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Dr. Eric Lin, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 44

Dr. Lin

St. Jude Heritage Medical Group

100 E Valencia Mesa Dr Ste 310 Fullerton, CA 92835

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Dr. Eric Lin, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Fullerton, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles in 2001 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and osteopathic manipulative therapy.


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Very skilled surgeon. Everything when as planned. I'm back to work and pain free.
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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.
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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.
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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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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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Awesome awesome doctor who knows the spine and how to fix the problems. Amazing doctor
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He saved my wife after she suffered from two bad back surgeries. He performed Posterior Fusion and she was completely pain free three weeks post operation. I highly recommend him.
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I had a back spine surgery 2018. To find a good doctor I searched everywhere. I am living in Orange County, but I even went to Sacramento. Finally I found really good doctor. Dr. Lin is a great surgeon. I feel grateful and also I feel ucky.
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Dr. Lin is a life saver! I had herniated discs and could barely stand or walk without extreme pain! I had pain shooting down my leg all the time and it was life changing. I was not my normal self and couldn’t do normal daily activities. Dr. Lin was so understanding and listened and knew exactly how I was feeling. He even moved my original surgery date up after knowing how much pain I was in. Everyone on his staff was so helpful and nice. They answered my questions along the way. I have recommended Dr. Lin to friends and family. The surgery was an easy process and I was pain free as soon as I woke up from the anesthesia. It was the best thing I have done! I am so happy with the results. I had slight inflammation after my surgery and Dr. Lin gave me medicine for that and talked about taking it easy as I get back to my normal routine. I can not say enough good things about Dr. Lin and the surgery! I got my life back thanks to Dr. Lin!
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Whether youre an elite athlete with a knee injury or a retiree who wants to garden without pain, we offer the most innovative and advanced care available today.

Eric Lin, M.D., a highly skilled orthopaedic spine surgeon, offers a wide ran...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice/OMT
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2001
David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles
Medical School
2001

Languages

  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • English

Awards

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(714) 446-5200

Dr. Lin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Medicare
Medicare Advantage PPO
Medicare of California PPO
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Background Check

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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Spondylosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Spondylosis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Back Pain
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Dr. Lin treats Back Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Lumbar Spine Fracture
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Dr. Lin's conditions and procedures:

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic 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
  • Dystonia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Tremor

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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)