Dr. Michael A. Kropf, MD

Dr. Michael A. Kropf, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male | 58 years old

The Spine Institute
444 S San Vicente Blvd Ste 901
Los Angeles, CA 90048 Get Directions

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Dr. Kropf specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery and practices in Los Angeles, CA. He practices at 1 location.

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in Riverside, CA |
Dr. Kropf is wonderful. He is a very good listener and won't rush you. Sometimes as patients you have to explain in detail or read your list of questions. ?? He has never rushed me with my questions. He's very calm. You want a calm patient doctor operating on you. He has preformed surgery on me & it was a success! He's operated on my daughter and my son in law. I feel he is the best! The only trouble I have run into is my insurance company. when this is resolved, I will have surgery. ????
in New York, NY |
Dr. Kropf performed the removal of previously required dynasis surgery which was required for the correction of spondiolesthesis/facet syndrome/decompression/& replacement of a disc between L4 & L5 nine years earlier by another well respected surgeon. This surgery by Dr. Kropf was for additional damage caused by other progressive arthritic damage fr. L1 through and including L5/laminectomy/decompression/stabilization via 5 lumbar titanium screws & rods. Out of 5 rating. He gets a 10. Excelent
in Villa Park, IL |
Dr. Kropf left me with spondylosis, tilted forward and to the right. He left me with a single disc to support my entire spine and now I am facing a full spine fusion, including iliac screws due to his inadequate ability. I would not go to him unless it was a very simple procedure.
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Finger

Education

  • Medical School
    Ucla Med Center
  • Internship Hospital
    UCLA School Of Med La
  • Residency Hospital
    Rancho Los Amigos Med Center
  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of California Los Angeles

    Completed in 1989

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection