Dr. Sam Bakshian, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 48
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Dr. Sam Bakshian, MD
Dr. Sam Bakshian, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Los Angeles, CA. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Bakshian is affiliated with Olympia Medical Center and Cedars - Sinai Medical Center.

6330 San Vicente Blvd Ste 310

Los Angeles, CA 90048

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Dr. Sam Bakshian, MD

Dr. Sam Bakshian, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Back Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Myelopathy
very high
more than 90% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Spine
high
more than 88% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
78

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • 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
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection

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.

Education

  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
    Medical School | Graduated 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bakshian has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Bakshian's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bakshian to family and friends
3.9
based on 14 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Bakshian's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
valencia, ca |
Lemme tell you... i was assigned Dr. BAKSHIAN by me legal team after i was hurt on the job. Dr. Bakshian and his staff are incredibly professional but have a emphatic level I've never gotten from any other doctor. Although my case is a tough one full of denials and neglect from the other side DR. BAKSHIAN and his team have stood by me the last 5 years. Ive even recommened him to friends with spinal injuries and they were amazed at his level of compassionate care. If you have back issues see him
Los Angeles, CA |
1st visit: 20 pages of paperwork, only to be asked the same questions again by the admin. 2nd visit: Dr kept me waiting for almost 3 hours (for a 9am appt) before being seen! Dr wanted me to have surgery for a bulging disc, and didn't offer any options like physical therapy etc. 3rd appointment: Don't know because they lost the appt I set 2 months ago. And his assistant stopped replying to my emails on an issue that I've been trying to follow-up on since December! TERRIBLY-RUN!!! AVOID!
in Mar Vista |
Man destroyed my life, had a microdiscetomy and laminectomy 2 years ago, the result has been life changing, I live in horrible pain and the issues I went in have gotten 100 times worse, he treats patients like cattle and takes no responsibility for his work, he has been the worse decision I have made in my life. Stay away from him.
in Palm Desert, CA |
I have had 3 successful back and neck surgeries performed by Dr. Bakshian. He is an amazing surgeon with an excellent bedside manner. He has given our family renewed hope for a life without pain. I was totally incapacitated due to an industrial accident and his skills as a surgeon has given me a new lease on life. I trust him wholeheartedly and would have no one else perform surgery on me. We drive 6 hours roundtrip to see him and would never consider any other surgeon. He's our hero.
in Encino, Ca. |
Dr Sam Bakshian did my neck fusion in 2007 did a excellent job I was in so much pain before the surgery I had a bulging disc before the surgery . I highly recommend Dr. Sam Bakshian for any type of Spinal surgeries.
in Los Angeles, CA |
I went to Dr.Bakshian 2 months after a failed stem cell surgery and PRP transplant into my L-3 and L-4 discs from another doctor working at Playa medical plaza. After being in the worst pain in my life which disabled my movement for about two months Dr. Bakshian was the only doctor to dignose a spinal infection after seeing three specialists and checking myself into cedar Sinai for a week, which included a full team of doctors that misdiagnosed me with postoperative pain.
in Marina del Rey, CA |
I went to Dr.Bakshian 2 months after a failed stem cell surgery and PRP transplant into my L-3 and L-4 discs from another doctor working at Playa medical plaza. After being in the worst pain in my life which disabled my movement for about two months Dr. Bakshian was the only doctor after seeing three specialists and checking myself into cedar Sinai for a week, which included a full team of doctors that misdiagnosed me with postoperative pain, he was the only one able to detect and diagnose the
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Dr. Bakshian accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Bakshian has admitting privileges

Olympia Medical Center
5900 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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Cedars - Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
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