Dr. George Elkanich, MD

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Dr. George Elkanich, MD
Dr. George Elkanich, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Las Vegas, NV. He has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Elkanich is affiliated with Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center, Valley Hospital Medical Center, Summerlin Hospital Medical Center and University Medical Center of Southern Nevada.

2680 Crimson Canyon Dr

Las Vegas, NV 89128

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Dr. George Elkanich, MD

Dr. George Elkanich, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Culinary Health Fund
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • 4 More

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Care Philosophy

As a graduate of Stanford University Hospital (Orthopaedic Residency) with more than 9 years of surgical experience in the Operating Room, you can be assured my clinical credentials are excellent. ** In addition, I've completed post-residency Fellowship program in Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, with Dr. Pasquale X. Montesano, to assure you the finest of care. ** I strongly believe continuing education is the key to providing excellent, ongoing patient care. As a result, I've recently completed rigorous skills training programs in Total Disk Replacement and Minimially Invasive Surgery to further enhance my surgical skills and clinical knowledge. ** I am also currently the principal investigator in the use of OP-1 (BMP) for posterolater fusion of revision lumbar spine surgery. ** I believe in meeting patients' individual needs through comprehensive evaluation and treatment designed to help them achieve an active, pain-free lifestyle. Many musculoskeletal conditions can be treated by non-surgical techniques--surgery is just one treatment option. I combine leading edge techniques with proven traditional methods to provide our patients with the best orthopaedic care possible. ** I work to develop a partnership with my patients. On my part, this begins with listening. And one of the most important things I need to know is how the physical problem affects this patient's life. We develop a dialogue, through which my patients understand the diagnostic process, their own unique problem, their treatment choices, and the recovery process. Patients help to guide and direct the diagnostic and treatment activities. ** I believe that knowledgeable patients make the best decisions about their own treatment. That's why I explain every step of the diagnostic process. Next, I want my patients to understand their condition: How it developed and how various treatment approaches can improve or repair the problem. When we consider treatment alternatives, I present a realistic outlook on the results we can achieve. I'll also be frank about any risks that might be involved. If a non-surgical option is available, I'll explain that avenue in depth.
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Dr. Elkanich's Experience

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Dr. Elkanich'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 Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Disorders

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Procedures

  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Nevada.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Arizona
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • University Of Arizona
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • University Illinois Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Stanford Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Sierra Spine Institute Dr Pasquale Montesano
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Elkanich has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Elkanich's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Elkanich to family and friends
4.0
based on 14 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Elkanich's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • 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 (2)
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I was refered by workers comp for a 3rd opinion. He is very through and was so impressed requesting him to be come my doctor now and hopefully will now get my surgery approved with him. I give him 5 stars
in Las Vegas, NV |
excellent Dr.
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Dr. Elkanich accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Culinary Health Fund
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    PacifiCare PPO
    Sierra Option
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Elkanich has admitting privileges

Valley Hospital Medical Center
620 Shadow Ln
Las Vegas, NV 89106
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Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center
5400 S Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89118
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Summerlin Hospital Medical Center
657 N Town Center Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89144
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University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
1800 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89102
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