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Dr. Sean Armin, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 41

Dr. Armin

Brain and Spine Center of Southern CA

4240 Tequesquite Ave Riverside, CA 92501

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Dr. Sean Armin, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Riverside, CA and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine in 2003 and specializes in neurosurgery, general surgery, and more.


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(951) 683-6600

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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. Armin's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Armin performs Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities more than 27% of his peers

Dr. Armin performs this procedure more than 27% of his peers

Spine Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Armin treats Spine Disorders more than 16% of his peers

Dr. Armin treats this condition more than 16% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Bone Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Armin treats Bone Disorders more than 8% of his peers

Dr. Armin treats this condition more than 8% of his peers

Dr. Armin's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lobectomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Neurosurgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Dr. Armin has extensive training and private practice experience in minimally invasive cranial and spine surgery. His mission is to provide the most effective surgical plan for his patients through a collaborative approach with a ...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • General Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2009
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2007
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2003
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2003
University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1998
University Of California At Los Angeles
Undergraduate School
2009
2007
2003
2003
1998

Languages

  • Farsi
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Armin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Armin

3.8

Based on 55 reviews

5 Stars
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(36)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
3.6363636363636362%
(2)
2 Stars
1.8181818181818181%
(1)
1 Star
27.272727272727273%
(15)

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Dr armin is ana amazing surgeon. He accommodated my surgery on urgent basis,, took time to explain the procedure. His assistant Nancy was super helpful
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Awful customer service, front desk not friendly at all and never there to answer phone calls, so good luck trying to reach Dr.’s office over the phone.
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Although I had a great initial visit with Dr. Armin, I was incredibly disappointed when I sent through a few questions that I thought of after my visit and the only way he would respond is if I came in for another (PAID) appointment. Otherwise, my questions would not be answered. Very simply questions that I sent through to his office manager and he refused to answer. I also wanted to comment on the difficulty to simply schedule an appointment and receive a call back. Most phone calls go to voicemail and leaving a message gets unanswered. Not a good impression of someone who you are instilling trust in if simply phone calls are not tended too. I cancelled my next appointment because if simple questions cannot be answered, how could I entrust him with resolving my issues. Overall a very bad experience and I will be posting this on other relevant websites to get the word out.
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My son injured his back playing high school football. We had an MRI done which was read as a fracture of his L5. It was very scary. We saw Dr. Armin who read the MRI and told us it was something totally different. He was so nice and took his time to explain what was really happening. It was not even his spine. One week after we saw the doctor, my son was back to football. I really am very appreciative to Dr. Armin. He knows what he is doing and he is the best. Highly recommend him & his staff.
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My experience was quite simply fantastic! My surgery went very well, doctor very thorough & experienced. Staff very helpful, friendly- the best! I can do things I haven't been able to do for years!
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Dr Armin is an amazing physician. However, his staff is enough not to go to his office! I had surgery in May and to date his front office staff (Nancy) still has not filed disability paperwork and lied stating she had. I am requesting to be released early to return to work and she cannot even get this simple task done. I highly recommend thinking TWICE about dealing with this office. COMPLETE NIGHTMARE!!!
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RUDE, DOES NOT LISTEN, and staff lies to the doctor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will never step into his office again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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It is rare to find a doctor that really cares about your problem and comfort level. Dr Armin really cares and wants me to get better. He's very focused on finding ways to heal my body without surgery. This means ALOT to me. He takes time to explain the details of my problem (even showed me what my problem looked like on the MRI DVD- I couldn't believe how much this helped me.) Dr. Armin is great & helping me understand complicated things. He is also obviously brilliant.
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Dr Armin proposed minimally invasive back surgery. I couldn't believe back surgery could be performed this way let alone be successful. Went in for the procedure in the morning and walked out to go home that afternoon. I went back to work six days later. A previous procedure left me at home for four weeks with lots of pain. I’m now pain free feeling great! Dr Armin is interested in your health and wellness. He goes the extra mile to get it right for you. 5- stars for Doctor Sean Armin.
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Dr. Armin's intellectual and physical gifts make him an outstanding surgeon. The link between his medical knowledge and his hands' ability produced a remarkable outcome to my back surgery. After years of increasing arthritic deterioration and chronic pain my back now is straight and I am pain free.
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My elderly mother had been struggling with pain radiating through her upper leg resulting from spinal stenosis in her lower back. She usually experienced severe pain before walking 50 feet. On some days she even had trouble standing. Dr. Armin performed surgery which relieved pressure on the nerve(s), thus greatly reducing my mom's pain. The recovery from surgery was minimal; within a few days she was walking a lot more with much less pain. I highly recommend visiting Dr. Armin.
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Trust and Rick - Bingo Trust and Rick- Living Good 11 months I'm found neurologist who can help me to walked again without pain. Dr. Armin makes my dreams come true. Before I walked 8 min only. After surgery without pain I'm back normal life and completely forgot where is was that killing pain. Sorry for my english but my story sharing with you it is a bingo. I'm 58 years old grand ma, Thank you Dr. Armin.
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Dr Armin I want to thank you for your patience and understanding and taking the time to go over everything with me. I have been to so many doctors over the years and you are the only one that put my mind at ease about this surgery. You took away 15 years of worry and stress I have been carrying inside. I can't tell you how much that did for me. I now feel my future will be brighter and I can get back to a more normal pain free and active life. I am actually looking forward to this surgery.
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Dr. Armin was incredibly understanding and patient with our grandmother. My grandmother has been in pain for several months but Dr. Armin was able to take all that pain away. He is an amazing doctor and I'm very happy I chose him to operate on our grandmother.
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I’ve had back problems most of my life but it became more intense, painful every day. By the end I could barely walk. And then. Dr. Armin changed my life. I can stand up straight, I can walk, I can stand. The pain is gone. Everyday, I am so very grateful to Dr. Armin. Every detail of my care, both prior and post surgery was excellent. I am just so grateful…I walk through Disneyland :)
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I was suffering from a chronic back condition and needed a second opinion. Dr. Armin went above and beyond to fit me in his schedule. I found him to be both highly knowledgeable and professional. He took the time to carefully review all my previous imaging results and to patiently address my concerns. I would recommend him without any reservation.
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I couldn't even walk. I would have to slide out of bed on my hands and knees to go to the restroom. After seeing Dr. Armin and having a back fusion L4-L5. I have no pain, I'm starting to live my life for the first time in a year. -R.K.
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Brain and Spine Center of Southern CA

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