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In an effort to protect our patients, staff, physicians, their families and others from the seasonal flu and coronavirus (COVID-19), we kindly ask you to not enter our facilities if you are experiencing a fever, shortness of breath, cough or feel sick in general. Also, if you have been in close contact with someone who is being evaluated or has been confirmed as having COVID-19, we ask that you please reschedule your appointment. Should you have such symptoms, please contact your family practitioner for assistance. We appreciate your assistance and understanding.

Our doctors and surgeons created the Spine Institute of San Diego with a mission to provide patients with the best spine care possible. Dr’s. Ramin Raiszadeh and Paul D. Kim are board-certified orthopedic spine surgeons who believe that spinal ailments should not restrict anyone from enjoying a high quality of life.

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  • What a wonderful staff you have, especially in your office and not to mention in the O.R. They are truly all compassionate and caring! I am doing as well as can be expected for a little old lady. I am healing every day and taking it one day at a time. I am happy to have you as my doctor. Thank you for all of your care.

    Dorris L.
  • I want to thank you for the wonderful job you did on my back. You put me back on my feet. You are my miracle doctor. I’ll never forget the first time I cam in to see you. For some reason I knew you were the doctor that was going to do my surgery so I didn’t hesitate. I am so grateful to have known you. My boys are very grateful too. I am writing on this butterfly card because this is how I feel like, a butterfly “free”. My grandson has been given your name in honor of you saving me.

    Maria P.
  • I was unable to walk or stand w/o major pain down my left leg. I am very pleased with Dr. Raiszadeh’s treatment. He performed a PLIF (posterior lumbar interbody fusion) with instrumentation, and this has (so far) resolved the pain. The Dr. was very professional and caring, and I would gladly recommend him to my friends.


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