After my initial visit, I instantly felt comfortable. I didn’t feel pressured, I just felt I found the right guy. I called his office back a week later and scheduled my L5 s1 fusion/ decompression surgery that I sort of already intuitively knew I needed. I then just went along with my intuition that “this was my guy.
As I sit here writing this two weeks to the day post operation, I can only give my utmost gratitude to Bae and his team.
Thanks so much, and keep up the wonderful work! I am feeling better each day.”
For over a year, I spent hours researching alternative treatments and that’s how I found Dr. Bae. On June 2015, I had my initial consultation. When you enter Dr. Bae’s office the first person you will interact with is Julie, Dr. Bae’s medical secretary. She is incredibly efficient, helpful and skillful at communicating with nervous patients like myself. When you meet Dr. Bae the first thing you will notice is how confident and forthright he is. First, he examined my medical history and MRI images, he showed my husband and I where the prolapsed disk was pressing against the spinal cord and then he explained (in plain language) what could be done surgically to free up the nerve. Both my husband and I were extremely impressed with Dr. Bae’s minimally invasive approach to surgery, his communication skills and sincere desire to stop my pain. The surgery, insurance coverage, hospital stay, follow up care, etc was all made possible by his wonderful PA Lisa. Lisa was instrumental in coordinating the “long distance” planning of my surgery in Santa Monica – most of it through email and phone calls. She was SUPER quick replying to all of my questions! Thank You Lisa.
Seven weeks ago, Dr Bae replaced my degenerated disk with a Mobi-C cervical disk and I’m feeling fantastic. I Just completed the first week of physical therapy here in Vegas and for the first time in years I’m starting to live free of pain. If you are struggling with a spinal condition, trust Dr. Bae and his amazing team!”
I particular loved his confidence, but didn’t feel he was arrogant or full of himself. His bed side manner was impressive and that was important to me. He’s got totally earned swagger and I respect him for that.
At surgery – Dr. Showed me that he cares about humans and not just people to cut into. When I consulted him on other issues, he dismissed them and didn’t latch on for another surgeries, injections or what have you.
My surgery went really well. In fact, his cut into my neck was so artistic, I actually didn’t use the solution for hiding neck surgery.
And how can I forget Lisa – the physician assistant, she really helped me emotionally and physically get ramped up for surgery and down for recovery. She was like family, always welcomed me – called, emailed, etc…. No matter how needy I was.
At the end of the day – my disc replacement surgery with titanium implant was a huge success and I am still recovering / improving …. I wouldn’t be here without this outstanding team.
Thank you Dr. Bae + Team!”
In 12 days I was back swimming and playing tennis, and within a month I had no pain left at all, and wonderful extra neck movement from the artificial disc. Dr. Bae basically gave me a new life, and I am grateful to him for it. I also loved the compassion Dr. Bae showed prior to my surgery in the surgery prep room at Cedars. He came in and just held my hand for a bit, and exuded an ease, confidence and comfort level you won’t see many surgeons exhibit. I know; I’ve had many surgeries in my life. Dr. Bae’s Surgery Fellow, who assisted the procedure, and visited me afterwards, praised Dr. Bae’s skills in a reverential way, which is what you would expect with a surgeon of Dr. Bae’s caliber.”
Surgery was at Cedars and they were great. Dr. Bae went in to my C-7, T-1 and fixed it. While he was there, he noticed that I had a potential worse problem just above it at C-6, C-7 so, he fixed that too.
I woke up with blood running down my forehead (screws to hold my head in place during the surgery) which made me look like Herman Munster LOL, but there was ABSOLUTELY NO PAIN.My surgery was in late 2010 and I am still pain-free with no limitations.
Thank you Dr. Bae, Lisa (PA) and Julie (#1) for your excellent work. BTW, I have referred several other police officers and firefighters to Dr. Bae and they all have the same opinion.”
Then I found dr. Bae!!! This man is an amazing surgeon and doctor! His staff is the best, his bedside manner is great, he’s a life changer and I can’t recommend him to enough people! He’s also into cutting edge technology with the use of stem cells for spine rejuvenation (I think I’m saying that right). Anyway, if your suffering and your quality of life is affected def go see him…..it’s worth the time to have your life changed for the better!! Thank you Dr. Bae!!!”
His staff is professional and curtious . His right hand Lady Lisa ROCKS! Super nice and caring. I was extremely nervous about the impending surgery and she eased my concerns.
Obviously you can’t please everyone but I am definitely on happy patient. I am a local firefighter and the injury I have is very common in my industry. I have recommended Dr Bea to a number of my coworkers.”
When I met Dr. Bae for the first time, he knew exactly what was wrong with my back and was so confident that he could fix it. I loved his confidence and knew how smart he is and went with his suggestion and had surgery. I am pain free and soooooo happy and impressed, I walked right after the surgery and the recovery is so fast. If any body out there is suffering from back pain please see Dr. Bae. He is amazing.”
Dr. Bae brought the reality to a finite, understable knowledge for me. The absolute best surgeon!!!”
“Dr. Bae did a wonderful job on my back a little less than a year ago. I healed perfectly, and am now much more flexible and completely pain free. Dr. Bae is most pleasant too me, communicates clearly and listens to me. I could not want a better doctor.”
Thanks to my physical therapist Derek Plonka. He referred me to Dr. Bae, who went over my MRI, clearly explained procedure he is going to do and set up surgery date. Surgery time was about 1.5 hr. Next day I was released from the hospital and since that date I have not taking any pain medication. Lower back pain has gone.Still have some minor discomfort with my left leg, but, as Dr.Bae explained, it should not last long. I would highly recommend to anyone with spine problem to see Dr.Bae.Thank you very, very much Dr.Bae!!! My deep appreciations to your caring staff,and special thanks to your P.A. Lisa Cano.”
“I was suffering from L-4, L-5, lumbar stenosis, I had been through everything the insurance company insisted upon, 2 epidurals, no help, 1 year of acupunture, no help, physical therapy, some help, but not enough, I thought there had to be someone who had the answer, my orthopedic at the time stopped taking my insurance, and I’m glad he did, I decided to call the spine institute at cedars, and I was put in touch with Dr. Bae, and that was the begining of the end, of my pain, within moments of reviewing my MRI, he knew, exactly what I needed to have done. I have to admit, I couldn’t believe at first, that someone could know that quickly! I thought, I would have to go down a long road with him, to find the answer, but that was not the case. Within a few weeks of meeting him, I was out of pain, the sciatic pain, that kept me from being able to sit down, and had me basically crawling into the hospital was gone. The only pain that I was now experiencing was the incision pain, but that is almost gone now. Thank you so much Dr. Bae, and thank you to Lisa, and the wonderful team of doctors & Nurses that you assembled, to put me back together! I couldn’t be happier.”
“I had a 7 hour surgery for cervical spinal stenosis on April 19th and just had my 6 week follow-up appointment today. I have no pain and no longer need to wear the neck brace. Dr. Bae said to resume my normal life which I can do with a big smile!!! Dr. Bae is a true professional and I truly appreciate his skills – he has changed my life forever. I would highly recommend Dr. Bae to anyone. Thank you Dr. Bae and a special thanks to his P.A. Lisa Cano. God bless you both!!!”
“I would like to express my gratitude to Dr. Bae for the excellent service he provides. Before I started coming to Dr.Bae, I was diagnosed with vertebral hemangiomas and have had severe chronic back pain from it for the last 5 years. I’ve had chiropractic treatments, physical therapy, acupunture, epidural injections and I’ve seen 6 different surgeons, 2 neurosurgeons and 4 orthopaedic surgeons, no one was able to help me, instead all the other surgeons I saw kept on telling me hemangiomas do not cause back pain when indeed it does. After my first visit with Dr. Bae, I knew I was in good hands, he thoroughly went over my MRI with me and clearly explained the procedure he would be performing during my surgery. I would highly recommend Dr. Hyun Bae to anyone without hesitation. He is very competent and he really cares about his patients, he is an excellent surgeon. Thanks to Dr. Bae, I am pain free and am able to live a normal life again.”
“Every time I tried to move it felt like someone stabbed me in the back. I became a criple. I had to do something I finally had the courage to seek help. I was recommended to Dr Bae by so many of my clients. He was such a nice and caring individual. He helped me understand my problem. He took such good care of me and his staff was fantastic. I had surgery six months ago and now I can dance again. I’ve never felt better and in such gratitude to Dr Bae for giving my life back. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!”
“I had horrible chronic back pain for years. I had seen several other spine surgeons in the past, and was told that my pain was non- operable. I tried years of different medications, physical therapy, and epidural injections without any success. I was referred to Dr. Bae who took the time to really explain everything to me and my family. Dr. Bae operated on me 4 months ago, and I have been pain free for the first time in years. My wife says that I am a new person. My family and I are so grateful to Dr. Bae. He really changed my life.”
“I was in terrible pain and went to see Dr. Bae in a semi-urgent manner. I was told that I had a disc herniation that was pressing on my nerve. I tried epidurals and various medications with no help..my pain and disability was getting worse. After much deliberation, I chose to have surgery with Dr. Bae. I am 1 1/2 weeks after surgery and am truly amazed. The surgery was a success and his staff is great..always returned my call and answered my questions..If you have back problems please see Dr. Bae in Santa Monica.”
“Great surgeon. Office wait was long but once he came is he was not rushed. He answered all my questions and was really caring which is something you dont see these days. He operated on me and I feel great. Just referred my mother who everyone said was inoperable. He took great care of her as well and she is doing fantastic.”
“I had 2 discs in the neck completely shot, had been ruptured years earlier and never healed. Also had developed spinal stenosis in lower back. He did two different surgeries on me and I can walk, sit, bend over and touch my toes and turn my head from side to side, something I never thought I would be able to do again. He is the best. He is to the point and gives it to you straight. Sent a second friend to him …
Dr. Bae gave it to her straight and told her any further surgery would only make it worse. Got her pain management, the RIGHT physical therapist and she is so much better, off her pain meds and doing great.”
“At 55 years old (6 years ago) I was headed to a wheelchair and a pretty terrible life of pain with 3 discs degenerated and pressing on my spinal cord. Scared to death, especially of spine surgery. Dr. Bae saw me immediately, told me the truth, scheduled the surgery, … in and out of hospital in 3 days. One month recovery. I see him once a year. Take him good books to read. LOVE him! Really, owe him my life! The best of the best.”
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