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 (1,352 reviews)

Patient Reviews

“Dr. Vellios treated my father. He was thorough with his evaluation, kind, and informative. His staff took extra time to find an outpatient radiology group that could take my father for further testing following our appointment. Dr. Vellios and his staff were professional and provided excellent care. I would highly recommend him.”
– Diane P.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Evan E. Vellios, MD
“I had a hip replacement with Dr. Bawa. The surgery went smoothly. I was walking right after surgery. I had physical therapy the same day. The in-home care included a nurse visit and physical therapy. PT had me doing steps within one day after surgery. I was golfing back on the golf course within 2 months. I had no pain after a round of golf. I have recommended Dr. Bawa to many friends. His technique for hip replacement, anterior, enables quick recovery and healing. I will have him replace my next hip if it is necessary.”
– James H.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Harpreet S. Bawa, MD
“Excellent visit. This was for a second opinion and an attempt to see what help an injection would do. I would have happily had him do the surgery if I lived closer. I was very happy with Dr. Kwak and with the office as a whole.”
– Wendy W.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Steve K. Kwak, MD
“I had double knee replacements and am thoroughly happy with Dr. Kwak.”
– Janet T.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Steve K. Kwak, MD
“The experience with Dr. Etcheverry has been good. However, I would really like to compliment an employee named Jacquline. I do not know her last name, but she puts on the bandages and casts for the patients. Jacqueline has been SO kind, empathetic, capable, and instructive. I have really appreciated her capable and caring attitude!”
– Betty H.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: John L. Etcheverry, DPM
“Dr. Merriman is very nice and explained everything to me.”
– Julie M.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Jarrad A. Merriman, MD, MPH
“Total hip replacement: I can't believe how well my hip feels and has felt from almost immediately after surgery. I'm ready to do a well-deserved testimonial for Dr. Hernandez, SCOI, the surgical center at UCLA Health, and everyone else involved. The care, service, and results are the highest level possible. It's nice to walk, move and live without pain, thank you!”
– Steven C.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Jaime D. Hernandez, MD
“Dr. Jain did surgery on my lower lumbar. I am thrilled with his care, and I feel that he is an excellent Dr. and surgeon. I had severe unexpected pain after surgery; he ordered tests to ensure that the surgery went well and as a precaution, called in his colleague, Dr. Schopler, to review criteria and examine me. Everything was good with the operation, and Dr. Jain ordered steroids to calm nerves down, and all went well from there.”
– Janis B.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Nickul S. Jain, MD
“Indeed, the most treasured of the Doctors I have been privileged to meet. Dr. Jain treated me as if I was a family member during all my meetings with him, before Surgery, and after. The surgery was undoubtedly successful, and the results were as described. If he weren't specialized, I'd see him for everything!”
– Craig R.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Nickul S. Jain, MD
“Dr. Jain was a kind, competent, and excellent diagnostician. He sent me to Dr. Blose. She is superior to check my neck, which none of the other orthopedic Doctors has done. I have a pinched nerve in my neck. Dr. Jain gave me hope when I had given up on getting relief from my back pain.”
– Laurel Q.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Nickul S. Jain, MD

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