Dr. James Kayvanfar

Orthopedic Surgery
33 years experience male

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James Kayvanfar, MD

JFKMD.com

Santa Clarita, CA

About

Bio

I am an orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in evaluating and treating spine disorders. I also evaluate and treat general orthopedic problems including hip, knee, shoulder and other extremity problems. Furthermore, my undergraduate engineering education from MIT helps me every day in my medical practice. A substantial part of my practice is in evaluating and treating patients with complex problems who have already been to multiple other surgeons. Treating such patients requires complex problem solving which I enjoy. My education and experience of over 20 years of medical practice, helps me better identify and treat all the factors that impact treating patients. Every patient I treat presents with unique problems which require unique solutions. In my evaluation of every patient I try to be as thorough as possible in order to identify and treat all the factors which impact the outcome of the treatment. In addition, while I perform complex spine surgery, hip & knee replacement, nerve decompression procedures, arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder, there are more specialized and complex surgeries in each of those areas which I do not perform. Of course, in those situations I refer the patients to my colleagues for surgery when they require such procedures. In treating patient, I systematically identify the cause of a patient's complaints which is sometimes not as obvious as one would think. One must then weigh the treatment options and the risks and benefits and create a treatment that would be appropriate for the individual. I encourage the patients to participate in the decision making. Being thorough in the treatment process is one way to avoid failures of treatment. For example, common causes of failed back surgery include operating on an asymptomatic abnormality on an MRI of the spine, not checking for and treating an underlying vitamin D deficiency, or ignoring the mechanical principles of spine treatment.

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Orthopedic Surgery

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A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kayvanfar
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
2-3 months: more importantly, you need a bone density & blood tests including vitamin D level followed by treatment for osteoporosis in order to avoid more f ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kayvanfar
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Get the MRI: You should get the MRI to check for meniscus pathology. Plica syndrome is usually diagnosed on the examination by the experienced orthopedic surgeon ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kayvanfar
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See orthopedic surg: Please see an orthopedic surgeon. Most likely need to be on crutches for a number of weeks. May need to wear a cast or boot as well. Some taler fr ... Read More
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Feb 1, 2015
Dr. Kayvanfar provides excellent orthopedic and general medical advice to our patients on HealthTap. He is an asset to the HealthTap community.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kayvanfar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kayvanfar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I can live with that. They were talking knee replacement & that seemed extreme. At 55 I'll take getting older. Thanks much!!
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Thanks for the reply, I wish I could have explained more but I am only allowed a small amount of space to write.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I will try tums and food high in potassium and see Dr if not improving

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, NY
Graduated 1988MD
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