Dr. Khodam-Rad Payman, MD

Dr. Khodam-Rad Payman, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
45 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Khodam-Rad Payman, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Encino, CA and has been practicing for 13 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic spine surgery, and more.

Encino Advanced Spine Institute

5363 Balboa Blvd Ste 45-A

Encino, CA 91316
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Payman "Dr. Payman focuses his practice on the Comprehensive treatment of patients with spinal disorders. He specializes in reconstructive cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine surgery, including the most advanced techniques of minimally invasive and micro surgical spinal procedures. He has extensive experience with adult degenerative spinal conditions, complex spine trauma, spinal deformity, motion preservation technologies, and inter-vertebral disc replacement surgery."

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

23  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis

20  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.


  • University Of Virginia / Main Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • University Hospitals Of Cleveland/Case Western University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Howard Hughes Research Scholar - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 6/1998
  • Chief Resident - UCLA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 7/2003
Media & Publications

Dr. Payman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Payman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Payman to family and friends
53 total reviews (14 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (53)

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Dr. Payman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (14)

What can I say that hasn’t already been said. I love this doctor and his staff. I had gone AV nuero science and the first thing the doctor there wanted to do was surgery. Scared me. I talked to Dr. Payman, and that was the LAST thing he wanted to do. Alicia, is office manager and nurse is awesome....more
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Not sure where to begin. Dr. Payman and his office manager Alicia are just amazing. My wife and I could not be happier. Though they are not contracted with my insurance company , they accepted what the insurance paid them. There was no out of pocket from us. Dr. Payman explained everything to me....more
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Dr. Rad Payman is the most amazing surgeon. I went to his Lancaster office last week and all I can say is WOW. Not only is Dr. Payman amazing but his office manager which is also his nurse Aliceia is unbelievable. She is phenomenal. I swear Dr. Payman was so thorough. He literally spent 45...more
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I had chronic lower back pain and Dr. Rad was a lifesaver. Unlike other doc's I talked to he listened and wasn't only thinking cut first. He suggested some non surgical options which I tried but ultimately when I chose surgery he walked me through every step and has been available for every...more
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Excellent staff and Dr Payman is more than knowledgeable made me feel at ease about the care needed.
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