Dr. Marappa Gopinath MD Patient Reviews

  • Orthopedic Surgery Tustin, CA

Overall Rating

1.2
  • 17 patient ratings
  • 8 comments

Last 12 months:

2.3 (+ 1.1)

17 Patient Reviews

  • Excellent
    6%
  • Great
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  • Bad
    94%
  • Wait Time 55 minutes
  • Easy Appointments
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  • Spends Time With Patients
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1.0 of 5
June 12th, 2017
Good example of an Employee of Corporate America
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60 minutes
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He is denying all types of surgeries and procedures simply because he works for Blue Cross, it is quite obvious that he does not know the difference between a disc peek spacer and the actual instrumentation(plate and screws) required to keep the spacers in place. These are both separate and payable procedures yet him and Dr. Kooman continue to be employed by Blue Cross to deny surgeries.
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1.0 of 5
February 22nd, 2017
Denies all insurance authorizations!!
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Incompetent much! He denied a simple RFA procedure after the diagnostic medial branch block was successful!
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1.0 of 5
August 21st, 2012
Scum
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This doctor is for sale to any insurance company. I'm sorry for anyone whose case this doctor touches. Just a horrible doctor and a horrible person.
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1.0 of 5
July 7th, 2012
Wait time
30 minutes
He knows nothing about the spine.
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1.0 of 5
December 15th, 2011
Clueless!!
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
He is a hired shill for Blue Cross to deny needed surgeries. Despite the fact that my wife is in pain 24/7 and two different neurosurgeons, educated i ...
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1.0 of 5
December 15th, 2011
Idiot!!!
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Couldn't agree more with previous reviews!Denied my wife's back surgery as not necessary even though she is in constant pain 24/7 and 2 Neurosurgeons, educated in the US, not India, have recommended the surgery! Also refuses to call back her Dr. or even the Blue Cross appeals staff for a peer to peer review, because he obviously knows he doesn't have a left to stand on!!
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1.0 of 5
June 17th, 2011
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Employed by Blue Cross to deny much needed surgery. Doesn't bother reading charts or looking at xrays, MRIs. Will not confer with physician.
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1.0 of 5
January 31st, 2011
Blue Cross Shill
Wait time
60 minutes
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Hired by Blue Cross to deny much-needed surgeries, this "doctor" also doesn't call back surgeons for the peer-to-peer appeal. By denying everything as "medically unnecessary" without looking at x-rays, mri's, discograms, etc and then not honoring the appeal, this "doctor" sentences all blue cross patients who have the unfortunate bad luck of having him as a reviewer to a lifetime of endless back pain. Blue Cross and Marappa make quite an unethical team. He should be in jail.
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5.0 of 5
March 3rd, 2017
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1.0 of 5
October 20th, 2015

1.0 of 5
December 30th, 2014
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1.0 of 5
July 25th, 2014
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