About Dr. John C Liu MD

Dr. John C Liu, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Los Angeles, CA. He has 27 years of experience. His specialties include Neurological Surgery. He speaks English.

Dr. Liu has received 2 awards.

Rating Overview

23 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. John C Liu is Great. Dr. John C Liu has been rated by 23 patients. From those 23 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. John C Liu is 4.2 of 5.0 stars.


1520 San Pablo St Ste 4300
Los Angeles, CA 90033


Dr. John C Liu has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. John C Liu has the following 9 expertise

  • Brain Surgery
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Stroke
  • Infection
  • Laminectomy
  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Tumor
  • Glioblastoma
  • Craniotomy


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A great life changing experience

Some interesting reviews here. Dr Liu did surgery on my back for a herniated disc approx a year ago. All I can say is it transformed me from a shut in to an active wife, mother and grandmother. He was amazingly professional and caring through the entire process. His assistant Stephanie was also wonderful. Incidentally, Dr Liu introduced me to a student assistant prior to surgery and assured me he Dr Liu would be doing the surgery. I also checked for malpractice proceeding upon seeing an earlier posting....there was none.

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I was scheduled for spinal surgery. The day of the surgery after I had flown from Washington state and my son was fighting the LA traffic and we were almost ther he told me he had a bigger surgery to do and could I come back in a couple of months. His nurse called me back and said they had it covered and come on in whatever that meant. I only saw him for five seconds when I arrived. I found out another doctor? intern did my operation. I also found out they left a 7 mm metallic sliver in my body and wrote that they were in a hurry to complete the operation. The radiologist told them to take another view because there was too much metal to see under it but did not. He is all about the money, my surgery wasn't paying that much. I am in constant pain with stabbing at night when I lay on my back. BEWARE of Dr. Liu.

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Five Stars

I can't say enough great things about Dr. Liu. I had gone to many doctors who were considered some of the best, but Dr. Liu had the best solution to my spine problems. All the doctors agreed I needed surgery. After consulting with 5 I had surgery by dr. Liu and healed very well. I have no pain and a life again thanks to Dr. Liu!! I tell my co-workers and friends to see him when they complain about back and neck problems. He was born for this!

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Ex patiant.

BEWARE OF DR. JOHN C. LIU. Stay away from this guy if at all possible. USC has other, more trust worthy Doctors on staff. I had to give him a 1-star rating so I could submit this comment.

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Great guy and doctor!

I have to disagree with a prior reviewer. Dr. Liu is a personable down to earth guy, and an excellent surgeon. He is a pioneer in minimally invasive surgery and I am so lucky I found him! I went to several surgeons and he was the only one not to dive right into a massive surgery. I feel better than ever and owe my life to Dr. Liu!

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood

    Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009)

    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.

  • Education

    27 Years Experience

  • University Of California Los Angeles David Geffen School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1992

  • Mcgaw Medical Center


  • Dr. John C Liu Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. John C Liu

Dr. Liu is a recognized leader and considered one of the pioneers in minimally invasive surgical techniques for spine. He provides a key leadership role in the development of the leading multi-disciplinary academic spine program on the West Coast through close collaborations with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Locations & Directions

KECK SCHOOL OF MEDICINE USC, 1520 San Pablo St Ste 4300, Los Angeles, CA
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