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

4.970559946696
Average Rating: 4.95 (2,199 reviews)

Patient Reviews

“Dr. Ramin was very thorough in his examination. He showed concern for my well-being and took the time to explain treatment. He explained my test results and offered treatment options to help me heal. I have a shoulder injury that, initially, Dr. Ramin thought might be a rotator cuff tear. X-rays were taken in the office on my initial visit. Dr. Ramin did various tests to check my mobility. I was sent for an MRI, and once the results showed no tear, I had a cortisone shot and started PT. Dr. Ramin even said to call if I needed a follow-up. You don't hear that from doctors. I really appreciate the time he took with me. His staff is also very friendly. My requests for appointments and prescriptions were attended to quickly. I am very happy with my experience and would recommend him to others.”
– Karen P.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Jonathan Ramin, DO
“Dr. Vellios was wonderful.”
– Nawal S.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Evan E. Vellios, MD, FAAOS
“Dr. Mendelis was better than I could have ever hoped for. He took excellent care of me with the best outcome ever. I refer anyone who asks me to him.”
– Dianne C.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Joseph R. Mendelis, MD
“Dr. Shybut is very kind and considerate of my issue, and I am very pleased with the results after my surgery. I have recommended him to a few of my friends looking for a surgeon specializing in shoulders and knees.”
– Cheryl R.
Patient Rating:
5
“Dr. Vassilev is competent, knowledgeable, and listens to what you say, which has only sometimes been my experience with other doctors.”
– Shelly M.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Gregory Vassilev, MD
“Dr. Niska is a very good doctor, very professional in what he does, very kind, and explains each procedure very clearly. He performed surgery on me about four years ago and I had the best results. I did not suffer from postoperative pain, and it's not noticeable where I had the cut. He is an excellent doctor.”
– Gloria M.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Jared A. Niska, MD
“Dr. Mendelis is thorough, attentive, caring, and a great surgeon. He explained my surgery in detail in advance and let me know what I should expect post-surgery. He was available to answer any question and generally got back to me within no more than a couple of hours. He has provided thoughtful post-op care, again explaining the probable because of my aches and pains. Most importantly, he has encouraged my recovery.”
– Lauren F.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Joseph R. Mendelis, MD
“Dr. Mendelis correctly identified the problem area in my back. The surgery performed completely eliminated the nerve problems in my right leg.”
– Karl D.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Joseph R. Mendelis, MD
“Dr. Shybut genuinely seems concerned about my situation. He is on time for his appointments and commitments. I never have to wait. He explains things thoroughly and lets you know what to expect.”
– George E.
Patient Rating:
5
“Dr. Vassilev is professional, a good listener, explains everything so you understand, and has a good sense of humor.”
– Arnold S.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Gregory Vassilev, MD

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