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Thread: Surgeon in So. Cal.???

  1. #1
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    May 2009

    Surgeon in So. Cal.???

    I am ready to set a date for surgery. YIKES! 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!!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2009

    surgeon in LA

    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.

  3. #3
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    Jul 2009
    Los Angeles
    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!
    ValleyGirl - age 54

    Diagnosed @ age 11
    Milwaukee brace 1967-1971 -- hated it!
    Never rechecked since 1971 until "tweaked" something in lower back in July 2008.
    Now curve is T38*, L53*
    Surgery scheduled for 9/8/09

    Fused T10 - S1 on 9/8/09

  4. #4
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    Sep 2009
    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.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Las Vegas


    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.
    A/P Surgery Oct.15 and 18, 2007
    T2 to Sacrum
    Pre-surgery 56* T 60* L
    Post-surgery 28* T 30* L
    Dr. Pashman, Cedars-Sinai Hospital
    Bevery Hills, CA

    Debbie, age 51 at surgery.
    Now, 59 yrs young :-)

  6. #6
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    May 2009
    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......

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