Dr. George Wahba, MD

Dr. George Wahba, MD

Save
Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
39 y/o
(41)

Accepting new patients

Dr. George Wahba, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine in 2005 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

Mercy's Orthopedic, Hand & Spine Center

300 Old River Rd Ste 200

Bakersfield, CA 93311
Get Directions

Accepted insurance

  • 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

Learn about Dr. Wahba

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you

Top Care Areas

new

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

Dr. Wahba's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

We're trying something new with Top Care Areas.Was it helpful for you?YesNo

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. "

More

Read More

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."

More

Read More
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

Less

Read Less
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

Less

Read Less

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

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Wahba does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Wahba and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Mercy Hospitals

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Wahba is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

View Awards

Dr. Wahba's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wahba to family and friends
4.2
based on 41 total reviews (20 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (41)

  • 5
    (31)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Wahba's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Wahba Says:

Thank you for choosing Dignity Health, Mercy Hospitals Orthopedic, Spine & Hand Center. We understand you have many choices and are thankful for the opportunity to provide you with compassionate care. Please call us for future appointments.


Patient Comments (20)

in Bakersfield, CA
Well, all I know is if we hadn't found Dr Wahba when we did, things could have been so very different for my husband. Dr Wahba and his staff are wonderful! He looked at all of my husbands information, He actually took the time to listen and time to explain everything clearly and kindly. When...more
Was this helpful? YESNot Helpful
Flag this
in Bakersfield, CA
I suffered sciatic nerve pain for almost 8 years and been to a few doctors like orthopedic surgeon, chiropractor, and acupuncture. Dr. Wahba is the one who did the Minimally Invasive Surgery to take care of my leg pain. How wonderful it is to feel painless again! Thank you Dr. Wahba, you saved my...more
Was this helpful? YESNot Helpful
Flag this
in Bakersfield, Ca.
After 8 months of deteriorating back pain and numbness, Dr. Wahba ordered an MRI which showed my L5 was herniated. He quickly recommended an out patient surgery that saved my life. He did everything he said he was going to do and gave me numerous options before we agreed to the surgery. This was...more
Was this helpful? YESNot Helpful
Flag this
in Los Angeles, CA
If you're thinking about or have been referred to Dr. Wahba, don't waste your time - FIND ANOTHER DOCTOR! This man is ABSOLUTELY HORRENDOUS! He's the rudest person I have EVER met! Seriously go SOMEWHERE ELSE! Doesn't let you talk and is extremely RUDE! Not sure where he's from but it's...more
Was this helpful? YESNot Helpful
in Bakersfield, CA
I underwent near 5 hour surgery for a pinched nerve on the night of March 10, 2016 and I am so grateful to say that Dr. Wahba has saved my life. His expertise and skill as an orthopedic surgeon gave me a new life. I can now walk, cook, work, lie down on a bed, eat, and do other daily activities all...more
Was this helpful? YESNot Helpful
Flag this

Are you Dr. Wahba?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

More Orthopedic Surgery Specialists like Dr. Wahba at Mercy's Orthopedic, Hand & Spine Center

Orthopedic Surgery Specialist
(9)
Orthopedic Surgery Specialist
(19)