Dr. Paul Kaloostian, MD

Dr. Paul Kaloostian, MD

Neurological Spine SurgeryMaleAge 42

Neurological Spine Surgery

Dr. Paul Kaloostian, MD is a Neurological Spine Surgery Specialist in Pasadena, CA. He is affiliated with Riverside Community Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

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960 E Green St Ste 320 Pasadena, CA 91106


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Paul Kaloostian, MD

Paul Kaloostian, MD960 E Green St Ste 320 Pasadena, CA 91106
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Paul Kaloostian, MD3579 Arlington Ave Ste 300 Riverside, CA 92506

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  • Explains Conditions WellPatients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Dr. Kaloostian's Reviews

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I was seen by this Dr. He was trained at UCLA but does not have the same opinion as his mentors. Further, he goes against the leading UCLA Dr in California, who had put lifting restrictions on me no lifting over 5lbs. Further, the lead at UCLA said I should not lift anything more than a gallon of milk. However, Dr Kaloostian stated in a written document that I could lift over 5lbs further he said I could lift up to 10lbs. The fact that he would put me at risk is dangerous, please think twice before visiting this Dr. A Dr is supposed to prevent harm to a patient, not put a patient in harms way. Disgusting.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
William Laird – Nov 11, 2020
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Dr Kaloostian exceeded my expectations of surgical outcome, and the post-op process for getting there. As a physician myself, having had a number of related surgeries, I was initially skeptical, but Dr K assured me that my in-hospital care would be smooth going. I had 3 cervical vertebrae fused and went home the next day. I was impressed by his staff and the hospital unit. Now 8 weeks out, I have almost completely lost the pain and numbness, and have gained strength, thanks to his expertise! LM
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
4 people found this helpful
Lani J Miller, MD in Palm Springs, CA – Aug 24, 2016
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My experience with Dr. Kaloostian was life changing! I was barely able to walk, sit, stand or lay down. Basically my life was miserable. The doctor fused 3 vertebra in my back and I am once again able to ride horses, walk long distance, and exercise. I have also taken off 45 pounds, am off of Cholesterol meds and have lowered my blood pressure to 109/65. I have and would recommend Dr. Kaloostian to anyone in need of back surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
17 people found this helpful
Teryann Brannian in Acton, CA – Jan 08, 2016
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Experience and Background Checks


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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kaloostian's conditions and procedures:

  • Astrocytoma
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Resection
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Schwannoma
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Kaloostian accepts

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(626) 385-1518

Dr. Kaloostian accepts the following insurance:

Choice Plus POS II
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Shield of California
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Delta Dental
First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net
Kaiser Permanente
Molina Healthcare
United Healthcare

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Kaloostian provides healthcare excellence, innovation and sub-specialty care not previously available in the communities of Inland Southern California.


Dr. Paul E. Kaloostian is a Board-Certified Neurosurgeon and Diplomate of theAmerican Board of Neurological Surgery who practices his love of medicine...Read more


  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications


University Of New Me|University Of New Mexico Medical Center
Residency Hospital


  • English
  • Armenian
  • Spanish


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to schedule an appointment with Dr. Paul Kaloostian, MD?

New patients may call (626) 269-7821 to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Paul Kaloostian, MD accept any insurance plans?

A list of accepted insurance providers is available on the Healthgrades insurance check. It is always a good idea to verify your insurance when making an appointment.

Does Dr. Paul Kaloostian, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Paul Kaloostian, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Kaloostian's profile.

What conditions does Dr. Paul Kaloostian, MD treat?

Dr. Kaloostian frequently treats the following conditions: Astrocytoma, Bone Cancer, and Bone Disorders. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Paul Kaloostian, MD's office address?

Dr. Kaloostian's office is located at 960 E Green St Ste 320, Pasadena, CA 91106. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. Paul Kaloostian, MD fluent in?

Dr. Kaloostian is able to speak Spanish, Armenian, and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Paul Kaloostian, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Paul Kaloostian, MD is affiliated with Riverside Community Hospital.

Is Dr. Paul Kaloostian, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Paul Kaloostian, MD holds board certifications in Neurosurgery.

Does Dr. Paul Kaloostian, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4/5 for Dr. Paul Kaloostian, MD. Patients say that the provider explained conditions well and the appointment wasn't rushed. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Riverside Community Hospital

Riverside, CA

62% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% lower than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: State Ranking Award - Vascular Surgery™ (2023)