Jaime D. Hernandez MD
Southern California Orthopedic Institute
24051 Newhall Ranch Road
Valencia, CA 91354
Southern California Orthopedic Institute
6815 Noble Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91405
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Hernandez.
“He answered all my questions and concerns in a frank and honest way. The surgery appears to have been as successful as possible given my condition.”
– Stan P.
“Dr Hernandez is a no-nonsense, to-the-point and talented practitioner. I find him very extremely qualified in his chosen field and has provided excellent technical service.”
– Antonio D.
“Dr. Hernandez is a caring physician who took time to explain the procedure and did a terrific repair. He made me feel special.”
– Merrilee G.
“Thought they were informative and helpful.”
– Santa H.
“I cannot say enough about Dr. Hernandez! From the moment that I decided to have him revise my right knee to the follow-up appointment I just had, he is the best! I had post-op pain, which was explained thoroughly at this appointment! Any tears and fears I had got addressed! By the time I walked out of the office, I felt so much better! He is a compassionate but professional doctor! I recommend him to anyone who needs a knee/hip doctor! Thank you, Dr. Hernandez!”
– Nancy H.
“He is very knowledgeable and the best surgeon around for anterior hip replacements. He was highly recommended to me by many people. I had both my hips replaced by Dr. Hernandez, so these comments are based on two entirely separate surgeries including an initial consultation, plus pre-op and post-op visits. He has been very friendly, kind, and even humorous some surgeons can be pretty intimidating, but he seemed pretty down-to-earth. He explained everything I asked about, what my options were, showed me what he would do and how (even what specific part he would use), and took the time needed to go through my whole list of concerns, every time. He wants you up and moving as soon as possible after surgery, and the team he has in place to help with that was fantastic both times. He is very respected, so his patients are treated exceptionally well throughout the whole process. There were no issues with my surgeries - no complications, no delays, no dislocation risk, and he wants you to be able to recover well enough to get off medication as soon as possible.”
– Joan M.
“I had a total hip replacement with this Dr. Hernandez. I was treated very well from beginning to end. He was very knowledgeable about his plans for my surgery. He explained everything to me thoroughly, answered all my questions and concerns. From making my first appointment to pre-surgery, surgery, hospital stay and post-op visit everyone I had to deal with were professional and caring at all times. I honestly felt well cared for all the time, I am a retired RN and was not expecting this level of caring in all areas. I was never concerned about my care, and the results have been very successful. I would recommend this group of doctors and caregivers to anyone. I will have a complete knee replacement by the same group and doctor soon.”
– Beverly D.
“First class doctor. Extremely knowledgable and excellent joint replacement surgeon.”
– Sherry F.
“Dr. Hernandez was extremely accommodating in quickly scheduling my procedure and making sure all the presurgical tests/ interviews got expedited. My recovery has been sure and steady with no complications. His staff was extensive also.”
– Jerry G.
“I thought Dr. Hernandez is a great surgeon, minimal time spent in the hospital. Was allowed to return home the same day of the surgery. Follow by staff was terrific, including follow-up via SCOI follow up the portal. Overall impression of the experience, Amazing!”
– James S.
“I had my second total hip replacement surgery completed by Dr. Hernandez. Thank God both operations went well and I'm now walking and sleeping pain-free for the first time in years. I'm slowly starting to up my exercises, and I feel like I could do more than told I could do but will stick with the basics for now. One of the best benefits for me is that I can now walk around so good I'm able to see my daughter's cross country races better than ever.”
– Eddie M.
“I was taken care of like a king by the whole staff at the clinic, hospital and Dr. Hernandez. Very happy with everything and I feel great, back to all my activities except jogging. Thanks again for all the excellent care and follow up by your hospital.”
– Mario R.
“More than two years ago, my back hurt me so badly that I could not maintain my normal routine — standing and walking were very challenging. I visited three neurosurgeons, had more than three MRI’s, and then one neurosurgeon finally recommended back surgery which I did early 2018. After the surgery, I began to get worse, so I returned to the surgeon to talk about my condition. He referred me to two orthopedic surgeons, and one was Dr. Hernandez. I went to the first referral, and my gut and my research told me to see Dr. Hernandez before making any decisions. I was given X-rays in Dr. Hernandez's office, and he read the results immediately while informing me I was bone on bone and I needed a new right hip. He explained how the procedure would be done and when and what I could expect after surgery. He said I would be without hip or back pain immediately, would be able to plan a vacation in two months, and would be 100% new again in one year. I am about nine weeks out and for the last month, have been 100%, and have planned three vacations. I could not walk for nearly two years, and my new hip, coupled with the extraordinary care I received from Dr. Hernandez and his team have changed my life. 61 is the late 21, and I never dreamed I would say that again. The professional and efficient staff under Dr. Hernandez are at the highest level of competency. From start to finish, you see about 12 people and not one of them was any less than highly capable, caring and efficient — it was so refreshing. Dr. Hernandez is honest and highly competent — he walked me through every step based on my unique situation. His procedure resolved an issue I worried about which is sizing as I have known some people are not sized right. He explained how his system was different and why it was easier to select my size to perfect the fit. I wake up every day cherishing that I can walk pain-free again and have a big bounce in my step. If you are considering Dr. Hernandez and hesitant for any reason, I welcome you to call me directly as I cannot say enough good things about the entire experience which was led by Dr. Hernandez!”
– K G.
“Dr. Hernandez is an excellent physician and surgeon. His before care before my knee replacement surgery and post-surgery have been excellent. I highly recommend him and have since been a patient of his.”
– David H.
“I had terrible ‘knock-knee’ problems with my right knee. Dr. Hernandez performed a full knee replacement and had me walking with a walker the same day. Six weeks later, it’s my stronger knee. I am pleased with the whole process and support staff!”
– Adele S.
“So I needed a full knee replacement. How do you pick the surgeon for such a considerable and delicate operation? I read reviews and talked to patients. Not quite sure at first but now that I have had the surgery I know Dr. Hernandez was the best choice. It’s 30 days, and my knee feels great. From day one I had professional care from schedulers, nurses, doctors, and physical therapists. They all worked hard to make my healing process smooth. It was outpatient surgery- no hospital stay and a nurse visiting on the second day. Physical therapy was at home for three weeks starting on day two. I felt very special and well-taken care of. I will get the other done in a few months and know I have picked the correct surgeon. A great guy too! Can’t wait to live the rest of my life pain-free when I walk. The surgery wasn’t that bad! From a cripple back to walking in 30 days is a miracle. Big thanks to the whole team!”
– Jeanne P.
“This is an easy assessment to complete. Dr. Hernandez and team were the best. I knew from my first consultation with Dr. Hernandez that I would be in good hands. Never a surprise; the kept me ahead of every requirement. Friendly and thorough in every detail I was briefed on! The morning of surgery, I received a complete explanation of what to expect; and the day executed as planned. Importantly, my wife was kept informed at every step. I would highly recommend Dr. Hernandez.”
– Joseph D.
“The best orthopedic doctor. Everyone that works there is very professional and friendly I recommend them.”
– Salvador M.
“Awesome. I feel as though years have been added to my life.”
– Eric F.
“Dr. Hernandez takes the time to listen to what you are saying as well as listening to what your body is saying. He is an actual miracle worker, and I have two brand new hips to attest to that. Thank you, Dr. Hernandez, thank you to you and all of your staff.”
– M Z.
“Very professional. Dr. Hernandez excellent gets right to the point and tells you how it is. Good or bad that is what I love about him. His staff is the same accommodating and answers questions.”
– Teresa N.
– Keith H.
“Dr. Hernandez is thorough in evaluating, understanding, and listens. He explains what your choices are and what to expect. I would not go to anyone else.”
– Kristal G.
“Best time ever!”
– Craig K.
“Dr. Hernandez was thorough and instilled confidence. I had a knee replacement, and it went very well. The information given pre-op was accurate and helpful and provided a realistic picture of what to expect. Very pleased with the overall experience and have recommended him to others.”
– Albert M.
“The most organized care I have ever had. Everyone gave me the appropriate information at the right time before surgery, surgery, and after surgery. Thank you! Looking forward to a successful outcome!”
– Kris M.
“I came to SCOI for my knees. Dr. Hernandez was upfront with recommendations as was his assistant Mr. Phen. This was very refreshing. I wanted the pain to stop the solution was a knee replacement. Surgery date was set it came and went, and I am incredibly pleased and in a few months will start the process for the second knee. It is a comfort to trust your surgeon and his staff it makes this part of life much easier to deal with. Thank you, Dr. Hernandez and your excellent staff.”
– Kathi W.
“I have seen four doctors within SCOI. Dr. J. Hernandez, Dr. Grossman, Dr. Bahk and Dr. Dierckman all four of these doctors are excellent. Dr. Hernandez performed surgery on both hips and both knees. Dr. Grossman performed surgery on both my back and neck. Dr. Bahk performed surgery on my shoulder, and Dr. Dierckman performed surgery on my left hip. I could not ask for better doctors than these. I recommend all the above doctors.”
– Wanda P.
“Dr. Hernandez exhibited great attention to detail and was very supportive as well as his team which was all so professional.”
– John C.
“First-rate experience with the outpatient process. Surgery staff was outstanding.”
– Rover A.
“Dr Hernandez is a very skilled and talented surgeon. He is able to convey the most difficult surgical concepts and handle all my convoluted questions. I am satisfied with the outcome of my surgery albeit it’s been 5 weeks post op. My incision is thin and he saved my knee from crumbling and digressing.”
– Heather R.
“I had a full knee replacement. I had a very good experience and my recover has been very fast. I attribute that to my great care from Dr. Hernandez and his staff.”
– Barbara H.
“I am very pleased with my surgery and recovery process. The staff has been helpful and attentive. My hospital experience was excellent. Having regular contact by phone and online was very helpful.”
– Charles W.
“Very knowledgeable, gets right to the point. He has a great staff, too.”
– Thomas G.
“Dr. Hernandez took whatever time was needed to explain procedures. I never felt rushed. He knows his area and can discuss optional treatments with their pros and cons. He covered each part of the surgery and what to expect. The support staff is fully knowledgeable. The coordination with the suppliers of equipment was perfect as was coordination with at-home nursing care. This was a surprisingly easy experience. Dr. Hernandez is to be congratulated for assembling such a competent capable team. My post-operative results have been excellent so far.”
– Andrew W.
“Dr. Hernandez provided a thorough explanation of all my options and gave me his opinions on the pros and cons of each one. He took the time to listen to, and answer all my questions. He was very personable, and knowledable, and I couldn't help but have confidence in his ability. After surgery he stopped by my recovery bed and reassured me that the procedure went well. He has a great bedside manner. During my follow up visits, he never made me feel rushed. He always listened to, and answered all my questions. My hip replacement recovery has been better than I expected. It has been about 5 weeks and I feel about 80 percent back to normal. Everything appears to be healing properly. I also appreciate how Dr. Hernandez made the effort to cut a straight incision, and then carefully stitch the under portion and glue the upper skin layer in order to minimize the scaring. I am extremely happy with all aspects of Dr. Hernandez' personality, demeanor, surgical expertise and aftercare.”
– Gordon W.
“LOVE HIM. Professional, intelligent, quick-witted and down to earth. I had faith in Dr Hernandez immediately upon meeting him and he will be operating on my knee next week. I feel I am in very capable hands and am blessed to have found him!”
– Phyllis N.
“Excellent surgeon. Very pleased with pre and post operation procedures.”
– Gerald S.
“Dr. Hernandez took time to explain the procedure, and he was clearly prepared to explain why I need it. The surgery went beautifully. I was home the same day. The next day, my home physical therapist had to double check what I had done: I was moving so well she didn't believe it was a total hip. I was back at work two weeks post-op. I am a physician assistant so I sit, stand and walk all day, about 5,000 steps. I used a cane the first day or 2 at work, but I kept leaving it behind, so I stopped. When my knees get bad enough to replace, I will be going back to Dr Hernandez. I cannot recommend him highly enough.”
– Julia L.
“Dr. Hernandez is friendly and easy to talk to. I believe his Knee Replacements are precision work. I chose him for my surgery because of his method of doing them. I believe I have the best chance of a straight and smoothly working knee the way he does them.”
– Audrey C.
“Hernandez did a great job on my hip replacement. My quality of life has improved dramatically. When looking at the xray of the replacement with him it looked great. I am an engineer and the sizing of the socket, extension into the femur and alignment just looked perfect. A subjective opinion but it just looked right sized from the mechanical perspective. If my left hip needs a replacement I would go back to Hernandez even if I was living out of state. All he does is hip replacements and he is good at it.”
– Kurt B.
“Professional, no nonsense.”
– Linda S.
“I am happy with my results.”
– James C.
“I met with Dr. Hernandez as part of the process to select a surgeon for my hip replacement. He was patient with my questions, some of which he had already addressed in his prepared remarks, but I needed the reassurance of hearing certain things said twice. I appreciate not feeling rushed through the Q&A. My entire experience with Dr. Hernandez has been very positive and I am raving about him, and his team, to everyone.”
– Tina G.
“My experience with Dr. Hernandez has been excellent. I had a hip replacement in October with an excellent outcome. I am expecting to have the second hip replaced this October. He explained the procedure thoroughly and I felt I knew what to expect. His PA and team provide excellent care and are also very well informed.”
– Rhoda R.
“I had and excellent experience with not only Dr. Hernandez but also with is wonderful staff. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone and have done so many times.”
– Nancy N.
“When needing to have Surgery, the scariest part is choosing the "BEST" provider and facility to perform the Surgery !! Research is easy to find, but the best opinions are from people you know that have had experience with a fantastic provider/surgeon !!!! I was "LUCKY" to be able to put out the word on the (Internet) that I needed a Knee Replacement does anyone know of a Good Provider/Surgeon? Well 2 of my Friends had just had Knee Surgery, with Doctor Jamie D.Hernandez and Recommended him and the "Southern California Orthopedic Institute" or (S.C.O.I.) with a 100% & 5 ***** Rating !! Even the staff and Nurses are friendly and very helpful all with a smile !! Well I"m so glad I went with them. My experience has been amazing to say the least. I totally recommend S.C.O.I and Dr.Jamie Hernandez, and as a matter of fact I'm having my second knee replacement done in a few months with same place and Doctor. Wouldn't go anywhere else !! Highly Recommended in my opinion !!!!!”
– Carla L.
“Dr Hernandez is a solid, no nonsense, to the point surgeon. Highly competent and friendly. I highly recommend Dr Hernandez to anyone with similar issues.”
– Antonio D.
“I had total left hip replacement in May performed by Dr. Hernandez at Northridge Hospital. I chose Dr. Hernandez because of his extensive experience with anterior hip replacement surgery and because of the extremely good reviews he had on line. I wanted anterior surgery because the recovery time is suppose to be faster and technique involves going between the muscles vs. cutting into them. The surgery was a complete success and I could not possibly be happier! Four years of hip pain is now gone and I can hike, golf and bike completely pain free. I was walking a 1/4 mile/day with crutches 2 days after the surgery, and was walking a mile per day without any assistance the week after the surgery. It's now been 7 weeks and I have absolutely no pain what-so-ever and am golfing regularly. Dr. Hernandez, his staff, and the staff at Northridge Hospital are excellent and were very attentive. They have the process down to a science, which really helps reduce the stress that comes with having major surgery. Thank you to Dr. Hernandez and his entire support staff, it has truly restored my life quality!”
– Brian C.