Surgery: Average

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Hi, I'm Grace. I write all things surgery for the PeerWell blog. You may remember me from such titles as: "Diabetes & Joint Replacement 101" & "Sex After a Joint Replacement".

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