Dr. Majid Rahimifar, MD

Dr. Majid Rahimifar, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
67 y/o

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Dr. Majid Rahimifar, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 34 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.

Bakersfield Neuroscience and Spine Institute

2601 Oswell St Ste 101

Bakersfield, CA 93306
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 93% of peers
Herniated Disc Surgery
more than 85% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
more than 83% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

54  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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24  Procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotaxis

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.


  • Pahlavi University
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Nemazii Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Toronto University Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Sunnybrook Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rahimifar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Majid Rahimifar, MD
KERN county. As neurologist these are the most unprofessional doctors and doctor's office I have ever encountered. The doctor intentionally hurt me and did not provide the ANTIBIOTICS, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY and PAIN MEDICATIONS after surgery!!! If you think you are going to get better with these...Read More
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Ursus Luxton in Bakersfield, CA – Jul 31, 2018
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I am no stranger to the O.R. and this was by far the worst experience ever. The staff is incredibly rude and unprofessional. Phone calls are never returned. Dr. Rahimifar was completely absent. I had only seen him for approximately 2 minutes prior to surgery. Most of the questions I asked prior to...Read More
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L.M. in Bakersfield, CA – Jul 17, 2018
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If I could rate him a zero I would. I had emergency brain surgery 6 months ago for brain tumor which he never did the correct scans for. He then did not remove the tumor which caused it to regrow. While he was doing the surgery he was so careless he put holes in the dura of my brain and never sewed...Read More
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Bri in Bakersfield, Ca – Oct 15, 2017
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Waited over 2 hours to be seen. Appointment wat at 7, didn't get called till 9:05 drove an hour to see him. He came in for about 2 minutes and left
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Porterville – Aug 13, 2017
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I had both cervical and lumbar fusion by Dr Rahimifar. Both surgeries failed! I had to have a repeat lumbar fusion in Portland which was a success! Still waiting to decide to go through a repeat cervical. Dr Rahimifar's beside manner and follow up is non-existent. Do not go to this practice!
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Lodi, CA – Apr 13, 2017
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