Dr. Yuri Falkinstein, MD

Dr. Yuri Falkinstein, MD

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Dr. Yuri Falkinstein, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Burbank, CA and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

2625 W Alameda Ave Ste 116

Burbank, CA 91505

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Falkinstein's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Falkinstein treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 100% of his peers

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

Low Back Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Dr. Falkinstein's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Point Injection

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Yuri Falkinstein is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in complex disorders of the entire spine in adult and pediatric patients. He is a general partner of Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists where his practice focuses on the treat...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2008
Stanford/St Marys
Fellowship Hospital
2007
Los Angeles County University Southern California Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2002
University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine
Medical School
1998
University Of California, Los Angeles. (UCLA)
Undergraduate School
2008
2007
2002
1998

Languages

  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Falkinstein's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Falkinstein

3.2

Based on 32 reviews

5 Stars
46.875%
(15)
4 Stars
3.125%
(1)
3 Stars
9.375%
(3)
2 Stars
6.25%
(2)
1 Star
34.375%
(11)

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This surgeon was my first of many for my spinal stenosis. He took the time to read my MRI and I even came back with my husband which he again explained what he would do for me. I liked the fact he would go in the front of neck as opposed to another doctor wanted back. He did not feel it necessary for me to have a plate on level 3 fusion so I was abit puzzled as to how the fusion would hold. After getting multiple opinions, I did however found an international surgeon who will perform my surgery
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I saw him a few years back for workers comp injury to his neck. Everything that Dr. Falkenstein said was accurate and the best part is he followed through. What he told us he also wrote in his report.
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Dr. Falkinstein is a very talented surgeon, and also a very patient, kind person. He always took the time to answer my questions, and was very thorough in reviewing all of my test results and images with me. He made sure I felt calm and comfortable the day of surgery, and was great at reviewing my progress at my follow-up appointments. I highly recommend him to anyone experiencing back pain - he gave me my life back and I will forever be grateful!!
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Do not use this doctor for a QME evaluation if you are on Worker's Comp. you are subject to benefit interruption and your primary treating physician removed from the MPN. this doctor spends very little time with you and apparently has no real interest in truly evaluating your overall health. You are treated like a number and not a human! This doctor caused me to loose all of my benefits after only seeing me twice by submitted a report to my insurance company that did not reflect my injuries.
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I saw Dr Falkenstein with a 12mm bulge in my L4-L5 disc. He encouraged all non-surgical treatments first, and was NOT just 'eager to cut". Then those eventually failed to bring relief, he performed the surgery. I was walking the same day, and over the next few months, felt better and better. I'm now seeing him about a c4-c5 fusion I may need to have. i'm confident I'm in good hands...
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Monday will be my second procedure with Dr Falkenstein. It's a very serious L2-C1 replacement and fusion (jibber jabber) Involving taking organs out to get to the spine. I should be nervous. However, he replaced 2 discs, added spacers and screws in Nov without one complication and I'm in my mid 50's! If he truly believes you need surgery to have a better quality of life, he will even go down to the insurance company himself and fight for the procedure! This is a great Doctor! See ya Monday!
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Dr. Falkinstein calmed all my fears. He immediately set up an MRI for a complete diagnosis, After non surgical treatment did nothing to help he scheduled surgery. My PPO insurance decided not to cover and the Monday surgery was put in jeopardy on Friday afternoon. Dr. Falkinstein called himself and insisted that the surgery be done ASAP. He was amazing! Thanks Doc... you're amazing!
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Doctor Yuri Falkinstein is simply the best! He is extremely knowledgeable in his field. He is a very attentive, patient & caring doctor. He takes time to explain how the surgery will be done, he shows the steps by using a model of the spine, and he explains what to expect after the surgery. Thank you, Dr. Falkinstein for giving me my life back.
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Excellent brilliant surgeon-and fabulous bedside manner.
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