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Dr. Babak Barcohana board certified othopedic and spinal surgeon at Southern California Orthopedic Institute & Mission Community Hospital joins the show.
Dr. Barcohana grew up in Los Angeles, California. He attended UCLA and graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, with college honors earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience.
After graduating from UCLA, Dr. Barcohana earned his Medical Degree from the University of California at San Francisco. While attending UCSF, he became interested in Orthopedic Surgery through his involvement in research in the field. After graduating from UCSF Medical School, he completed his internship in General Surgery at UCLA.
Following his training in general surgery, Dr. Barcohana attended Stanford University where he completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery. While at Stanford, he developed a passion for spinal surgery and the management of spinal related disorders. As a resident, he continued to be involved in research and volunteer activities. During this time, he traveled to Nicaragua to provide surgical care to pediatric and adult patients with orthopedic disorders without access to medical care.
Dr. Barcohana is Fellowship trained in Spinal Surgery completing his specialty training at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute. In addition to gaining expertise in innovative surgical techniques, he specialized in complex spinal surgery involving the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. Subsequently, Dr. Barcohana joined the staff at SCOI. He has a special interest in minimally invasive techniques, which allow for shorter recovery times, reduced postoperative pain, less muscle injury, and a more rapid return to normal activities of daily living.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Barcohana remains actively involved in education and research in the field of orthopedics and spinal surgery. In the course of his career, he has published multiple scientific papers and has lectured extensively in the field. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, and the North American Spine Society.
Dr. Barcohana and host Eric Michaels discuss:
- What is 3-D spine surgery?
- How has the O-Arm changed how surgeons perform procedures?
- What type of conditions can be treated with the O-Arm?
- What are the benefits of using the O-Arm?
- Who is the ideal patient for 3-D surgery?