Dr. John Regan, MD

Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine SurgeryMaleAge 70

Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Dr. John Regan, MD is a Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Suny Upstate Medical University (Syracuse) medical school in 1978. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Cedars - Sinai Medical Center and Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. John Regan, MD

Spine Group Beverly Hills

2811 Wilshire Blvd Ste 930 Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Dr. Regan did a laminectomy at three levels in my neck in 2011. He completely resolved my issues. Everyone else wanted to fuse my neck. He did predict that in about 10 years I would probably need another surgery. He said technology will be better then so there would be more options. He was right! Feb 2021 I had an MRI and I do in-fact need surgery again. Again everyone else wants to fuse my neck. Dr. Regan is now going to do a disk replacement at 2 levels. I live in Portland Or. and I will be going to him in Ca. To have the surgery as he is the only one I trust!
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He is the Best! – May 26, 2021
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Dr Regan did an unnecessary surgery and now I am in horrible pain.
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David Baugher – Jan 29, 2020
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This is a follow up to my previous review. The night of my surgery a screw came loose from the new bone holding the vertebrae. This caused me to topple over like an accordion. The next day another 5 hours were spent getting new bone While in the nursing home, I was in a great amount pain and no one would attend to me. I was just beside myself. I got up to find help and instead tripped over some furniture and fell hard and long on the nursing room floor and remained there for over 40 minutes before anyone came in. I was in so much pain NOT TO MENTION I was deeply afraid that these post surgical falls probably caused some damage. Dr Regan already told me this was a very serious surgery and to be uber careful not to fall. Weeks turned into 9 months I call in tears, in pain and fearful yet this surgeon is still dodging me. I wondered why. Now I know.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Julie – Dec 09, 2019
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Dr Regan performed an extensive T4 to L5 spinal fusion back in 1997. He failed to put the curve in my husband's lower back and he has been severely disabled with flat back pain syndrome ever since. To Dr Regan's credit, it was one of the first surgeries of this type that he performed on my husband, he has had the benefit of many more years of experience since, now it is now less invasive. My husband is permanently disabled due to this surgery.
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Miller – Oct 18, 2019
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Dr. Regan solved my back pain issue without surgery. He gave me a program to follow which had great results and did not in any way recommended surgery as a first choice. I took the time to do what he suggested and it changed my life. Thank you so much for givingt me my life back.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Isabella M. in Mill Valley, CA – Aug 02, 2018
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I had the best experience with Dr. Regan and his warm staff. Nicole and Deena are both very kind and very efficient. I had a micro disc at L5 S1 at the surgery center and was out the very same day. Couldn't be happier.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mary A. in Palm Desert, CA – Aug 01, 2018
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Dr. Regan spent more time explaining my complex scoliosis condition with me than the last three surgeons that I have consulted with. One at Mayo Clinic , one at Cleveland, and the last one at Cedars. He really took the time to explain the origin of my pathology, the corrective procedure, and the recovery process. His support staff was incredible! I felt supported 100 percent of the way. I couldn't be more pleased! Thank you again Dr. Regan!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Daniel W. in Malibu , CA – Jul 31, 2018
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Dr. Regan is an amazing and compassionate surgeon. He took the time to explain my diagnosis, discuss my treatment plan and addressed all questions and concerns. The care I received was outstanding. I would highly recommend him to anyone experiencing back pain. Thank You Dr. Regan and staff!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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KS in Santa Monica, CA – Mar 25, 2018
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I saw 3 spinal surgeons at Cedars for my herniated disc at L5-S1 in 2016. I chose Dr. Regan because he has written many text books on the subject and he also made me feel very confident that I would be back to my normal activities. I was provided with a comprehensive follow up program and he has been there every step on the way, and happily I am playing tennis again!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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LG in Studio City CA – Feb 23, 2018
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Yes ! Dr Regan and spine group Beverly Hills are the best humans on the planet.He handled my 3 different procedures with absolute ease.He will get the problems solved where others will say sorry we just don't have the right technology? He is a man sent from heaven!!! Mitchell Dufrene
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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mitchell dufrene in Ventura california – Feb 21, 2018
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After my wife was in a car accident and being from out of the area I took my time to talk to other Orthopedic spine specialists and they all recommend Dr. Regan to review our case. He had ordered an MRI so that he could see the extent of the damage to my wife’s back. Dr. Regan’s masterful bedside manners and his skill as a surgeon helped my wife with a speedy recovery that has allowed her to live a normal life. I will definitely recommend Dr. Regan to others that need spinal surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Mark – Feb 21, 2018
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In 2015, I had already had four (4) spinal surgeries, was 70 lbs overweight, and addicted to opioids. I was not easy to work with. Dr. Regan went in, removed a lot of bone from my back from the overgrowth at the fusion site (L5-S1), and performed a laminotomy at L4-5. Two years later, I have lost 55 lbs.,, gotten off all pain medications, play golf (well), and I am training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Dr. Regan is a phenomenal surgeon,-but the patient has to THEIR part. Remember that.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Los Angeles, CA – Sep 15, 2017
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John Regan paralyzed and crippled my husband. On 4/7/17, Regan was to insert 2 manufactured discs into my husband's neck. Instead , my husband was rendered a quadriplegic. This surgeon also tried to extract a bribe from us. He was cild and uncaring. He is AWFUL, awful; THE WORST. Don't let him paralyze YOU.
What went well
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Compton, CA – May 27, 2017
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Care Philosophy

We specialize in Concierge care.

Biography

Always passionate about health care, I am dedicated to helping my patients get back to their daily routines, either with conservative therapy, or conservative surgical approaches.

Specialties

  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

Education

University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
Residency Hospital
1982
Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
1982
Emory University
Residency Hospital
1979
Emory University
Internship Hospital
1978
Suny Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)
Medical School
1974
Brown University / Alpert Medical School
Undergraduate School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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What are Dr. John Regan, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Regan frequently treats Degenerative Disc Disease, Intervertebral Disc Disease, and McMurray's Test. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Regan treats.

Where is Dr. John Regan, MD's office located?

Dr. Regan's office is located at 2811 Wilshire Blvd Ste 930, Santa Monica, CA 90403. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Regan speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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1 disciplinary action Found
  • Disciplinary action in another state (3/4/2022)View details
No malpractice claims found for California
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Regan's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Degenerative Disc Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Regan treats Degenerative Disc Disease more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Regan treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Intervertebral Disc Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Regan treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Regan treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

McMurray's Test
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Regan performs McMurray's Test more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Regan performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Regan's conditions and procedures:

  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Scan
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Interlaminar Spacer
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • McMurray's Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Regan accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage

Locations

Spine Group Beverly Hills

Spine Group Beverly Hills2811 Wilshire Blvd Ste 930 Santa Monica, CA 90403
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