Dr. Igor Fineman, MD

Dr. Igor Fineman, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 50
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Dr. Igor Fineman, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Pasadena, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles in 1994 and specializes in neurosurgery, neurological skull base surgery, and more.

630 S Raymond Ave Unit 301

Pasadena, CA 91105

Contact Information

(626) 535-9552

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Fineman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fineman performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Fineman performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Plating & Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Percutaneous Discectomy
  • Spinal Discectomy
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fineman treats Low Back Pain more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Fineman treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fineman treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Fineman treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis

Dr. Fineman's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Acoustic Neuroma
Aneurysm
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Broken Neck
Cancer
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chiari's Deformity
Cranial Trauma
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Craniopharyngioma
CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
Deep Brain Stimulation
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
Fracture
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Myelopathy
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Neuroplasty
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Osteosarcoma
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pituitary Gland Cancer
Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Spina Bifida
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
Stereotactic Surgery
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thrombosis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disease
Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

Our approach to neurosurgical care is based on partnering with patients and their familities to determine the safest and most effective means of treatment. All available non-surgical and surgical therapeutic modalities are considered. The highest ...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Trauma Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

  • 2000
    UCLA Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital
    2000
  • 1999
    UCLA Medical Center
    Residency Hospital
    1999
  • 1995
    UCLA Medical Center
    Internship Hospital
    1995
  • 1994
    David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles
    Medical School
    1994
  • 1990
    UCLA School Of Engineering & Applied Science
    Undergraduate School
    1990

Languages

  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society,
  • UCLA Brain Injury Research Program Young Investigator Award,
  • UCLA Alumni Scholar Achievement Award (4 times),
  • American Heart Association Student Research Award,
  • UCLA Medical Center Student Volunteer Scholarship Award,
  • Western Student Medical Research Forum Presentation Award,

Media & Publications

  • Hypoxic insult to the retina,
  • Nural prosthetics,
  • Tumors and myelopathy,
  • 45-CA++ autoradigraphic study,
  • Spatial Selectivity,
  • Proximal tubule cells,
  • macaque intraparietal sulcus,
  • Repair of small cerebrospinal fluid leaks,
  • Neocortical plasticity,
  • Kynurenic acid,

Dr. Fineman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fineman

4.5

Based on 17 reviews

5 Stars
88.23529411764706%
(15)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
11.764705882352942%
(2)

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Dr. Fineman's Performance
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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I had surgery with Dr Fineman for a herniated disc and the whole process was a wonderful experience. I was being treated by another neurosurgeon and I ended up with Dr Fineman due to being admitted to Huntington Memorial Hospital from the emergency room. Dr Fineman and Jennifer (his assistant)...Read More
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Dr Fineman is an excellent surgeon. He treated me for stenosis in 2010 and I never had pain again in that area. It is now 2018 and I am experiencing the pain of stenosis in another area, I am changing my insurance from Kaiser so I can be healed by this doctor. Only downside is trying to get...Read More
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Dr. Fineman and his staff are wonderful.. The wait might have been long but they were very accommodating
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I was sent to Dr. Fineman's office after one year of horrible back pain. He talked to me about what I was going through and gave me his recommendation after seeing my results from the MRI. I was not able to work or live my life so when he recommended surgery for my L4 and L5 I said yes. I...Read More
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