Dr. Hrair E. Darakjian, MD

Dr. Hrair E. Darakjian, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 58 years old

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  • Internship Hospital
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  • Fellowship Hospital
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      Experience with Dr. Darakjian
      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
         (31)
      • How well provider listens and answers questions
         (31)
      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Darakjian's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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      • 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 (28)
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      I went to my appt and Dr. Darakjian walks into the room holding my file and asked me if I had fallen down I told him "no", next he asked why was I having pain, he proceeded to ask if I wanted pain killers, I said "no" then he tells me that my other option was to an injection. He never even bother checking my hip or knee and he had already decided my 2 options pain killers or an injection. Really Doc.? You knew this right away just by holding my file in your hands? Staff not very helpful eithe!
      in Santa Clarita, CA |
      He is a terrible doctor I had knee replacement surgery. The doctor did not return my calls. I was in pain for 5 months. This was even when I showed him I could not place my foot infront of me. I would swing out. I went got a second opinion and had to have my knee redone. Fortunately, I found a doctor who knows what he is doing. After my second surgery, I was on my feet after 4 days with minimal pain. With Dr. Darakjian, I was bed ridden for 2 weeks and in pain for 5 months. He's a quack!
      in Los Angeles, CA |
      The office Staff are extremely rude. They are running the office like third world country not USA, Los Angeles. He does not have any recent technology to be able to look ate the discs and if you don't have film they would cancel your appointment that you made with lots of rudeness and hostel but still they would charge you $20.00 in CASH ONLY. He even could not read the report from the MRI and misdiagnosed my problem and he said he is not spine specialist but still he is advertising for it.
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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
      • Orthopedics
      • Pain Medicine
      • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
      • Sports Medicine

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      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Acute Postoperative Pain
      • Ankle Fracture
      • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
      • Ankle Sprains and Strains
      • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
      • Arthritis
      • Ataxia
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Back Pain
      • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
      • Bone Disorders
      • Brain Disorders
      • Broken Arm
      • Broken Neck
      • Bunion
      • Bursitis
      • Cancer
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Chronic Pain
      • Chronic Pelvic Pain
      • Clavicle Fracture
      • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
      • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
      • Elbow Injuries
      • Elbow Sprain
      • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
      • Femur Fracture
      • Fibromyalgia
      • Foot Conditions
      • Foot Fracture
      • Foot Sprain
      • Fracture
      • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
      • Gait Abnormality
      • Gout
      • Hand Conditions
      • Hand Fracture
      • Herniated Disc
      • Hip Fracture
      • Internal Derangement of Knee
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Dislocation
      • Knee Disorders
      • Knee Fracture
      • Knee Injuries
      • Knee Pain
      • Knee Sprain
      • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
      • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
      • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
      • Limb Pain
      • Low Back Pain
      • Lumbar Spine Fracture
      • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
      • Migraine
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
      • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
      • Osteoarthritis of Hands
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
      • Osteoarthritis of Knee
      • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Osteopenia
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Pathological Spine Fracture
      • Pelvic Fracture
      • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
      • Polyneuropathy
      • Pseudoarthrosis
      • Pyogenic Arthritis
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Rib Fracture
      • Rotator Cuff Injuries
      • Rotator Cuff Tear
      • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Scoliosis
      • Shoulder Diseases
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Pain
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
      • Spondylitis
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Sports Injuries
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Systemic Chondromalacia
      • Tendonitis
      • Thoracic Spine Fracture
      • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
      • Trigger Finger
      • Wrist Fracture

      Procedures Performed

      • ACL Surgery
      • Arm Surgery
      • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
      • Carpal Tunnel Release
      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
      • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
      • Excision of Femur or Knee
      • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Fracture Care
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Herniated Disc Surgery
      • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Hip Replacement
      • Hip Resurfacing
      • Joint Drainage
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Knee Arthroscopy
      • Knee Replacement
      • Knee Replacement Revision
      • Knee Surgery
      • Nerve Block, Somatic
      • Neuroplasty
      • Peripheral Nerve Block
      • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
      • Rotator Cuff Surgery
      • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Spinal Fusion
      • Spinal Nerve Block
      • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
      • Steroid Injection
      • Trigger Finger Release
      • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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        Malpractice Claims

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      • 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 Chicago/Pritzker School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1983

      • Internship Hospital
        University Chicago Med Center

        Completed in 1984

      • Residency Hospital
        University Chicago Med Center

        Completed in 1988

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Calif Spine Surgery Med Grp

        Completed in 1989

      • Undergraduate School
        University of Illinois Chicago

        Graduated in 1979

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Armenian
      • Spanish
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      Dr. Darakjian'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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      Dr. Darakjian's Office & Staff

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

      Experience with Dr. Darakjian

      Level of trust in provider's decisions
      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Darakjian's Care Philosophy

      I can be a better doctor by listening to the patient