Dr. Hrair Darakjian, MD

Dr. Hrair Darakjian, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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60 y/o
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Dr. Hrair Darakjian, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Northridge, CA. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Darakjian is affiliated with Mission Community Hospital, Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Northridge Hospital Medical Center and Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center.

Mid Valley Orthopedic Specialists

18531 Roscoe Blvd

Northridge, CA 91324
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net of California
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Care Philosophy

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Dr. Darakjian's Experience

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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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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Pain Medicine
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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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

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Procedures

  • 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 Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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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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 Illinois Chicago
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • University Of Chicago/Pritzker School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • University Chicago Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • University Chicago Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Calif Spine Surgery Med Grp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Darakjian has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Armenian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Northridge Hospital Medical Center

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Dr. Darakjian's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Darakjian to family and friends
2.9
based on 34 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Darakjian's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Los Angeles, CA |
misdiagnosed my pectoral muscle as a partial tear. I went for a second opinion since I found it strange that he cam e to that conclusion from reading the MRI report. never even looked at the images himself. Turned out to be a complete tear. the original MRI images were poor and not clear. He would have known that if he looked at them. Other doctor did surgery and I can use my arm again.
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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Dr. Darakjian accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group HMO
    Large Group PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Darakjian has admitting privileges

Northridge Hospital Medical Center
18300 Roscoe Blvd
Northridge, CA 91325
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Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center
215 W Janss Rd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Mission Community Hospital
14850 Roscoe Blvd
Panorama City, CA 91402
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Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center
501 S Buena Vista St
Burbank, CA 91505
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Valley Presbyterian Hospital
15107 Vanowen St
Van Nuys, CA 91405
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West Hills Hospital & Medical Center
7300 Medical Center Dr
West Hills, CA 91307
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Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital
23845 McBean Pkwy
Valencia, CA 91355
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Providence Holy Cross Medical Center
15031 Rinaldi St
Mission Hills, CA 91345
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Providence Tarzana Medical Center
18321 Clark St
Tarzana, CA 91356
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