Deborah A. Castañeda MD
Southern California Orthopedic Institute
3605 Alamo Street
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Southern California Orthopedic Institute
375 Rolling Oaks Dr.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Castañeda.
“I feel very confident in the abilities of Dr. Castaneda.”
– Marianela R.
“Dr. Castañeda was knowledgeable, and professional but also relaxed enough that my 17 year old daughter with the sprained ankle was completely comfortable speaking with her. Both of us loved Dr. Castañeda!”
– Sierra W.
“Dr. Castañeda is incredible. She a) diagnosed the problem, b) validated my feelings, and c) created a plan of action the first appointment I saw her. She was very comforting the day of surgery and I had no qualms about her operating. Follow ups with her are quick and easy. I would see her again for any orthopedic problem or accident!”
– Kaylee W.
“My experience was excellent.”
– Tony D.
“I was very happy with office staff and my doctor.”
– Wanda W.
“My doctor was great, I felt ready for surgery, and the follow up has been so important it makes me feel like she know how I'm doing every day and gives me a chance to ask questions or make comments. My husband had 2 surgeries with SCOI and we both have had SUPER recoveries.”
– Geraldine T.
“In a very few years, Dr. Castañeda will be considered the best foot/ankle person in southern California. Before seeing Dr. Castañeda I saw both Dr. Liebeskind Dr. Thordarson about my ankle. All three saw the same x-rays and MRI images. In about 10 seconds, Dr. Castañeda saw what the other two had missed. She fixed my ankle where the other two had not. Just as Dr. Joseph Turk is the only knee surgeon I would go to for knee problems, Dr. Castañeda is the only foot/ankle person I would ever go to again. In my book, she is nothing short of a brilliant physician and a credit to SCOI. As a doctor, she is at least a 10 out of 10. She is rarely off schedule, and when she is, it is not by much and is accompanied by an apology for running late. She makes you feel like you are the only patient she is seeing that day so there is no rush. And on top of all that, she has a wonderful sense of humor. Who could ask for more?”
– Michael L.
“Dr. Castañeda went over diagnosis with care and understanding. She has a great personality.”
– Catherine F.
“Dr. Castañeda is extremely knowledgeable and thorough. She's very professional and very easy to talk with.”
– Laura M.
“She was incredibly bright, concise and matter of fact. She was down to earth yet very specific and informative. There were no surprises throughout this journey. If this had been a vacation instead of surgery, we would never look for another destination. We can hardly express our appreciation, respect, and adoration. A complete 5-star experience indeed.”
– Tammy N.
“Dr. Castañeda is always on time and is so kind and knowledgeable. I feel like he is the absolute best orthopedic surgeon around. Anyone would be lucky to have her as their physician.”
– Christine M.
– Lynn W.
“Dr. Castaneda is amazing. Very professional and courteous.”
– Deborah S.
“Dr. Castaneda and her team are simply amazing! After almost a decade long search for the right doctor who could handle my case, I was referred to SCOI. The first surgeon I saw at SCOI recommended me to Dr. Castaneda. It took me about a year, possibly, a little longer before I settled on a surgery date. (The idea of a longer surgery freaked me out, and if you ask Doctor Castaneda, it was a lot of surgery.) After the surgery, she checked on me first thing in the morning. Dr. Castaneda is a very skilled physician!!! Several doctors would not work on me due to my advanced condition. It has been a little over 9 months since the surgery and everything is healing well. Dr. Castaneda and her team are extremely professional. They made the entire pre- and post surgical process easy to navigate. Add in Jessica and Leo from the SCOI Van Nuys Center for Rehab for Physical Therapy once the cast came off and I literally had my own orthopedic dream team. It may have taken forever for me to find the right doctor, but, I am glad it did. I was in really great hands with everyone here. I could not have done this without Dr. Castaneda, Nicole, Jessica and Leo. You all are beyond amazing!”
– Lindsay C.
“She gave me an injection for some nerve pain and suggested specific shoes to help alleviate the pain in the future. It was a great suggestion. I can now stay on my feet all day without spending my entire night feeling like someone is pounding the bottom of my foot with a hammer. Dr. Castaneda listens to your issues and suggests appropriate solutions. She also surgically repaired my left foot previously after I shattered some of the bones across the arch. She did a terrific job.”
– Sandi T.
“Dr. Castenada always seems to run on-time, which is very much appreciated. The doctor and staff are all pleasant and very easy to work with.”
– Lisa M.
“Doctor Castaneda was professional, prepared, and knew exactly what she was doing with my Achilles problem. Although, it was complicated somewhat by a prior surgery on my peroneal tendon, she told me I'd get better with ice. She predicted this correctly, despite the fact I had some pretty serious pain happening. She told me she was concerned a bit about the prior surgery. I still have some residual, related issues and I think she was insightful, beyond radiographs. She's careful, but clinical with physical manipulation, which you get confidence when she knows what she's looking for. I would go back to her in a second. Very competent.”
– Joe C.
“Very professional, right to the point.”
– James H.
“Met with Dr. Castaneda. Her diagnosis was to fuse my right arthritic ankle. I asked her assistant to contact my insurance to ascertain how much the surgery would cost. I never heard back from her or anyone from the practice. I expect to have the follow-up that was promised reason for the 3 of 5 rating. Otherwise overall all were courteous and professional during my visit.”
– Tom M.
“Great experience and treatment, and knowledgable doctor. I was immediately diagnose and propose treatment for an issue that had existed for years!”
– Aaron P.
“Finally! She accurately diagnosed my 2 devastated ankles, presented the facts re what could or couldn't be performed and the outcome....allowing me to make informed decisions. I trust her completely! She did this professionly with expertise & a kind heart! Not easy to hear not much can be done right now. She helps me to have faith & keep going because possibilities are on the horizon. Great sense of humor too! We laugh thru all the appointments instead of crying!”
– Sandra W.
“My experience with Dr. Castaneda and her staff is always wonderful. I don't have enough nice things to say about the care I received or how well the staff has treated me.”
– Sabrina W.
“Dr. Castaneda is wonderful! She has wonderful manners, carries herself as a professional without exuding an air of importance or arrogance, and is kind and considerate. Same for her assistant Nicole.”
– Ward S.