Dr. Eric Lin, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 47

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Eric Lin, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Fullerton, CA and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of California At Los Angeles / Center For Health Sciences in 2001. He is affiliated with medical facilities PIH Health Whittier Hospital and Providence St. Jude Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Eric Lin, MD

St. Jude Heritage Medical Group

2720 N Harbor Blvd Fullerton, CA 92835
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Dr. Lin's Reviews

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Based on 54 ratings

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Spinal Surgeries
Dr Lin, and his FNP Genevive have been amazing. I had issues with my balance, severe stiffness in my feet, legs, & thighs before the surgery. After Dr Lin reviewed my CT Scan, MRI, and other tests, he told me that I needed back surgery. Dr Lin did a great job and took a personal interest in me as he visited me for four days following my back surgery. I’m recovering and hope to have a better quality of life after my full recovery. I trust him 100% as he had performed two additional surgeries over the past eight years on my lower back and neck areas.
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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MKomoto – Aug 09, 2022
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Dr. Lin did a great job on my L3,4,5 Anterior lumbar interbody fusion/Laminectomy/Instrumented posterior spinal fusion back surgery. It is 8 months now and I was totally fine at 6 months. I just wanted to wait extra to really see how i was doing. I had a posterior and anterior cut and I had the best outcome I could have expected and I am very grateful to Dr. Lin and his staff. I am a very active person and I am able to get back to my regular physical sports activities. I am 69 years old. Of course I am a little more careful, but I have not seen any issues working out harder. I have worked in OC hospitals as a Medical Professional for over 40 years and made sure I was able to get at least 3 medical professionals that had Dr. Lin as a patient for back surgeries and they all fully endorsed him. He and his staff are very engaging and professional. He shows great bedside manners and patient concerns . Do your own DD but, I would highly recommend Dr. Lin for his back surgery expertise
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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S. Kikkawa – Jan 07, 2022
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Dr Lin and Renee are an awesome team. Explain in words you understand and both are professionals. Dr Lin made me feel relaxed and comfortable during my procedure. I recommend Dr Lin to family and friends. Happy patient!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Treba Sinclare – Jul 23, 2021
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Dr. Lin is amazing. I had a Laminectomy with him in March 2021 with excellent results. I have been pain free since recovery. No issues. Not only does he have great bedside manner, he listens and wants to help. I can't say enough about this surgeon as well as his staff. His NP Genavive is just as competent and a pleasure to interact with. I couldn't recommend Dr. Lin more for any of your spinal Laminectomy needs!
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
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Excellent Doctor, Fantastic Staff, Great results – Jul 17, 2021
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Dr Lin, his PA Genevive and Renee has been amazing. I could not even sit, stand or walk before the surgery. Dr Lin told me that I will feel a lot better after the back surgery. Dr Lin did a really good job. Now I’m recovering and have a better quality of life.
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Rey C – Jul 04, 2021
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I left a negative review at the beginning of Covid for not being able to get in touch with his office in March/April. I would like to change that review if possible. Writing another is the only way I see to do this. If there is another way to correct please let me know. I had the lumbar surgery by Dr. Lin on 7/14/20. Dr. Lin and his staff have been excellent! Including Genevieve his nurse, Rosa who worked with my insurance, and Renee who handles all the Administration issues. They acted as my advocates and the complicated L5/L4 fusion is progressing well. They all instilled confidence in me that with their professional help, I got this! Excellent Doctor and staff. I would now highly recommend and his staff.
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
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Michael Ferrara – Aug 06, 2020
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From the moment I met Dr. Lin and his staff, I felt I was in good hands. Dr. Eric Lin is extremly knowlegdable in his feild. Dr. Lin and Genivive, his PA have been very straight forward in answering all my questions, walking me though all the aspects, problems and what to expect with my spine surgery, before and after. The care and concern for the patient and their well being is very evident in all they do. I would recommend Dr. Eric Lin to anyone who is contemplating spine or back surgery.
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
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Jun 26, 2020
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Dr. Lin is a very kind and caring doctor. He takes his time in explaining things in an understandable way. When I went in for surgery, for my neck, I went in without any anxiety. The surgery went smoothly and I am healing well. Thank you Dr. Lin.
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
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Nancy – Mar 18, 2020
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My experience with Dr Eric Lin and his entire staff has been amazing from the very first visit. Dr Lin is professional, thorough and he has a way of putting his patients at ease. He always takes the time to address my questions and concerns with clear explanations. I appreciate the fact that Dr Lin is fully present during my appointments. He gives you the sense that you are his only patient. Such a rare quality in a doctor. Dr. Lin’s Nurse Practitioner, Genevieve is equally amazing. She has provided excellent care, knowledge and professionalism. The office staff is also friendly, helpful and efficient. I highly recommend this office for their customer service and expertise. My only regret is that they cannot be my GP.
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
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John Jaramillo – Mar 09, 2020
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I highly recommend Dr. Lin. He is warm, knowledgeable, professional, and an excellent surgeon. Everything about my experience with Dr. Lin and his staff was positive. After having an L4L5 spinal fusion I am happy to report that I am 100% pain free. I am on track for a full recovery to an active and full life. I couldn't be more grateful to Dr. Lin for giving me back my quality of life.
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
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Feb 14, 2020
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There isn’t enough positive things I can say about Dr. Lin. Once I knew I needed surgery on my C6-7 herniated disc, I saw at least 5-6 surgeons and none of them gave me an immediate sense of genuine care like Dr. Lin did. He explained everything so clearly and he was the only doctor to perform a truly thorough muscle weakness test. Other doctors felt I had no weakness but I knew I was impaired and Dr. Lin was able to tell right away. I had numerous questions and he patiently explained everything in a way that was logical, thorough and reassuring. On the day of surgery, I was super nervous and scared but all the nurses in the hospital reassured me how lucky I am to have Dr. Lin as he is “the best of the best”. I am now 2 weeks post-op after having an artificial disc replacement and finally on my way to having a normal pain-free life again. I almost never write online reviews, but Dr. Lin deserves it and I hope every person who needs spine surgery gets the chance to see him.
What went well
  • 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
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Daniel P – Feb 06, 2020
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I have the utmost confidence in the care and treatment I receive from Dr Lin. I am currently recovering from spinal surgery and all indications are that I will have a much better quality of life because of the treatment I have received from Dr Lin and his team
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
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Roger Taylor – Jan 30, 2020
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He seems a nice person. I just didn't see him being really engaged in explaining things. The MRI disk didn't work in his office and he went to another office to see it, when I asked I wanted to see it with him, he ignored it. I did not see him a doctor that I can personally connect with as patient. Also, the wait time was too long about 1 hour and the total time he spent was 5min.
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Nader K. – Jan 23, 2020
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Before I visited dr Lin I could not even walk , I could not stand for more than 5 min , after my x rays that dr Lin ordered he recommended back surgery I had no choice I was in severe pain 24/7 after surgery that same night the nurse made me walk and I was afraid to walk but when I did there was absolutely no pain at all, today 8 months after surgery I still feel great , I go to the gym and I not only walk with no pain I run , I would recommend Dr Lin to anyone suffering from pain , he and his team are extremely caring and the follow up is unbelievable and I thank dr Lin and his staff for giving me my life back
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Sameer Aboabdo – Nov 12, 2019
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very please with the outcome. no more pain. back to normal activities after 2 1/2 months though I am not going full speed yet. couldn't be happier, thank you Dr. Lin.
What went well
  • 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
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Nov 12, 2019
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Very skilled surgeon. Everything when as planned. I'm back to work and pain free.
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
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Dave – Oct 16, 2019
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I had surgery on my neck to remove two crushed disks and fuse three vertebrae together. Dr. Lin thoroughly explained the options before the surgery. They also explained what exactly they were going to do. Most doctors won't take the time to answer all of your questions, but Dr. Lin was happy to answer any questions I had. The surgery went great and I immediately had relief from the symptoms I had been experiencing.
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
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Chris – Oct 03, 2019
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Dr. Lin has performed 2 surgical procedures and each was highly successful. Great caring demeanor, professional, skilled completely satisfied with the care that was given.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Deborah MI Waldinger – Oct 03, 2019
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It's been almost 6-wks since Dr. Lin performed lower lumbar fusion on my spine after removing a cyst that caused chronic pain for at least 5-months. I can't express how happy I am with the results. I feel so fortunate that I had such a skilled and passionate surgeon. The previous pain has been non-existent since my surgery. Thank you, thank you, Dr. Lin!!!
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Debra Pember – Oct 03, 2019
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After going through three epidurals, months of physical therapy and Chiropractic care for my extreme back pain and leg pain, the only option for me was surgery. I was terrified of having spine surgery because some of my family members had gone through back and neck surgeries, which were not very successful. Two family members had multiple surgeries and are still living on pain medications many years later. During my first visit with Dr. Lin, we went over my MRI. He initially thought he would need to do a Laminectomy at L2-L5 and a fusion at three levels. At my pre-op appointment, Dr. Lin suggested that we only fuse the one level that was absolutely necessary. Because of my past medical history and age, he felt that fusing three levels would be too much for me. He did not want to do too much or too little to resolve my pain issues. After my second visit with Dr. Lin, I was no longer terrified of having surgery. I trusted Dr. Lin and felt my surgery would be successful. I was confident
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Patricia Lake – Sep 29, 2019
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2001
University Of California At Los Angeles / Center For Health Sciences
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Mandarin

Awards

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What conditions does Dr. Eric Lin, MD treat?

Dr. Lin frequently treats the following conditions: Chronic Neck Pain, Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Spinal Stenosis. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Eric Lin, MD's office address?

Dr. Lin's office is located at 2720 N Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92835. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. Eric Lin, MD fluent in?

Dr. Lin is able to speak Chinese, Mandarin, Chinese, and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Eric Lin, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Lin provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Eric Lin, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Eric Lin, MD is affiliated with PIH Health Whittier Hospital and Providence St. Jude Medical Center.

Is Dr. Eric Lin, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Eric Lin, MD holds board certifications in Orthopedic Surgery.

How much experience does Dr. Eric Lin, MD have?

Dr. Lin has over 21 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Eric Lin, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.4/5 for Dr. Eric Lin, MD. Patients say that the provider explained conditions well and they trusted the provider's decisions. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

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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. Lin's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Neck Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Spinal Stenosis more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Dr. Lin's conditions and procedures:

  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

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(714) 446-5192

Dr. Lin accepts the following insurance:

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Locations

St. Jude Heritage Medical Group

Harbor Medical Offices2720 N Harbor Blvd Fullerton, CA 92835
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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PIH Health Whittier Hospital

Whittier, CA

83% Patients that would definitely recommend, 13% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Providence St. Jude Medical Center

Fullerton, CA

82% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% higher than the national average

28 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2023)