Harvey Chou
Harvey H. Chou

Harvey H. Chou MD


Orthopedic Surgery
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4.6 / 5 (based on 333 Reviews) View 91 Comments
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Dr. Chou specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, with an emphasis in foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Chou—who calls orthopedics “a specialty where patients tend to recover and are motivated to recover”—became an orthopedic surgeon “to help people improve their quality of life and recover from injuries,” adding “the most important thing for me was to develop relationships with people and help them get well.”  An avid reader and snow skier, Chou grew up in a large, extended family. He says patients might be surprised to learn that he “went to high school with three of my cousins.”

Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Downey Hospital

PIH Health Physicians





Orthopedic Surgery


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University of California Medical Center (Irvine)


West Coast Sports Medicine Foundation

Medical Education

University of California School of Medicine (Irvine)

Board Certifications

Orthopaedic Surgery (General Cert)

Patient Reviews

May 04, 2021
Provider Dr. Chou spoke with a smile, and listened
May 03, 2021
Dr. Chou does a very good job of working with his patients. He knows his field, quickly understands situations and fully discusses options. He dealt with my broken leg and ankle a few years ago, and I didn't hesitate to return when another issue arose.
April 28, 2021
Dortor Harvey Chou is an excellent Doctor. I trust him he is very respectful, professional and polite.
April 26, 2021
The staff was very helpful / informative and responsive.
April 19, 2021
I appreciate the connection and valued the time spent as being well worth my investment of time. I was heard, my expression of concern received fully, and I felt my position meant something (it and/or I wasn't dismissed) and I felt respected in the process. Thank you.
April 15, 2021
I was called into the office with almost no wait time, Dr. Chou is extremely personable and showed true concern for my well being.
March 30, 2021
Dr Chou and his staff were very courteous, caring, and professional.
March 25, 2021
Dr. Chou is AWESOME! He is a patient listener, professional, explains so I can understand, respectful and kind... relieving jitters. He is an example for all doctors. Trust me I have meet many.
March 23, 2021
Dr. Chou is absolutely fabulous. He gives me options for treatment so I feel like I am working with him to address my concerns. He is very conscientious and I appreciate his ability to relate to my situation.
March 22, 2021
Front desk person seemed to have a couple of issues making my return appointment, I asked for a certain day and he kept trying to give me different dates, finally for the date I was asking for.
March 16, 2021
IGood experience, short time waiting & fast accommodation for a knee treatment. Dr. Chou is awesome! Thank you!
March 15, 2021
Very satisfied with this doctor would not think of changing at this point.
March 10, 2021
I feel Dr. Chou is an amazing doctor and surgeon. He has patience, actively listens and cares about what his patient is saying. The prior survey question asked if I would recommend him to a friend - actually, I have recommended him to several people.
March 08, 2021
Dr. Chou answered all my questions, and I was very satisfied with the answers, and I think he's a great doctor. Thank you. Bye. Bye.
March 08, 2021
Everyone was very friendly and attentive to my needs. Thank you so much appreciate everyone
March 04, 2021
Very knowledgeable, respectful and caring
March 03, 2021
He was very kind honest and personable and I appreciated that. Thank you.
March 03, 2021
Dr. Chou is always very pleasant and very understanding. Listens to what you have to say and always gives you the options and lets you make your own decision. But very understanding, very compassionate. I would recommend him to anyone. He's very, very good. Thank you.
March 02, 2021
Paying for parking should not be required
March 02, 2021
First visit. Hope to resolve my knee pain
March 02, 2021
Am very pleased with Dr. Harvey Chou!
March 02, 2021
Always caring for your well being and recovery ????
March 01, 2021
excellent, courteous staff. great team. fantastic doctor. highly recommend Dr. Chou.
February 25, 2021
Dr. Chou is the best doctor for my orthopedic problems I could ever dream of having. He treats me like family and I would trust him with anything he tells me.
February 23, 2021
I feel that they should get you in the room, and not have to wait so long, in a timely manner.
February 23, 2021
Dr Chou met all needs at hand. Appreciate his expertise. What needs to be updated is your early check-in process. THREE times, one for each visit to PIH, I had to edit the same info! Computers are to edit/delete info. Please, I would appreciate, if you would update your system so I don't need to do it again. Thank you
February 22, 2021
Your parking fee should be validated for patients. It's greedy and disrespectful to charge patients and elderly to pay when they park for their appointments. There are negative reviews on Yelp and Google about your parking.
February 22, 2021
It was great
February 22, 2021
All went so smoothly from checking in, the Staff getting my vitals before Doc saw me. The Doc was attentive, listen to my concerns and explained options for treatment, Great Job from everyone in this department.
February 22, 2021
Dr Chou is attentive and has options to provide continued care.
February 17, 2021
Dr Chou is very knowledgeable, friendly, and a source of great comfort.
February 17, 2021
Dr. Chou is the best!!!
February 01, 2021
Always look forward to seeing dr. Chou and his staff. Always very professional and efficient.
February 01, 2021
Very helpful and professional pleasant personality trustworthy ????
January 21, 2021
Always have the best care at Dr Chou's office. Staff knows me pretty well by now, am always treated well. Dr Chou always listens to me and offers many options for the problems that I have with my ankle and knee.
January 19, 2021
Everything went as scheduled, I was happy with the service from all persons I saw.
January 19, 2021
Felt very safe and secure and Dr Chou is so nice
January 19, 2021
I had arthroscopic shoulder surgery and so far I am very happy with the results. Dr. Chou is amazing and I am so happy he is my doctor.
January 12, 2021
Great experience overall. Dr. Chou is easy to talk to; he is very affable and has excellent bedside manner
January 11, 2021
January 06, 2021
Liked dr chou, staff was very professional and courteous ??
January 04, 2021
Amazing doctor. Extremely helpful and listens and explains how my recovery is going. Super nice! Great doctor!!
January 04, 2021
Dr. Chou is great! He listens to my concerns and always makes me feel comfortable. He is very knowledgeable and takes the time to answer any questions I have. I am glad to have him as my service provider. His staff are also courteous and helpful.
January 04, 2021
Dr. Chou was the best doctor. I have used him twice to do surgeries on both my legs and he did a fabulous job. I would highly recommend him to anybody and everybody. He's great. He's a great doctor. Very caring and he's very patient with you. He listens to everything that you have to say. I mean, I just love this doctor.
December 09, 2020
I would tell them to make sure any provider explains what the surgery entails so there are no surprises along the way. If possible talk to otherdoctors also. It's almost like buying a car!!!
November 23, 2020
i had a great experience with Dr. Chou and his office. they were all helpful. i had a lot of anxiety before going in and Dr. Chou was very knowledgeable and took the time to answer all my questions in detail. he explained my condition and treatment plan. i left the office feeling relieved and happy to have Dr. Chou as my doctor.
November 23, 2020
November 18, 2020
He personally cares about his patients and takes time to explain everything
November 16, 2020
Great patient attention, gave me 3 options, then spoke more about my choices.
November 12, 2020
Friendly, knowledgeable, professional, very understanding to my needs.
November 11, 2020
Dr Chou always has the best bed side manner and listens to your concerns.
November 04, 2020
He is very kind and caring. He listens and addresses all of your concerns. Thank you
October 29, 2020
This provider is very thorough. He listens to you and gives his honest medical opinion.
October 15, 2020
Very easy to speak with. Both Professional and very reassuring.
October 13, 2020
He's through
October 12, 2020
I would definitely recommend Dr Chou. He is a great doctor and surgeon.
September 28, 2020
Dr. Chou and the staff were very caring.
September 17, 2020
He has given. me Cortizone shots because I have a bad knee and a lot of pain so it helps.
September 03, 2020
Dr Chou is a knowledgeable And empathetic orthopedic surgeon. Would highly recommend him to anyone seeking orthopedic care.
August 31, 2020
They professional and have very good customer service attitude and take their time to explain things
August 25, 2020
Good listener, knowledgeable professional,
August 24, 2020
Very knowledgeable indeed!However, would have liked thorough treatment plan!
August 20, 2020
Dr. Chou has always listened carefully, and provided the treatment I needed!
August 18, 2020
To doctors & staff..thank you!
August 17, 2020
All my wife's question & concerns where answered by the Doc as well as my questions
August 13, 2020
Dr chou always give you his full attention regarding your medical need. Very professional and respectful!
August 13, 2020
I would recommend Dr Chou to friends and family. He is a compassionate, skilled and caring orthopedic surgeon.
August 12, 2020
very nice doctor knew his specialty well.you may share
July 30, 2020
Other than the parking, everything seems great and much better experience than the lambert office.
July 27, 2020
Dr. Chou has always been professional and attentive to our needs.
July 20, 2020
I already Recommend to my family and friends, I was scared of shots, perfect no pain????
July 20, 2020
I love the doctor, PIH not so much.
July 16, 2020
Dr Chou was great. Listened to my concerns and addressed them in a way I could understand. He was friendly yet very professional. Made me feel very comfortable.
July 15, 2020
He was a great provider. I understood what he was saying. He took the time to explain what is the best treatment for me. I would highly recommend him to any of my family and friends.
July 13, 2020
That he is great if you need an orthopedic.
July 09, 2020
The doctor is very attentive and provided the information from my MRI in a way that was very understandable .
July 08, 2020
In have been seeing Dr Chou for a long time now. He's always provided excellent care. He listens and explains everything in a manner that puts you at ease no matter what he's treating you for. Excellent doctor, I highly recommend him!
July 02, 2020
All's well. Been with PIH about 30 yrs. its been great!
June 30, 2020
The doctors have seen in the Putnam building are wonderful, but the parking is absurd. Offices are operating under full patient capacity and we waited in a backed up line to get in the lot and out of the lot. PIH owns the parking around the building. What are we paying for that we were not before?
June 25, 2020
I finally found someone that gave me a answer to my problem
June 23, 2020
My physician was very courteous and. friendly and answered all my questions. I have confidence in him to perform my surgery
June 22, 2020
Some of the staff are fine others you get a sense that they don't want to be there.
June 22, 2020
I got my appointment time wrong and the entire staff still went out of their way to accommodate me. I greatly appreciated it. The doctor still spent all the time I needed to answer my questions, and was very patient and thorough.
June 10, 2020
He is very easy to talk to regarding our concerns. He also talks to my son and asks him questions. Very good bedside manner. His assistant was also very friendly and knowledgeable.
June 09, 2020
I'd recommend him to others.
June 08, 2020
I really like the doctor and was very satisfied with all his info.
June 02, 2020
Harvey Chou is the best!
June 01, 2020
Doctor Chou was very pleasant and comfortable to be with and I know that anyone who visits him will feel the same way. Thank you doctor.
June 01, 2020
Dr. Chou explained everthing in a way that made sense to me. Overall, I am pleased with the visit.
May 27, 2020
It was not dr fault, but the person making the appointment. Dr felt bad about the situation.
May 18, 2020
The experience with the doctor, staff and office was very professional, but welcoming and friendly!
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