Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Surgeon in So. Cal.???

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    California
    Posts
    30

    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
    Posts
    151

    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
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    61
    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
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    19
    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
    surgeons.
    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.
    HappyDeanna

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Las Vegas
    Posts
    96

    Dr.Pashman

    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
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    California
    Posts
    30
    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......

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •