View Full Version : Surgeon in So. Cal.???

09-28-2009, 12:17 AM
I am ready to set a date for surgery. YIKES! :eek: My doctor is Dr. Pashman in L.A. He is wonderful, but I feel I should have a second opinion before I schedule the surgery. I always tell others to get a second opinion before ANY surgery, and I feel I should take my own advice! Can anyone out there recommend a surgeon in Southern CA for a second opinion?? Thank you!!!

09-28-2009, 12:59 AM
I live in the central valley and was just referred to Dr. Kropf from UCLA medical center. I looked him up on the internet and he looks pretty knowledgable.

09-28-2009, 01:22 AM
Dr. Kropf is a doctor that was recommended to me by my surgeon and by another friend to see for a 2nd opinion. It is my understanding that he and Dr. Pashman are considered at the top of their game.

For what it's worth, I think Dr. Kropf is a excellent choice for an opinion as well as Dr. Pashman. (My 2nd opinion was with Pashman).

Best of luck to you both!

09-28-2009, 06:05 PM
Hi Asha,
I live in Tustin, CA. I had my surgery done at UCI Medical Center in
Orange. My surgeon's name is Nitin Bhatia. He is on the NSF's list of
I also saw Dr. Raed Ali at St. Jude's in Fullerton. He is not a member.
BOTH MD's impressed me with their knowledge, patience, & explanations.
The MD I chose was closer to where I live.
Hope this is helpful.

09-29-2009, 02:18 AM
It has been quite awhile since i've posted here. Just to let you know, Dr. Pashman was my surgeon and in my opinion I believe he is the best. I live in Las Vegas and did alot of research. I will be seeing him the end of Oct. for my 2yr. follow up. I have no regrets of having the surgery.

09-30-2009, 12:00 AM
Wow! Thank you everyone! And thank you Debbie, I really appreciate hearing from a fellow patient of Dr. P. I remember reading your posts prior to your surgery. (yes, I've been reading this forum for a while!) I'm so glad you are doing well and you do not regret the surgery. It's absolutely terrifying to me, but I'm trying to deal with it......:o