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Dr. Loddengaard's fascination with orthopedic medicine came from several influences. He was captivated by science and technology since childhood. His drive to solve three-dimensional challenges combined with the desire to work with his hands and tools was only the beginning of his journey. As his career took shape, he discovered how extremely gratifying it was to improve people's lives through surgery.
Dr. Loddengaard is an accomplished spinal surgeon who focuses on outpatient disc surgery and minimally invasive fusion surgery. These minimally invasive spine surgery techniques give his patients improved outcomes: decreased pain, shorter hospital stays, and quicker recoveries. His joint replacement surgery and arthroscopy patients also benefit from his dedication to using state-of-the-art techniques. 'I do my best for each of my patients, bringing my education and experience to bear to help their problems, whether that involves injections, therapy, referrals, or surgery.'
Dr. Loddengaard came to California in 1970 for a scientific education at Caltech from his native New York. He stayed for medical school at UCLA and residency at Harbor UCLA in the South Bay. He studied and has practiced here ever since, settling in the South Bay in 1990. He is married with three grown children and continues to enjoy his favorite outdoor sports, skiing, cycling, snowmobiling, and hiking.