Dr. Yuri Falkinstein, MD

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Dr. Falkinstein
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Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists

2625 W Alameda Ave Ste 116 Burbank, CA 91505

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Dr. Yuri Falkinstein, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Burbank, CA and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine medical school in 2002. He is affiliated with medical facilities Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Falkinstein to book an appointment.

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Falkinstein

3.3

Based on 36 ratings

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I just listened to a voice recording I had made of a consultation with Dr. Falkinstein three years ago. I had been referred to him to determine if my pain was coming from my right hip or my twice-operated upon spine. This audio record of his intelligence, patience, expertise and resourcefulness reminded me that this was one of the very best health professional interactions of my 74 years! (It was my hip!)
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Paula Franceschi – Jul 29, 2021
Dr. Falkinstein is the most caring orthopedic doctor, I’ve seen. He is knowledgeable, and took his time with me, during my appointment I highly recommend him.
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Joey Bosco – Mar 29, 2021
Dr. Yuri Falkinstein saved me! I honestly don’t know how to describe the happiness & relief I am feeling right now after suffering for years from lower back pain (p.s I am 30 years old) Since my teenage years, I suffered from sciatica. I had been under years of chiropractic care & physical therapy. It took one sneeze & I was unable to walk, sit, stand or lay for about 2-3 weeks. When Dr. Falkinstein saw my MRI’s, he carefully & thoroughly explained the condition my spine was in & why surgery would be the only & appropriate solution. My L5-S1 was bone to bone with Grade 2 slippage & severe impingement of my L5 nerve root. My spinal fusion took about 4.5 hours. It was done through an anterior & posterior approach. I appreciate & trust Dr. Falkinsteins honesty & decision because he truly & genuinely cares for the well-being of his patients.Thank You Dr. Falkinstein for giving me my quality of life back! I am so appreciative of you & ONLY recommend YOU to anyone suffering spinal pain.
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Linda – Mar 20, 2020
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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Sandra – Jun 16, 2018
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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Michael Frazier in Bakersfield – Nov 08, 2017
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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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Morgan H. in Los Angeles, CA – Oct 29, 2017
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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Melodi in Lancaster, CA – Sep 29, 2017
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...
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Eddie in Sylmar, CA – Aug 04, 2017
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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kathleen M in Burbank, CA – May 31, 2017
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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Tisha York in North Hollywood, CA – Jun 06, 2016
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mila K. in Woodland Hills, CA – May 17, 2016
Excellent brilliant surgeon-and fabulous bedside manner.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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dylaustful in Valencia, CA – May 01, 2016

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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....Read more

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
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Languages

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Yuri Falkinstein, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Falkinstein frequently treats Low Back Pain, Back Pain, and Chronic Neck Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Falkinstein treats.

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Dr. Falkinstein's office is located at 2625 W Alameda Ave Ste 116, Burbank, CA 91505. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Falkinstein speaks Russian, Spanish, and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Falkinstein's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

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

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

Chronic Neck Pain
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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

Dr. Falkinstein's conditions and procedures:

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Falkinstein accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

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Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists2625 W Alameda Ave Ste 116 Burbank, CA 91505
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