Deborah A. Castañeda MD

4.96154
Verified Patient Rating: 5 (26 patient reviews and ratings)
Southern California Orthopedic Institute
3605 Alamo Street
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Southern California Orthopedic Institute
375 Rolling Oaks Dr.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361

Patient Reviews

The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Castañeda.

“Dr. Castañeda is truly one of the best Doctors I have ever been seen by and cared for. The knowledge she has and confidence made my difficult situation easier, smoother and I felt cared for. I also felt completely comfortable in the decisions Dr. Castañeda makes and the way she explains the details made for an easier process. If and when someone asks or is in need of a foot Doctor, this is the one. If and when I need further assistance with my situation, I will be there. The staff and personal nurse Erin Younger is also completely thorough, caring, and follow through is just commendable. Thank you and I am in hopes they will be around for a long time caring for many others and for me if needed, though right now I will be under their care for a while through healing and recovery!”
– Darren W.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I was shown to a room right at my appointment time! Within minutes the doctor was in, and we were discussing my problem! Dr. Castenada made sure I understood what was going on and my treatment! She was very thorough! I’d recommend her to anybody and everybody!”
– Nancy H.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Castaneda is very caring; she took the time to explain in detail my ankle fracture and treatment. I had many questions each visit; she always took the time to answer each and everyone. I never felt rushed.”
– Patricia B.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Castaneda did a fantastic job on my Achilles tendon repair, her communication regarding the options and procedures available was straightforward easy to understand. She had no issues at all if I wanted a second opinion. I felt so comfortable that I opted to set the surgery date and move forward. Now some months later, things went how she advised they would. First three months were tough, next three building strength, now still a bit of tightness but other than that doing everything I was doing before the accident. She did such a great job the scare compared to others I have seen on friends with the same procedure in hardly noticeable. Thanks very much, I will think of recommending her to anyone in need of her services.”
– Jeff D.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I saw Dr. Castaneda for about six months for a foot/ankle injury. Dr. Castaneda was attentive, respectful, and professional. She answered all of my questions in a way that was easy to understand, and she never made me feel like she was trying to rush to her next patient. I never had to wait longer than 5-10 minutes; her staff was also so great!”
– Jessica V.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Castaneda was professional and knowledgeable. She was able to diagnose and treat the problem in the first visit. Stopped the pain without surgery or pain pills and gave options for future treatment. Thanks!”
– Orrin H.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Had an Achilles’ tendon tear in 2 places, Dr Castaneda was able to repair it with the use of the tendon from my big toe. From the initial visit to post-op visits the staff has been top notch, very attentive and always pleasant. Dr Castaneda did a fantastic job, I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone in need of her services.”
– Jeff D.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Very informative and great bedside manner.”
– Lester S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Castaneda was absolutely wonderful and compassionate with me dealing with my broken ankle. She was very through regarding what I had to do to repair this broken ankle.”
– Denice B.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Castañeda is professional, friendly, thorough, and truly cares about her patients. She answers any and all questions, listens to concerns, explains the injury in a way that’s easy to understand, and doesn’t rush through the appointment. I couldn’t recommend her enough!”
– Jessica V.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“This visit with Doctor Castaneda was for diagnosis and pre-op visit. Most professional and clear in describing the problem and surgical repair including length of time in the hospital and immediate/post op re-habilitation; as well, approximate total time for healing of bone to a 'weight bearing' point. Doctor Castaneda is personable, understanding, an excellent communicator/listener and true professional! More post-operative detail to follow.”
– Js V.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Castañeda did a beautiful job on my foot surgery...I wish I'd found her sooner!”
– Harry M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Castandea is very friendly and easy to talk to. And she listens. She was very thorough with my issue.”
– Mary P.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Castaneda is outstanding. She gives me all the time needed to answer any questions. She explains everything that needs to be done regarding my surgery and that calms my fears. She has a patient portal that comes in my email every day with questions related to my recovery from surgery. That is real care. Dr. Castaneda has an assistant Nichole who also has been in communications with me and between both of them have made my complex foot surgery very comfortable both pre op and post op care. I have a long recovery to go and I hope this wonderful care continues.”
– Stephen P.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Very professional and nice, knows her stuff, instills confidence in patient, on time, great support staff, Nicole is very helpful.”
– Reva Z.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“She's great! Extremely knowledgeable. My ankle is now without pain!”
– Edmond M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I am always seen on time, staff is very nice, Dr Castaneda is efficient, knowledgeable, helpful, and helps me remain active while I wait for my much needed surgery.”
– Armenn K.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars