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: 4.95 (1,790 reviews)

Patient Reviews

“The medical staff was amazing. I received great customer service all around. Dr. Samtani took his time and answered all my questions.”
– Dora D.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Rahul G. Samtani, MD
“Dr. Kwak and his team are very knowledgeable and professional. All options were discussed, and a treatment plan was created based on my needs. Communication was accessible with the app, and questions were answered promptly. Overall, it was a great experience.”
– Vinson V.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Steve K. Kwak, MD
“Dr. Shybut provided a great work ethic and follow-up.”
– Terence H.
Patient Rating:
5
“From beginning to end, everyone at the office was professional and kind, especially Dr. Shybut.”
– David S.
Patient Rating:
5
“Dr. Kwak explained things in detail and in an understandable manner.”
– Adam A.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Steve K. Kwak, MD
“Dr. Orlovich is the best. He listens and does not rush you; you can tell he cares. All of his staff are friendly and very efficient. I would highly recommend all of them.”
– Debbie L.
Patient Rating:
5
“I really like Dr. Vellios. He explained what was amiss in my knee and what he needed to do. He was so nice in prepping me at the surgical center and did a great job on my knee. I’m doing really well; I cannot rate him highly enough.”
– Tom D.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Evan E. Vellios, MD
“Dr. Kwak did a total knee replacement on my right knee. He was thorough and very caring. I really liked the daily check-in for the first few weeks after surgery.”
– Candace B.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Steve K. Kwak, MD
“Dr. Balch answered all my questions and listened well.”
– Anne R.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Karl R. Balch, MD
“Dr. Niska is a fine, caring, and detail-oriented doctor. His care has been impeccable, and I have the highest regard for his skill and expertise.”
– Matthew F.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Jared A. Niska, MD

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