Dr. Kamyar Assil, MD

Dr. Kamyar Assil, MD

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Age 55
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Dr. Kamyar Assil, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Thousand Oaks, CA and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Keck Sch Of Med Of The Usc in 1990 and specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology.Read his story

2230 Lynn Rd Ste 220

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Herniated Disc
very high
more than 99% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Assil's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Assil "Kam Assil, MD is an expert in pain management and has been a practicing physician for more than two decades. His interest in pain management developed when he was just a child. At seven years old, Dr. Assil's father sustained a back injury while shoveling snow and was bedridden for nearly six months. Due to the lasting impression of this event, he developed an interest in the human nervous system and pain control. Dr. Assil completed his honors thesis and undergraduate research on the nervous system, pharmacology of opiates and pain mechanisms. Since, he has published several research papers regarding those subjects. Dr. Assil received a Bachelor of Science with honors in psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a medical degree from the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Assil is an active member of many related medical societies. He serves as a senior instructor for the Spine Intervention Society and is a regular lecturer at USC's Department of Anesthesiology/Pain Medicine. Also a Qualified Medical Examiner, Dr. Assil practices as an expert witness for interventional medicine and pain management. Dr. Assil was one of the first fellowship-trained pain specialists in Ventura County, with formal training in pain management from State University of New York Health Science Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. He also completed a clinical fellowship and advanced training in interventional pain management at the Manhattan Center for Pain Management at Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. Before joining Ventura Orthopedics, Dr. Assil was the founder and medical director of Conjeo Pain Specialists, Inc. in Thousand Oaks, Calif. for two decades. With a specialization in pain management, Dr. Assil focuses on targeting the source of pain and works closely with other medical specialists and physical therapy to treat everything from severe headaches, neck pain and nerve damage to herniated disks and lower back pain. His expertise is in spine injections for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes such as precision epidural steroid injections, nerve root blocks, facet diagnostic injections, radiofrequency neurotomy, spinal cord stimulation and sympathetic ganglion blocks for cervical, lumbar and thoracic spine. Dr. Assil is a sought-after practitioner, having served a variety of celebrities and local dignitaries. With a goal of improving the quality of life for his patients, Dr. Assil often seeks physical therapy, spine injections and other forms of conservative management before considering surgery as a viable option. He aims to focus on each individual from a physical, mental and spiritual level so his patients can ultimately function in normal day-to-day life. A strong believer in the power of being physically active, Dr. Assil is an avid outdoorsman. When he is not working with his patients to improve their quality of life, Dr. Assil is often found mountain biking or skiing. He currently resides in Thousand Oaks with his wife and three daughters."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Assil "Kam Assil, MD focuses on targeting the source of pain and works closely with other medical specialists and physical therapy to treat everything from severe headaches, neck pain and nerve damage to herniated disks and lower back pain. He aims to focus on each individual from a physical, mental and spiritual level so his patients can ultimately function in normal day-to-day life."

2  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

2  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

38  Conditions Treated

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11  Procedures

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

  • Keck Sch Of Med Of The Usc
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • SUNY Health Science Center Brooklyn
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Co School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Assil has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Assil's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Assil to family and friends
41 total reviews (16 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (41)

  • 5
    (31)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Assil's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (16)

April 10, 2018, the relief of nine months of back pain from a bulge in my L-4 L-5 disc's came to an end. Dr Assil performed a new procedure, that provided that relief. AKA Vertiflex. A Superion indirect compression syst. product/technique. The result is that the day it was completed the...more
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I recently had my 5th epidural with Dr. Assil which went perfect as always. I don't know what I'd do without him. God Bless his talent.
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I’ve had three lumbar fusion surgeries. I’m fused fromL2-L3 down to S1. Dr. Assil gives me epidurals at L1-L2, which has a minor herniated bulge and gets a lot of stress which causes pain that wraps around, back to front with pain in the groin upper thigh area. Also, I get radio frequency nerve...more
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Dr Assil is a VERY competent pain specialist and is willing to spend as much time as needed to explain everything that is needed. I am a registered nurse and have been helped by Dr Assil for osteo and psoriatic arthritis. Our office recommends him to our patients and they all have been happy...more
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During a recent visit Dr Assil said to me, ”stay off the white stuff”, meaning glutton, so I did. Within 48 hours about 6 ‘broken’ things on my body either fixed or vanished all together. Some had been occurring for years like couple of numb toes, constant but mild cramps in my arches and other...more
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