Locations of Practice:
Fellowship-Trained Hand and Microvascular Surgeon
Dr. Erfanian grew up in Orange County, California. He obtained his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from UC Irvine graduating Cum Laude. He went on to UCLA receiving his master's degree in electrical engineering before obtaining his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Erfanian is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his residency in general surgery at Brown University and in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Because of his special interest in the treatment of hand and wrist disorders, Dr. Erfanian completed a fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the University of Southern California.
Dr. Erfanian was an assistant clinical professor of surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 2007 to 2012. There, he was directly involved in the training of medical students and plastic and orthopaedic residents. He received the Outstanding Teaching Award multiple years while at UNC and was also involved in teaching surgical anatomy to medical students and residents. He has extensive experience in the treatment of complicated hand and wrist injuries, including fractures, dislocations, soft tissue injuries, hand and upper extremity tumors, microvascular reconstruction, nerve repair, endoscopic nerve decompression, wrist arthroscopy, arthritis of the hand, and treatment of congenital hand differences.
He is board-certified in the subspecialty of surgery of the hand, plastic surgery, and general surgery.
Dr. Erfanian is a member of the American Society of Surgery of the Hand and the American Association of Hand Surgery.
He and his wife Neda have three children and live in Bakersfield.
In his free time, Dr. Erfanian enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling, running, and playing tennis and basketball.
- Microvascular Surgery
"I had carpel tunnel, trigger finger, and numbness in my hand. The surgery went very well, and I have no problems using my hand. The nurses were very pleasant, and checked on me often to make sure I was doing okay. I would recommend Dr. Erfanian to anyone needing hand surgery." -- Robert B.
"From the first appointment onward, I found the doctors and staff at Southern California Orthopedic Institute in Bakersfield to be extremely professional and helpful. I suffered a tear in the cartilage, stretched some tendons in my left hand, and had surgery by Dr. Erfanian. I felt at ease and comfortable throughout the entire pre-op and post-op experience and received excellent care from all of my nurses, techs, and doctors. Their experience and care were instrumental in my healing. At 13 weeks post-op, I have regained full range of motion in my hand, with only minimal pain during some movements. I would highly recommend both Dr. Erfanian and SCOI to anyone looking for the best in orthopedic care. Thank you SCOI!" -- Emily D.
"First of all what a wonderful experience. Everyone in the front office (up stairs) has always been polite and very professional. As for the surgical area (downstairs) what a delight! Seriously, I go into surgeries nervous as I'm sure most people do. They made me feel very comfortable. They honestly got me right in and right out. What an AMAZING place. Thank you SCOI!" -- Kelley S.
"Wonderful!" -- Tex D.
"My first experience with SCOI was treatment for a severe infection in my thumb and arm as a result of a dog bite that I "self-treated." I went to my GP when I noticed the infection spreading up my arm to the elbow. I was referred to Dr. Erfanian, who immediately treated my injury. After two surgeries and many antibiotics, I am glad to say I still have my thumb and arm with only a two-inch scar on my thumb. My next experience was with Dr. Hamilton, whom I visited to treat a shoulder that was interfering with my life and daily activities. He examined me and advised me that I needed a total shoulder replacement. We proceeded and within two weeks, I had a new shoulder. Dr. Hamilton, Brennan, and my physical therapist guided me through the rehabilitation and I am once again functioning at full capacity. I continue to see them now for problems with my other shoulder and have every confidence that the treatment will be successful." -- Robert S.
"I tripped and as I fell, I held out left arm to brace my fall and broke my arm. Dr. Erfanian and the staff were pleasant and most efficient. Since this was my first break ever in 80 years, I did not know what to expect. The doctor and staff made me feel at ease." -- Victor M.
"After my fracture healed, I was still having problems. I was referred to Dr. Erfanian. The first time we meet, he was so nice. But later I did have to have surgery. The staff at Southern California Orthopedic Institute was fantastic! They were very caring and oh so nice. Southern California Orthopedic Institute is the best place to go when you need orthopedic care. Thanks Dr. Erfanian for everything!" -- Tammie W.
"Dr. Erfanian was my physician. He examined my hand, confirmed I needed carpel tunnel surgery, and prepared me for the surgery. Everyone was courteous, kind, and professional. All went very well. The facilities are immaculate. I would recommend SCOI to my family and friends." -- Lovetta W.
"Dr. Erfanian had treated my right broken hand. Working in law enforcement and my right hand being my dominant hand, it was vital that I get the best treatment, so I can continue my career in Law Enforcement. Dr. Erfanian did an amazing job with the surgery. My right hand has fully healed and I am back out protecting and serving the community." -- Michael F.
"Earlier this year, I went to see Dr. Hamilton for extreme pain in my right shoulder. This has been an ongoing condition for approximately five years. I expected the need for some type of treatment but x-rays indicated the need for a complete shoulder replacement. I agreed to the treatment but was surprised to learn he was scheduled about five months out. I told him and his nurse that if that if there were any cancelations in his schedule that I would be ready to take the first available date. I received a call the next day informing me that there was an opening the following week and was given a list of labs and tests that were needed prior to surgery. Dr. Hamilton's office was extremely helpful in making all of those tests happen and I had surgery the following week. It went exactly as Dr. Hamilton explained and he went the extra mile to make sure both my wife and I understood the post surgery behaviors and expectations. Each follow-up visit has been very positive, with progress on range of motion and strength. I am very pleased with my diagnosis and treatment by both Dr. Hamilton and each of his staff members. I highly recommend SCOI for all orthopedic needs. I have seen Dr. Erfanian for another issue and was equally pleased with diagnosis and treatment." -- Robert S.