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 (1,356 reviews)

Patient Reviews

“Dr. Karzel and stall were beyond my expectations. Everyone was helpful and professional. Dr. Karzel is an awesome surgeon, with a winning bedside manner. My recovery has been amazing! I would gladly recommend tge doctor,along with his staff, to anyone.”
– Joanne J.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Ronald P. Karzel, MD
“My experience with Dr. Niska was excellent. He treated my hand and I have no pain anymore. Thanks to Dr. Niska and all his staff I’m perfectly fine. I recommend them because they are great.”
– Fanny B.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Jared A. Niska, MD
“Everyone has been very helpful guiding me though this process.”
– Georgia L.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Karl R. Balch, MD
“He always listens to what I have to say & will answer my questions in a way I can understand. Very caring - always tell my friends about my awesome Doctor.”
– Jill D.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Richard J. Spelts, DO
“I had a great service with Dr. Niska he did surgery for both of my hands for Carpal Tunnel. I have no more numbness and sleep much better now. He is a very friendly Doctor.”
– Jared N.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Jared A. Niska, MD
“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

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