Dr. Pablo Lawner, MD

Dr. Pablo Lawner, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 72
Dr. Pablo Lawner, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Burbank, CA and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 1973 and specializes in neurosurgery.

501 S Buena Vista St

Burbank, CA 91505

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Insurance Accepted

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

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 87% of peers
Spine Disorders
more than 84% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

46  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • 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
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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14  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Albany Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • University Penn School Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Pablo Lawner, MD
My boyfriend received a back surgery from Dr Lawner. Experiences with him have been very positive so far. He seems like a very experienced surgeon. I'd recommend him and his practice to anyone that has back problems.
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Burbank, CA – Aug 13, 2017
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I have heard about so many bad outcomes from spinal surgery, that I kept putting it off until I could barely walk. Thank heavens I was referred to Dr. Lawner (by Chiropractor Dr. Margaret Perez). I had surgery in July 2016, and after recuperating for about three months, I was completely pain-free...Read More
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Helene Krongold in Tarzana, CA – Mar 17, 2017
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Had major spinal nerve problems. My primary recommended Dr Lawner. He saw me, told me I needed a fusion and that was it! His office completely ignored me from then on! We called and called and called, leaving messages each time. Finally found another surgeon, IN ANOTHER HOSPITAL, had micro...Read More
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Jason B in Van Nuys, CA – Aug 30, 2016
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Doctor Lawner is wonderful -- thorough, easy to talk to, took his time explaining my condition and options. His surgical skills are superb, and that's what's really important. Very nice man, and great office staff.
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Paula D in Burbank, CA – Jan 05, 2016
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