Testimonials & Reviews

Nathanael D. Heckmann, MD -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Nathanael D. Heckmann, MD

Adult Reconstruction Orthopedic Surgeon in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Glendale, CA

5/5 Star Rating
12 total reviews

Dr. Nathanael D. Heckmann always appreciates feedback from his valued patients. To date, we’re thrilled to have collected 12 reviews with an average rating of 5 out of 5 stars. Please read what others are saying about Dr. Nathanael Heckmann below, and as always, we would love to collect your feedback.

Paul A.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 08/04/23
I arrived at at Keck Hospital emotionally and physically depleted. I was in severe pain and critically ill. Simply meeting Dr. Heckmann, a man of compassion and optimism, lifted my spirits. I no longer felt that I had but one option which at that time was unacceptable to me. That option was an above knee amputation. No promise of success subsequent to his carefully and completely explained surgical plan was ever offered. Presently I am totally pain free in a uniquely created brace system. Limited to "toe touch" ambulation with a walker I am still receiving daily physical therapy. The PT team pushes but does so with the same Heckmann compassion and optimism. I feel strongly that a very good outcome is around the corner. Why, you ask? That feeling is born in Keck Hospital and made a reality through it's superb limb reconstruction surgeon, Nathaniel Heckmann, M.D.
Ashia F.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 04/07/23
Dr. Heckmann is an amazing surgeon. I had lost all quality of life because I was unable to walk. Dr. Heckmann attended to my case with compassion and ensured I received full comprehensive care. After knee replacement surgery I have regained my ability to participate in the joys of life with my family. He and his surgical team provided me with excellent care. I can’t thank him enough!
Pat.ricia L.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 06/13/22
All very good!
Stephen S.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 04/04/22
Audra G.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 11/29/21
I love the information and layout on the website. I have however tried to make several appointments on your online appointment link and nobody seems to receive them. Other than that it’s fantastic.
Luis C.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 11/29/21
Day of surgery was great, every thing on time.
Barbara B.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 07/20/21
Doctor Heckman is a very compassionate and caring doctor! Basically he gave me my life back! I have was wheel chair bound fir 10 months! He performed an amazing knee replacement! Today I rode my bicycle 25 miles!!! Thank you Doctor Heckman for helping me and giving me my life back!!
Frank N.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 11/28/20
Dr. Heckmann is a compassionate and thorough physician. I am a post-Polio patient with six major surguries on my left knee/leg. I currently have a complex situation with C.R.P.S. and plastic particles in my knee joint. He provides the patient with all vital details pertaining to the specific condition. He gives a list of issues that need resolution prior to surgery. Dr. Heckmann presents all topics clearly where the patient understands easily. I have worked with Orthopaedic Surgeons since the mid 1950s and am able to say whether the Surgeon is capable or not. I would recommend Dr. Heckmann to anyone needing an Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Alexis E.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 11/10/20
Excellent bedside manner, Partners with patient and is well informed.
Robert H.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 08/17/20
My blood tests and Xrays were done in an expedient time and the doctor answered all of my questions. I felt that I was well taken care of.
Harry N.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 08/08/20
Dr. Heckmann goes above and beyond to medically and emotionally help this patient. Dr. Heckmann and his team made me a happy camper. I am confident that I have had the best care at USC because of the team with Dr. Heckmann as the vehicle for success.
Gerardo M.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 06/08/20
After getting 2 hip replacement surgeries by him to me he is the best surgeon in my book changed my way of life he is the nicest and caring doctor I Met all I can say is Thanks Dr Heckmans