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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.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr Montell is an amazing compassionate dr. Thank you
One of the best physicians I have been to. Highly recommend.
Dr. Montell is the consummate professional: Knowledgeable, thorough, personable, always listening carefully, and truly caring.
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.
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
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 !
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.
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!
Dr. Montell is an exceptional doctor. He is knowledgeable, always takes the time to listen attentively, explain everything clearly and answer all questions.
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
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.
Always a great visit with Dr. Montell.
Pleased as always with Dr Montell and Support (Rosa & John) Thanks Rick B
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.
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.
Quick and painless as always.
A little delay. Not the normal.
The doctor and his staff are great.
Prompt and effiecient.
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
He was very prompt and efficient and wanted to help me.
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
I love this doctor he's very good he explain everything and he make you very comfortable
After looking at the X -Rays, he knew where the problem was. Very professional.
He as very good Doctor, I really like the office. He polite and listen.
Best doctor ever So friendly and he explain everything
Excellent Doctor! Very thorough and explains everything. Highly recommend!
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.
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.
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!
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.
I have very good experience the doctor he is very professional thanks Dr. Montell
I had an appt on Tuesday, but Dr Montell came in for me on Monday per my request. Very accommodating and no waiting
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.
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.
Dr. Montell was very polite, punctual and professional, he's the best orthopedic doctor I've ever visited!
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!!!
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.
Dr Montell is very courteous and friendly I like a doctor that makes me feel comfortable and welcome. I will highly recommend him
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
Best doctor I've seen in awhile. Thank you for actually showing concern to your patient.
Definitely will see him again if I need to.
Dr. Montell is very efficient and knowledgeable while still being personable. He also has great staff!
very professional, honest doctor.
Fantastic doctor. Thorough, prompt, timely, and knows his stuff.
Sharp diagnosis , prompt x rays Excellent !
Excellent - answered all my questions and concerns!
Great visit, the doctor explained all about my injury and what is needed to correct it.
Couldn't ask for better service. As good as it gets.
Doctor Montell is a warm, friendly, and unassuming man. Very upbeat, took the time to explain everything in easy to understand terms. Staff was very personable. I was able to fill out all forms online and ahead of my appointment, a great convenience.
Needs digital xray. Other than that great.
Will definitely refer any friend or family member to Dr. Montell in the future.
Great Doctor, would recommend!
Really nice doctor very thorough and listened to my whole story very patiently
Wonderful doctor and incredibly friendly staff. Saw for fractured foot and bursitis.
It was very good doctor talk and explain every thing and answer all the question and stuff are very helpful .... Thank you
Very helpfull, explained all corrective actions easy to understand
Patient, efficient, kind, and listens very well.
Dr. Montell was very friendly and has great bedside manners. Would recommend him to anyone interested
He was patient to listen to my description about the problem and checked thoroughly.