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Sohail Shayfer, M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgeon located in Encino, CA

    1. "Dr. Shayfer is beyond excellent at what he does."

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    1. "He is the best doctor!"

    2. Azita K. Google

    1. "Very knowledgeable, professional, and thorough doctor and staff."

    2. Brian P. Google

    1. "Dr. Shayfer has a magic touch."

    2. Alfie S. Google

    1. "I am very happy with Dr. Shayfer & his office."

    2. Annette C. Yelp

    1. "I would like to recommend Dr. Shayfer to anyone that has hand problems."

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    1. "Dr. Shayfer loves his job and just wants to help as many people as he can."

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Sohail Shayfer, MD, of Sohail Shayfer, MD Inc. in Encino, California, completed his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of California, Irvine. He went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine degree with honors from the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

After medical school, Dr. Shayfer went through his internship and orthopedic residency training through a Tufts University-affiliated hospitals in Boston. He completed two additional fellowships at USC; one in hand surgery through the Joseph H. Boyes program, followed by a fellowship in sports medicine with an emphasis on disorder of shoulder and elbow.  

To ensure that his patients receive the latest treatments and care techniques, Dr. Shayfer underwent stringent board testing. He’s currently board certified through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He’s also a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Patients of Dr. Shayfer praise his compassionate bedside manner and ability to provide the utmost kindness during each visit. Dr. Shayfer is known for offering comprehensive solutions, caring for patients from the early diagnostic stages, all the way through post-treatment or postoperative periods.

Since Dr. Shayfer is affiliated with the Providence Tarzana Medical Center and the Specialty Surgical Center, and the Avanguard Surgical Center, patients have options for getting the care they need. Dr. Shayfer welcomes new and existing patients to the practice.

Why Choose Dr. Sohail Shayfer, MD?

Experienced Surgeon

Compassionate and personalized care

Conservative approach
Surgery is the last resort

In-house digital X-ray, ultrasound, and occupational therapy

My Philosophy

At a time when medicine is increasingly managed by corporations and institutions, I have chosen to practice medicine the way I was trained, with the understanding that compassion, expertise, and quality are the cornerstones of healthcare. My mentor in residency, Michael Goldberg called himself an orthopaedist and not an orthopaedic surgeon. That title still resonates with me as I think of myself as an expert in anatomy, physiology, and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Surgery is only one of the tools I use to treat patients. Indeed more than 90% of my patients are treated without surgery. 

I understand that the people who seek treatment are in pain and are looking for guidance. Rather than utilize physician extenders such as physician assistants or nurse practitioners I personally examine each patient and put a great emphasis on correct diagnosis and insist on the right tests. In most circumstances, we will offer appointments for emergencies within 72 hours. I review every x-ray and MRI, put on each cast, give each injection and put in each stitch in my practice. Surgery is only suggested after all other options have been exhausted. Since medicine is an evolving science and art, it may not have all of the answers. I believe in alternative approaches and keep an open mind. 

Accepted Insurance

Sohail Shayfer, MD Inc. is in network with the insurances on the right. Other insurances including United, HealthNet, and Aetna are accepted but out of network. Please call the office for insurance related questions.

Blue Cross
Blue Shield

Words from our patients

  • "Dr. Shayfer is an amazing surgeon who does the impossible with his superior knowledge and precision. You can trust him to heal you."

    Shelly P.
  • "Dr. Shayfer is the most knowledgeable, helpful, and kind doctor out there. His staff is fantastic as well. I highly recommend him to all."

    Lorye W.
  • "This guy knows what he is doing and his work is beyond reproach. If you need an ortho doc, Shayfer is a great choice."

    Ken F.
  • "Have seen Dr. Shayfer for few years for my shoulder issues. He is very knowledgeable and goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and take care of you."

    Mike S.
  • "Dr. Shayfer is the best. He knows what he is talking about and thanks to him my knuckle feels better than ever."

    Matt M.
  • "Dr. Shayfer is knowledgeable and his team is the best. After surgery I didn't even have to take any pain killer."

    Fereshteh M.
  • "Dr. Shayfer is a kind, no nonsense orthopedist. I have seen him for years, and he is very patient and willing to take the time to figure out the best solution for you."

    Lorraine D.


Sohail Shayfer, MD Inc.
16055 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 444
Encino, CA 91436
Phone: 818-275-9653
Fax: 818-981-3588

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