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Dr. Igor Fineman, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 51

Dr. Fineman

Dr. Igor Fineman, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Pasadena, CA and has been practicing for 19 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.


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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
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • 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
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • 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 pre...

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

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

4.6

Based on 20 reviews

5 Stars
90%
(18)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
10%
(2)

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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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I have my life back!I’ve been seeing Dr. Fineman since 2004 (horrific race car accident 30 yrs ago).After 15 yrs of helpful PT and injections,I started losing the use of my arm with extreme pain.I didn’t hesitate to have Dr. Fineman perform the anterior discectomy c4-c6 fusion surgery,along with...Read More
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Dr. Fineman took amazing care of my dad after he herniated a disc in his neck. Dr.Fineman trialed conservative measures first and allowed my dad the opportunity to heal. Unfortunately, he remained weak and eventually my father underwent surgery. After surgery, my dad made a complete recovery in the...Read More
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Dr. Fineman is an exceptional surgeon. He saved my life after I hit my head which resulted in bleeding that nearly took my life. He and his staff wisked me off to surgery in the middle of the night. He and his nurse Jennifer saw me just hours later to make sure I was ok and I continued to see them...Read More
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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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