Dr. Steven Schopler, MD


Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. Steven Schopler, MD

Dr. Steven Schopler, MD is a pediatric orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Bakersfield, CA. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 37 years.

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At the Southern California Orthopedic Institute, we are dedicated to providing the best possible care available for people of all ages and all walks of life. In addition, we serve as a leading educator of orthopedic surgery technique to surgeons around the world.

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Patient Comments (7)
Bakersfield, CA |
After suffering a neck injury from an accident, my condition was getting increasingly worse. I received a referral to Dr. Schopler, who was able to explain everything that was happening and why I had so much pain so we tried various treatments to help me. Dr. Schopler recently completed a multi level diskectomy and within 2 weeks, the horrible pain I had for the last 6 months was gone!! This might not be the answer for everyone, but he was a miracle worker for me. THANK YOU Dr. Schopler!!!
in Bakersfield, CA |
Dr. Schopler was efficient, professional and extremely knowledgeable. I felt as though he was the right person to perform my surgery and he kept my skeptical mind at ease. The surgery all went smoothly, and he kept in touch with me to make sure that the recovery was going well. All in all, I had an excellent experience with him and would recommend him to anyone who is having cervical / neck problems.
in Bakersfield, CA |
From the first meeting through the post-op I felt assured I was in the right hands. The staff was very courteous and attentive. After the surgery I posted a question on the loop and received a call within the hour. I would recommend Dr. Schopler to anyone.
in Bakersfield, CA |
Dr Schopler did a great job removing the bone spurs on my spine that has given me problems for years. His PA, Ms Fish is fantastic explaining what you need to know. GREAT about making sure you get the medicine that works.
in Bakersfield, CA |
Was involved in a traffic accident. Insurance sent me in to see Dr. Schopler. He first looked at the MRI of my back and neck & asked if I hired a lawyer. I said YES. He said YOU DON'T NEED SURGERY & walked out. I was in pain but happy that I didn't need an operation. Pain was getting worse & worse. 3 months later I was taken to the hospital where they did emergency back surgery due to the fact that my spinal cord was damaged to the point that I was almost paralyzed. A neck surgery followed.
in Bakersfield, CA |
Had a second fusion done at SCOI. First one was done by Dr.Grossman. Dr.Schopler explained my issues and offered his solutions. Everything went according to plan. Surgery is not a perfect science. I see people all over the Internet complaining about the procedures, the recovery, pain, etc. The desire to get better and recover is the responsibility of the patient. Following instructions and using available resources is a must. I would recommend Dr.Schopler and SCOI.
in Lake Isabella, CA |
My experience with Dr. Schopler was absolutely awful. I wouldn't recommend him at all. He was very inconsiderate about my pain. When he gave me an epidural he hit my dura causing a spinal leak. With that i ended up in excrusiating pain & admitted into Memorial hospital. There I got a MRI, he said he was unable to see the leak. I had 100% of the symptoms. (He practiacally told me I was faking it) They gave me a blood patch at SCOI & it only held for a few days. I ended up getting a second opinion
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    Dr. Schopler's Care Philosophy

    At the Southern California Orthopedic Institute, we are dedicated to providing the best possible care available for people of all ages and all walks of life. In addition, we serve as a leading educator of orthopedic surgery technique to surgeons around the world.

    Dr. Schopler's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

    Awards & Recognition

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      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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    Background Check

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    Board Certifications

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Ankle Sprains and Strains
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Joint Pain
    • Limb Pain


    • Medical School
      University Of Wisconsin Medical School

      Graduated in 1980

    • Internship Hospital
      UCLA Hospital

      Completed in 1981

    • Residency Hospital
      UCLA Hospital

      Completed in 1985

    • Fellowship Hospital
      The Royal Children's Hospital

      Completed in 1986

    • Undergraduate School
      University Of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin College Of Engineering

      Graduated in 1976

    Languages Spoken

    • English

    Memberships &
    Professional Affiliations

    • California Orthopaedic Association, Member


    • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
    • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Hip Resurfacing