Dr. Greg Khounganian

Orthopedic Surgery
TARZANA, CA
17 years experience male

Locations

Office

TARZANA, CA

Address

TARZANA, CA
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Insurances accepted

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Office

Tarzana, CA

About

Bio

Dr. Greg Khounganian is board certified in spine surgery that emphasizes minimally invasive techniques. After earning his medical degree from the University of Southern California, he completed his orthopedics surgery residency in New York City. As he grew adept at treating a variety of orthopedic problems, ranging from sports injuries to broken bones to arthritic joint conditions, Dr. Khounganian developed an interest in spine and spine-related disorders. He returned to his home in the San Fernando Valley to expand on his spine surgery training with a fellowship at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute. Here Dr. Khounganian learned some of the most innovative orthopedic techniques available to patients, including treating spine conditions with non-operative techniques and utilizing microscopic and other minimally invasive procedures. His use of these state-of-the-art practices means patients can return to their regular activities as quickly as possible. Customizing his approach to match each patient’s specific needs, Dr. Khounganian performs procedures involving the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. His extensive list of procedures includes: cervical discectomy and fusion, cervical arthroplasty, lumbar microdiscectomy, lumbar decompression, and fusion procedures. Dr. Khounganian has participated in a number of orthopedic research projects and been published in a range of academic journals. His research has been accepted for presentation at both national and international spine surgery meetings. During his medical education, he was awarded recognition for his outstanding scholastic achievements. In his free time, he enjoys music, movies, personal fitness, and outdoor activities with friends and family.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Languages spoken

Armenian

Doctor Q&A

93 Answers
54 Agrees
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Khounganian
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: The first thing you should have is a ultrasound of your leg to evaluate for a deep venous thrombosis (dvt). This is a painless and quick test, but ve ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Khounganian
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Exercise, etc.: The best place to start if you are having back pain is a regimen of exercise and stretching. Medications like Ibuprofen can be helpful as well. But ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Khounganian
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No: Low back pain does not radiate up, only down the back and leg(s). First and foremost you should have the chest pain looked at by an internist.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Khounganian is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Khounganian is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Broke my spine 6 years ago (t6 to t8) and had a fusion done. It is hurting more the last couple of months. I'm using crouches to walk longer distances lately (it feels b...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Very helpful! About to have lower back spinal fusion , confident!
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Thank you so much for sharing your time & knowledge. I really appreciate it, it's very helpful .

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, CA
Graduated 2003MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
Graduated 2003MD
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