Dr. Don Park, MD

Dr. Don Park, MD

Orthopedic Spine SurgeryMale

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(310) 878-6095

Dr. Don Park, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Ucsd Med Sch medical school in 2006. He is affiliated with medical facilities Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Park to book an appointment.

Locations

UCLA Spine Center

UCLA Spine Center1131 Wilshire Blvd Ste 100 Santa Monica, CA 90401
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UCLA Health Torrance - Primary & Specialty Care

UCLA Health Torrance - Primary & Specialty Care3500 Lomita Blvd Ste 100 Torrance, CA 90505
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Dr. Park's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Park

4.0

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Dr. Park performed min invasive spine surgery on my back in Dec 2019 on L3 L4 L5. Spectacular results. I had extreme pain in the lower extremities which is now eliminated. The recovery has been remarkable. The results far better than I could have ever hoped for. Dr. Park has a great bedside manner and his team is great, including his nurse practitioner Rebbeca S. Prakash.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Chris in Los Angeles – Feb 05, 2020
Dr. Don Y. Park specializes in minimally invasive spinal surgery at UCLA. He performed surgery on an area of diagnosed "severe spinal stenosis" in my lumbar spine that had me in deep pain and limited movement. When I awoke after the surgery I was surprised to find that the spinal pain had gone away completely -such relief. My recovery was quick - even at 80 years of age - and has persisted over six months by now. In addition to his excellent surgical skills, Dr.Park is as patient, gentle and courteous as any physician I have ever met - and I have met many.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Herbert Blumstein – Jan 19, 2020
Dr. Park is amazing! I am a Registered Nurse who developed severe spinal stenosis due to wear and tear, arthritis and degenerative disk disease. Dr. Park showed compassion, and was kind during my interactions with him during the past 2 years. We tried everything but surgery was inevitable. I had surgery several months ago and My right leg numbness and weakness was gone as soon as I woke up from surgery. He was recommended by all of the doctors I work with and encounter.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Highly recommended! – Oct 16, 2019
Dr. Park was amazing. I was extremely nervous to have my back surgery but he reassured me that it was an easy fix. Sure enough, after the surgery I had zero amount of pain. I would highly recommend Dr. Park.
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Apr 10, 2019
Dr. Park recommended insertion of metal in my husband's spine which was contraindicated by the manufacturer of the product given his osteoporosis and their limited research.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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RW in Culver City, CA – Nov 17, 2017
Doctor spent 10 minutes with me. Told me, a patient in my 20s, to live with back pain. He said my pain will get worse over time. Told me to stop working out. Didn't offer a solution.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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JR in Los Angeles, CA – Dec 30, 2016
Dr. Park initially cared for me during an acute episode of spinal stenosis. I have congenital stenosis aggravated by arthritic and degenerative changes in the central canal and foraminal areas at a few levels. He was companionate,caring and most of all he was knowledgable and conservative. He moved to so.cal. From where my treatment began, if I progress from the stability I've gained I will likely make the trip for his expertise ! Dr Jeffrey T
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
16 people found this helpful
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Dr Jeffrey T in California – Dec 25, 2015

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Park's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Interlaminar Spacer
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Upper Back Pain

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Don Young Park is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon with a particular interest in minimally invasive spine surgery. He was born and raised...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2012
Stanford University
Fellowship Hospital
2011
Stanford Hospitals and Clinics
Residency Hospital
2007
Stanford Hosp & Clin
Internship Hospital
2006
Ucsd Med Sch
Medical School
2001
UCLA Westwood
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Korean

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Don Park, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (310) 878-6095.

Does Dr. Don Park, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Park has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Don Park, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Don Park, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Park's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Don Park, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Don Park, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Park frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Low Back Pain, and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Park treats.

Where is Dr. Don Park, MD's office located?

Dr. Park's office is located at 1131 Wilshire Blvd Ste 100, Santa Monica, CA 90401. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Don Park, MD speak?

Dr. Park speaks Korean and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Park is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

82% Patient Experience Rating, 13% higher than the national average

29 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Santa Monica, CA

83% Patient Experience Rating, 14% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)