About the Practice

Nathanael Heckmann, MD, is a leading orthopedic surgeon with offices in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles and in Glendale, California. He is also an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Southern California’s (USC) Keck School of Medicine.

Dr. Heckmann received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry and philosophy at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and his medical degree at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). He completed an internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at USC, and a fellowship in adult reconstruction at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to performing surgery, Dr. Heckmann actively conducts research and has published over 70 scholarly reviews, research papers, and book chapters. 

Dr. Heckmann takes a holistic approach to patient care, working to treat the whole person, rather than merely focusing on a specific area of pain. At all times, he aims to find the solution that offers the least pain and the swiftest recovery. All patients receive a comprehensive care program tailored to their specific needs, and he works closely with them to monitor and assess their healing process each step of the way. 

Dr. Heckmann offers a wide range of treatment options, from nonsurgical and minimally invasive techniques, to more extensive surgical procedures when necessary. Using state-of-the-art surgical technologies, Dr. Heckmann's services are at the forefront of orthopedic advances. They include Mako™ robotic joint replacement and Intellijoint Surgical® computer-guided navigation for certain knee and hip replacement surgeries.  

Patients who partner with Nathanael Heckmann, MD, benefit from leading orthopedic care when they need it most. Call the practice or book an appointment online today.


Keck Medicine Provider

Keck Medicine Faculty


Dr. Heckmann proudly practices at the USC Keck School of Medicine!


Insurance Plans Accepted!

Dr. Heckmann and his team are happy to accept insurance plans. If you have any questions about your coverage, contact the office directly.

Anthem BCBS
First Health
GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
TriWest Healthcare Alliance

Words from our patients

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    Dr. Heckmann is a knowledgeable and compassionate surgeon. I can not recommend a better surgeon. He is extremely hard working and dedicated to his patients.

    Brad J.
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