Dr. Simon Lavi

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Specialty:Orthopedics / Sports
Practice: LAVI Spine
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Rating: 5.0 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 13 reviews. Dr. Simon Lavi has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Orthopedics / Sports-related: hand surgery, arthritis surgery, knee surgery, back surgery, spine surgery, scoliosis, athletic injuries, sports injuries, sprained knees, back strains, broken bones, torn ligaments
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RID: 3631223
12/12/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Lavi is a caring, compassionate, professional, gifted surgeon! My injuries to my cervical spine were such that surgery was the only option. I am a very active person, I teach and absolutely love what I do, I trail ride with my family and own five horses. I also show collies with my husband. My fear was that I would not be able to do any of the things I loved. When I went to see Dr. Lavi, he answered all my questions, was very straight-forward, offered to have me get a second opinion, talk to former patients, etc. I trusted Dr. Pospisil when he referred me to Dr. Lavi. I was positive I was in the best surgical hands possible. When I woke up, most of my pain was gone. I did the exercises at home and three months later,I began PT. In seven weeks, I was able to return to teaching. I have full range of motion! You will be in great hands if you get referred to Dr.Lavi, he is the best at what he does! I am showing my collies and soon will be trail riding again. Thank you, Dr. Lavi! 
Insurance: Workers Comp
24/08/13 SYSTEM: new location added: Beverly Hills, CA 
19/08/13 SYSTEM: new location added: Los Angeles, CA 
24/02/13 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 2561248
16/02/13 5 5 5 5 As with any surgery I had a ton of questions. Dr Lavi patiently answered each one. I recently had neck surgery and couldn't believe how well I felt just hours after the surgery. Everyone from his office staff to the hospital and nursing staff were professional and seemed to really care about my needs and making sure I was comfortable. Its been two weeks since my surgery and I couldn't be happier with the results. I won't write that you should definitely use him but I would say that I highly recommend at least speaking with Dr Lavi. His knowledge and experience will put you at ease and make your decision easy. 
Insurance: Workers Comp
RID: 2551932
05/02/13 5 4 5 5 Dr Lavi performed a 3 level cervical ACDF on January 18th. I had previous cervical surgery by another doctor that left me with pain radiating down my neck and shoulders. I had difficulty walking due to the pain and had to rest often and I was apprehensive of additional surgery. My condition was far worse than expected. Dr Lavi worked a miracle and had to break my neck in 3 places and remove osteophytes. My spine had started to fuse itself together. It’s been less than 3 weeks since surgery and I feel great. I had very little pain after surgery and even less at home. Dr Lavi improved the curvature of my neck and I may actually be a bit taller now. At this stage of recovery I can tell that my range of motion has improved. I’m no longer skeptical of glowing reviews for Dr. Lavi as I now know firsthand of his competence and compassion. He’ll treat you and your family well. You will be fortunate to have him as your surgeon. Thank you Dr. Lavi for giving me my life back! 
Insurance: Workers Comp
03/06/12 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 2126207
10/05/12 5 4 5 5 Dr. Lavi performed Lower back surgery on me, April 20th. Prior to surgery Dr.Lavi explained everything in detail, in a language I understood. I was outfitted with all my post surgery re-hab equiptment at home prior to going to the hospital. The morning of the surgery the Dr. explained everything I would be feeling and experiencing in the days following surgery. I was up wad walking w/in 24 hrs post surgery. Dr.Lavi Reeks confidence and is very re-assuring. I feel I was blessed to have had Dr.Simon Lavi as my Spinal surgeon. I recently retired from the LACo Fire Dept. I retire with 33 yrs in the Fire Service and am looking foreword to pain free post service years. I would recomend Dr. Lavi to any one with Back / Spine issues. Sincerely Lane Weber.  Respond
RID: 2125318
09/05/12 5 5 5 5 First of all I have to say everyone at Dr Lavi's office was great!! Very professional and caring. Never waited more than 10 minutes for my appointment. The Dr and his staff valued my time as much as their own. What a nice change. I saw Dr Lavi for my shoulder. I have to say I would recommend Dr Lavi to everyone I know. A great skillful doctor!!  Respond
RID: 1831792
01/04/12 5 5 5 5 Dr.Lavi is astounding! I am a 59 year old male,this is the first surgery I have had in my life. 3 level cervical fusion plus disc replacement. The worst part, minor sore throat and minimal discomfort to my lower neck. Other than that, NO PAIN!! Truly the "American Idol" of orthopedic surgeons. I was up and about the next day. Sleeping better now than I have for years. No more numbness or tingling to the extremities. God does have angels among us. Dr. Lavi aspirated bone marrow from my hip, did not even know for three days, when I noticed a small dressing on my hip. NO PAIN!! Did his work anteriorly, the site is barely noticable, work of art, NO PAIN!! I am now a bit taller and the wrinkles on my aging neck have disappeared, no joke, it is the truth. Truly blessed to be under his knowledge and care, it is still hard for me to believe I underwent this major surgery with minimal postoperative discomfort. Have no fear, you will be under the care of the most competent doctor in the world.  Respond
RID: 1724813
28/02/12 5 5 5 5 Dr. Lavi was recommended by several people that are and have been patients of his. One friend went so far as to call him a miracle worker. I had carpel tunnel surgery in Jan. 2011, the doctor who performed the surgery was part of the County's circle of approved doctors. Once my surgery was complete, i continued to experience pain in my hands, arms, shoulders and neck, of course the doctor told me that it was impossible to have all that pain since he had performed my surgery. Nine months later, I go see Dr.Lavi and the first thing he did was order x-rays and MRI's. Dr. Lavi identified where the source of my pain was coming from. (I had lost most of my mobility in the left arm and I was told that it might be "fibroid myalgia" without any type of testing by my personal physician". Dr. Lavi performed surgery on my shoulder and after 3 weeks without having physical therapy, I have been able to raise my arm higher than I thought possible. Dr. Lavi is giving me back my quality of life. 
Insurance: Workers Comp
RID: 1668450
23/12/11 5 5 5 5 A great and knowlegeble doctor. I suffered from numbness in two of fingers for 25 years due to an injury. Doctor Lavi assured me that he could correct the problem with a surgical technique that he had developed. He was correct and after the operation my fingers regained sensation. The operation was painless and I didnt require any pain medication in the days following the operation. Six days after the procedure, I have regained 100% feeling in the affected fingers. I highly recommend Doctor Lavi to anyone requiring Cubital Tunnel Release with Ulnar Nerve Transposition surgery. 
Insurance: Workers Comp
RID: 1637370
17/11/11 5 5 5 5 I recently had a 4 level surgery as well as a disc replacement. I was so happy with the results. Dr Lavi is an excellent doctor with alot of experience. I would recommend Dr. lavi to any person who has apprehensions about this type of surgery. The office staff is very professional. They are all courtious and very helpfull. Thanks Dr. Lavi Tim of San Clemente  Respond
RID: 1634785
15/11/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. Lavi is an amazing back surgeon. He has a great staff of employees who are very nice and professional. Dr. Lavi was very honest and direct when talking with me. I had been suffering from two hurniated disks (8mm and 4mm buldges) for the past eight years. Dr. Lavi recently performed a two level fusion on my lower back (L4-L5 and L5-S1). I feel amazing! All the pain and discomfort caused by the hurniated disk pushing up against my nerves is gone! It was gone immediately after surgery! I'm a little sore from the back surgery istself, but other than than I feel amazing! I am 8 weeks post surgery. I am walking 3 miles every other day and walking/swimming in the local heated pool for an hour every other day. I was terrified of surgery evident of why I waited and put if off for so long. Now I just have to take it easy for the next 12 months and let the bones mend. I'll be back to work in 10 weeks. Seeing Dr. Lavi was the best decision i've made so far! J.M.S. 11-15-11 
Insurance: Workers Comp
27/08/11 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 903491
03/06/09 5 5 5 5 After numerous surgeries with other spine surgeons my son became addicted and hooked on heavy narcotics and morphine. Dr. Lavi eventually helped him get off of all medicines and did the revision spine surgery that eventually allowed him to walk without any back or leg pain. I owe my son's life to this human of a being.  Respond
RID: 608858
03/06/08 5 2 5 5 He is carring, accurate & .. nice looking (this counts too) :)  Respond
RID: 540658
12/03/08 5 5 5 5 Excellent Doctor EXCEPTIONAL Surgeon First Surgeon to do Neck Replacements  Respond
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