Patient Reviews

Thank you for choosing Southern California Orthopedic Institute for your care. We take pride in helping our patients overcome injuries, relieve pain, and return to active, healthy lifestyles.

In this section, you can read stories from patients we’ve treated about the experiences and recoveries they've had under our care.

Read what our patients are saying about Southern California Orthopedic Institute.

You can also read what our patients are saying about Southern California Orthopedic Institute by visiting our doctor profiles.

Average Patient Rating

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Average Rating: 4.9 (1,351 reviews)

Patient Reviews

“Dr. Hernandez performed surgery to replace my left hip. At about 2:00 that very same afternoon I left Northridge Hospital with the notion of most likely having to stay bed-ridden for several days so as to recover from the procedure but thanks to the Dr. Hernandez's "magic touch" I was not only ambulatory the next day but was able to drive myself to my office to conduct a full day's business and have not missed a day since the surgery. Even better, I only missed four days of walking my dog Kiba on his regular route and pace. What more could I have asked?!”
– Emilio B.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Jaime D. Hernandez, MD
“Great doctor, honest and direct.”
– Steve K.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: David K. Wahba, MD
“I have been having trouble with my shoulder, lots of pain when doing certain activities. I workout regularly and try to stay as fit as possible. Dr. Bahk has been very good at explaining what was going on in my shoulder and has given me realistic expectations. He ordered an MRI to be done on my shoulder and found that I have arthritis so he advised that I get a cortisone shot, which I did. I have had a great outcome, very little pain and mobility is excellent. Thanks, Doc.”
– Bernard Y.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Michael S. Bahk, MD
“I went to SCOI because their previous care for my family and me was exceptional. My right hip arthroplasty further exemplifies those previous experiences. During the entire procedure from diagnosis and options through post-operation treatment and counseling, Dr. Hernandez and his support staff were exceptional and focused on my case. Dr. Hernandez, the entire SCOI staff that I enter acted with and the Northridge Hospital staff were superior, in my estimation, because simply they cared for me and my outcome from the procedure. I can honestly say that I have felt NO pain throughout the procedure. I did have some sore muscles, but no pain. My only regret is that I did not have it done sooner.”
– Archie M.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Jaime D. Hernandez, MD
“I had a full left knee replacement with Dr. Saied. He and his staff were wonderful especially Maria. I am 100% satisfied with my procedure it has been two weeks ago today and I would recommend anyone with knee problems to see Dr. Saied and his staff. Thank you.”
– Larry B.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Fadi S. Saied, DO
“I'm so pleased that I could find the SCOI practice near my home in Santa Clarita. I've been a patient for 20 years with Santa Monica Orthopedic due to my prior residency in West LA. After having moved to SCV, I was driving to Santa Monica (when necessary) for follow-up appointments with my surgeon. Being able to eliminate the grueling drive to the west side is priceless. The SCOI office seems to run very efficiently and the staff are friendly and professional. Dr. Lynch has been both reassuring and realistic about the recovery from my broken wrist in late December (I was fortunate not to require surgery) and I would not hesitate to seek his services for any future health matters that fall under his specialty. And, Arielle (on the physical therapy staff) is fantastic. She listened to my concerns about being able to play guitar again and when I saw her for my next session, she had done specific research on the muscles, tendons and ligaments used to make a barre chord and had a targeted exercise to help me regain strength in my thumb and index finger. She's a true professional. Overall, I would recommend to anyone that lives in SCV requiring orthopedic experts not to hesitate to seek out the services of the Southern California Orthopedic Institute.”
– Karen L.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Trevor P. Lynch, MD, FACS
“Dr. Wahba seems interested in helping me to determine exactly where my pain is coming from so that he can best target the injections. I also feel he listens to me.”
– Susan H.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: David K. Wahba, MD
“Dr. Niska is a wonderful physician! He was very friendly, patient, and professional during my recent visit with him to treat tendonitis in my wrists. I appreciated the information he gave me about my condition and the options for treatment. The shot he gave me was quick and efficient. After a few weeks, the pain was almost entirely gone with minimal side effects. He's a fantastic doctor and I would definitely recommend him to anyone with this type of injury. His staff was also very friendly and professional. I was very happy with my experience. Thanks Dr. Niska!”
– Yvonne B.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Jared A. Niska, MD
“Dr. Hernandez is the best, I recommend him highly to everyone I speak with. His professionalism, knowledge and precise approach to both of the surgeries he performed on me were greatly appreciated. I knew every step of the way what to expect before, during and after the surgery. Having both hips replaced with in a 3 month period his expertise has given me back my active life again. His staff and surgical staff are absolutely wonderful, I felt like my hand was held before and through out the surgeries, physical therapy and finally when I was released to enjoy life again. LOVE this man and his staff! and again I would highly recommend him and have to anyone in need of his services. I am a happy, active 65 year old woman with a spring in my step once again because of Dr. Hernandez :)”
– Joanellen W.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Jaime D. Hernandez, MD
“Dr. Karzel fixed a shoulder issue that other orthopedic doctors failed to do. They have become very special in my life and my world. I have returned to my very active life with my new start. Extremely recommended in every way... and Mickey is fun and a bright ray of sunshine in my heart as they all do.”
– Dave R.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Ronald P. Karzel, MD

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