View Full Version : Moving need Surgeon Southern CA

03-07-2011, 08:25 PM
I am moving from NC to Southern CA near the town of rancho cucamonga. Does any one have any Suggestions for surgeons?


03-07-2011, 10:47 PM
seriously, Melissa?
that is great!

of course there are a bunch of great surgeons out there!
start with Cedars Sinai...
Dr Pashman...and also Dr Anand, if you're interested...
many many others...
i just went to SRS resources on foundation site and typed in by states...CA
i typed in city..LA, San Diego, etc...
there were at least 6 surgeons listed for LA with "adult scoliosis" as specialty


03-07-2011, 11:33 PM
well i heard good things about Dr pashman

03-08-2011, 01:11 AM
My surgeon was Dr. Kropf from the spine institute. He does his surgeries out of cedars sinai. Good place to see some celebrities while your in their for your surgery. I got to see the kardashians, after my surgery. One of them was having her baby there. The top floor is reserved for spine surgeries and celebrities.


03-08-2011, 01:47 AM
I hope this means a new start and new life Melissa. How have you been? Have been wondering about you.

03-08-2011, 05:53 AM
Thanks for all the information about doctors.At the most, we will be about 2 1/2 hrs from LA. My husband has just got a great job there so he is moving out now and I will be in June when my son is done with school. As I am sure that the Doctors are booking appts months ahead, how should I handle getting an appt ?

Thanks for the good wishes.

No, I am no better off now than before either of my operations. I am worse


03-08-2011, 07:10 AM
suggest call now and book appointments with surgeons for after June..(first asking surgeons' offices about insurance questions)...
i think there are several surgeons you can see within a 3 month wait or so..
not everyone has a waiting list like Lenke

also...will your husband cover your insurance?...if so, when will it kick in...?

best regards...

03-08-2011, 08:47 AM
California sounds like a great place to move. Inknow you have had way more than your share of pain following surgery. Maybe a fresh start with a new surgeon is the answer for relief from pain. I wsh you the best of luck.

03-08-2011, 11:34 AM
That is surprising news on the move! I was hoping the pain was better--so sorry you have so much to deal with. I hope too that CA might be the beginning of a fresh start and better luck with the back issues. Wishing you the best. Janet

03-08-2011, 02:20 PM
I hope you find a surgeon in California who can fix your problems. I think getting away from your previous surgeon is a step in the right direction. ;) Good luck with the move.

03-08-2011, 04:51 PM
if the new surgeon doesn't help, Disneyland has a new ride which might help!