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.

Medical School
  • UCLA Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
  • Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
  • Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
  • Rancho Los Amigos National Rehab. Center Downey, CA
  • English


Coastal Ortho
23456 Hawthorne Boulevard
Suite 300, Building 5
Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 316-6190
(310) 540-7362


  • Orthopedic Surgery (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Spine Surgery
  • Child Scoliosis
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Hip Fractures
  • Knee Replacement
  • Revision Joint Arthroscopy (Replacement)
  • Kyphoplasty


Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Affiliated Health Funds PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Beech Street Corporation
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • CorVel Health PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC PPO/EPO
  • First Health Network PPO/EPO
  • Galaxy PPO
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) PPO, POS
  • Health Management Network PPO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • ILWU Blue Shield PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
  • Medicare
  • Motion Picture Health/Writers Guild
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • Private Healthcare System PPO/POS
  • Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
  • TriCare/TriWest PPO
  • United Healthcare PPO/POS/EPO
  • USA Managed Care Organization