Ratings for Dr. Shahin Etebar
Had neck fusion 2007, still have problems swallowing and choking. Lost 100 lbs in 8 months. Went in for shoulder pain and shoulder pain continues. Also treated great before surgury but after he was impressed with weight loss not concerned. I would not recommend.
I would not recommend this doctor to anyone.Post-surgical care is non-existent.His arrogance is frightening. If the surgical outcome is unsatisfactory you are unable to receive care from his associates, who are the best in their field locally and have privileges at Eisenhower Medical Center.
Let me start by saying that I went to this Doctor for a 3rd opinion about back surgery. He is not part of my PPO’s network so I pay 30% instead of 10-20%. After running thru some tests he claimed that my symptoms didn’t match his findings. He treated me like I was a liar. I have had 2 doctors say I need surgery one states disc replacement, the other a fusion. This Doctor over charges and under diagnoses. He put me on Celebrex which I have taken in the past but my insurance needed a pre authorization. Almost two weeks later and 2 visits to urgent car for an injection of Toradal, I am told he won’t take the time to call your insurance. He also doesn’t fill out medical forms or anything else so unless you want to throw some hard cash at him for a surgery he will NOT help or support any other methods to help your condition. I wouldn’t recommend him at all!
Everything was going fine until I had problems after my operation. His staff never returned phone calls or got any of the messages I asked delivered to the doctor correct. He offered me no help after my operation and has refused to see me because I complained about his assistent. He has two different personalities. One is quite arrogrant. He can do no wrong!! I now have no plac to turn for relief from my pain, because the other good doctors are in his same office.
Dr Etebar is the finest Dr in this field... He is in terrific demand... I have met several patients of his and they all say he's terrific... I had a total rebuild(fusion) of my lower back by him and am now pain free.... Unconditionally recommend....
Dr. Shahin Etebar's Credentials
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- University Of California, Irvine, California College Of Medicine (Grad. 1990)
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