Oskouian Rod J

Rod J. Oskouian, M.D.


Specialties
  • Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Surgery
Accepting New Patients
550 17th Ave.
James Tower, 5th Floor
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 320-2800
(206) 320-5250

General Information


Biography
Dr. Oskouian is a neurosurgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of complex spinal disorders. As the Chair of the Complex Spine Department, his clinical practice located on the Swedish/Cherry Hill campus in Seattle focuses on scoliosis, spinal deformities, spine trauma, spine fractures, spinal surgery revisions, osteoporosis, spinal cord injury, degenerative disc disease, spine tumors, stereotactic spinal radiosurgery, spine infections, and minimally invasive spinal surgery. Dr. Oskouian received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He completed his residency in neurosurgery at the University of Virginia under the late Dr. John Jane, Sr. Dr. Oskouian completed his neurosurgery fellowship at the New Zealand National Hospital in Auckland. Dr. Oskouian has published in numerous medical journals and textbooks, including Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Clinics of North America, the Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Focus and Spine. His philosophy of care is to provide comprehensive, individualized medical care for his patients based on the most recent scientific advances. Dr. Oskouian also believes prevention, communication and education are a vital component of a patient’s long-term health and well-being.
Specialties
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
Education Background
Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
Residency: University of Virginia
Fellowship: New Zealand National Hospital
Languages
  • English
  • Persian
Professional Associations
Member: Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Foundation, Neurofibromatosis Foundation, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Medical Association, North American Spine Association, Seattle Science Foundation Advisory Board, AOSpine; Board Member: One Spine, Puget Sound Spine Interest Group; Chairman: One Spine Annual Fellows Meeting

Publications

Research

ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS AND INTERESTS

Mesenchymal stem cell and regeneration of the nucleus pulposus and annulus

Degenerative disc disease mouse model

Tissue engineering with nanoscaffolds and stem cells

The role of adenosine agonist therapy in spinal cord injury

Minimally invasive neurosurgery

Minimally invasive surgical techniques in the management of degenerative, traumatic, and degenerative spinal disorders

Stereotactic radiosurgery for the spine

Co-founded a Biotechnology/Stem Cell Company, NanoSpine LLC

RESEARCH GRANTS

Cerebral vasospasm and endovascular therapy. Neil A. Martin M.D., Division of Neurosurgery, UCLA Iris Cantor School of Medicine Research Grant 1999.

Vascular complications and anterior spinal surgery. J. Patrick Johnson M.D., UCLA Spine Center, Edith and Carl Lasky Research Award, UCLA School of Medicine 2001.

Adenosine A2a agonist in the treatment of acute spinal cord injury: University of Virginia School of Medicine. Commonwealth Neurotrauma Initiative 2003-5. 

Adult Stem Cells Processing and Delivery Technology. NIH STTR grant #00069088, submitted for 2006-7.

PUBLICATIONS

2002
Oskouian RJ Jr, Johnson JP, Regan JJ. Thoracoscopic microdiscectomy. Operat�ve Nuances Section: Neurosurgery. 2002 Jan;50(1):103-9.

Oskouian RJ Jr, Johnson JP. Vascular complications in anterior thoracolumbar spinal reconstruction. J Neurosurg. 2002 Jan;96(1 Suppl):1-5.

Oskouian RJ Jr, Jane JA Sr, Laurent JJ, Dumont AS and Levine PA. Esthesioneuroblastoma: Clinical presentation, Radiology, Pathology, Treatment, and Review of the Literature. Neurosurgical Focus. May 2002: Skull Base Tumors Section.

Oskouian RJ Jr, Martin NA, Lee JH, Glenn TC, Guthrie D, Gonzalez N, Afari A, and Vin?ela F. Multimodal quantitation of endovascular therapy for vasospasm: TCD, CBF and Arterial Diameters. Neurosurgery. 2002 Jul;51(1):30-41; discussion 41-3.

Dumont AS, Dumont RJ, Oskouian RJ. Will improved understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms involved in acute spinal cord injury improve the potential for therapeutic intervention? Curr Opin Neurol. 2002 Dec; 15(6):713-20.

Aaron S. Dumont, Rod J. Oskouian, Jr., Michael M. Chow, and Neal F. Kassell. Surgical management of unruptured basilar artery bifurcation aneurysms: Technical note. Neurosurg Focus. 2002 Sep 15;13(3):e3. Incidental Aneurysms Section.

2004
Rod J. Oskouian, Amir Samii, Richard Whitehill,, Mark E. Shaffrey, J. Patrick Johnson and Christopher I. Shaffrey. The Future of Spinal Arthroplasty: A Biomaterial Perspective. Neurosurg Focus. 2004 Sep 15;17(3):E2. Review. Spinal Arthroplasty September 2004.

Edward R. Laws, Jason P. Sheehan, Jonas M. Sheehan, Jay Jaganathan, John A. Jane, Jr. and Rod J. Oskouian. Stereotactic radiosurgery for pituitary adenomas: a review of the literature. Journal of Neuro-Oncology 69: 257–272, 2004.

2005
J. Patrick Johnson, John J. Stokes, Rod J. Oskouian and Will Choi. Image-guided thoracoscopic spinal surgery: A merging of two technologies. Spine. 2005 Oct 1;30(19):E572-8.

Adam S. Kanter, Alfa O. Diallo, John A. Jane Jr., Jason P. Sheehan, Ashok R. Asthagiri, Rod J. Oskouian, David O. Okonkwo, Charles A. Sansur, Mary Lee Vance, Alan D. Rogol, and Edward R. Laws Jr., MD, FACS. Pediatric Cushing’s Disease: A Single Center’s Experience. J Neurosurg. 2005 Nov;103(5 Suppl):413-20.

Endoscopic Thoracic Discectomy: Surgical outcomes. Rod J. Oskouian and J. Patrick Johnson. Neurosurg Focus 18 (3):E11, March 2005

Thoracolumbar Vertebral Reconstruction of Metastatic Spinal Tumors: Long-Term Outcomes. Alan T. Villavicencio, Rod J. Oskouian, Cliff Roberson, John Stokes, Jongsoo Park , Christopher I. Shaffrey and J. Patrick Johnson. Neurosurg Focus. 2005 Sep 15;19(3):E8.

Kanter AS, Dumont AS, Asthagiri AR, Oskouian RJ, Sansur C, Jane JA Jr, Laws ER Jr. The Transsphenoidal Approach: A Historical Perspective. Neurosurg Focus. 2005 Apr 15;18(4):e6.

Endoscopic Thoracic Discectomy: Rod J. Oskouian and J. Patrick Johnson. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. J Neurosurg Spine. 2005 Dec;3(6):459-64.

Jagannathan J, Dumont AS, Prevedello DM, Lopes B, Oskouian RJ, Jane JA Jr, Laws ER Jr. Genetics of pituitary adenomas: current theories and future implications. Neurosurg Focus. 2005 Nov 15;19(5):E4.

2006
Evaluation of a Compression-Derived Mouse Spinal Cord Ischemia/Reperfusion (SCIR) Injury Model. Yuesheng Li, Rod J. Oskouian, Yuan-Ji Day, John A. Kern and Joel M. Linden. J Neurosurg Spine. 2006 Feb;4(2):165-73

Novel A2A Adenosine Receptor (A2AAR) Agonist ATL313 Improves Spinal Cord Recovery from Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury in Mice. Yuesheng Li, Rod J. Oskouian, Yuan-Ji Day, Jayson M. Rieger, Melissa Marshall, C. Renea Frazier, John A. Kern, and Joel Linden. Thomas Land Publishers Spinal Cord Injury. 2006

Peroneal Neuropathy following successful Bariatric Surgery. Case report and review of the literature: W.Jeffrey Elias MD, Nader Pouratian, Rod J. Oskouian, Bruce Schirmer, Ted Burns. J Neurosurg. 2006 Oct;105(4):631-5.

Endovascular management of unruptured intracranial aneurysms. N Pouratian, R J Oskouian Jr, M E Jensen, N F Kassell, A S Dumont. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2006;000:1–7.

A Novel and Reproducible Murine Spinal Cord Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury Model
Yuesheng Li, Rod J. Oskouian, Christopher I. Shaffrey, Yuan-Ji Day, David B. Bumpass, Ren� Jack Roy, Stuart S. Berr, John A. Kern, and Joel Linden. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation. 2006 Jun 28; 2006.

Li Y, Oskouian RJ, Day YJ, Rieger JM, Liu L, Kern JA, Linden J. Mouse spinal cord compression injury is reduced by either activation of the adenosine a(2a) receptor on bone marrow-derived cells or deletion of the a(2a) receptor on non-bone marrow-derived cells. Neuroscience. 2006 Jun 12; 2006.

The Craniopharyngiomas. Pituitary Surgery. Rod J. Oskouian, Amir Samii and Edward R. Laws. Front Horm Res. 2006;34:256-278.

Vascular Injury and Transsphenoidal Surgery. Pituitary Surgery. Rod J. Oskouian, Daniel F. Kelly and Edward R. Laws. Front Horm Res. 2006;34:105-126.

Oskouian RJ Jr, Shaffrey CI. Degenerative lumbar scoliosis. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2006 Jul;17(3):299-315, vii. Review.

Oskouian RJ Jr, Shaffrey CI, Whitehill R, Sansur CA, Pouratian N, Kanter AS, Asthagiri AR, Dumont AS, Sheehan JP, Elias WJ, Shaffrey ME. Anterior stabilization of three-column thoracolumbar spinal trauma. J Neurosurg Spine. 2006 Jul;5(1):18-25.

Li Y, Oskouian RJ, Day YJ, Rieger JM, Liu L, Kern JA, Linden J. Mouse spinal cord compression injury is reduced by either activation of the adenosine A2A receptor on bone marrow-derived cells or deletion of the A2A receptor on non-bone marrow-derived cells. Neuroscience. 2006 Sep 15;141(4):2029-39. Epub 2006 Jun 13.

Aslan H, Zilberman Y, Kandel L, Liebergall M, Oskouian RJ, Gazit D, Gazit Z. Osteogenic differentiation of noncultured immunoisolated bone marrow-derived CD105+ cells. Stem Cells. 2006 Jul;24(7):1728-37. Epub 2006 Apr 6.

2007
Cervicothoracic Trauma. Cervical Spine Surgery. Rod J. Oskouian, Sumon Bhattacharjee and Christopher I. Shaffrey. Cervical Spine Trauma Thieme Medical Publishers.

Fixed versus Flexible Deformity. Sumon Bhattacharjee, Rod J. Oskouian Jr., and Christopher I. Shaffrey. Spinal Deformity: The Essentials. Thieme Medical Publishers 2007.

2008
Lumbar Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy: Sumon Bhattacharjee, Rod J. Oskouian and Christopher I. Shaffrey. Spinal Deformity: A Guide to Surgical Planning and Management. Quality Medical Publishing, Inc. 2008

Posterior Correction of Thoracolumbar Deformity. Rod J. Oskouian, Charles A. Sansur Christopher I. Shaffrey. Spinal Deformity: A Guide to Surgical Planning and Management. Quality Medical Publishing, Inc. 2008.

Management of Cervical Spine Trauma. David Okonkwo, Rod J. Oskouian and Christopher I. Shaffrey. Neurotrauma and Critical Care. Thieme Medical Publishers.

Congenital Spinal Anomalies of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine. Rod J. Oskouian Jr., Charles A. Sansur and Christopher I. Shaffrey. Congenital abnormalities of the thoracic and lumbar spine. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2007 Jul;18(3):479-98.

Untreated Late-onset Idiopathic scoliosis and revision surgery in adults: Rod J. Oskouian Jr, Charles A. Sansur, Michael O’Brien, and Christopher I. Shaffrey. Harms Study Group Book Project Depuy Spine.

Trans Sodium Crocetinate Sensitizes Glioblastoma Multiforme Tumors To Radiation. Jason Sheehan, Adina Ionescu, Nader Pouratian, Kojo Hamilton, David Schlesinger, Rod J. Oskouian Jr., and Charles Sansur. J Neurosurg. 2008 May;108(5):972-8.

Symptomatic Hemorrhage in Stereotaxy. Charles A. Sansur, Robert C. Frysinger, Nader
Pouratian, Kai-Ming Fu, Markus Bittl, Rod J. Oskouian, Edward R. Laws, and W. Jeffrey Elias.
J Neurosurg. 2007 Nov;107(5):998-1003.

Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Pituitary Adenomas: A 15-year experience with long-term follow-up. Jay Jagannathan, Rod J. Oskouian, Nader Pouratian, Edward R. Laws, Jason P. Sheehan. Gamma Knife Surgery Thieme Medical Publishers in Press.

Radiographic and clinical outcomes following single level Anterior Cervical Diskectomy and Allograft Fusion without plating or cervical collar Jay Jagannathan, Rod J. Oskouian, Aaron S. Dumont, Christopher I . Shaffrey and John A. Jane Sr. J Neurosurg Spine. 2008 May;8(5):420-8

Molecular Biology of Aggressive Meningiomas: Implications for New Treatments. Jay
Jagannathan, Rod J. Oskouian, Hian Kwang Yeoh, and Aaron S. Dumont. Skull Base. January 2008.

Cell Cycle Times of Short term Cultures of Brain Cancers and Predictors of Furneaux CE, Marshall ES, Yeoh K, Monteith SJ, Mews PJ, Sansur CA, Oskouian RJ, Sharples KJ, Baguley BC. Br J Cancer. 2008 Nov 18;99(10):1678-83. Epub 2008 Oct 14.

2009
Radiographic restoration of lumbar alignment after transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion.
Jagannathan J, Sansur CA, Oskouian RJ Jr, Fu KM, Shaffrey CI. Neurosurgery. 2009 May;64(5):955-63; discussion 963-4.

Gamma Knife radiosurgery to the surgical cavity following resection of brain metastases. Jagannathan J, Yen CP, Ray DK, Schlesinger D, Oskouian RJ, Pouratian N, Shaffrey ME, Larner J, Sheehan JP. J Neurosurg. 2009 Sep;111(3):431-8.

Blog

Cyberknife for spine patients

January 20, 2014

Cyberknife is a type of radiosurgery used to deliver radiation to a specific part of the body.  This high-energy x-ray system utilizes a robotic arm to deliver focused beam radiation.  While the focused radiation can destroy tumor cells and halt tumor growth, the surrounding tissues have minimal exposure to the radiation, thus sparing them from damage.

When is it used?

CyberKnife is useful for both cancerous and noncancerous tumors.  While it has been used to treat tumors of the head, neck, breast, lung, pancreas, kidney, liver, and prostate, it can be extremely effective for the treatment of  spinal tumors.  

How does CyberKnife work?

Patients who undergo CyberKnife have a specialized treatment plan created for them by their neurosurgeon, radiation oncologist, and a medical physicist.  These personalized plans take into account the ...

Clinical Experience

Specialties
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • abnormal neuroimaging
  • abnormal vertebrae
  • accessory nerve disease
  • accessory nerve injury
  • acoustic neurofibromatosis
  • acromegaly
  • acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy
  • aneurysm
  • ankylosing spondylitis
  • arachnoid cyst
  • arnold chiari malformation
  • arteriovenous malformation
  • back fracture
  • back injury
  • back pain
  • back surgery
  • benign neoplasm of brain
  • biopsy of brain
  • biopsy of skull
  • bone growth stimulator
  • bone tumor
  • brachial plexus injury
  • brain laceration
  • bulging disc
  • burr hole
  • carotid endarterectomy
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • cauda equina syndrome
  • cavernous hemangioma
  • cavernous sinus thrombosis
  • cerebellar anomaly
  • cerebellar ataxia
  • cerebral aneurysm
  • cerebral cyst
  • cerebral decompression
  • cerebral edema
  • cerebral hernia
  • cervical arthritis
  • cervical disc disease
  • cervical disc herniation
  • cervical laminoplasty
  • cervical radiculopathy
  • cervical spinal fusion
  • cervical spinal stenosis
  • chiari decompression
  • chordoma
  • clipping of brain aneurysm
  • cns lymphoma
  • colloid cyst
  • complex spinal deformities
  • compression fracture
  • congenital cerebral hernia
  • cordotomy
  • cortical mapping
  • cranial nerve diseases
  • cranial nerve disorders
  • cranial nerve injuries
  • cranial nerve palsy
  • cranial nerve repair
  • cranial puncture
  • cranial vault malformations
  • craniectomy
  • craniocele
  • craniotomy
  • cranium bifidum
  • csf shunt removal
  • cyberknife
  • decompression laminectomy
  • decompression median nerve at elbow
  • deep brain stimulation
  • deep brain stimulation asleep
  • deep brain stimulation awake
  • deep brain stimulation for dystonia
  • degenerative spine conditions
  • diplomyelia
  • disc arthroplasty
  • disc surgery
  • diskectomy
  • dorsal column stimulator
  • dural sinus thrombosis
  • electrical sacral stimulation
  • encephalocele
  • encephalocele repair
  • encephalomegaly
  • endoscopic neurosurgery
  • endovascular coiling of aneurysm
  • epidermoid cysts
  • epidural hematoma
  • epidural injection
  • epilepsy surgery
  • extradural abscess
  • facet injection
  • facet pain
  • facial pain
  • flow diversion for cerebral aneurysms
  • gamma knife
  • gamma knife perfexion
  • ganglioganglioma
  • ganglioneuroblastoma
  • generalized hyperhidrosis
  • gliomatosis cerebri
  • gliosarcoma
  • glossopharyngeal neuralgia
  • head reconstruction
  • hemangiopericytoma
  • herniated disc
  • herniation syndrome
  • hydrorhachis
  • hyperhidrosis
  • injury of optic chiasm
  • intracranial abscess
  • intracranial arterial bypass
  • intracranial arterial occlusion
  • intracranial hemangioma
  • intracranial hemorrhages
  • intracranial mass
  • intraspinal abscess
  • janetta procedure
  • kyphoplasty
  • kyphosis
  • laminectomy
  • laminoplasty
  • leg numbness
  • leg weakness
  • lesion of median nerve
  • lesion of popliteal nerve
  • lesion of posterior tibial nerve
  • lesion of sciatic nerve
  • lipomyelomeningocele
  • lobectomy of brain
  • low back surgery
  • lower back injuries
  • lower back pain
  • lumbar drain
  • lumbar puncture
  • lumbar spine fusion
  • lumboperitoneal shunt placement
  • lumbosacral plexus lesion
  • lumbosacral radiculopathy
  • malignant neoplasm spinal cord
  • median nerve entrapment at elbow
  • meningocele
  • migraine surgery
  • migraine treatment
  • minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • minimally invasive surgery
  • myelomeningocele
  • myelopathy
  • myelopathy surgery
  • nasopharyngeal angiofibroma
  • neck fracture
  • neck injury
  • neck pain
  • needle biopsy of brain
  • needle biopsy of cerebral meninges
  • neuroablation
  • neuroendocrine tumors
  • neuroendoscopy
  • neurofibrosarcoma
  • neurogenic claudication
  • nonruptured cerebral aneurysm
  • normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • open biopsy of brain
  • optic nerve decompression
  • optic nerve surgery
  • orbital nerve decompression
  • osteomyelitis
  • parkinsons surgery
  • percutaneous trigeminal rhizotomy
  • peripheral nerve injury
  • peripheral nerve surgery
  • peripheral nerve tumors
  • peripheral neuropathy
  • peripheral schwannoma
  • periventricular mass
  • petrous apex tumor
  • pituitary adenoma
  • post-laminectomy kyphosis
  • post-laminectomy syndrome
  • prolactinoma
  • radiculopathy
  • rathke's cleft cysts
  • removal acoustic neuroma
  • repair of brain
  • resection of cerebral arteriovenous malformation
  • rf neurotomy
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • ruptured brain aneurysm
  • ruptured intervertebral disc
  • sacroiliitis
  • sarcoma
  • scheurmanns disease
  • schwannomatosis
  • sciatica
  • scoliosis
  • scoliosis surgery
  • shevel procedure
  • skull base tumor
  • skull fracture
  • spina bifida
  • spinal abscess
  • spinal cord anomaly
  • spinal cord compression
  • spinal cord diseases
  • spinal cord injury
  • spinal cord stimulator
  • spinal cord stimulators
  • spinal deformity correction surgery
  • spinal dural graft
  • spinal fracture
  • spinal fusion
  • spinal instrumentation
  • spinal meningioma
  • spinal muscular atrophy
  • spinal schwannoma
  • spinal stenosis
  • spinal tumor
  • spine arthritis
  • spine deformities
  • spine deformity correction surgery
  • spine fracture
  • spine injuries
  • spine stapling
  • spinocerebellar degeneration
  • spondylectomy
  • spondylolisthesis
  • spondylosis with myelopathy
  • spondylosyndesis
  • spongioblastoma
  • standard transphenoidal approach
  • stereotactic radiosurgery
  • stereotactic radiotherapy
  • subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • subcaudate tractotomy
  • subdural hematoma
  • subdural hemorrhage
  • surgery for spasticity
  • surgical treatment of myelopathy
  • syringobulbia
  • syringomyelia
  • tarlov cysts
  • tethered spinal cord
  • thoracic disc herniation
  • thoracoscopy
  • transpetrosal approaches
  • tuberous sclerosis
  • ulnar nerve compression
  • ulnar nerve decompression
  • ulnar nerve surgery
  • ultrasound steroid injection of the spine
  • us lower lumbar drainage
  • vagal nerve stimulator
  • vascular malformations of the brain
  • vascular malformations of the spine
  • ventricular shunt
  • ventriculo peritoneal shunt
  • ventriculocisternostomy
  • ventriculostomy
  • vertebral epiphysitis
  • vertebral fracture
  • vertebral transposition
  • vertebroplasty
  • visual cortex injury

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
 

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.3 out of 5 (75 Ratings, 18 Comments)

 

09/27/2016
This may have been the most rude and dismissive doctor I have ever seen.He basically told me to go have the treatments that I have ALREADY HAD. I tried to explain, he answered as if I wasnt in the room. He said I was over weight and a senior citizen (I'm 55) and I sit too much. I explained I just lost 20 pounds and DO NOT sit at all in my job. Also, the diagnosis he gave me had already been ruled out by Dr [...]. (who refered me) This surgeon had made up his mind before he walked in. He was horrible. I am seeing another Surgeon and will never recommend Swedish Neuro again.
50

09/18/2016
The room was jam packed with all sorts of staff...scribe, scribe in training, Fellow and others. It was pretty distracting. After realizing that I was not a surgery candidate I would have appreciated additional patient teaching about what was going on. Just being told to start Yoga was not helpful. Follow up care was given only after I asked about being proactive and keeping up on my spinal health. Could a PA or someone spend a few more minutes and answer some questions without the crowded room? I left frustrated and still in pain.
20

08/21/2016
After three visits to the provider, I saw the Dr. only once for about 3 minutes. I was told "there is nothing I can do for you" and left. I live 80 miles (one way) from the office. My first visit was with the nurse (she was excellent) and she ordered tests. Second visit was for testing (staff personnel again were excellent), third visit was with the Dr. For what he told me in those 3 minutes, he could have called me on the phone. One good thing that happened was that [...] stayed behind and answered some of my questions that the Dr. should have answered. Not in all my trips to a physician I have I been more angry.
50

07/24/2016
I am very confused. On [...], Dr. Oskouian had scheduled me for scoliosis surgery for [...], two surgeries. I agreed to this surgery because he read my x-rays which showed I now have a [...]-degree scoliotic curve. However, a week later, through myChart, I received the radiologist report showing that my curve is only [...]-degrees. Because of that and some other questions, I scheduled a pre-surgery follow-up meeting with Dr. Oskouian [...] to ask him a few questions. In the middle of answering my first question, he stated he wanted to cancel my surgeries. His reason is that my pain level (that day only) was a "2" whereas it's usually a "6". I explained to him that I had been taking days off work and had been resting for many days (no walking!) which is why. Dr Oskouian stated that I may never see any benefits of the scoliosis surgery, and I will lose a great deal of flexibility. Dr. Oskouian now wants to pursue a different surgery [...]. I'm very confused. [...]
100

06/21/2016
Dr. Oskouian gave me my quality of life back. I will be forever grateful for the successful surgery and follow up care provided by Dr. Oskouian and his staff.
90

06/07/2016
the Dr. spend a short amount of time with us as I am sure he was very busy. he was through and gave good advice but seemed a little distant.
90

05/17/2016
The doctor was obviously very knowledgeable.
20

05/08/2016
five years ago he was a new doctor and talk to his patients. Now he did not spend any time with me
30

04/26/2016
[…] The. Dr. was in the room with me maybe 5-7 min told me what was wrong and stay in brace for 6wks. That's it. No explanation of CT, no overview of type of injury and its effect, what can happen, how it heals, why this kind of brace, what should I do about medicines, how I should sleep at night, etc. No concern about my personal situation about my job, home situation at it relates to my injury and how it may effect me. I want a new provider. […]
80

03/31/2016
He was good. Time should be a little longer.
100

03/29/2016
All good.
 

03/20/2016
[...] He did not address my condition or concerns. He only looked at the images and had his mind made up before considering my medical history or seeing me. [...] He made assumptions about me without asking any questions. [...] This is very inconsiderate and unprofessional. I meticulously and honestly answered every question on my pre-registration paperwork. It was obvious that the nurses were the only people who read it. [...] My most limiting condition is the inability to travel because of the leg and foot pain. He gave that no consideration at all. [...] It appears to me that he had the idea in his head that I was asking for a rebuild of my thoracic spine surgery, because he repeated that surgically cutting through my thoracic back muscles would make me worse off. That is the farthest thing from what I am asking for. [...]
100

03/06/2016
Dr. Rod Oskouian gave me my life back. I can't say enough "thank you's" other doctor where I live said I could not work again. God bless Dr. Oskouian anyone I no I would tell them to drive 250 miles west to go to Swedish Medical Center also to Dr. Rod Oskouian.
80

01/31/2016
Doesn't break down condition exactly what I had. Patients like me go blank at the office so a doctor should voluntarily explain in detail what they did or want to do or what is going on.
100

01/12/2016
Dr. Oskouian personally followed up. Very conscientious!
100

12/16/2015
Excellent Doctor and Nurse Assistants
 

11/24/2015
Very good.
70

11/18/2015
[...] the staff at his office couldn't have been nicer, kind, and great sense of humor! You guys totally rock! Thank you thank you. I also was given a packet to bring home with me that has clear instructions for my surgery, and all phone numbers to call if I need help with anything.
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