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Dr. Thomas Montell, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Torrance, CA

About Dr. Thomas Montell

Thomas J. Montell, M.D. has spent twenty-four years specializing in Orthopedic Surgery in the South Bay Southern California area. Dr. Montell attended the University of Notre Dame as a Notre Dame Scholar, majoring in pre-professional studies. He graduated from Notre Dame in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science degree, Summa Cum Laude (With Highest Honors). He also was a member of Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Montell obtained his medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York. He graduated from there in 1980, and he was the class valedictorian. He completed his internship at the Boston University School of Medicine Affiliate Hospitals, 1980 - 1981. Dr. Montell completed his orthopedic surgery residency at New York Medical College in New York City and in Valhalla, New York, 1981 -1986.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - State University of New York, Upstate Medical University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Boston University (Internship)
  • New York Medical College, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • University of Notre Dame (Bachelor's)

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Awards and publications

  • Qualified Medical Examiner in Orthopedic Surgery by the State of California

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1548322217

Overall rating
4.9
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My visit with Dr. Montell was excellent. He is a compassionate, caring and professional doctor who I will not hesitate torecommended to my family and friends. Thank you Dr. Montell for your time.
My visit with Dr. Montell was excellent. He is a compassionate, caring and professional doctor who I will not hesitate to recommended to my family and friends. Thank you Dr. Montellfor your time.
John B. · August 19, 2019
He is very professional and answers all your concerns. He does not prescribe-over medication . Examines you carefully.
He is very professional and answers all your concerns. He does not prescribe-over medication . Examines you carefully.
Surinder S. · July 11, 2019

Dr. Thomas Montell's office location

Thomas Montell, MD

3475 Torrance Blvd, Suite F

Torrance, CA 90503

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My visit with Dr. Montell was excellent. He is a compassionate, caring and professional doctor who I will not hesitate to recommended to my family and friends. Thank you Dr. Montell for your time.

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He is very professional and answers all your concerns. He does not prescribe-over medication . Examines you carefully.

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Dr. Montell is excellent. He always listens carefully to you, explains everything so you can understand and tries to help you get better in every way.

Less than 6 months ago
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Dr Montell is a role model for "The Ideal MD". He is professional, compassionate and knowledgeable.. He explains things in an understandable manner so you can make a decision about your current and future care and you never feel rushed. Only wish there were more MD'S like him! Highly recommended!

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He is a great Doctor and he is also very knowledgeable in his field. His staff is extra friendly and his office is very clean. Please look no further and book your appointment with this doctor!!!!

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He is one of the most approachable doctor. Very patient and knowledgeable

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Professional as always.

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We appreciate the Dr’s communication and clearly depicting this issue that my mom is experiencing. Excellent visit! Great staff as well

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Dr Montell is an amazing compassionate dr. Thank you

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One of the best physicians I have been to. Highly recommend.

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Dr. Montell is the consummate professional: Knowledgeable, thorough, personable, always listening carefully, and truly caring.

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Dr Montell is excellent. He is truly a wonderful physician. He is knowledgeable, takes the time to listen to you, and explains any questions you have, and most importantly, he truly cares and finds all the ways so you will feel better.

More than 1 year ago
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Exceptional! Visit was the way you wish all MD office visits could be. Appt was on time. Dr Montell's bedside manner was excellent. He actually sat & LISTENED to you describe your concerns. Very professional & knowledgeable. My concerns were met. Highly recommended & will be returning for future ortho problems Sandy P

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1. It was easy to get it scheduled with ZocDoc 2. Excellent practitioner, very informative and energetic and listens to you in detail 3. Clean environment and professional assistance 4. In house x-ray lab for getting to the precise medication saving time and travel 5. Highly recommend this place and Dr. Montell !

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Easy to obtain an appointment. Doctor is very attentive however if your Insurance denies a procedure he does not not follow up. Office staff has no urgency on following up with matter! So if you are seeking and expecting urgency with your plan of treatment this is not the doctor to go to.

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Dr. Montell was extremely friendly and got right into helping me get rid of this cyst on my wrist. He was careful, gentle, and mindful of my fear of needles. I would definitely come back here and recommend him!

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Dr. Montell is an exceptional doctor. He is knowledgeable, always takes the time to listen attentively, explain everything clearly and answer all questions.

More than 1 year ago
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Great doctor

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Dr.Montell was extremely informative and took time in explaining me the medication without a rush. I admired the energy and enthusiasm which made me glad for opting him for the ailment. A highly experienced professional, will definitely recomment him

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I was shocked out how friendly the staff was! Dr. Montell was very nice and very helpful as well. I'll definitely be coming back.

More than 1 year ago
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Always a great visit with Dr. Montell.

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Pleased as always with Dr Montell and Support (Rosa & John) Thanks Rick B

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Dr. Montell is one of the best doctors around. Had my first surgery with him and my appointments before and after have been informative. Excellent beside manner - kind and thoughtful and gives you all the information you need to feel comfortable.

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Great appointment with Dr. Montell. His front staff is great. I haven't had to wait longer than 5 minutes to see the doctor. He is thorough and kind. Appreciate doctors like him! Would recommend to family and friends.

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Quick and painless as always.

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A little delay. Not the normal.

More than 1 year ago
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The doctor and his staff are great.

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Prompt and effiecient.

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Follow up visit was quicker than initial. No wait time. Used ZOCDOC to check in on line prior. Just told office tech my name and sat down for 2 minutes tops. Still has the feel of a small Physician type practice. Thanks

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He was very prompt and efficient and wanted to help me.

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Both Dr Montell and staff were outstanding. I really felt like they listened and understood my situation. Very knowledgable, trustworthy and friendly. I'm glad I made the appointment. Thanks

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I love this doctor he's very good he explain everything and he make you very comfortable

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After looking at the X -Rays, he knew where the problem was. Very professional.

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He as very good Doctor, I really like the office. He polite and listen.

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Best doctor ever So friendly and he explain everything

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Excellent Doctor! Very thorough and explains everything. Highly recommend!

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Warm, friendly, professional, gives full explanations and answers all your questions with a smile! This was my second visit in two years and I highly recommend Dr. Montell. The x-ray tech/assistant was great to deal with also.

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Excellent. Visit was for a second opinion on a reverse shoylder replacement. Dr. Montell answered all questions and provided a clear explanation of the process.

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Dr. Montell really sets the bar for quality patient care. I have been to his office two times, and on both visits, I was seen right away and was out the door within 30-35 minutes of my appointment time. Dr. Montell is extremely knowledgeable and efficient yet maintains a compassionate, down-to-earth demeanor. His office staff is stellar as well. I really wish my other doctors' visits were this good!

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Excellent.

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Very nice and professional. Wait time was great. Needed x-rays and they quickly handled those in the office. I would be glad to go back.

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I have very good experience the doctor he is very professional thanks Dr. Montell

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I had an appt on Tuesday, but Dr Montell came in for me on Monday per my request. Very accommodating and no waiting

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I went searching on ZocDoc last Friday morning because I was still feeling pain due to Haglund's Deformity. Saw an opening later that day and off I went to see Dr. Montell. Got to the office, waited maybe 5 minutes and saw him immediately. Dr. Montell, was great. Took x-rays and showed me right away what the problem was. The great thing about Dr. Montell is that there's no upselling. He told me surgery should only be done as a last result. Dr. Montell gave me some Anti-inflammatory medication that is starting to work. Dr. Montell was able to answer all my questions I had about my problem. I highly recommend his services.

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Dr Montell was very pleasant, caring and quick to address my concerns. I feel very confident in his diagnosis and treatment options. His office staff/attendant also very nice and professional.

More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Montell was very polite, punctual and professional, he's the best orthopedic doctor I've ever visited!

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Dr was very personable and knowledgeable. Only took 5 minutes for examination and than get a MRI done on knee. Would have excepted a longer consultation. His Front office help NEED CUSTOMER SERVICE TRAINING!!!!! They are damned lucky I was in a good mood that day!!!

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Dr. Montell is the best orthopedic doctor I know. I have been playing ice hockey and riding motorcycles for 25+ years, and I have seen several doctors over the years. Dr. Montell is very knowledgeable, he is a great communicator and he is patient and compassionate. Generally, I don't like doctors much, but Dr. Montell is the exception....he's exceptional. His office staff is always professional and they are very good about keeping appointment times. Highly recommended.

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Dr Montell is very courteous and friendly I like a doctor that makes me feel comfortable and welcome. I will highly recommend him

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What a great Doctor, I can't say enough about him. Not just a cattle call place, he took his time with me, answered all my questions. Coming back for sure. FYI do your paper work before going in on Zoc Doc. Everything was ready and waiting before I arrived

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