Dr. Matthew Cavallero
Orthopedic Surgeon; Traumatology
Dr. Matthew Cavallero is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with extensive training in orthopedic trauma. He is dedicated to treating patients with musculoskeletal trauma, acute injury and complications. His areas of expertise include surgery of complex fractures of the extremities and the pelvis/acetabulum, nonunion, malunion/deformity, and infection of the bone (osteomyelitis). Dr. Cavallero utilizes advanced treatment options including minimally invasive techniques and biologics to aid bone healing. His skill set extends beyond trauma, as Dr. Cavallero is highly proficient in hip replacement through the anterior approach which spares tissue and speeds recovery.
Dr. Cavallero understands that having an injury is unexpected and overwhelming. His goal is to work together to determine the best treatment plan, be it conservative or surgical. His ultimate mission is to make you feel comfortable and confident as you progress to your optimal outcome.
Dr. Cavallero graduated magna cum laude from UCLA with a BS in physiological sciences. He obtained his MD from University of Southern California. After a surgical internship at UCSF, he returned to USC for residency where he developed a passion for trauma working at LA County Hospital Trauma Center. To further specialize, he completed a fellowship in orthopedic traumatology in Indianapolis at Methodist Hospital. Prior to joining Risser, Dr. Cavallero was in practice in the Chicagoland area at the Northshore University Health System where he helped train orthopedic surgery residents from the University of Chicago. As a native Californian, Dr. Cavallero is thrilled to return to sunshine and warm weather with his family.