Dr. George Rappard, MD


Pain Medicine | Male

Dr. George Rappard, MD
Dr. George Rappard, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Los Angeles, CA. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Dr. Rappard is affiliated with Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Dr. Rappard's Care Philosophy

The Los Angeles Minimally Invasive Spine Institute provides state of the art therapies for those with spinal neck and back pain. Since our procedures are less invasive, we can deliver care in an outpatient environment, reducing costs and getting patients back to pain free living sooner.

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      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Comments (5)
    Torrance, CA |
    The guy really knows his stuff - after reviewing my imaging, we discussed possible procedures. I have done a lot of research online, and had a lot of questions. Dr. Rappard explained the different options, reviewed the pros and cons and offered me a really competitive price. Much better than flying to Arizona for some laser procedure!!
    in Long Beach, CA |
    I am 6 months removed from a couple of branch blocks and then 2 follow up neck procedures. I feel fine, everything is working perfectly. I was willing to accept that Dr. Rappard was a credible, and honest person from meeting with him, and thankfully I can confirm that he is a great doctor, that I recommend to anyone. To be honest, I thought the operating experience was surreal, and I was comfortable. There was a great team, that do their jobs very well, from the anesthesiologist, to the nurse.
    in Beverly Hills, CA |
    You saved me from a life of opiates and/or pain so strong that I couldn't perform adequately in my daily activities. After this Rhizotomy procedure, I walked off the table, and except for not drinking the chardonnay, ate dinner with my family. The anesthesiologist, Dr. Paul Rodrick was excellent as well. Shari Able, Ph D
    in Los Angeles |
    Dr. Rappard was honest, detailed, thorough, and patient. His goal was always my well-being and he answered all my questions. He focused on being as less invasive as possible and stressed not over operating just to say he was doing something. All procedures were explained to me in laymen terms and they were carried out just as he said they would. With all the procedures I was home the same day and mobile thereafter. No long periods of immobility. Most of all he listened to me and responded.
    in Covina, CA |
    Dr. Rappard is an excellent physician and surgeon. He brought my grandmother back from near death, after she had a ruptured aneurysm. There is no one else in Los Angeles able to perform like him. I would trust him with my life.
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    Dr. Rappard's Care Philosophy

    The Los Angeles Minimally Invasive Spine Institute provides state of the art therapies for those with spinal neck and back pain. Since our procedures are less invasive, we can deliver care in an outpatient environment, reducing costs and getting patients back to pain free living sooner.

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

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
    •  Board certified in Diagnostic Radiology and Neuroradiology
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  Sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Media & Publications
      • Without Losing Time, 2005
      • First Brain Stent in California, 2006
      • First Brain Stent in CA, 2006

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      Dr. Rappard has received 1 sanction

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      • Unprofessional Conduct (12/18/2014)
      • Action Taken: Reprimand
      • Summary: Please reference the following Document
      • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
      • State: California
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    • Diagnostic Radiology
    • Neuroradiology

    Conditions Treated

    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Aneurysm
    • Arthritis
    • Back Pain
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Brain Cancer
    • Brain Disorders
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
    • Cerebral Hemorrhage
    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Epilepsy
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Low Back Pain
    • Meningiomas
    • Myelopathy
    • Neurological Injuries
    • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Post-Concussion Syndrome
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Stroke
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Vascular Disease
    • Vertebral Fracture


    • Medical School
      George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences

      Graduated in 1996

    • Internship Hospital
      Med College Of Georgia

      Completed in 1997

    • Residency Hospital
      University Of California At Irvine / California College Of Medicine & Surgery

      Completed in 2001

    • Fellowship Hospital
      University Of Tex Sw

      Completed in 2002

      University Of Tx Sw

      Completed in 2004

    • Undergraduate School
      University Of California At Los Angeles

      Graduated in 1992

    • Other Education
      California Spine Institute

      Completed in 2009

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Chinese, Cantonese
    • Chinese, Mandarin
    • Spanish

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    • Pain Medicine
    • Interventional Spine Medicine
    • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
    • Neurological Spine Surgery
    • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

    Procedures Performed

    • Arthroscopic Spine Surgery
    • Brain Surgery
    • Carotid Ultrasound
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
    • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Cervical Spine Surgery
    • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
    • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
    • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
    • Lower Spine Surgery
    • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Lumbar Spine Surgery
    • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
    • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
    • Neck Surgery
    • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
    • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Spinal Decompression
    • Spinal Discectomy
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Injections
    • Spinal Instrumentation Procedures
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Spinal Spacer Procedure
    • Spine Fracture Treatment
    • Spine Surgery
    • Stem Cell Transplant
    • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
    • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
    • X Stop® Interspinous Process Decompression System