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Dr. Steven Schopler, MD

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine ·  Male · Age 65

Dr. Schopler

Dr. Steven Schopler, MD is a spinal cord injury specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from University Of Wisconsin Medical School in 1980 and specializes in spinal cord injury medicine, orthopedic surgery, and more.


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Dr. Schopler's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Scoliosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schopler treats Scoliosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Schopler treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
Back Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schopler treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Schopler treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schopler treats Spine Fractures, Traumatic more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Schopler treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Schopler's conditions and procedures:

  • Back Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery

About Me

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.

Specialties

  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1986
The Royal Children's Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1985
UCLA Hospital
Residency Hospital
1981
UCLA Hospital
Internship Hospital
1980
University Of Wisconsin Medical School
Medical School
1976
University Of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin College Of Engineering
Undergraduate School
1986
1985
1981
1980
1976

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Schopler's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schopler

4.2

Based on 36 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Schopler, Ms. Fish, Melissa and the rest of Dr. Schopler's team are kind, caring, professional and extremely competent. I am very grateful to have them as my healthcare team!!
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Dr Schopler dud surgery on my daughter that had to be repaired 1 year later at Cedars-Sinai. The Drs there told me that the surgery Dr Schopler did on my daughter should not have been done. She was in excruciating pain and in a hospital bed for 30 days after the Drs at Cedars repaired his mistakes.
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He is patient, kind and great bedside manners. He his honest and does not lead you down an unexpected path.
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A very caring, honest and excellent surgeon. This is my second surgery and would go back again if necessary.
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I have had a wonderful experience with back fushion. I am 2 weeks from surgery. He explained everything well. I felt very informed about all options and extremely comfortable with outcomes and results.
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I was extremely scared to have two disc replaced at 36 years old but I am so happy I did it. A week prior to my surgery I met two people who had the same surgery by Schopler and told me how great their progress has been. I would do it again, only if SCOI and Dr Schopler did it. No complaints!!!
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Dr schopler was very polite professional and knowledgeable made me feel calm and extremely relax about the procedure. His staff was also very prompt and polite. Excellent surgeon for recommend to anyone
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Dr. Schopler seems astute and competent in his bedside manner and approach to my medical issue. A good friend (a nurse in the medical field) had back surgery done by Dr. Schopler and she thought he was fabulous. Seems to have relief of your pain or discomfort as his primary goal. Getting a first appointment with Dr. Schopler can take some time as he seems to be very busy. I'll be taking my 13-year-old to him for back issues soon. Recommend.
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He and his PA are an amazing team!
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Absolutely professional! Best pre-surgery information as I have ever received and treatment followed exactly as was discussed.
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Dr. Schopler & his staff were very professional, very courteous, from A to Z would recommend 100 percent! Thank you!
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Comes off gruff at first, but once you get used to his way he is great.
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After being in a severe car accident with major injuries. I feel the neck and back surgery I received, I feel Dr. Shopler has done a great job. Thank You D. Cano
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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!!!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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