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Andrew P. Gerken, M.D.

About Dr. Andrew P. Gerken

Dr. Gerken is retiring at the end of December 2022 and will no longer be taking new patients.
Dr. Omar Yaldo is an orthopedic surgeon, fellowship-trained to treat a wide range of foot and ankle injuries and conditions.

Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Andrew Gerken, MD grew up in Corona del Mar. It was in high school following a sports injury that he decided to pursue medicine. “I went to a physician in Los Angeles and he said he’d have me back running in a few weeks. I just trusted him and believed he’d be right. Then the idea hit me that would be the greatest thing to be able help others the way he helped me,” Dr. Gerken commented. “I really enjoy the practice of medicine and have fun because I take the time to get to know my patients.”

Dr. Gerken developed a new approach to treating calcaneous fractures. In addition to treating all orthopedic conditions, he has special expertise in ankle arthroscopy and fixing chronic ankle problems that have not responded successfully to treatment.

Dr Gerken serves as team physician for his old high school in Corona del Mar. In addition, he teaches as an assistant clinical professor in orthopedic surgery at UC Irvine, his alma mater. Dr. Gerken lives in Newport Beach with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys running, tennis and golf.

Insurances Accepted

Please verify with your health plan and/or physician’s office.

  • Aetna PPO
  • Beech Street PPO
  • Blue Cross Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Blue Shield PPO
  • Coventry/First Health
  • Health Net PPO
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan/PHCS
  • United Healthcare PPO

For HMO plan participation please call the physician's office.

Affiliations HOI Surgery Center - Newport Beach
Education Medical Education - University of California, Irvine School of Medicine (Medical Doctor)
Internship - UC Irvine Medical Center (General Surgery)
Residency - UC Irvine Medical Center (Orthopaedic Surgery)
Fellowship - University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Ctr (Foot & Ankle Reconstruction)
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Conditions Treated
  • Knee Arthritis (Knee)
  • Bunionette / Tailor's Bunion (Foot & Ankle)
  • Muscle Injury (Knee)
  • Morton's Neuroma / Metatarsalgia (Foot & Ankle)
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture (Foot & Ankle)
  • Athlete's Foot (Foot & Ankle)
  • Hammer Toe (Foot & Ankle)
  • Toe & Foot Fractures (Foot & Ankle)
  • Flat Foot / Pes Planus (Foot & Ankle)
  • Sprained Ankle / Ankle Sprain (Foot & Ankle)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot (Foot & Ankle)
  • Anterior Knee Pain (Knee)
  • Meniscus Tear (Knee)
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee / Knee Osteoarthritis (Knee)
  • Osteoarthritis of the Foot & Ankle / Foot Osteoarthritis / Ankle Osteoarthr (Foot & Ankle)
  • Dislocated Patella / Sublaxation (Knee)
  • Strained Knee (Knee)
  • Degenerative Joint Disease of the Knee (Knee)
  • Diabetic Foot (Foot & Ankle)
  • IT Band Syndrome / Iliotibial Band Syndrome (Knee)
  • Ankle & Foot Dislocations / Subluxations (Foot & Ankle)
  • Dislocated Knee / Knee Dislocation / Kneecap Dislocation (Knee)
  • Skin Conditions (Foot & Ankle)
  • MCL Injury / Medial Collateral Ligament Injury (Knee)
  • Ankle Instability (Foot & Ankle)
  • Muscle Strain (Foot & Ankle)
  • Unstable Knee Cap (Knee)
  • Chondromalacia (Knee)
  • Ankle & Foot Tendinitis (Foot & Ankle)
  • Knee Pain (Knee)
  • Joint Pain (Knee)
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease (Knee)
  • Plantar Fasciitis (Foot & Ankle)
  • Bunion (Foot & Ankle)
  • Patellar Tendinitis (Knee)
  • Ankle Fracture (Foot & Ankle)
  • Nail Disorder (Foot & Ankle)
  • Knee Bursitis / Goosefoot (Knee)
  • Knee Tendonitis (Knee)
  • Achilles Tendonitis (Foot & Ankle)
  • Fibula Fracture (Foot & Ankle)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Knee)
  • Pediatric Orthopedics (Spine (Pediatric))
  • Stiff Big Toe / Hallux Rigidis (Foot & Ankle)
  • Runner's Knee (Knee)
  • Total Ankle Replacement Surgery