Long Beach Lakewood Orthopedic Institute, a trusted institution dedicated to serving the Long Beach, Lakewood, and surrounding communities for over four decades, proudly announces the expansion of its team with the addition of two accomplished orthopedic surgeons. The institute, recognized as a reliable center for musculoskeletal evaluations and treatment, continues to grow, reinforcing its commitment to providing expert care.

Known for its fellowship-trained surgeons who are leaders in their field, Long Beach Lakewood Orthopedic Institute welcomes Dr. Brandon A. Ortega, M.D., a fellowship-trained Orthopedic Spine Surgeon and Dr. Prem N Rakumar, a dual fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon.

Dr. Ortega is dedicated to offering comprehensive and personalized care to patients, aiding them in regaining mobility, reducing pain, and improving overall quality of life.

Dr. Ortega earned his medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. He completed his orthopedic surgical residency at USC, where he excelled as Chief Resident. Specializing in spine surgery, he furthered his expertise through the UC Davis Spine Surgery Fellowship, focusing on traditional, minimally invasive, and image-guided techniques for complex spinal deformities.

His expertise includes motion-preserving surgery, minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, and complex revision/deformity surgery. Dr. Ortega has contributed significantly to the field, with numerous peer-reviewed articles and presentations at national and international conferences.

Dr. Prem N Ramkumar, M.D. MBA, a dual fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, and he joins the institute with specialized expertise in hip and knee conditions, from Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy to Joint Replacement/Adult Reconstruction.

Dr. Ramkumar received his medical education and surgical training at renowned institutions such as Cleveland Clinic, Harvard/Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the #1 ranked orthopedic hospital in the country, Hospital for Special Surgery. His commitment to leveraging emerging technologies is demonstrated by his MBA from Cornell University’s campus at Cornell Tech in New York City.

Dr. Ramkumar’s core value is patient-centric care, treating patients like family, listening to their priorities, and providing transparent information about their conditions and treatment options. His ongoing research focuses on utilizing deep learning, computer vision, and segmentation algorithms to automate detection and quantification of abnormal hip and knee anatomy with preoperative CT scans.

The addition of these distinguished surgeons aligns with Long Beach Lakewood Orthopedic Institute’s mission to provide expert musculoskeletal care and serve as a reliable center for evaluations and treatment. The institute remains committed to guiding patients through the right treatment options for their individual needs.

The team at Long Beach Lakewood Orthopedic Institute takes pride in offering a comprehensive range of orthopedic services, ensuring that their patients receive top-notch care tailored to their individual needs.

From cutting-edge treatments to personalized rehabilitation plans, Long Beach Lakewood Institute guides their patients through every step of their orthopedic journey. Recognized as a reliable center for evaluations, medical and surgical treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, and a place to obtain expert second opinions, Long Beach Lakewood Institute is here to ensure their patients regain their mobility, reduce pain, and improve their overall quality of life.

Brandon Ortega, M.D. – Long Beach Lakewood Orthopedic Institute (lborthoinstitute.com)

Prem N Ramkumar, M.D. – Long Beach Lakewood Orthopedic Institute (lborthoinstitute.com)