Biography & Education

I believe in a comprehensive, analytical approach to spine and orthopaedic problems. I use both nonoperative and operative techniques to achieve the optimal outcome for patients with an emphasis on the least invasive method to achieve an excellent outcome. I am a strong advocate for patient education and autonomy.
Additional Information

PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology



Dr. Falicov was voted "Top Doctors" in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine.

Nearly 4,000 physicians, nurses and physician assistants in King, Kitsap and Snohomish counties nominated colleagues they would choose to treat themselves and their loved ones.


Dr. Falicov was voted "Top Doctors" in Seattle Magazine (2012).

A survey was mailed to more than 18,000 physicians in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The survey asked physicians to name the provider they would seek out or recommend to loved ones.

News Release

  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
Education Background
Medical School Harvard Medical School
Residency University of Washington
Fellowship Vancouver General Hospital
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Chinese
Professional Associations
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Diplomate), American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society
Personal Interests
Spine Tumors - Primary and metastatic disease, Degenerative spine disease, Spinal deformity, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Spine Trauma, Minimally invasive spine surgery, Orthopaedic Trauma, Orthopaedic Issues with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Care Locations

751 N.E. Blakely Dr.
Issaquah, WA 98209
601 Broadway
(in the Swedish Orthopedic Institute Building)
Seattle 98122
Fax (206) 622-1644
Monday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
751 NE Blakeley Dr. (Swedish Issaquah Building)
Suite 4020
Issaquah 98029
Fax 206-622-1644
Mondays 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Thursdays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
751 N.E. Blakely Dr.
Issaquah, WA 98029
Accepted Insurances
  • Regence Blue Shield
  • Aetna Insurance
  • United Healthcare
  • Pacificare of WA
  • Secure Horizons (please call OPA at 206-386-2600)
  • Great West Healthcare
  • First Choice Health Network
  • Uniform Medical Plan
  • Self-Insured Workers Compensation (Please call OPA office:206-386-2600)
  • Labor & Industry of Alaska
  • Labor & Industries WA State (Please call OPA office: 206-386-2600)
  • Medicare (please call OPA office: 206-386-2600)
  • many out-of-state plans with proper patient authorizations
Accepted Payment Methods
American Express, bill insurance, cash, check, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Accepting Medicaid


  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Auto Accidents-Back/Neck pain
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Back/Spine Injuries
  • Back/Spine Surgery
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Cervical Injury/Problems
  • Cervical Spine Problems/Proc.
  • Cervical/Lumbar Degen. Disorders
  • Craniocervical Junction Disorders
  • Craniocervical Junction Surgery
  • Disc Problems
  • Disc Replacement
  • Elbow Joint Replacement
  • Elbow Trauma
  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Foot /Ankle Reconstruction
  • Fracture Surgery
  • Hip Reconstruction
  • Hip Surgery/Joint Replacement
  • Joints
  • Knee Arthritis/Joint Replcmnt
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Reconstruction
  • Knee Surgery/Joint Replacement
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Spine Trauma/Disease
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Tumors
  • Orthopaedics
  • Orthopedic Infections
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Orthopedics
  • Orthopedics/Pediatrics
  • Orthopedics-Adult
  • Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis - Adult/Pediatric
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Pain
  • Spine
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spine Tumor/AVM Embolization
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Tumors (Spine and Cranial)