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 (1,372 reviews)

Patient Reviews

“Dr. Bala was very professional and showed an honest concern for my well-being and future health. He explained everything in detail and gave me options. He suggested that my ailments did not require surgery at that time. The chosen option made a difference in the pain I was living in; I was somewhat surprised. I will return to Dr. Bala, as he earned another patient for the rest of my life.”
– Michael C.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Abiram Bala, MD
“Dr. Orlovich is the most compassionate and caring doctor I've ever seen.”
– Mary N.
Patient Rating:
5
“Dr. Mendelis and his staff are excellent.”
– Ellen F.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Joseph R. Mendelis, MD
“Dr. Kwak explained everything and provided excellent care.”
– Joseph F.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Steve K. Kwak, MD
“Dr. Orlovich is professional, attentive, a good listener, and excellent. He made me feel confident.”
– Phyllis N.
Patient Rating:
5
“Dr. Mendelis told me that my problem was not orthopedic but neuropathy.”
– Joy G.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Joseph R. Mendelis, MD
“I’m so glad I got treated by Dr. Orlovich. He understands patient problems. I would recommend him to everybody I know.”
– Manmohan C.
Patient Rating:
5
“Dr. Merriman injected my third Euflexxa injection in my left knee. He is so good at it that I might not have known he had done it if I hadn't been watching. All three of my injections were painless, and seeing Dr. Merriman is always an enjoyable experience.”
– Linda M.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Jarrad A. Merriman, MD, MPH
“My overall experience with Dr. Orlovich was very good.”
– Dave W.
Patient Rating:
5
“Within 10 minutes of meeting Dr. Vellios, I knew he would be my shoulder surgeon. He is a wonderful surgeon, person, and fine man. I am four months into my recovery and could not be more pleased with the procedure. My PT at SCOI on Nobel is fantastic. I am on session #28 and am thrilled with the entire staff, from the check-in/scheduling personnel to my therapists, Rachel and Ashley. What a wonderful group of professionals.”
– Terry G.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Evan E. Vellios, MD

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