Dr. George Wahba, MD

Dr. George Wahba, MD

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40 y/o
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Dr. George Wahba, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 13 years. He specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

Mercy Orthopedic, Spine & Hand Center

300 Old River Rd Ste 200

Bakersfield, CA 93311
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • GEMCare
  • Health Net

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Wahba performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Lumbar Spine Fracture
very high
more than 98% of peers
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 98% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Wahba's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Wahba "Dr. Wahba obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and graduated Summa Cum Laude with College Honors. He then graduated at the top of his class from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine, which is consistently ranked as one of the top medical schools in the country. After medical school, he completed a five-year residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) before completing a prestigious fellowship in spine surgery at Harvard Medical School. During that time, he trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, two of the most renowned medical centers in the world. Dr. Wahba specializes in treating a wide variety of spine conditions, including degenerative disease, spinal deformities such as scoliosis, spinal trauma, and tumors. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wahba "Hello. We welcome the chance to help you feel your best. Excellent, comprehensive and affordable health care, delivered with compassion, is what we stand for. Since our founding, we've made it our goal to create an environment that meets each patient's physical, mental, and spiritual needs. We also believe this healing philosophy promotes the well-being of our staff and the places they serve.

Dignity Health Mercy's Orthopedic, Spine, and Hand Center is made up of top orthopedic surgeons in the local area, caregivers and staff who deliver comprehensive care to our diverse community.

Through teamwork and innovation, faith and compassion, advocacy and action, our team at Mercy's Orthopedic, Spine, and Hand Center endeavor every day to keep you happy, healthy, and whole."

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4  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

54  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Spine Disorders
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylosis Cervical Without Myelopathy
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Disorders
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Fracture
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43  Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Instrumentation Procedure
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Disc Surgery
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgical Procedures
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instrumentation Procedures
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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 California, Los Angeles. (UCLA)
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • University Of California, Irvine, School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of California, Irvine, School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wahba's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wahba

4.3

Based on 46 reviews

5 Stars
78.26086956521739%
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1 Star
17.391304347826086%
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I had cervical spinal stenosis which had taken away the feeling in my right arm & shooting pain (very unbearable). Dr Wahba, took all the time “I needed” to explain (in detail) about what was going on with me. Although scared to death, I wanted use of my arm again & not live in pain, so I had the...Read More
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Many thanks to Dr. Wahba and his team... i was suffering from lower back and leg pain for 20 yrs. I went to many drs and nobody had the confidence in helping me. I was dealing with numbness, tingly, swelling at times, pain and was using a walker/cane. After my surgery i am able to walk freely from...Read More
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Excellent outcome from traumatic hip surgery.
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I was naturally a little scared & nervous going into surgery. I was having a spinal fusion of L4 & L5, with a cage, about an 8 hr surgery. I was comforted knowing Dr Wahba came so highly recommended by my own referring family phycisian. Prior to surgery, Dr. Wahba made sure we had the right team...Read More
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Many friends, family & acquaintance knew of my my back issue, now they know about Dr. George Wahba MD My neighbor just called to find out who performed my surgery. Her friend is considering giving up golf because of back issues. I encouraged her to avoid the inevitable, make an appointment with...Read More
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