Dr. George M. Wahba, MD

Dr. George M. Wahba, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male | 37 years old

Dr. Wahba takes a very conservative approach to spine surgery, and believes surgery should only...Read more

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  • Internship Hospital
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  • Fellowship Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
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      Dr. Wahba's Review Details
      4.5 based on 25 responses
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      Experience with Dr. Wahba
      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
         (25)
      • How well provider listens and answers questions
         (25)
      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Wahba's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
         (25)
      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        10 – 15 minutes (22)
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      Bakersfield, CA |
      Just horrible, he cuts you off when talking and won't listen to anything you say. I waited two months to see him and all he basically said was hi, bye, and get a second quote from another orthopedic for peace of mind.
      in Bakersfield, CA |
      When I first saw Dr. Wahba, I could not sit, walk or stand without pain. I had a cyst on my lower spine between 2 disks. He explained procedure very well taking time to explain the need for fusion of the disks as well as cyst removal. Within a week I had no pain and although was in a brace for 3 months continued to have no pain. I year later I walk 4 miles a day, can bend and twist again with not pain.
      in bakersfeild, california |
      I have found that Dr Wahba is technically fantastic but his personal skills are lacking. He is so quick to walk in and walk out. It maybe the best and most correct solution to the problem but he should take a few more minutes to talk to the patient.
      in Bakersfield, California |
      I love Dr. Wahba. Doctor took his time to ask questions and help with my symptoms.Eexcellent service from the time you walk into the doctor's office until you leave. All staff act professionally and are friendly. I highly recommend Dr. Wahba
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      Specialties

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

      Board Certifications

      Why It Matters: Dr. Wahba's Board Certifications

      Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Ankylosing Spondylitis
      • Arthritis
      • Arthritis of the Spine
      • Back Disorders
      • Back Pain
      • Broken Neck
      • 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
      • Osteoarthritis of 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)
      • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Scoliosis
      • Spinal Cord Disorders
      • Spinal Instability
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
      • Spondylitis
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Spondylosis
      • Spondylosis Cervical Without Myelopathy
      • Thoracic Disc Disorders
      • Thoracic Disorders
      • Thoracic Spine Fracture
      • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
      • Vertebral Fracture

      Procedures Performed

      • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
      • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
      • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
      • Artificial Disc Replacement
      • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
      • Cervical Disc Replacement
      • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
      • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
      • Cervical Spine Surgery
      • Complex Spinal Instrumentation Procedure
      • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
      • Complex Spine Surgery
      • Disc Replacement
      • Disc Surgery
      • Epidural Block
      • Facet Block
      • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
      • Fracture Care
      • 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
      • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
      • Microdiscectomy
      • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
      • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
      • Neck Surgery
      • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
      • Orthopedic Surgical Procedures
      • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
      • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
      • Spinal Cord Stimulation
      • Spinal Discectomy
      • Spinal Fusion
      • Spinal Instrumentation Procedures
      • Spinal Internal Fixation
      • Spinal Nerve Block
      • Spinal Reconstruction
      • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
      • Spinal Tumor Surgery
      • Spine Fracture Treatment
      • Spine Surgery
      • Steroid Injection
      • Thoracic Disc Surgery
      • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
      • Total Disc Replacement
      • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure

      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

      • Medical School
        University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 2005

      • Internship Hospital
        University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine
      • Residency Hospital
        University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine
      • Fellowship Hospital
        Harvard Medical School
        Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital
      • Undergraduate School
        University of California, Los Angeles. (UCLA)

        Graduated in 2000

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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      Dr. Wahba'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 Spine Surgery
      • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Why Does Experience Matter?

      Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.

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      Dr. Wahba's Office & Staff

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      Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Wahba

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      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Wahba's Care Philosophy

      Dr. Wahba takes a very conservative approach to spine surgery, and believes surgery should only be considered once all conservative options are exhausted. His world-class training provides him with extensive knowledge in comprehensive spine care, including both conservative and surgical treatments.