About Dr. Yuri Falkinstein MD

Dr. Yuri Falkinstein, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Burbank, CA, with other offices in Encino, CA and Glendale, CA . His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine and Orthopaedic Surgery. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

27 Ratings with 9 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Yuri Falkinstein is Great. Dr. Yuri Falkinstein has been rated by 27 patients. From those 27 patients 9 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Yuri Falkinstein is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.


Dr. Yuri Falkinstein has 3 locations

2625 W Alameda Ave Ste 116
Burbank, CA 91505
get directions Advanced Orthopedics
PO Box 260980
Encino, CA 91426
get directions Glendale Surgical Center
824 N Glendale Ave
Glendale, CA 91206

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Dr. Yuri Falkinstein has the following 2 specialties

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Yuri Falkinstein has the following 6 expertise

  • Spinal Fractures
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Exercise
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Infection
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)

Board Certifications

Dr. Yuri Falkinstein is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Spinal fusion

I went to see Dr. Falkinstein and he was very nice taking the time to explain my condition. I was so overwhelmed that I made another appt this time with my husband. Although he was very sure of going in from the front of neck, I couldn't understand if I needed a fusion what was holding my vertebrae in order for it to be successful. I did get many opinions, one wanted to go from the back and another said it was my hands to see a hand specialist. I was lucky to find Dr. Wang (international professor and UCLA/USC) spinal specialist that I made my decision to go to. I am grateful however to Dr. Falkinstein.

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25 minutes
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Highly Recommended!!!

Dr. Falkinstein performed spinal fusion on one location in my lower spine just over one year ago, and I could not be happier with both the surgery, and the experiences before and after the surgery. He went over all of my tests and images with me to show me what was going on, and always had time to answer my questions. He made me feel very calm and confident the day of my surgery, and was always prompt and available for my follow-up appointments. I highly recommend him to anyone who is suffering from spinal issues - for the first time in over 12 years I have no back pain, for which I will forever be grateful to Dr. Falkinstein!!

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Spine Surgery

Doctor Yuri Falkinstein is simply the best! He is extremely knowledgeable in his field. He is a very attentive, patient & caring doctor. He takes time to explain how the surgery will be done, he shows the steps by using a model of the spine, and he explains what to expect after the surgery. I came to Dr. Falkinstein with excruciating pain in my back that radiated into my left leg. When Dr. Falkinstein examined me, he did not go beating around the bush suggesting therapy, which was too late in my case. And yet, he did not automatically go to the other extreme of suggesting surgery right away as well. We tried epidural injections twice, but when that did not work, which he did warn me was a possibility, he said that surgery is the next step. I felt very comfortable with this excellent doctor and trusted him completely, and I did not even seek another opinion, even though I was very scared. My intuition was right, I did not need to waste time and money for the second opinion because 3 weeks after the surgery, the original pain is gone. Yes, I have the after-the-surgery pain, and it will take time to recover, but this is a temporary pain, and I definitely can handle it. I'm forever grateful to Dr. Yuri Falkinstein for giving me my life back. From the bottom of my heart, thank you Dr. YURI FALKINSTEIN! I also would like to thank the outstanding staff at Orthopedic Surgery Specialists in Burbank for your professionalism and compassion.

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Cirvical Spine Patient

Dr.. Falkinstein may be a brilliant Surgeon, but I'll never know. After stalling my recoverory for months he said " I don't know what to do" referred me to another expensive Surgron out of my network and discontinuing my Disability insurance before I could get an appointment . He requested a cervical Spine fussion without viewing my MRI films. I was uneasy because he mumbled what he was going to fuse and I asked for another meeting. Then he ordered an additional MRI and while reviewing those images, muttered "You have a bad neck. You have a really bad neck... I don't know what to do". It was clear that the only time he looked at my tests was while I was in his office. He went from Scheduling a fusion without making it clear where, to saying he didn't know what to do. When I said "it's a good thing we didn't rush into that fusuion, he said "I would never do that"...... He doesn't appear to remember his patients from one appointment to the next. While waiting for apporoval and appointments for a neurve block and to see another specialist that takes insurance, I was informed that Dr. Falkinstein was no longer treating me and would not sign off on the renewal of Disability Insurance claim. I would have been back to work months ago if Dr. Falkinstein payed propper attention to my case from the beginning. This Dr. appears over overworked, Distracted and Mumbles important imformation while sending you off to his surgery scheduling assistant, who can't answer your questions either. He just may be a great surgeon, but for me, he waisted 5 months of my life, my carrer and is leaving my family in a financail crises after dropping my case, before I could find anther Dr. that takes my excellent insurance. To my IATSE Union Brothers and Sisters who will have the same Neck and Spine issues....If you want to return to work, I suggest you pick another specialist from the list.

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15 minutes
Easy Appointment
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Accurate Diagnosis
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Appropriate Follow-up
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Excellent Surgeon

Explains everything in detail, excellent surgeon. I recommend him whenever I get a chance.

Wait time
20 minutes
Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
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  • Education

  • University Of California Irvine School Of Medicine
  • Dr. Yuri Falkinstein Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
    • 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 Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
  • Blue Shield California
    • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus Savenet
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Local Access + HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Trio ACO HMO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
    • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Molina Healthcare
    • Molina Mrktplace CA
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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