Dr. Armen Khachatryan, MD

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Dr. Armen Khachatryan, MD

Dr. Armen Khachatryan is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive microsurgery and the treatment of cervical and lumbar spinal disease. In addition to broad training in many traditional spinal surgical options — such as decompression laminectomies and fusion — Dr. Khachatryan has extensive experience in minimally invasive surgery, motion preservation technology, artificial disc replacement and non-fusion technologies. Dr Khachatryan has been a clinical investigator in a number of different FDA clinical trials, including a novel bioactive composite for vertebral fracture treatment and a pivotal FDA trial for Mobi-C cervical artificial disc replacement. After nearly six years of clinical trials, this device was approved by the FDA for clinical use in August 2013. Mobi-C is currently the only artificial disc replacement available in United States that has been approved by the FDA both for single and two level disc replacement surgery.

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Dr. Khachatryan's Care Philosophy

Historically, most cervical surgeries result in fusion, which provides pain relief, but at a cost of loss of motion and higher risk of additional future surgeries. Recent clinical studies have shown that 4 years after cervical fusion, the risk of adjacent level degeneration is increased by nearly three-fold compared to disc replacement. The Disc Replacement Center at Jordan Valley Medical Center offers an alternative—artificial disc replacement, which provides pain relief and preserves motion and function." Learn how disc replacement improves range of motion.

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    The Disc Replacement Center3584 W 9000 S Ste 405
    West Jordan, UT 84088
    This provider offers the following appointment availability:
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    Dr. Khachatryan's Reviews

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Khachatryan to family and friends
    3.6
    based on 34 total reviews (7 with comments)
    Dr. Khachatryan's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      VERY GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      VERY GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      VERY GOOD
    • Time well spent
      VERY GOOD
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      EXCELLENT
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Comments (7)
    in Salt Lake City, UT |
    Very poor experience with Dr. K. We waited several hours to see him. He was very unclear in regard to my pain and any possible treatment plan. Not very personable or empathetic. Appeared to minimized some very significant neck issues that I am having. A waste of my time.
    in Salt Lake City, UT |
    My appointment with Dr. Khachaturian was not a good one. I waited over two and a half hours. I saw the PA first then the doctor. I found Dr to be aloof, unhelpful and not empathetic. He seemed to have little concern for my pain or a treatment plan. I left more frustrated and upset. As a patient I felt like a MRI snapshot and nothing more. Terrible experience!
    St George, UT |
    Had what was described as a simple discectomy by Dr. Khachatryn three years ago. Leg has been numb and painful ever since. He says all went well.
    American Fork, UT |
    Dr. K is an amazing surgeon. He performed back surgery on my 80 year old mother in March of 2017. Prior to surgery my mother was on a large amount of pain medication, not able to sleep, and making monthly visits to the ER because she was in so much pain. Now, she is off all of the pain medication, and is back to an active lifestyle. I'm so grateful to this doctor for his talent, care and experience. Thank you Dr. K!
    Salt Lake City, UT |
    Dr. K. Is amazing! If you have back issues and need fusion and/or a artificial disc he is awesome. The fusion he does still allows movement and takes strain off needing further future fusion's. I know many people with a standard fusion, and they continue to deteriorate. He will answer your questions without making you feel like you're out of your place. The MA is great also! She is thorough and very understanding and prompt with any issues!
    in Payson, UT |
    From the moment that I met Dr. K and his staff, I was very impressed by their professionalism and courtesy. Dr. K asked me about my symptoms and examined my MRI and told me he believed he could help me with my neck and nerve pain in my left arm and hand by performing disc replacement surgery. He patiently answered all of my concerns and questions, and I left believing that he genuinely wanted to help. Fast forward to today, 3 weeks out of surgery-I am pain free at last! Thanks so much Dr. K!!!
    in Salt Lake City, UT |
    Dr. K is amazing. He is very honest and straightforward. He walked me through the pros and cons of fusion vs. disc replacement. Dr. K and his staff were instrumental in assisting with insurance issues and in scheduling surgery. Dr. K resolved my pain caused by another surgeon. I will be eternally grateful.
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    Dr. Khachatryan says...

    Dr. Armen Khachatryan is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive microsurgery and the treatment of cervical and lumbar spinal disease.

    In addition to broad training in many traditional spinal surgical options — such as decompression laminectomies and fusion — Dr. Khachatryan has extensive experience in minimally invasive surgery, motion preservation technology, artificial disc replacement and non-fusion technologies.

    Dr Khachatryan has been a clinical investigator in a number of different FDA clinical trials, including a novel bioactive composite for vertebral fracture treatment and a pivotal FDA trial for Mobi-C cervical artificial disc replacement. After nearly six years of clinical trials, this device was approved by the FDA for clinical use in August 2013. Mobi-C is currently the only artificial disc replacement available in United States that has been approved by the FDA both for single and two level disc replacement surgery.

    Dr. Khachatryan's Care Philosophy

    Historically, most cervical surgeries result in fusion, which provides pain relief, but at a cost of loss of motion and higher risk of additional future surgeries. Recent clinical studies have shown that 4 years after cervical fusion, the risk of adjacent level degeneration is increased by nearly three-fold compared to disc replacement.

    The Disc Replacement Center at Jordan Valley Medical Center offers an alternative—artificial disc replacement, which provides pain relief and preserves motion and function."

    Learn how disc replacement improves range of motion.

    Dr. Khachatryan says...

    If you suffer from one or more of the following neck or back conditions, you may be a candidate for artificial disc replacement surgery to relieve your pain symptoms:

    • Herniated/bulging disc
    • Spinal stenosis
    • Foraminal stenosis
    • Chronic neck pain
    • Arthritis of the spine
    • Degenerative disc disease
    • Some cases of cervical spondylotic myelopathy (spinal cord compression)

    Dr. Khachatryan says...

    Similar to hip and knee joint replacements, significant advancements have been made in disc replacement surgery for treating neck and spine conditions. Unlike traditional spinal fusion, which involves removing painful discs and fusing two or more vertebrae together — which result in limited mobility — disc replacement surgery replaces the painful disc with an artificial disc to enable the neck/spine to function as intended. Artificial discs are structurally similar to natural discs, which serve as shock absorbers in the neck and back.

    Dr. Khachatryan's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Malpractice claims in Utah not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Back Pain
    • Cervical Disc Degeneration
    • Cervical Radiculopathy
    • Cervical Spine Disorders
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Cervical Spondylitis
    • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Degenerative Spine Disorders
    • Herniated Disc
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

    Education

    • Medical School
      Yale University

      Graduated in 1996

    • Internship Hospital
      University UT

      Completed in 1997

    • Residency Hospital
      University of Utah Hospital

      Completed in 2001

    • Fellowship Hospital
      University of Utah Medical Center

      Completed in 2002

    • Undergraduate School
      Massachusetts Institu

      Graduated in 1988

      MIT

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
    • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
    • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
    • Cervical Disc Replacement
    • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
    • Disc Replacement
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Lumbar Disc Replacement
    • Lumbar Fusion
    • Lumbar Laminectomy
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure