Harvey Chou MD | Orthopedic Surgeon | Whittier, CA | PIH Health
Harvey H. Chou

Harvey H. Chou MD


Orthopedic Surgery
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4.6 / 5 (based on 403 Reviews) View 86 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

September 20, 2021
I had follow up appt for right knee. I also twisted right foot. It's too bad he could not do xray for my rt foot because not auth. So instead I will go to urgent care. Now tell me which is more of an expense xray at office or urgent care?
September 20, 2021
Dr. Chou saw me in a timely matter and had my concerns answered. My on,y complaint is with the parking fee. Be realistic how often can you go into a doctors office, be seen and back out again in 30 minutes. It just does not happen. An hour is more reasonable.
September 16, 2021
Was pleasant and really felt comfortable. My injury is better as days progress. I feel the surgery was a success:)
September 16, 2021
Dr. Chou was very thorough in ordering the necessary tests to diagnose my injury to my left shoulder. He presented all conservative treatment option. Surgery is the last option! I very much like that he lets his patients make the decision with treatments they feel comfortable with!
September 01, 2021
Thanks to Dr. Chou for the treatment right away I feel like to dance for the joy.
August 26, 2021
Dr. Chou is a very confident and very resourceful, interesting per ... doctor, and I appreciate him very much. He's helped me tremendously. I just wish that the medicine for my knees would work longer than it does, but it doesn't. It's just a few days and then it ... it no longer works. It's a cortisone in my knees, but I'm doing fine. That's certainly not Dr. Chou's fault. It's the fault of medicine. I thank you
August 12, 2021
Dr. Chou spent enough time with me. He took the time to listen to my concerns and explained everything clearly
August 09, 2021
August 09, 2021
Everyone was very nice and appropriate and the doctor handled wonderful presents. And knows what he's doing.
August 04, 2021
Dr Chou explains everything in detail so that I'm able to understand. He also, makes sure to make the best decisions for my care.
August 02, 2021
Finally, at the very professional, Dr. Harvey Chou. You need doctors like this very knowledgeable. Thank you.
July 28, 2021
I Thank Dr. CHOU for listening to me. I had been in pain for many years. I am now able to enjoy the activities I love doing pain free. I have recommended Dr. CHOU to my neighbor
July 27, 2021
They helped me out a lot and everything was satisfying
July 27, 2021
I have been pleased with Dr. Chou every time I have seen him. He answers all my questions to my satisfaction. He's very personable.
July 08, 2021
All the staff were very attentive. Thank you all for your attention.
July 06, 2021
No, everything was done very professional and that's what they are, professionals. I was very please, I asked questions they were answered to my liking. It was very good and very enlightening and so it was an enjoyable visit and when you can say that in the hospital, that's pretty darn good. So anyways, everything went well. I was a lot more relaxed when I left and I learned a lot about the knee process. What has to be done with it, doesn't have to be done, so it was, it was a good trip. I'm looking forward to going back for my appointment. Okay. Thank you very much.
June 16, 2021
the entire staff and the first visit was just excellent! they were all helpful and polite.
June 15, 2021
I was request asked to go to physical therapy, and when I made try to make the appointment for the physical therapy for a very sore knee and hamstrung. I was told I couldn't see anybody at PIH physical therapy for two weeks so I was not, I am not too happy with that. Goodbye.
June 15, 2021
Yeah, I was able to get my appointment on a timely manner. And knowing that it was an urgent case. So I so much appreciate that.
June 09, 2021
I was able to get an appt. Within the same week which is so important to me, when having pain or current symptoms. Thank you PIH!
June 07, 2021
Staff was professional and courtesy
June 07, 2021
And my experience with the physician and his staff were fantastic . The negative side is the paid parking I don't mind paying but the machine where you validate your ticket doesn't work ,and when you press the button for assistance nobody nobody ever responds it's annoying and makes me want to go someplace else . And this is happened at the breast Center, outpatient surgery, I've been to them all several times and when you go at night and it's dark and late it's scary frustrating and wrong. There is nobody around to help, I feel it's unsafe All for a couple dollars. ??
June 03, 2021
The doctor and all staff were very knowledgeable. Keep up the excellent work!
June 02, 2021
Very helpful. Share his knowledge. Provided options for current and future care. Outstanding professional demeanor
May 27, 2021
Dr. Chou was very personable, very attentive, very professional. I really liked him a lot.
May 27, 2021
Dr Harvey Chou is very professional and patient.
May 27, 2021
May 26, 2021
Dr. Chou is really awesome cares about your concerns and explains everything thoroughly. I recommend him to my family always.
May 24, 2021
Fast and efficient
May 19, 2021
Love PIH doctors and staff. Top notch.
May 19, 2021
I felt a big relief when Dr. Chou explained my diagnosis and treatment plan.
May 06, 2021
Dr Chou is very personable and informative and I trust my care with him
May 05, 2021
Everyone was great!
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.
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