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Purab C. Viswanath, M.D.

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Viswanath enjoys being able to help patients with their pain and dysfunction through the practice of orthopaedics. When asked about his approach to patient care, he reports he “takes pride in seeing a tangible difference” in the patients he treats through both surgical and conservative measures. After earning his undergraduate degree at Northwestern University, Dr. Viswanath returned to his home state of Ohio to earn his medical degree at Ohio State University. From there, he completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at UPMC Hamot Medical Center, under the tutelage of Dr. John Lubahn. Following this, Dr. Viswanath completed a hand/upper extremity fellowship with the Florida Orthopaedic Institute, training under the renowned surgeon Dr. Alfred Hess.
Field of Study
Ohio State University College Of Medicine, Columbus, OH
Medical School
UPMC Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA
UPMC Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA
Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Fellowship Program, Florida
Hand & Upper Extremity
Personal Interests
When away from work, Dr. Viswanath is a fervent drummer and snowboarder. He also enjoys hiking with his wife in beautiful Southern California.
Health Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS/EPO
  • Aetna Preferred Provider Organization
  • Anthem Blue Cross California Care HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered CA HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Preferred Provider Organization
  • Anthem Blue Cross Senior Plan HMO
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Shield of CA 65 Plus Senior Plan HMO
  • Blue Shield of CA Access + HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield of CA Covered CA HMO
  • Blue Shield of CA Covered CA PPO/EPO
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO Plus POS
  • Blue Shield of CA POS/EPO
  • Blue Shield of CA Preferred Provider Organization
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS/EPO
  • Cigna Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
  • First Health Network PPO/EPO
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) HMO
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) PPO/POS
  • Health Net Covered CA HMO
  • Health Net Covered CA PPO
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Health Net Seniority Plus HMO
  • Health Net Silver Network HMO
  • LA Care Covered CA HMO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • Secure Horizons POS
  • TriCare/TriWest PPO
  • TriCare HMO
  • United Healthcare EPO
  • United Healthcare HMO
  • United Healthcare POS
  • United Healthcare PPO
  • Workers Compensation
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthodontics, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Arthritis
  • Arthroplasty Shoulder
  • Fracture Of Forearm
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Hand
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
Center for Orthopaedic Specialists
7301 Medical Center Drive Suite 400
West Hills, CA 91307
(818) 264-3433