Why did we change our name to Coastal Ortho?
Torrance Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group was founded in 1971 as a partnership between revered surgeons Dr. John Stratton, retired, and Dr. John O’Hara, deceased, and later Dr. Richard Shrader, retired. With the South Bay’s two main hospitals located in Torrance, it remains the primary hub of medical care for the area. Although our Torrance office is our main location, as our medical group and the South Bay have grown, we found a need to expand into the northern portion of the South Bay. El Segundo is a thriving center of new growth and many of our patients are better served with our presence in that region. We are therefore proud to announce the opening our new and beautiful contemporary, state-of-the-art El Segundo Office @Elevon. With this expansion we believe that a city specific name, such as Torrance Orthopaedic, was somewhat limiting. Hence, after considering various options, “Coastal Ortho” came into being. This name reflects the love and appreciation of our home and lifestyle.