Dr. Steven A. Schopler, MD

Dr. Steven A. Schopler, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 63 years old

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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.Read more

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Dr. Schopler's Reviews

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based on 16 total surveys (4 with reviews)
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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

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Why It Matters: Dr. Schopler's 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

Education

  • 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

Specialties

  • 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

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