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Dr. Haruo Arita has the following 2 specialties
Anesthesiologists are physicians who are trained to administer anesthetics, which are medicines used to block nerve sensation. Anesthesia can be either local to one specific part of a body, like a tooth, or regional to block feeling to a larger portion of the body, such as during an epidural for child birth. It can also be more general to block sensation to the entire body, resulting in unconsciousness.
Anesthesiologists assist in surgery by determining how much anesthesia is necessary and by monitoring the patient's level of responsiveness and vital signs throughout the procedure. The anesthesia specialist will also bring the patient out of anesthesia and then continue to monitor his or her vital signs post-operation.
Besides assisting in surgeries, anesthesiologists may also treat patients suffering from chronic pain.
- Pain Medicine
Dr. Haruo Arita has the following 8 expertise
- Back Pain
- Headache Disorders
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
- Neck Pain
- Facial Pain
- Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
- Joint Pain (Arthralgia)
Dr. Haruo Arita is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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Great!! Highly recommend!!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Haruo Arita - Posted on February 3rd, 2017
Lower back pain post surgery
Self-verified patient of Dr. Haruo Arita - Posted on October 21st, 2016
In order to relieve pain in my lower back, I had tried surgery that proved to be unsuccessful. The pain was limiting all physical activity as well as walking and was becoming worse. After working closely with Dr. Arita, we were able to isolate what was causing the pain. We did this without relying solely on X-rays or MRI's. Now that the source of the pain had be treated, I have started a yoga class, returned to the gym and can now walk a couple of miles at a time. I could not have done this without Dr. Arita's help.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Haruo Arita - Posted on June 14th, 2016
I returned home after a normal morning workout only to collapse in pain after exiting my car. The agony in my lower back was hardly describable. I dragged myself to a couch where I was unable to move for the next hour. Fortunately, I was able to reach Dr. Arita in his office. He told me that he would see me at once so with the substantial assistance of my wife, got in to our car and she drove me to Dr. Arita's office. My wife borrowed a wheelchair from the office as there was no way that I could walk even the short distance to Dr. Arita's office. Dr. Arita performed a through examination after which he determined a course of treatment that began immediately. I was amazed that I was actually able to gingerly walk back to our car. Dr. Arita cautioned me that it would require time and treatment to return to normal activity. However, I followed his plans and I was able to return to active normal life very quickly. I recommend Dr. Arita without reservation.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Haruo Arita - Posted on June 12th, 2016
I met with Dr. Arita because I had a herniated disc in my back. I had been previously seen by other doctors who were not able to help me. The other doctors suggested surgery but I wanted to avoid that risk. Dr. Arita's many experiences as at UCLA Hospital and Medical school, where he was a professor, have kept him on the leading edge of knowledge about how to treat back pain. Dr. Arita listened to my story carefully, and reviewed the previous treatments. He then explained the causes of my pain and proposed a different treatment. Dr. Arita was able to treat my pain and allow me to get back to my active pain free life, avoiding unnecessary surgery. I don't know what I would have done if I had not met Dr. Arita. His treatment for my back pain changed my life. Dr. Arita was also able to help me a little later when I developed a very bad case of shingles in my face which put me in terrible pain. Dr. Arita was able to reduce pain by special injection technique for facial pain which not many pain doctor can offer. I highly recommend Dr. Arita to anyone having pain problems.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Haruo Arita - Posted on March 7th, 2016
Dr. Arita was a referral from my back surgeon. He has assisted me in managing my pain in a very kind assuring way. He has a caring personality and makes you feel you are getting the best care around. His office is beautiful and clean. His office staff are alert and quick to respond. Give Dr. Arita a try you'll be glad you did.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2014)
Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012, 2013, 2014)
The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.
On-Time Doctor Award (2009, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Dr. Arita is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Haruo Arita accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross California
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
- Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
Blue Shield California
- Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
- Blue Shield CA PPO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
- Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
- Health Net CA PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsSOUTH BAY COMPREHENSIVE MEDICAL GROUP, 1408 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA
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