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.
“Dr. Hernandez is an excellent surgeon. Top notch. Totally successful hip replacements by him.”
– Nancy B.
“Finding Dr. Jaime Hernandez was like hitting a home run. My pre-op meeting with him satisfied all of my concerns, the surgery went very well, and his post-op HealtLoop communications has provided excellent follow-up Of course, I expected that SCOI would provide an outstanding surgeon for my total knee replacement, because getting shoulder replacements with Dr. Carlo Guanche had been a five star experience. The knee surgery was done at Northridge Hospital, and the care their was excellent.”
– Paul B.
“Dr. Hernandez was very kind, good sense of humor, and made me feel like he had plenty of time for my questions.”
– Leslie S.
“Confidence in Dr. Hernandez opinion was paramount. I wanted a surgeon who would look at my X-rays and say, "I've seen that a 1000 times. Here's what I recommend." He did just that.”
– Lawrence D.
“This was a post-surgical hip replacement appointment. Dr. Hernandez wants to spend enough time with all his patients including me. I can't say enough good things about him. Not only is he knowledgable and extremely competent, he also listens and does not rush me.”
– Mindy F.
“Dr. Hernandez analyzed x-rays of my knee and came right to the point. The bone-on-bone meant my "knee is shot." He outlined a partial knee replacement and a complete knee replacement situation, saying that I was a perfect candidate for the partial. However, I pointed out that my lifestyle is still pretty good, with little pain, and only some discomfort. I golf 2-3 times a week and really want to keep going as long as I can. Therefore, surgery after my European trip in the fall is a distinct possibility. In the meantime, he recommended wearing a knee brace when I golf. Also, he signed my up for physical therapy for six weeks. Strengthening the muscles in the leg, hip and buttocks prior to surgery will enable me to have a better outcome. It has also made many of my aches and pains go away. The SCOI PT department has a terrific team for me, with Dom, Matt and Ignacio encouraging and guiding me along. I can now walk down steps without favoring my knee. So far, this has been a good experience for me and I have confidence in Dr. Hernandez's diagnostic and surgical capabilities.”
– Gale J.
“Dr Hernandez was wonderful. Caring, kind, intelligent, and he listened to all of my concerns. I felt confident going into surgery with him. I'm so glad Dr Kharrazi suggested him to me :)”
– Jill G.
“Dr. Hernandez is the very best. He and his team kept me informed and involved the entire way. They allowed me to manage my pain and keep it completely controlled. He, or a member of his team were available by email to answer questions. My new hip is working better than I can ever remember it.”
– Merrilee G.
“excellent communications, exceptional patient care and unbelievably positive outcomes”
– Mike T.
“Dr. Hernandez was terrific....put me at ease.....and was very matter of factly about what he was going to do. I felt very comfortable with Dr. Hernandez and was very happy on how the pre-surgery and post-surgery went. I am pain free and very happy.”
– James W.
“I underwent a total right hip arthroplasty nearly 5 years ago and just had my left hip done last month. I had an excellent result last time and I don't think this time will be any different. Expect to be back on the courts playing tennis by April. Thank you, Dr. Hernandez and your wonderful staff! Had great care at Northridge Hospital as well!”
– Patricia G.
“I've had issues with my left hip for more than 4 years... and was used to pain that felt like a bad toothache and walking with a decided limp. Two friends of mine raved about their doctor, Jaime Hernandez, so I decided to have a meeting with him. He was so friendly and considerate and interested in what I had to say. I told him I thought it was just stiff muscles and that massage seemed to help and that I was probably there for nothing! He suggested x-rays to see what was going on. It turned out I had no cartilage in my hip at all, just bone on bone. He also found I had fractures in the femur, bone spurs and a torn labrum. Then he smiled and said, "So is there a question about total hip replacement?" We scheduled the operation for 2 weeks in advance. Those 2 weeks were taken up with, more x-rays, blood tests, examinations, getting the okay from my regular MD, getting the hospital admitting paper-work done (ahead of time...which I advise everyone to do) and more hospital blood-work. The operation went incredibly well.... I was up and walking the next morning AND walking up and down stairs...PAIN FREE!!! What?!! The only problem I had was with the anesthetic....terribly ill the whole day of the operation. The Northridge Hospital was fantastic. Their nurses and therapists were so encouraging and helpful. Even the food was good! After I got home the hospital continued a great follow-up with their nurse looking in on me and phoning to see how I was... and I had physical therapy twice a week. Now I am going to SCOI out-patient therapy twice a week and I feel as if I have a new lease on life!!! No pain for the first time in nearly a half decade. YIPEE!! Thanks to my Rock-Star Doc Hernandez!! If you need a new hip or knee, Dr. Hernandez is your man. P.S. My G.P. is going to have knee surgery with him soon because of my great result.”
– Belinda M.
“I see Me Phan He is wonderful!”
– Adrienne E.
“Had my second hip replacement done by Dr. Hernandez middle of February. It is now March 7th and I am walking, almost normally, without a cane, using my elliptical 15 minutes a day, all the swelling is gone, the scar is healing nicely and I have virtually no pain....doesn't get much better. I have a medical phobia so the staff did everything possible to make me feel comfortable and I went through the entire process without much anxiety.”
– Steven L.
“Dr. Hernandez is direct, competent, honest, and highly communicative, though some may not appreciate his frank and matter-of-fact style as I did and relate to, he's worthy of trust and respect. After nearly seven years of a continued and declining condition, Dr. Hernandez provided a plan to address my arthritic hip and put it into the context of my foreseeable future and quality of life. Dr. Hernandez always made time for me despite how busy he is. Six months later and I'm greatly improved. Not completely back to pre-arthritic condition - but truly, greatly improved. And pain free and mobile. While I hope that I don't require further care for this or other things, at least I have an amazing resource to leverage.”
– Ted A.
“I had a full knee replacement done by Dr. Hernandez. After surgery and waking up in recovery, I had no more pain in my left knee. What a fantastic feeling. Dr. Hernandez is a great surgeon who explains everything that will be going on in the operating room from beginning to end. I definitely would recommend this SCOI group of doctors to my family and friends.”
– Romualdas J.
“I had introduced initially to SCOI 8 years ago when I needed a hip arthroscopy, and my surgeon said that the only surgeon he would allow to do a hip arthroscopy on him was Dr. Guanche. My experience then was so positive that I returned later to have him do my shoulder replacement. I now live in Central California 3 1/2 hours away from SCOI, but it has been worth every mile to come to an orthopedic center where I know I can trust the surgeons and staff. Yesterday Dr. Hernandez did a total knee replacement at SCOI. To do this surgery as an outpatient was terrific! I did not want to stay in a hospital overnight and was very grateful to have both an excellent surgeon and the opportunity to have my surgery at COSI. I love Dr. Hernandez’s humor and felt very safe with him. Again, every mile an hour spent in the car to find the best orthopedic care is worth it. Thank you SCOI and COSI for taking such good care of me!”
– Elaine F.
“My entire experience has been extremely positive. My surgeon Dr. Hernandez was honest from the beginning with every detail. I felt Mr. Phen also had been a fantastic support. Thank you!”
– Kathi W.
“Dr. Hernandez doesn't mince words when he explains what is going on with your issue. He also tells what and why he will be doing so everything is understood.”
– Romualdas J.
“I had a hip replacement in June, and it went well. Dr. Hernandez was terrific, and I am coming back January 31st for a right knee replacement. The entire SCOI team was incredible, and I have referred them to friends and family.”
– Kathleen B.
“Total Knee Replacement surgery. It’s less than six weeks since surgery, and the results and functionality are superb. Exceeded my expectations!”
– Barbara B.
“Very good and professional.”
– Kathryn S.
“Charming people and extremely timely.”
– Neil A.
“Excellent results with the new partial knee a result of a top-notch surgeon and a staff at SCOI surgery center who are the best in the west.”
– John C.
“One word awesome!”
– Stephan K.
“I like Dr. Hernandez he is kind caring interested in patients he's a great surgeon. I trust him.”
– Barbara B.
“Dr. Hernandez was thorough and showed empathy for my situation. He explained the procedure including what to expect before and after. Any questions I had answered. Very professional.”
– Denise W.
“I liked the daily emails asking about my recovery and if I had any questions.”
– Dar H.
“I have had two knee partial knee replacements done be Dr. Hernandez in the last four months. His staff has been great, especially Maria, the surgery coordinator! I was well informed on all procedures and what to expect along the way. I would highly recommend SCOI and Dr. Hernandez!!”
– Janice E.
“Dr. Hernandez and his staff are always very attentive and helpful. I truly appreciate Dr. Hernandez with all his expertise. He is the best!”
– Ofelia F.
“Dr. Hernandez and his staff coordinated the hospitalization and home recovery care very well. The first two months were difficult, but I was able to rely on the visiting nurses, physical therapist and medical supply personnel to help me. Now after six months, I am exercising without any knee pain. I highly recommend Dr. Hernandez for anyone needing similar care for their knees.”
– Shirley B.
“Everything was fantastic. From the beginning to leave, everyone was great and very caring. I did not have one bad experience with anyone. I was very comfortable the whole time there. I am now feeling great and walking good, looking forward to having normal activities again. Thank you to all the staff involved in my surgery and recovery.”
– Mario R.
“Dr. Hernandez was knowledgeable about the operation and how the knee would ultimately feel.”
– Tracey V.
“Dr. Hernandez was my surgeon for a hip replacement. He explains everything thoroughly, answers all my questions, and describes the procedure you will be needing. I would choose him over any physician in the same field; he's just that good.”
– Lorie L.
“Dr. Hernandez is a fantastic surgeon and did my partial knee replacement. I am almost 45 and quite young for this type of surgery, but my quality of life was inferior and limping was no longer an option for me. Dr. Hernandez did a fantastic job on my knee, and I am healing very nicely. He glued my scar instead of the staples, which I am incredibly thankful for! I have recommended Dr. Hernandez to several of my friends already and will continue to see him for any other knee issues in the future. Thank you.”
– Magdalena D.
“Professional, patient-focused, courteous, timely.”
– William R.
“I had a total knee replacement. Pre-surgery took some time because of workers compensation but, Dr. Hernandez sent me to see Dr. Gazmarian for pain management while we went through the process of eliminating procedures and I feel great.”
– Cheryl W.
“Outstanding very professional.”
– Randall D.
“Right knee replaced in January left knee replaced September. Highly recommend Dr. Hernandez and his assistant.”
– John P.
“Very professional. Dr. Hernandez has performed total knee replacements on both knees. So far, so good!”
– Armen G.
“I appreciated his direct, straight talk attitude and his confidence in what he does. Followups have been smooth and again straightforward talk. I like that he wants his patients to return to their healthy life asap and for me, that is an active lifestyle.”
– Steve M.
“Dr. Hernandez performed a knee replacement surgery for me and everything before, during and after the surgery was handled with expertise and compassion also. Dr. Hernandez monitored me daily for weeks and the recovery treatment plan he put together for me was excellent. Within 6 weeks time, the pain had lessened significantly and the physical therapy he ordered helped so much in healing and getting me back to a normal routine. Everyone involved with him, his staff both at the hospital and auxiliary were top notch experts, as he is, at what they do. I am very grateful indeed for his fine work and care.”
– Wanda L.
“Excellent. Amazing surgeon.”
– Phyllis H.
“Dr. Hernandez has been very professional and personable. A no-nonsense doctor who gets to the point and gets the job done. I have enjoyed every meeting with him.”
– Antonio D.
“Dr. Hernandez performs a thorough examination and always listens to questions and concerns. He performed my first knee replacement and I am now back for the second. Excellent results.”
– William S.
“He is the best orthopedic surgeon that I have had the pleasure to meet and discuss my surgery. He doesn't mince words and explains the procedure from beginning to end. Dr. Hernandez also is very concerned about the patient.”
– Romie J.
“SCOI provided me with an excellent team of medical professionals. All aspects of the procedure were fully explained before, during and after the operation. The follow-up process has given me every opportunity to ask questions and receive detailed answers. I highly recommend Dr. Hernandez and his team.”
– Robert B.
“Dr. Hernandez is an amazingly talented, personable, and insightful doctor. He is consistently thoughtful in the time that he spends, from a patient's perspective, not rushing, always focused, and refreshingly flexible in approaching a personalized program for care. His associates, in particular, Mr. Phu Phan, are exemplary and highly attentive as well. I have nothing but the highest regard for Dr. Hernandez and his staff and consider myself lucky to have found him as my doctor.”
– Ted A.
“A+, from the first appointment, through the pre op, the operation and the post op. Always treated with great respect and kindness. I am uncomfortable in medical situations and Dr. Hernandez and his staff always made me feel comfortable with their humor and easy going natures. The hip joint replacement operation was a complete success and I am now preparing for my other hip joint replacement. Much more relaxed about the second surgery since the first one went so well so my trust level is at a 10.”
– Steve L.
“Dr Hernandez and his amazing crew of professionals took me from having very little quality of life to having an amazing quality of life. Bum hips to new hips. I cannot thank all of you enough.”
– Mathea Z.