Patient Testimonials For Dr Raj
Olena Nagovitsyna – Tustin, CA
Excellent doctor Raj! He did wonderful job to replace my hip. I am very thankful that my primary doctor referred me to Dr. Raj for surgery. Very knowledgeable and professional. Great customer service, very nice personnel. Everybody very polite and courteous, helpful. Again, thank you very much Dr Raj for giving me a second life and ability to walk without pain. I would like to wish Dr. Raj all the best, stay healthy, keep up the good job you do. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Dan Pettit – Long Beach, CA
I came to Dr. Raj on a very high recommendation from a fireman who had his knees repaired. I am a mailman and have delivered mail for 32 years. I had five surgeries on my right knee, two of them being ACL surgeries. Needless to say, I had ‘been around the block’ a few times regarding knee surgery and doctors’ advice. After his recommendation, both my wife and I came to see Dr. Raj about replacing the knee (that was the diagnosis for 8-10 years due to osteo-arthritis in the knee. I was putting it off because of the implant technology was limited until recently).
Dr. Raj took all the time needed to put aside any questions or fears regarding the knee. We first agreed to scope both knees and did a procedure called PRP (platelet rich plasma) in both knees. The surgery went off without a hitch and was so successful that in recovery I was sitting up in bed with my knees somewhat crossed (Indian style)! I had zero pain and it felt as if I had not even had surgery. I’m telling you the truth! He is that good.
Since then, we have now had the knee replaced and my recovery has been way ahead of schedule. I currently at three months out have full movement at 136 degrees bend and about 10 degrees extension.
I drive an hour each way to get to his office, but I feel as if it is more than worth it considering his great care and expertise. I tell everyone about how ‘good he is!’
I am so glad I decided to work with Dr. Raj! A couple years ago, I was hit by a car on my bike and it was devestating for me physically and emotionally. I had a full thickness tear of my antifibular ligament. I was terrified of surgery and tried PT for a while. It unfortunately never repaired on it’s own. I am a full time mom and I have a business of my own and I was afraid I could not do surgery. But I am also a dancer and ballet classes were no longer an option for me with severe tendonitis and a torn ligament. Dr. Raj was fully supportive and explained exactly what was going to happen and the healing process. That was in October of 2015. After surgery and a course of treatment which included physical therapy and pilates, I am so much better! I didn’t even realize just how much pain I was in before! I’m back to dancing and enjoying my life like I did before the accident. Oh and I lost 10 lbs!!! I could not be happier!
SAL MERCADANE – Uniontown, PA
I injured my knee in a college football game in 1968. It was a minuscus and posterior cruciate tear. The doctor told me I would have problems with the knee somewhere near 50 years of age. Darn doctor hit it on the head. I spent the last 15 years of my life watching my knee slowly
Deteriorate until it was bone on bone. The pain began to effect me every day and In every facet of my life. I’m a hard headed ex athlete and you can tell by my
name a hard headed Italian. I did not want to practically amputate my knee for a metal joint. Through a mutual friend I met Dr Raj , and we discussed stem cell treatment for my knee. In August of this year Dr. Raj performed a non invasive stem cell procedure that took 45 minutes. I woke up and walked across the room within two minutes pain free. I went on the table at 6:30 AM, and was back I Marina del Rey.
By 8:20. Since then my knee has continued to strengthen and I find myself a new life. I’ve experienced no pain and have continued my workout program within 3 days no interruption. I’d like to think its a miracle but it was the capable hands of Dr. Raj. His staff, the office, his financial people, and Dr. Raj have been very attentive to me , with post op follow up and tracking my recovery. If you want to call it recovery, it was a 45 minute change that has changed every aspect of my life, I no longer dread looking at a staircase or long walk.
Antoine A. – Pasadena, CA
Starting with the staff all the way to the Dr. everything has been excellent, from A to Z. Including new patient intake. Scheduling appointments has been efficient and easy. The surgical process was made easy to navigate, and the Dr. seems to really care about his patients. My husband was walking 10 days after Surgery. He is AMAZING!!
Bob B. – Burbank, CA
Thank you very much for your expert surgery on my left knee. We realized going in that this knee was a considerable challenge because of a very odd football injury that left my knee very deformed. I was dubious about my chances for recovery, but all went well in your capable hands.
With proper rehabilitation, again under excellent care, I can now walk normally and without pain. My balance has greatly improved as well. This is indeed a new life for me.
Words cannot express your skill and caring efforts on my behalf.
Donald M. – Toluca Lake CA
Sunshine S. – Altadena, CA
John K. – Los Angeles, CA
Upon meeting Dr. Raj and his incredible team, I instantly decided to schedule the procedure. I had gained 80lbs from not being able to be active. I had a limp, daily pain, and had trouble navigating stairs and walking on inclines.I had the procedure recommended by Dr. Raj, done the 1st week of December. By Christmas I had no pain and was able to start light excersize. It’s been only 6 weeks since the procedure. I’ve lost 23lbs, I am completely pain free, and I’ve been able to hike a 1,000ft elevation. I have no doubt I will completely recover thanks the the recommendation, treatment, and care given to me by Dr. Raj and his amazing team.
I would highly recommend Dr. Raj and his warm, personable staff to anyone who is seeking treatment.
Pamela Lang Combar – Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Isidore Kwaw M.D. – Los Angeles, CA
This is my testimony: about 6 months ago I was getting out of the train with my bicycle when I felt a very sharp twinge in my right knee.
Leading up to this I had been experiencing pain in the knee after sitting for a long period of time. I ignored this thinking it would get better. After experiencing this sharp pain as I got of the train I decided I had to take care of this problem. I could barely walk let alone bike.
Prior to this I used to bike 20 miles a day for 12 years. I decided to go to Dr. Raj Bal because all my patients said good things about him. I have also seen his work first hand as a Doctor and was very impressed .
To cut a long story short his bed side manners are excellent. My knee surgery went well. I was back on my bike 1 month after my surgery. I am back to biking 20 miles a day!! I can honestly say he gave me back my athletic life and will always be
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Dave B. – Santa Monica, CA
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Kelly Lazorchak – Los Angeles, CA
Coming in to see Dr. Raj has changed my life! On September 25 2013 I was in a freak accident, where glass broke on top of me, nearly taking my bottom leg off. I saw Dr. Raj for the first time October 2, 2013, He requested an MRI the next day and had me in surgery the following Monday. He had to open my knee/leg back up, removing a ton of glass that was left by the hospital and sewing up 2 quad tears. I now have scars of course, but am on my way to recovery, it’s unbelievable what it looks like now.
He is my hero. He has a way of calming with with his voice, it’s therapy for me. He really helps me understand what’s going on and why. Dr. Raj, his PA Megan, Patient Administrator Jen and office assistants Silvia and Martha are amazing and have really held my hand through all of this! Each of them, in their own special way. I’m so lucky to have found Dr. Raj, when I leave I feel so happy, relieved and taken care of in every way! It’s like I miss them until my next appointment.
Monica – Beverly Hills, CA
I have seen Dr Raj for a wrist injury and a knee injury that required surgery. My experience on both occasions was unmatched by any healthcare professional. As an athlete I try and take extra care in my health and to that end try to extend that care in choosing a doctor.
Dr. Raj and his staff are nothing short of amazing! The surgery was uneventful just as anyone would like a surgery to be. The post-operative care is simply unmatched. I came in to see Dr. Raj several days after the surgery for a follow-up appointment and I had No swelling! None! and No pain! The pain medication prescribed was not needed. I attribute that not only to my personal attention to health but again to a healthcare professional that plain and simple just “gets it!” If you find yourself in a position having to choose . . . . there just isn’t a better choice.
If having a great doctor isn’t enough Jennifer and Sylvia made navigating the insurance maze painless. Every twist and turn imaginable they handled with ease and I cannot thank them enough. If you find yourself in a position where his services are needed you can proceed knowing that every aspect and detail of the process is going to be handled in a way that make the process very easy.
Dr. Raj and his staff are simply the best!!
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Robin Bolton – Placentia, CA
Ramona D. – Los Angeles, CA
R.C. – Ontario, CA
Dr. Raj is very personable. He has a great bedside manner and performs a thorough evaluation of your injury, therapy, surgery, and rehabilitation. He is a doctor who thinks outside of the box when it comes to his patients. He’s very honest….he gives you the pros and cons….and he lets his patients be a part of the decision. He is not afraid to try something new/expensive/not authorized by insurances or workers comp. He is there for his patients and he truly cares about their recovery.
In my particular case, we had to start over and implement those out of the box procedures, ie physical therapy, cortisone shots, the halogen injections, the PRP, and the HGH/Tesosterone to get me well and back to work as well as back to the field to officiate Division I Baseball. As a patient, you have to believe in your doctor and yourself. I have spoken to other doctors and orthopedic surgeons and each has told me that your doctor, Dr. Raj, has taken the teachings from a medical classroom and successfully implemented them, in my case. I explicitly trust him with my well being.
May Edwards – North Hollywood, CA
Norvelle B. – Long Beach, CA
Krzysztof P – Wittier, CA
T.M. – Manhattan Beach, CA
J.F. – Hawthorne, CA
Anonymous – Gilbert, AZ
I have been in for 2 other scopes on this same knee, when i was a much younger man. My entire experience from initial inquiry to post op was so far superior to what I remember that my score reflects that by going over 10. Dr. Raj, Silvia, and the care and concern received made me know that the choice to travel to see Dr. Raj instead of doing it locally was the right thing.
I am now less than 3 weeks post-surgery as I write this, and I can tell you, that EVERY pain I had in my knee that was limiting my quality of life is 100% gone. I have even started skating again, and without any pain or need to ice my knee for an hour afterwards just to be able to feel OK again. I will tell everyone who I know is struggling with any knee pain at all Dr. Raj’s contact info, knowing that they will get the care required to get back to the highest quality of life possible. I can walk up and down stairs now without holding the rail for the first time in 3 years! I am looking forward to jogging and hiking again, and I owe it all to the excellent care i got from Dr. Raj and his team! Thank you so much!
W.C. – Denton, TX
Catherine H, Santa Clarita, CA
“Dr. Raj and staff have been more than gracious. I can’t believe its been 5 months since surgery. When you first told you need a replacement its scary, no one wants surgery. I don’t care what age you are having surgery is hard on your body. Whats been the best thing is I have a beautiful new leg. Dr. Raj and staff did an amazing job. My scar is beautiful and I’m proud to show it to anyone. For the first time in years I feel sturdy to stand and its one amazing feeling. If anyone is hesitant on knee replacement surgery, talk to me Ill tell you otherwise. I have a whole new life.”
Catherine H, Santa Clarita, CA
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Marilyn A, Sunland, CA
“ I drive for an hour just to see Dr. Raj. It’s all worth it. He makes me feel that Im his only patient for the day; w/c is a really nice feeling. He’s very thorough & conscientious. His staff is a great team-returns call promptly & takes the time to answer questions & concerns especially for pre and post-op issues. Well coordinated with other needs-home health, DME’s, insurance issues; & paperwork. I also thank Dr. Paul for referring me. I cannot imagine being cared for anywhere else.
Thank you. “
Alex A, Los Angeles, CA
“I have been to several other clinics that work with my workers comp insurance. This facility is the most professional and respectful. You don’t keep me waiting for hours. Your Dr. and nurses listen and genuinely care about my progress. Your staff also provides medication, stretches and solutions to my back problems. In the past with other Doctors. I felt I was having the same appointment over and over with no solution being provided. Thank you for respecting my time and treating my ailments! Your nurses and Dr. are the best.”
Cristine L, Yucaipa, CA
“Dr. Raj and his staff treat the patients very well. They greet you when you come into office and like Diego he always knows my name. When I call he calls back that same day. Dr. Raj is a great doctor, spends time with you answers our questions and explains things so I can understand what he is saying. Would recommend everyone to come here.”
Diana B, Los Angeles
“Dr. Raj is an excellent Doctor with awesome bedside manner. He is always pleasant to his patients and very passionate when it comes to his work. His staff is the same always courteous, pleasant; call you by name and just considerate to all their patients. I have never heard not one of his staff raise their voices at me. I love my Doctor!!! He is an excellent, fun loving, young at heart, passionate Dr. that loves what he does!!!”
Alice K, Los Angeles
“I am always treated very well here and well respected. The staff is professional and always good to work with. This is one doctor’s office I enjoy going too. Dr. Raj is the reason why people should become doctors. He takes care of his patients and sees them through to the end. This is not a doctor’s office that is trying to put a band aid on you and throw you out the door.”
Alonzo W, Los Angeles
“Dr. Raj and his staff have been great!! I had a shoulder injury thinking i was going to have surgery. After talking to Dr. Raj it was a non surgical injury. I think he and his staff are the greatest. Very friendly and family atmosphere when you go into the office. Thanks to whole staff for making it an enjoyable experience during my healing. I would refer Dr. Raj as the best orthopedic surgeon out there.”
“Great doctor, I am very grateful to him with all my heart and to all his medical staff they are awesome. Dr. Raj after God and my lawyer you are my God. You are a great doctor. I’m feeling a big wonderful difference after my surgeries. Many thanks doctor. I wish that God blesses you and takes good care of you. Thanks also to everyone who helped you. Dr. Raj Thanks.”
Melissa, Beverly Hills, CA
“Dr Raj and his staff are wonderful! the front office is very accommodating and welcoming and always contacts the patient to remind them of appointments. Dr Raj and his medical team really took the time to make sure that my injuries were properly treated and healed. His warmth and compassion are a testament to his character. Thanks for everything!”
” To me Dr. Raj and his staff fill my expectations as a patient. He is a doctor who loves his profession; He has helped me a lot in my recovery. He is a man with kindness and puts a lot of interest to his patients. The staff is friendly and helpful, both Dr. Raj and his staff are efficient people who love their work and made me feel as the patient that they care about my recovery. Thank you very much for your attention and always continue assisting those in need.”
“From my first visit and all to follow, I experienced a professional compassionate and knowledgeable staff. They all go out of their way to make the patient comfortable and happy. The doctors are thorough and get their job done. Rebecca treats patients with the utmost courtesy with an exceptional amount of patience and professionalism. This truly is exceptional care!”
“Very professional and understanding. Dr. Raj definitely knows his specialty and explains his findings very clearly and understandably. Extremely friendly staff and Dr Hesser (PA) exhibits the fantastic quality of caring and also has great knowledge of her specialty.My surgery went very well so much that I had only minor discomfort but no pain.The office and staff are extremely helpful.”
“I had severe pain in my knee that made me crippled. Before I saw Dr. Raj, I went to two famous doctors and neither one of them could detect the problem. The pain was getting worse and worse. They gave me cortisone shots and one of the doctors was angry because I did not make enough exercises so he sent me to physical therapy. I couldn’t move without a wheelchair and no one could figure out what was wrong with me. As soon as Dr. Raj saw me, he was able to properly diagnose me immediately. Turns out I had cysts in my knee that had caused a fracture due to spontaneous osteonecrosis, which is why I was in such severe pain. My bones in my knee were cracked and it was very painful. Each step I made was torture and I was living in a nightmare. He told me “you don’t belong in a wheelchair, I’ll get you out of it” and took his time to explain to me the whole procedure that he was going to do in details. I couldn’t believe that a doctor would take so much time for a patient. He was like an angel from heaven and he was there for me anytime I needed him. I had a total knee replacement, which went great and now I can walk again.”
“Dr. Raj has been seeing my husband for the past four months on his chronic arthritis pain he has had for several years. After only a few visits, we understand what is going on and he has given options to eliminate the pain to where he is able to function normally again for the first time in years! I recommend him to anyone he has been a blessing to our family!”
“I went to see Dr. Raj about my hip pain I had been having for over a year. Several doctors told me I needed complete replacement and I was referred to Dr. Raj by a good friend of mine who had had a very successful surgery with Dr. Raj. Dr. Raj spent the time to talk to my about the issues and helped me with the pain and I ended up not needing surgery after all. Dr. Raj is amazing and I thank him daily!”
“Thanks, it is difficult for me to translate the excitement I am now enjoying in these few short words in this letter, now that you have completed both of my total knee replacements on both my right/left knees. Prior to these two complex surgeries, that you finished on me, February 11, 2009, I was a long term chronic pain sufferer, this condition was caused by injury and arthritis over a long term period. My condition eventually not only cause pain, but deformity also in both knees. Dr. Bal, after my initial interview and examination by you, your pleasant personality and total confidence in a great outcome, I was convinced you were the right doctor for me. Dr. Bal, you were right the success of both surgeries have produced impressive results. Thank you again, for giving me a second chance to enjoy life totally again.”
Eddie E, Los Angeles
“Dear Dr. Bal: Thanks, it is difficult for me to translate the excitement I am now enjoying in these few short words in this letter, now that you have completed both of my total knee replacements on both my right/left knees. Prior to these two complex surgeries, that you finished on me, February 11, 2009, I was a long term chronic pain sufferer, this condition was caused by injury and arthritis over a long term period. My condition eventually not only cause pain, but deformity also in both knees. Dr. Bal, after my initial interview and examination by you, your pleasant personality and total confidence in a great outcome, I was convinced you were the right doctor for me. Dr. Bal, you were right the success of both surgeries have produced impressive results. Thank you again, for giving me a second chance to enjoy life totally again.”
“I am pleased to say that the staff in doctor Raj’s office is nice and friendly and makes me feel at ease at every appointment. I am glad to be helped by them and by Dr. Raj, who always appeases my worries and answers my questions and concerns in a manner I can understand, and always makes me feel comfortable when asking anything I might not clearly understand.”
“I am very happy with the excellent attention the doctor has given me. Honesty and his integrity and motivation, for these reasons I thank him. he is a model example of dedication to hi work and like a person. Not only and I satisfied, so are a lot of people according to the comments and primarily my family, my wife, and my children are grateful for his attention. Thank you and continued success.”
Trayvon, Los Angeles
“My experience with Dr. Raj has been a great one. Beginning with the staff, everyone was professional, polite, and courteous. The atmosphere is always warm and welcoming. The facilities are also very clean and well kept. Appointments are very reasonable and always flexible for rescheduling. Dr Raj is a very informed doctor and very knowledgeable within his field of practice. I’d refer him to anyone.”
Ila Smith, California
“It’s been since February 14th that you performed my total hip replacement surgery. While I’m not walking yet with “fluidity”, I’m using a cane and getting better every day. I’ve only taken about 5 pain pills since leaving the hospital and I had been in a lot of pain for a lot of years. I just wanted to thank you so much for doing this surgery. You’re a very special, kind, and excellent doctor (not to mention handsome, haha). Thank you so much and thank the other doctors for me too.”
Deborah, Santa Monica
“Dr. Raj (Dr. Raj) has been a patient, kind, and considerate surgeon. He answered all of my questions in a detailed manner to allow me to decide which course to take regarding my hip issues. Following surgery he came to check on me while I was hospitalized, which was a great comfort. He has a passion for his profession and it shows in his work. I no longer have pain in my left hip and will continue to see him for all further joint issues.”
Dr. Raj is a Double Board Certified best orthopedic doctor in los angeles who has been in private practice for 10 years. Dr. Raj in his short career and at a young age has been named as one of “Americas Top Orthopedists”, been featured on the “Best of LA” and has received numerous other accolades and awards as one of the Top Orthopedic doctor in Beverly Hills.