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  • Professional Statement

    Babak Barcohana, M.D. specializes in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of Spinal Disorders involving the Neck and Back, utilizing Microsurgical and Minimally Invasive Techniques.

    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

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