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. Merriman is timely, informative, comforting, and personal.”
– Stephen S.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Jarrad A. Merriman, MD, MPH
“My experience with Dr. Merriman has been outstanding. He performed hip abductor surgery about seven months ago. During the process, from my initial appointment through all the post-surgery appointments, he explained my condition and what to expect. I really felt he was my partner in getting through this surgery and would highly recommend him.”
– Nancy A.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Jarrad A. Merriman, MD, MPH
“I saw Dr. Ferkel in 2019, and he is excellent. I now have recently seen Dr. Vellios, and he is equally excellent. Dr. Vellios is a great listener and explains things very well. I feel he is super competent, and I trust him completely. Always a wonderful experience with the staff at Porter Ranch as well. Thank you, SCOI UCLA Porter Ranch.”
– Karen K.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Evan E. Vellios, MD, FAAOS
“The team from start to finish was absolutely outstanding. The office is immaculate. The staff is exceptional, from check-in to techs to Dr. Niska himself, who can make your experience of a painful situation like a happy day at Disneyland. They are more than professional and exemplary of what a doctor's office should be and run like. I traveled from Arcadia to come here, and everything that they say is more than true and accurate. I look forward to my follow-up. Blessings.”
– Marc S.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Jared A. Niska, MD
“Everyone at this office is patient-minded in that the patient always comes first. Dr. Balch takes the time with his patients & ensures they understand the treatment plan, & always allows time to answer any questions his patient may have. Everyone is kind and tends to patients' needs quickly. Highly recommend this office to those with orthopedic needs.”
– Debra M.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Karl R. Balch, MD
“I have no complaints with Dr. Wahba whatsoever. I'm always taken back for my procedure fast and everyone is very helpful and shows respect in carrying out their duties.”
– Evelyn B.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: David K. Wahba, MD
“SCOI is top-notch in every way! Always professional and personable! I have been treated by several doctors (Jaivin, Bawa, and Auerbach) in addition to Doc Niska. Attention to detail and results are the hallmarks of these professionals. I have been a patient at SCOI for ten years. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.”
– Barry R.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Jared A. Niska, MD
“Hello, my experience with Dr. Bawa was great. I felt compassion and care from all involved. I was/am anxious about this, but I know the outcome will bring back a quality of life. A big thank you to all who were involved in my procedure.”
– Michael K.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: Harpreet S. Bawa, MD
“SCOI has one of the best providers ever. They truly know what they are doing. The doctors are extremely knowledgable, friendly, attentive, and experienced in their expertise. Thank you, SCOI, for having only the best on your team.”
– Aida D.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: David K. Wahba, MD
“I like Dr. Wahba. He listens and watches. He explains everything so that I can understand. i like his check-in notes. He has a very nice and responsible staff. They all work together. They make me feel they are there for me.”
– Michele C.
Patient Rating:
5
Treating Doctor: David K. Wahba, MD

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