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Rude, disorganized and long wait time in his office. Post procedure he spent more time in hospital flirting with nurses than answering my questions.
The first time I saw him he seemed concerned with my situation but upon return it was like he had never seen me
Dr. Etebar performed back surgery on me in May 2015 and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. Three of my vertebra are now screwed together (L4, L5 and S1) and 5 weeks post op I am feeling great. He is surrounded by an exceptional staff and I wouldn't consider anyone else if I had it to do all over again.
Best Dr.in the valley,that specializes in back issues.
I had part of my neck fused 7 years ago. I lost the ability to swallow anything without chocking on it. I told the doctor after the surgery I was chocking on everything. I lost 100 lb. in 8 months after surgery. I have had swallow tests and when they find out it is from a failed surgery they never find anything. The doctor through me out of his office after he discovered I had started smoking again. I had only warm liquid that I could swallow carefully without chocking and smoking was my only sanity. I am still having issues with seizures and chocking . I would not recommend this Doctor. He will not back you if there is an issue. He has ruined my life. Please be careful and get a second opinion.
Very dissatisfied with my interaction with this doctor. Got numerous bills for redundant services
I would recommend Dr. Etibar to anyone having back problems. I had surgery over a month ago and have experienced very little pain since. I am so grateful to him and to his staff.
Words are not enough to express my gratitude for the caring service I received from doctor Etebar and his office. I came into his office for back pain and was admitted to Eisenhower the same afternoon for a pacemaker. I had a physical and primary doctors visits within the prior month and was told my heart was slow but strong. Had Doctor Etebar not insisted I go to ER immediately it might not have been caught before I just didn't wake up one morning. My rate dropped to 17 during the night in ER. It was urgent and he caught it. Doctor Etebar is kind and considerate and treat you with respect. He sits down and discusses your concerns. You will not feel rushed and unimportant. I can't recommend him enough.
My experience with Doctor Etebar has been nothing short of exemplary. His staff is both courteous and professional.
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Dr. Etebar was so thorough. I canceled an appointment for another opinion because I had such confidence in him!
I have suffered back pain for 40 years. In 2010 it became a major problem for me. Dr Etebar was recommended by my GP as the best in the area. Dr Etebar examined me and said he thought he could help. He was thoroughly professional and always caring and good humored. The surgery was quite successful. I am pain free and have complete range of motion. I have recommended him to my friends as being exceptionally well qualified.
Seven years ago I was told I was not a candidate for surgery as to many discs in my Cervical Spine were involved. C3-C7.In the last 2 years I started loosing the use of my arms and was walking like a drunken soldier. Seven months after having the surgery I am pain free in that area and walking fine. Yet he made no promises to me. Said he would do the best he could. I told him that is all I ask, as the final result is in the hand of God. But I am grateful that I was encouraged to seek his help.
Dr. Etebar is my life saver!! I can't tell you about all the problems I was having in my back and When Dr. Etebar explained everthing with me I asked him if I had the surgery will I be pain free? He said No that I would never be pain free but It had to be enough because I just couldn't go on anymore with the pain I was having. ITs been 14 weeks since my surgery and I'm sitting here PAIN FREE 100%. Even though he was hoping for 85%-90%. I had heard about this geat Doctor for years and even 2 of my clients had neck surgery from him and both of them are out of pain even one of them never even had to take any pain medication when he woke up in recovery!! While I was wearing my back brace I would continue to have brief conversations with people about my surgery and I was quite amazed at how many had a great result on there past surgery with him or they had hear about what a great doctor he is. That was so comforting for me as I have another surgery coming down the pike in another 5-7 years and He will be my doctor hands down!!!!!!!
Just a note to thank Dr. Etebar and his staff. The doctor was very professional as was the staff. He diagnosed my problem very quickly. Surgery was successful!
I went to see Dr. Etebar with anxiety about what I would have to give up in my life to manage my back pain. He went over every one of my concerns and was very caring and compassionate while giving me the true picture of why I was having pain. He reviewed the results of my tests in a way that made it possible for me to understand and told me what I could expect in the future. He never made me feel rushed or that my quesitons were not important. He gave me suggestions on ways to manage my pain and to still continue my normal activities as well as offered every option possible in regards to pain management and surgery. Even though he is a Spine Surgeon he never pushed me towards surgery nor did he give me any false hopes that I would never have pain again. He provided me with information and options. I would highly recommend Dr. Etebar.
Excellent doctor, but on several occasions I was waiting up to an hour past the scheduled time for my appointment. once, after waiting an hour, he spent about 4 minutes with me. My last appointment, after waitng an hour, he was pleasent, cordial and took as much time as was needed to answer my questions and provide advice.He is an excellent surgeon, really knows his area of expertise. recommended!
Prior to my surgery, a three level lumbar fusion, a walk with my dogs, a stroll through Costco, and just standing in line anywhere were difficult and very painful. Today, 3 months post op, I can walk 3 miles and more without pain and have been since my release from the hospital. I'm back in the gym, I'm chipping and putting, and I'm back on my road bike again. I've done this all without pain medication.Dr. Etebar, his staff, and referred providers for PT, OT, and in home nursing are first rate and second to none in every category. They were friendly, positive in attitude, and focused on helping me through the healing process.Dr. Etebar's skillful handling of my condition during an 8 hour surgery has given me my life back and earned him my deepest respect and eternal gratitude.
Recently moved to La Quinta. Made appointment to see Dr. Etebar re probable back surgery. Advised I would have to meet with a Dr. Tehmouresie to determine if I needed surgery. OK. Even though I had already been told that I needed surgery by top neurosurgeons at both UCLA and Cedars Sinai in LA. I brought a new MRI to meeting. Dr. T reviewed MRI with me and directed that he preferred a new MRI to be done at Eisenhower and ordered 3 more xrays and then I could see the great Dr. Etebar himself if the staff determined that I needed surgery. After having the add'l xrays, I called to verify my scheduled appt. with Dr. Etebar. I was advised that I must meet with Dr. T again to review new xrays before meeting with Dr. Etebar in 2 months. I cancelled and decided to have the surgery in a legitimate and ethical office and hospital in LA. This office is all about increasing income and not medicine.
My experience with this Dr. Etebar was horrible. Nothing else I could have said anything better.
I highly recommend Dr Etebar.. He may not have the best bedside manner, but that's not what you are hireing him for. He is a genius when operating and diagnosing, that's what you hire him for. I had two surgeries from him, Fused L5 thru L3, then L2 thru L1. I am now pain free. Before that I couldn't walk. He argued with my suggestions, but faithfully did them. Keep in mind, you hire a speciallist like this for his expertise at the operating table.
Arrogant and devious. This doctor should deserve zero star, but I have no choice to settle for one star because as low as it gets in here. Suffered from a failed back surgery by this man. When confronted with this issue, he will avoid you at no cost in fear of lawsuit. May God bless his wicked soul.
I feel that he has gotten tooooo comfortable and thinks he knows it all now and so he is not really listening to you when you are trying to get the bottom of your own issues with his help but when he doesn't listen to you then what else can you do. He is getting stuck in his ways and doesn't seem to want to adjust and realize that he still needs to work at getting a resolution for all his patients. Needs a refresher on bedside manner and assisting his patients in finding a solution.
I had a spinal fusion by Dr. Etebar and he did an excellent job!! My back is doing great and I'm pain-free!
Dr. Etebar is a very caring doctor and answers all your questions. His staff is very nice and caring and he is not just in for the money like Kathleen Negrete says. You probably need to go to mental health. just because you didn't hear what you wanted to hear. so please don't listen to this crazy lady. I highly recommend Dr. Etebar He saved my friend and a family members life.