Dr. David Lee Skaggs MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. David Skaggs is an orthopedic surgeon in Los Angeles, California. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and has been in practice for 19 years. Dr. Skaggs accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 74 doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and one of 12 at Children's Hospital Los Angeles who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Surgeon: General Orthopedic Surgery

Clinical Interests: Spine, Fracture, Spine problems in children, fractures

Hospital Affiliation

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Ranked #9 in Orthopedics

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Education & Medical Training

New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Campus
Residency, General Surgery, 1989 - 1990

New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Campus
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1990 - 1994

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Class of 1989

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 16 years in Orthopaedic Surgery

CA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

Pediatrics in the Islands...Clinical Pearls 2013
2013 6 29

Pediatric Spinal Deformity: On the Cutting Edge IV
2013 4 12

Mechanisms and risk factors of brachial plexus injury in the treatment of early-onset scoliosis with distraction-based growing implants.
Joiner, E. R.,Andras, L. M.,Skaggs, D. L.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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