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Eric S. Millstein, MD, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, is a leading expert in advanced arthroscopic techniques for knee and shoulder surgery. He has vast experience treating sports injuries, including arthroscopic surgery and reconstruction of the knee and shoulder, as well as joint replacement surgery for arthritis of the shoulder and knee.
Dr. Millstein regularly uses his surgical skills to repair or reconstruct injured bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons. However, he believes in effective communication with his patients to allow for a full discussion of all treatment options before proceeding with surgery. In all cases, his ultimate goals are minimizing pain, maximizing function, and restoring lifestyle.
Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Dr. Millstein attended the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) in Philadelphia for his premedical curriculum and graduated magna cum laude in mathematics. While living a very active lifestyle that included basketball, football, softball, skiing, and other sports at UPenn, Dr. Millstein discovered he could incorporate his love of sports into his career. He then attended medical school at UPenn, where he received the George Marshall Award for Excellence and graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha honors.
After medical school, Dr. Millstein completed his general surgery internship and orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Chicago. He went on to the Southern California Orthopedic Institute for an orthopedic fellowship in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy. This advanced training included arthroscopic and minimally-invasive surgery of the shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle. After completing his fellowship training, Dr. Millstein began his private practice in Century City, California.
Dr. Millstein is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He’s also board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
According to Dr. Millstein, the most important aspect of medical and surgical care is an effective dialogue with his patients. These engaging discussions are vital to making an accurate diagnosis and formulating a personalized treatment plan. Regardless of your injury, Dr. Millstein helps you get back to performing the activities you love as quickly as possible.