Dr. Vahe Panossian, MD

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Dr. Vahe Panossian, MD

Dr. Vahe Robert Panossian, M.D., is a top-ranked orthopedist providing skilled, compassionate care for patients in Pasadena, CA. At Huntington Orthopedics, Dr. Panossian offers a full array of treatment options for adult and pediatric injuries and diseases, including treatments for ankle pain, osteoporosis, tennis elbow, shoulder dislocation, simple and complex fractures, cartilage damage and knee injuries including ACL injuries and meniscal tears. As a board-certified orthopedist, he has significant experience in state-of-the-art treatment techniques including PRP treatment and minimally-invasive arthroscopic surgery techniques for joint replacement, cartilage transplants, meniscal transplants and more. In addition, the practice offers physical therapy services to help patients heal following injuries, diseases, and surgery. After earning his undergraduate degree at UCLA, Dr. Panossian completed his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine and UCLA School of Medicine, followed by an internship and residency at LAC USC Medical Center and fellowships in sports medicine and shoulder and elbow surgery at USC University Hospital. He maintains active memberships in several medical associations, including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the Western Orthopedic Association and the California Orthopedic Association. Dr. Panossian is dedicated to providing patients with custom care solutions based on an in-depth analysis and understanding of their medical needs and their treatment goals.

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Dr. Panossian's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
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  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Pasadena, CA |
Dr. Panossian is excellent. I had a Bankart Tear in my shoulder that had been causing me discomfort and issues for years. He diagnosed it, after years of it not being diagnosed by GPs and a sports medicine doctor, and after years of physio, and he operated it on it. My quality of life is so much better. I'm so appreciative of Dr. Panossian's judgement and skill. It's made a huge difference to my ability to even function day to day without my should semi-dislocating all the time.
in La Crescenta, CA |
He is always in a hurry. After first surgery I was in a lot of pain because there was something wrong. Called left message, next day call again still no call back. On the third day I just went to office. First surgery, repair labrum tear. After my shoulder wasn't right. Had to see different doctor to find problem. Bicep is being stretched. Second surgery, I was told by him he was going to relocate bicep tendon. He just cut and never reattached. Still having problems. DON'T LET HIM WORK ON YOU.
in Lakewood, Ca |
Dr Panossian recommended a surgery for me that was unnecessary. Four other Hip Orthopedists have reviewed my case and indicated that I was not a prime candidate for the procedure that Dr Panossian advised. Now, I am in great pain & looking at a hip replacement in my future. In my case, I do not think a reasonable standard of care was applied and as a result I suffer!
in Manhattan Beach |
Personable, knowledgable surgeon with a soft touch...a welcomed change. The guy is a stud. Gets u back to your game with minimal down time. Tells you how it is and gives you a realistic goal.
Pasadena CA |
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Dr. Vahe Robert Panossian, M.D., is a top-ranked orthopedist providing skilled, compassionate care for patients in Pasadena, CA. At Huntington Orthopedics, Dr. Panossian offers a full array of treatment options for adult and pediatric injuries and diseases, including treatments for ankle pain, osteoporosis, tennis elbow, shoulder dislocation, simple and complex fractures, cartilage damage and knee injuries including ACL injuries and meniscal tears. As a board-certified orthopedist, he has significant experience in state-of-the-art treatment techniques including PRP treatment and minimally-invasive arthroscopic surgery techniques for joint replacement, cartilage transplants, meniscal transplants and more. In addition, the practice offers physical therapy services to help patients heal following injuries, diseases, and surgery.

After earning his undergraduate degree at UCLA, Dr. Panossian completed his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine and UCLA School of Medicine, followed by an internship and residency at LAC USC Medical Center and fellowships in sports medicine and shoulder and elbow surgery at USC University Hospital. He maintains active memberships in several medical associations, including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the Western Orthopedic Association and the California Orthopedic Association. Dr. Panossian is dedicated to providing patients with custom care solutions based on an in-depth analysis and understanding of their medical needs and their treatment goals.

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

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

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

Education

  • Medical School
    D Geffen Sch Of Med-Ucla

    Graduated in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of S Ca/Lac and Usc

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Armenian

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate