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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

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Vinko Zlomislic, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the surgical and nonsurgical management of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine disorders. His expertise includes treating degenerative conditions of the cervical and lumbar spine, spinal trauma and infections, and spinal reconstruction for complex spinal deformity and tumors. Dr. Zlomislic emphasizes nonoperative management, recommending surgery only when conservative measures have failed. If surgical treatment is necessary, he uses minimally invasive methods whenever possible.

Dr. Zlomislic believes in a patient-centered approach and is passionate about educating patients and their families so that they understand their spinal condition and all treatment options available to them. 

As an associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Zlomislic trains residents and fellows. He has coauthored numerous book chapters and papers, and has presented at national meetings and conferences. 

Dr. Zlomislic completed his spine surgery fellowship at UC San Diego School of Medicine and his residency training in orthopedic surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He earned his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Medicine, where he earned Alpha Omega Alpha honors. Dr. Zlomislic is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery.

He is a member of numerous medical organizations and societies, including the North American Spine Society, the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 

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Dr. Zlomislic's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY 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
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
San Jose, CA |
Dr Z provided plenty of information and was very thorough and caring. I would highly recommend him to family and friends!. He's an amazing surgeon and has a very responsive team that supports the patient in all the other steps, such as disability paperwork, workplace paperwork, appt scheduling, etc.
San Diego, ca |
He is never available and his nurse will always send you to the er instead of making an appointment. Ardele his nurse is rude and refuses to let you speak with him or have him call you back. He double and triple books appointments where you wait for over 2 hours to see him for 5 minutes. He doesn't take the time to figure out what's wrong and what's going on. He overlooked my problems and costed me more problems.
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Vinko Zlomislic, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the surgical and nonsurgical management of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine disorders. His expertise includes treating degenerative conditions of the cervical and lumbar spine, spinal trauma and infections, and spinal reconstruction for complex spinal deformity and tumors. Dr. Zlomislic emphasizes nonoperative management, recommending surgery only when conservative measures have failed. If surgical treatment is necessary, he uses minimally invasive methods whenever possible.

Dr. Zlomislic believes in a patient-centered approach and is passionate about educating patients and their families so that they understand their spinal condition and all treatment options available to them. 

As an associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Zlomislic trains residents and fellows. He has coauthored numerous book chapters and papers, and has presented at national meetings and conferences. 

Dr. Zlomislic completed his spine surgery fellowship at UC San Diego School of Medicine and his residency training in orthopedic surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He earned his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Medicine, where he earned Alpha Omega Alpha honors. Dr. Zlomislic is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery.

He is a member of numerous medical organizations and societies, including the North American Spine Society, the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    Mi State Univ Coll Human Med

    Graduated in 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection