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Dr. Rad,
You have to be one of the best physicians in the world, one of the nicest people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting, and did I say you are a class-act.
So very grateful to have received your treatment and care. I'm doing great. Have a great vacation.
- Sincerly, Rick H.


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One of the best things I have ever received was Dr. Payman's' phone number!
I had one of the worst exploded discs a person could have and the pain was so bad, I wanted to cut off my own leg (no joke).
Dr. Payman gave me back my ability to walk without wondering if my next ride would be a wheelchair.
I am truly thankful for Dr. K. Rad, Alicia and his staff.
- Curtis




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Dr. Payman,
Thank you for taking such good care of me. My bowling average has gone from 117 to a 141. It's all you!
- Chris and Joe




I became Dr. Payman's patient after a portion of a disk dislodged and jammed against my sciatica nerve. It was excruciating, non-stop pain and surgery was the only option. His staff did all they could to expedite the process. As a result, he performed the microdisectomy in the shortest time ever coordinated for such a procedure. Within two days the pain was completely gone and I was on the road to recovery. He is a wonderful surgeon and a very compassionate and caring individual. He truly is concerned for the patients' health and well-being. I am so glad I met him and am thankful to him, his great staff and his assistants during the procedure. I recommend him without hesitation or question and encourage you to start the process to end your pain, whatever it might be, and get back your quality of life.
- Steve B.




Dr. Payman is by far the best physician I've ever seen! I had constant pain in the back of my neck for 3 months. On a scale of 1-10, the pain was at a 10. I was referred to another physician and Dr. Payman. I chose Dr. Payman. After my first consultation with him, I knew that he was trustworthy and genuinely concerned with my health. He is very down to earth. He talked to my wife and I for about an hour and he explained the problem in a way that we could understand. He even gave his cell phone number which I used to ask follow up questions. What doctor does that? We tried the conservative approach to treating my symptoms but it did not work. I decided on having surgery to replace a herniated disk at the C3-C4 level. As you can imagine, I was scared to death about having neck surgery. But Dr. Payman has a way to put your fears at ease. He even called me at home the night before the surgery to answer more questions and concerns! He talked me through the surgery and recovery process. What doctor does that? After surgery, it was like night and day. Instantaneous pain relief! The pain was gone. His staff at the surgery center and office are awesome and caring. He called me at home after surgery to see how I was recovering. As of this review, I am 4 1/2 months post op and only a couple months away from being back on the golf course and gym! If you don't believe this review, at least take the time to schedule a consultation with Dr. Payman and find out for yourself. I still have his personal cell phone number today, he says call whenever I need him! What doctor does that? Bottom line, he gave me my quality of life back. I cannot thank you enough Dr. Payman!
- Ron L.




I was back to work within 6 weeks. It's been 4 months since I've had the surgery and I feel great. I'm participating more with the family and have a sense of general well-being. I would like to thank Dr. Payman for helping me get my life back. And also for allowing me to focus on advancing my career, being a better mom, spending more time with the family...I have so much to look forward to.
- Heidi




I suffered a herniated disc a few years ago. After extensive icing, handfuls of advil, and 2 epidurals, I decided to go see Dr. Payman. His demeanor and personality immediately made me feel comfortable despite the severe pain I was experiencing. Upon review of my MRI, he encouraged me to have the surgery rather than continue spinning my wheels with epidurals and what not. Dr. Payman was empathic and patient with me, explaining every little detail of what I should expect from surgery.

He was completely up front with me, and spoke in English rather than spouting off medical terms just for the sake of sounding intelligent. It was easy to trust him and we established a rapport right off the bat. The surgery was a great success! I was pain free for about a year and a half until I decided to try a new medicine ball circuit drill and injured myself again. Mind you, this was completely my own fault. Needless to say, my condition required another surgery, only this time it was slightly more complicated due to the minimal amount of scar tissue from the previous surgery. Right after surgery, Dr. Payman personally called me during both evenings and weekends just to check up on me. How many surgeons do you know who would even take the time to do that? NONE! He made efforts to speak with both of my parents (I am 35), as well as my girlfriend just to answer any questions they had.

Dr. Payman is truly a remarkable doctor with a refreshingly humble personality that is rarely found in high end doctors in the Los Angeles area. Well, it has been about 7 weeks and my back went from a 10 on the pain scale to a 2. I am literally almost back to normal...which is amazing! I owe it all to Dr. Payman and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking to put an end to their back pain.
- Paul G




I already felt better the same day as my surgery than I have in 15 years...I feel like I did when I was a kid, I feel brand new. Its pretty amazing. The quality of life is much better! Its a whole new life for me.
Thank you Dr. Payman for giving me my quality of life back I appreciate it!
- Lee




1st place finish in Pro-Am at Sobobo springs in San Jacinto yesterday. 3rd tournament in 4 weeks. HUGE, HUGE thank you to an incredible surgeon, Dr. R Payman for repairing all issues in my back to let me be able to play tournament golf so soon, but most important making me pain free again!
- Jim J.




He made me feel so at ease and so comfortable for having spinal surgery...I feel like I have a second chance at life and it's just awesome! I would recommend to anyone who's too scared to have the surgery, do it! Do it! Your life will change so much for the better.
Dr. Payman and his staff, to you I thank you so very, very much for giving me my life back. If I had to do it over again, I would. Thank you doctor!
- Vicki




My Dad says he's lucky that God put Dr. Payman in his path, because thanks to his great hands, he has no pain now, compared to before he had surgery!
- Anonymous




Dr. Payman thank you for giving me my life back. You have been a blessing in my life. It's needles to say that I would recommend your services to anyone seeking nothing but the best. I sustained injuries to my spine during Operation Enduring Freedom, you did more for me in less than one year than all of my previous doctors and specialist combined. I am truly greatfull to you and the entire team of the Advanced Spine Institute. I don't think my surgery could have gone any better. Thank you!
- Luis T.




Thank you Dr. Payman and your staff for giving me my quality of life back. I was in a tremendous amount of pain prior to the surgery, very irritable toward the end there, very irritable with the kids. But that all changed after the surgery. Thank you to you and your staff there for a job well done.
- Ron




Dr. Payman really mde me feel comfortable, like I was his only patient. As I posted on Facebook before to all my friends, a BIG HUGE thank you to Dr. Payman for not only giving me back my golf game but more importantly to be pain free again and enjoy life before I was injured. I really appreciate that.
- Jim




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My first hole in one today! Not bad for only my second round since neck surgery. Thanks again Dr. Payman!
- Ron L.




Dr. Payman is the best surgeon that I have ever had, and I have had quite a few. He is very professional and has a warm and friendly bed side manner.

When I first went in to see him I was having pain in my neck, shoulder, arm, fingers and hip. I had 15% strength in my left hand and 25% in my right. Six week after surgery I now have 60% in left and 70% in right. No more pain, I am able to do a lot more things now. He is a wonderful doctor I would highly recommend him.
- Susan G.




I'd just like to say what a wonderful job he did on the procedure...The procedure lasted a couple of hours, and the next day I was walking around the hospital room. It was not a traumatic experience at all, he did a wonderful job!
He basically saved my physical life. Again I would like to thank Dr. Payman for improving my health and giving me the quality of life that everybody deserves.
- Dennis




Dr. Payman gave me back my life!
- Anonymous




Dr. Payman is amazing! I would not have surgery with any other surgeon. He spent 45 minutes explaining my surgery to me. My results after surgery have been amazing! Dr. Payman is #1.
- T.A. A very happy patient




He did a fantastic job! He was there every step of the way. Not every doctor will give you their personal cell phone and say "You need anything, call me." But he did. He made me feel very comfortable about the surgery.
I just want to say thank you to Dr. Payman because he is phenomenal! Thank you for getting me back on my Harley and giving me my quality of life back.
- Amy




Dr. Payman and staff are amazing. Thank you for giving me back my life! After several consultations with many spine surgeons, Dr. Payman earns an A+. Thank you,From your very happy patient in Bakersfield, California.
- Anonymous




Everyone is quick to post negative comments. But, I have a "good news" story. I unexpectedly ruptured one disk and severely herniated the disk above it in my neck. My pain was terrible and I had lost much strength and feeling from my left shoulder to my hand. My regular orthopedic doctor ordered an MRI, and after review of it he referred me to Dr. Payman as a specialist in neck surgery.

During my first visit to Dr. Payman he took all the time I needed to show me the MRI, how my spinal cord was being pinched, and explain the surgery he proposed to remove the severely damaged disks, relieve my pain, and regain my strength. The surgery went very well and the scar is almost imperceptible. Dr. Payman contacted us by both phone and email to check on me; he is very communicative and caring. He REALLY impressed us. And, we recommend him highly.
- Anonymous




Dr. Payman is an awesome Orthapedic Spine Surgen. I would highly recommend him. Thank you Dr. Payman. I feel as though you gave me my life back.
- J Holmes




I feel better than I've felt in 20 years...TO not have that pain in that area any more was just amazing. He knows what he's talking about and he listens to you. I've never had a doctor that listens to me like he does. That was one of the things that impressed me about him from the beginning. He really treats you as an individual, as a person, and not as a patient, as a chart that the nurse bring in and hands to him.
My recovery has been amazing...and it's all Dr. Payman. Thanks doc!
- Terry




After having several consultations with other spine surgeons, I went to see Dr. Payman in his Encino office. He is not only very detailed, but he explained the surgery in great depth. His staff is unbelieveable! Dr. Payman and his staff are awesome! If you are looking for an honest opinion you can trust, schedule your consultation with Dr. Payman!
- Juan C




All my pain was gone. In about 2 months I'm having 70% motion in my neck, no pain, no numbness, nothing. I haven't had that in 15 years. 3 months I'm getting 99% motion, no pain. I'm starting to do physical activities again....So I just wanted to thank Dr. Payman for the quality of life hes brought me back...I just turned 50 and I feel great! I feel 30 years old again. Thank you Dr. Payman!
- Bill




Reviews of K. Rad Payman, MD



RateMDs.com 5 Star Review

Best surgeon I have ever had. Makes you feel like a friend not just a number. I had great results the same day as my neck and my back surgeries. My expectations were surpassed.



Vitals.com 5 Star Review

Dr. Payman and staff are the best!
I had surgery with Dr. Payman 3 months ago. I can tell I was scared. Not getting my questions answered with my other doctor, I chose to go to see Dr. Payman. Treating with Dr. Payman has changed my life forever. Two days after my surgery I was up taking short walks with absolutely NO MEDICATION. I thought to my self this can not be true. Here I am 3 months after my surgery feeling better than ever. Thank you for all you have done for me. And your staff is just as amazing as you are. They walked me through every step of the way. I must have called Dr. Paymans office over 10 times prior to my surgery, they were always so quick to answer my questions. Thank you to Dr. Payman and staff for being so amazing!



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5 Star Review Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
5 Star Review Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
5 Star Review Staff friendliness and courteousness
5 Star Review Level of trust in provider's decisions
5 Star Review How well provider explains medical condition(s)
5 Star Review How well provider listens and answers questions
5 Star Review Spends appropriate amount of time with patients




RateMDs.com 5 Star Review

Dr. Payman thank you for giving me my life back. You have been a blessing in my life. It's needles to say that I would recommend your services to anyone seeking nothing but the best. I sustained injuries to my spine during Operation Enduring Freedom, you did more for me in less than one year than all of my previous doctors and specialist combined. I am truly greatfull to you and the entire team of the Advanced Spine Institute. I don't think my surgery could have gone any better. Thank you! Artificial disk replacement. L5-S1



Vitals.com 5 Star Review

I had major surgery on my neck and lower back. Both surgeries yielded great results the same day. I had felling back that i thought was lost. Going to Payman is like hanging out with a good friend. He never treats you like a number and has a great sense of humor. I give Payman five stars all the way.



Vitals.com 5 Star Review

Dr. Payman thank you for giving me my life back. You have been a blessing in my life. It's needles to say that I would recommend your services to anyone seeking nothing but the best. I sustained injuries to my spine during Operation Enduring Freedom, you did more for me in less than one year than all of my previous doctors and specialist combined. I am truly greatfull to you and the entire team of the Advanced Spine Institute. I don't think my surgery could have gone any better. Thank you!



RateMDs.com 5 Star Review

Great Doctor and Surgeon! Had a large disc herniation in my neck. He referred me to therapy and then injections when therapy didn't work. He eventually did a minimally invasive cervical decompression and now I am pain free. Dr. Payman is knowlegdable, well trained, and highly skilled. Thanks!



RateMDs.com 5 Star Review

Dr Payman is by far the best doctor I've ever seen. He is very down to earth and was genuinely concerned about my health and family. After reviewing my MRI, he explained the prognosis to my wife and I in terms that we could understand. He even gave me his personal cell phone which I used to ask questions and concerns. He personally called me before and after surgery to see how I was doing. Before surgery, I had constant pain in my neck. After surgery, the pain was instant gone! I am currently 4 months post op and i feel great. His staff at the surgery center and office are awesome. If you don't believe this review, at least call and schedule a consultation to find out for yourself. thank you Dr Payman for giving me my quality of life back!



Vitals.com 5 Star Review

Great Doctor!
Not only is Dr. Payman well trained (Johns Hopkins and UCLA), but he is a great people person. He spent 30 minutes with me and explained in detail my MRI and Xrays. He recommended physical therapy for my problem and was not quick to suggest surgery (I went to him for a second opinion). I am doing a lot better and really appreciate all that he and his office have done. Very professional experience! Thanks again.



RateMDs.com 5 Star Review

Dr. Payman is AMAZING! I will forever be grateful to him for giving me back my life. Thank you Thank you.



Vitals.com 5 Star Review

Not your typical Doctor!
Dr. Payman is by far the best! I had constant pain in the back of my neck for 3 months. On a scale of 1-10, the pain was at a 10. I was referred to another physician and Dr Payman. I chose Dr Payman..After my first consultation with Dr Payman, I knew that I could trust him. He talked to my wife and I for about an hour and he explained the problem in my neck in a way that we could understand. What doctor does that? We tried the conservative approach to treating the pain but it did not work. I decided on having neck surgery to replace a herniated disk at the C3-C4 level. As you can imagine, I was scared to death about having neck surgery. But Dr Payman has a way to put your fears to rest. He even called me at home the night before the surgery to answer more questions and concerns! He talked me through the surgery and recovery process. What doctor does that? After surgery, it was like night and day. Instantaneous pain relief! The pain was gone. His staff at the surgery center are awesome and caring. He called me at home after surgery to see how I was recovering. As of this review, I am 4 1/2 months post op and only a couple months away from being back on the golf course! If you don't believe this review, at least take the time to schedule a consultation with Dr Payman and find out for yourself. I still have his personal cell phone number today, he says call whenever I need him! What doctor does that? Bottom line, he gave me my quality of life back. Great staff! I cannot thank you enough Dr Payman!



RateMDs.com 5 Star Review

Dr. K. Rad Payman is competent and personable. He is very concerned about the patient and family. I am the husband of a patient. Dr. Payman came to the waiting room after my wife entered the recovery room. He told me what the prognosis was and took me to recovery to see my wife. She was awake and reported an immediate relief of her previous symptoms, which was a pronounced numbness in her legs. Dr. Payman is the most human and caring doctor we ever met. This was her second surgery this year by Dr. Payman, one cervical and one spine. Dr. Payman's work has significantly improved her life by relief of her constant neck and back pain. Great job Dr. Payman.



RateMDs.com 5 Star Review

I had C 5-6 disckecotmy & fusion surgery. Dr. Payman does excellent work- no more pain or limited movements. He listens to his patients, explains problems and procedures so that you have a good understanding of the work to be done, as well as letting the patient feel they have an educated part in deciding which treatment best suits their particular needs. His staff were all knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. I would recommend Dr. Payman to any of my friends or family who may need his services.



Vitals.com 5 Star Review

#1 Doctor
Dr. Payman is the best doctor ever. My insurance company discouraged me from seeing Dr. Payman since he was not contracted with them. I am so happy I chose against them. Dr. Payman is by far one of the best Doctors I have met.



Vitals.com 5 Star Review

Great Doctor that is caring and competent
Dr. K. Rad Payman is competent and personable. He is very concerned about the patient and family. I am the husband of a patient. Dr. Payman came to the waiting room after my wife entered the recovery room. He told me what the prognosis was and took me to recovery to see my wife. She was awake and reported an immediate relief of her previous symptoms, which was a pronounced numbness in her legs. Dr. Payman is the most human and caring doctor we ever met. This was her second surgery this year by Dr. Payman, one cervical and one spine. Dr. Payman's work has significantly improved her life by relief of her constant neck and back pain. Great job Dr. Payman.







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