Burak Ozgur, MD is a leading US neurosurgeon specializing in minimally invasive spine neurosurgery.
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Burak Ozgur, MD
Award-Winning & Best US Neurosurgeon
Specializing in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Burak Ozgur, M.D. is one of the best US neurosurgeons, specializing in minimally invasive spine neurosurgery for the treatment of spine conditions such as scoliosis, chronic back pain, stenosis, neck pain, degenerative disc disease, and more. His achievements have earned him a double-board certification from the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American Board of Spine Surgery. He has been recognized for his excellence, in-depth knowledge, and expertise in this specialty by reputable healthcare rating resources, including the Super Doctors in Southern California Award and the Spine Surgeon Leadership Award by Becker’s Healthcare. He has been honored with Super Doctors for 9 years in a row from 2012 through 2020.
I cannot thank Dr. Ozgur, his PA Jordan Faulkner, his assistant Yulia, his office staff and all of the nurses, aides and physical therapists at Hoag for their exceptional care. I had a C4-7 ACDF on April 28th. When I was 19 I started having neck pain. Then I spent seven years in a combat unit in the Army, went to school and then spent the last 15 years as a critical care nurse. I've always managed to live with the pain, but when my hands went numb about a year ago I finally decided I needed to do something and was referred to Dr. Ozgur after my PCP examined me. I had several tests and three epidurals. It all added up to surgery being the best option for me. I was terrified to have this surgery but I am so glad that I did. The feeling in my hands improves daily. The aching in my neck is gone (I do have post-op pain but it's not the same and gets better daily). I am looking forward to PT to regain function in my hands. Overall- 10/10.
Nobody wants to think they need Cervical Spine surgery, certainly not me on my first visit to Dr. Burak Ozgur at the ONE Brain and Spine Center. His review of my MRI and his explanation to me and my wife were very clear about what was needed and how urgently we needed to take care of it. Since we hadn't been expecting this diagnosis, we went for a 2nd and 3rd opinion - all were in agreement about what was needed and my level of confidence in Dr. Ozgur (along with some very strong recommendations) sent me back to him for the ACDF surgery that was called for. Once the surgery was performed Dr. Ozgur came out to give my nervously awaiting wife a report. According to my wife, the twinkle in Dr. Ozgur's eyes and his confident manner put her at ease as he explained everything went perfectly. Through a couple post-op visits, early physical therapy and the expected recovery period I am happy to say everything sure seems perfect to me. Dr. Ozgur's obvious skill along with his confidence and plain language explanations have gone a long way toward making this whole experience a definite success. The team at ONE Brain and Spine are also top notch. Jordan Faulkner's thorough and consistent follow up with me as well as her support and reassurance to my wife have been amazing. Yulia and the office staff were very efficient in scheduling, reminders and follow-up, which in today's challenging environment were refreshing. All in all - a great team and I'm thankful to all of them for the successful outcome.
Medical issues are not fun to deal with. However if they arise, having a superior practitioner such as Dr. Ozgur makes the experience much easier. His calming influence, obvious expertise and his staff made my experience and outcome more than I expected. The months of evaluation and the eventual minimally invasive surgery on my spine resulted in the full elimination of severe symptoms of pain and numbness immediately upon surgery completion. Further comment is redundant except to say I could not have wished for more. Spouse. About a year ago my husband seemed to be heading to a walker or a wheelchair. Dr. Ozgur initiated evaluations and subsequent treatment for spinal stenosis that culminated in minimally invasive surgery on his spine. The results are stunning. All pain and numbness were gone immediately. There are no words to describe the regard we have for Dr. Ozgur and his very competent staff, and the appreciation we have for his professionalism and caring manner.
My wife was recommended to Dr. Ozgur for a spinal issue, and ended up undergoing surgery with him to correct. We found him to be be very competent, and he spent the time needed to figure out her difficult case. Dr. Ozgur had a great bedside manner, and his whole team was skilled and helpful - which made a difficult situation into a much more tolerable experience. Everyone was very careful and kept things in order, double checked everything, and made us feel well taken care of. We were impressed throughout the process of coming in as a new patient, to receiving and understanding a course of action, to the surgery itself. The surgery went well, during which Dr. Ozgur found an additional issue and corrected it within the same surgery (so no need to go through it all again!). Two weeks after the surgery, my wife is recovering quickly and feeling so much better. We are very happy with the results, and would highly recommend Dr. Ozgur.
Dr. Ozgur and his staff are my heroes. I had a severe herniated disc that ultimately fractured a section off that was floating around against my sciatic nerve. Needless to say, my PCP had me in a continuous (and unhelpful) cycle of x-rays, PT, and drugs. After a few years of this I finally escalated by demanding a MRI as this last episode had me laying on the ground (even at work) for months. I could not sit and I could barely walk. Long story short I was referred to Dr. Ozgur immediately. The initial consultation was very promising as Dr. Ozgur and his SA were confident my L5-S1 disc fracture could be extracted and that area tidied up. The team at One Brain & Spine (and especially Yulia) pushed me through to surgery within that very same week due to my pain level. I woke up after surgery (without pain) and was able to walk out of the hospital and SIT down to a dinner with my wife on the way home. First time in a long time. Life has been great since. Thank you guys!
I had lumbar disc surgery for severe lower back pain and right leg pain with severe, progressive right leg weakness. Pain went away the same day of surgery. Weakness in the right leg is back to normal now. I went from a wheelchair to a walker and now I am off the walker and started to drive my car. I had the best experience and best results with Dr. Ozgur and his staff. I recommend him highly!
I have had a wonderful experience with Dr. Ozgur and his staff. He fully understood my problem and changed my life by getting rid of my excruciating leg pain. He is truly a superb surgeon and professional.
I am an active 68 year old woman who has had chronic back pain since my early 30’s. It became necessary to have fusion surgery. I am so grateful to have had Dr. Ozgur as my surgeon. He was generous with his time, answered all my questions, quelled my fears and is an amazing surgeon! Because of him I am getting my quality of life back. Both he and his staff have exceeded my expectations. I cannot recommend both he and his staff enough.
After months of pain management without success, it was a relief to see Dr. Ozgur for my husband's back. He was amazing. He took the time to give a good explanation of the problem and the solution. We were able to schedule surgery right way since my husband could barely walk and could not sit. His office is great - returning calls right away - Yulia was so receptive when we had questions. I highly recommend this office.