Dr. Yuri Falkinstein, MD

Dr. Yuri Falkinstein, MD

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Dr. Yuri Falkinstein, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Burbank, CA. He has been practicing for 15 years.

Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists

2625 W Alameda Ave Ste 116

Burbank, CA 91505
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Accepted insurance

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

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Top Care Areas

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Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Falkinstein "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 treatment of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spinal disorders. Dr. Falkinstein frequently performs corrective spinal procedures for patients with failed back-surgery syndrome and adjacent level degeneration."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • 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 Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis

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Procedures

  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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 Resurfacing
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Falkinstein has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Falkinstein does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Falkinstein and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2018 Five Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement

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Dr. Falkinstein's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Falkinstein to family and friends
3.2
based on 31 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Falkinstein's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Bakersfield |
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.
in Los Angeles, CA |
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!!
in Lancaster, CA |
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.
in Sylmar, CA |
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...
in Burbank, CA |
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!
in North Hollywood, CA |
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!
in Woodland Hills, CA |
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.
in Valencia, CA |
Excellent brilliant surgeon-and fabulous bedside manner.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Falkinstein accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
    Choice Care
  • UnitedHealthCare
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  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Falkinstein has admitting privileges

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center
501 S Buena Vista St
Burbank, CA 91505
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Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center
1420 S Central Ave
Glendale, CA 91204
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