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Orthopedic Institute of Santa Barbara

Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine located in Santa Barbara, CA & Solvang, CA

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Patient Success Stories

Below are a few of the many patients that have had successful recoveries after their total joint replacement surgery. Click on the patient's name or photograph to read their full success story.

Chuck Santry

Bilateral Knee Replacement

David Gillon

Left Knee Replacement

Jerry Shalhoob

Right Knee Replacement

Joel Baker

Bilateral Knee Replacement


Roberta Hewson

Bilateral Hip Replacement


Steve Burnett

Bilateral Knee Replacement



    Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology for Total Knee, Partial Knee, and Total Hip Replacements


    The Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology enables orthopedic surgeon, Dr. William Gallivan, to perform advanced knee and hip replacements with more accurate alignment and placement of implants. The Mako system provides each patient with a personalized surgical experience based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy. Book an appointment with Dr. William Gallivan today to learn more about the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology.

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Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Physician, Dr. William R. Gallivan Jr., provides appointments in Santa Barbara and Solvang.

The Orthopedic Institute of Santa Barbara is a leading provider of high-quality, individualized orthopedic care to patients in the Santa Barbara, California, area. With more than 20 years in practice, the Orthopedic Institute of Santa Barbara continues to provide patients with traditional and innovative solutions to their bone, muscle, and joint-related conditions.

The Orthopedic Institute of Santa Barbara is led by fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeon William Gallivan, MD. The team provides compassionate, professional, and effective treatment for a wide range of sudden and chronic orthopedic concerns, including fractures, arthritis, and tennis elbow.

Successful recovery from orthopedic conditions requires timely, effective treatment. The team takes an advanced approach to patient care, using the latest techniques, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections and Stryker Mako robotic-arm assisted joint replacement surgery, to achieve optimal results while avoiding the need for invasive surgical procedures.

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Words from our patients

  • 5 star

    "Dr. Gallivan in my experience, is a very caring doctor, extremely concerning, and sensitive."

    Nora G.
  • 5 star

    "Excellent Doctor-listens well to concerns. Explains all aspects of surgery and recovery and answers any questions."

    Kris K.
  • 5 star

    "Dr Gallivan and his entire team are incredible. I experienced exceptional compassionate care from the very first time I stepped into his office."

    Pamela E.
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FAX NUMBER: 805-284-0085