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At Glendale Surgical Center, we are proud to have some of the best surgeons in California. Our surgeons are specialized in a variety of orthopedic procedures, specifically for the neck, back, shoulder, elbow, hand, wrist, hip, knee, foot, ankle and arthritis.

Hello, Our surgeons are delighted to meet you.

  • Stephan V. Yacoubian, M.D.

    Stephan V. Yacoubian, M.D.

    Dr. Stephan Yacoubian is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in problems of the shoulder, knee, and hip.  He emphasizes conservative non-surgical treatment for most issues.  His surgical expertise encompasses minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery, primary joint replacement surgery and fracture repair surgery.

    Fellowship trained in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery at the renowned University of Connecticut College of Medicine…

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    Dr. Stephan Yacoubian is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in problems of the shoulder, knee, and hip.  He emphasizes conservative non-surgical treatment for most issues.  His surgical expertise encompasses minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery, primary joint replacement surgery and fracture repair surgery.

    Fellowship trained in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery at the renowned University of Connecticut College of Medicine, Dr. Stephan Yacoubian treats many sports and trauma related injuries.

    Dr. Stephan Yacoubian holds the distinction of being a certified Orthopedic Subspecialist in Sports Medicine.  This certification, known as a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) requires additional training and subspecialist board examination to obtain.

    Dr. Yacoubian is the senior partner at OSS and began practice here in 2002; he served as Department Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center.  Dr. Yacoubian has performed an average of 368 surgical cases per year since 2002.

    Dr. Yacoubian is dedicated to research.  He has conducted and published numerous research studies in peer reviewed orthopedic journals as well as presented at national meetings.  He teaches both pre medical and medical students from local universities.

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  • Raymond B. Raven, III, M.D.

    Raymond B. Raven, III, M.D.

    Dr. Raymond Raven is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with subspecialty fellowship training in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery. He has a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in both Surgery of the Hand and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine – one of only two surgeons in California with this distinction. Dr. Raven is the Managing Partner and CEO of Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists, where his practice focuses on the management of musculoskeletal and neurovascular conditions of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand in children and adults.

    He is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery…

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    Dr. Raymond Raven is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with subspecialty fellowship training in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery.  He has a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in both Surgery of the Hand and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine – one of only two surgeons in California with this distinction. Dr. Raven is the Managing Partner and CEO of Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists, where his practice focuses on the management of musculoskeletal and neurovascular conditions of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand in children and adults.

    He is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine where he teaches residents anatomy and state-of-the-art surgical techniques.  Surgeons throughout the greater Los Angeles area frequently refer patients to Dr. Raven to correct complications from failed surgeries.

    Dr. Raven was born and raised in San Jose, California. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of California, Irvine, where he studied Molecular Biology and Philosophy of Science. Dr. Raven is a graduate of one of our country’s top medical schools, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). After graduating in the top of his class, he trained under leaders in the field of Orthopaedic trauma, hand surgery and reconstructive limb surgery, also at UCSF.

    During residency, Dr. Raven spent time in South Africa where he volunteered as a trauma and reconstructive surgeon in the small village of Umtata (where Nelson Mandela was born). Following residency, Dr. Raven traveled to Europe where he studied complex conditions of the wrist and hand at the ‘Institut Kaplan’ in Barcelona, Spain. After returning to the United States, Dr. Raven studied pediatric and congenital surgery of the upper limb at the Texas Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Raven completed his fellowship training in Manhattan at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he mastered state of the art techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery.

    Dr. Raven is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and an active member of both the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) and the American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS). He currently serves on several committees for the ASSH and was chosen as one of the “Young Leaders” in Hand Surgery. Dr. Raven has published clinical research in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national meetings. He has designed proprietary orthopaedic devices used internationally for the treatment of hand and wrist fractures. Dr. Raven stays up to date on the latest research and orthopaedic breakthroughs by attending several professional conferences and lectures each year.

    Dr. Raven has special interest in arthroscopic surgery of the elbow, wrist and hand.  He is well known and regarded for his expertise in the treatment of arthritis involving the base of the thumb (basal joint arthritis), and received advanced fellowship training where the standard of care for this condition was established.

    Dr. Raven has other professional interests too.  He is passionate in developing technical and operational innovations aimed to increase efficiency in the health care system.  He also actively reviews policies and is interested in the use of social media in orthopaedics and medicine.

    Honors & Awards
    S.O.F.C.O.T. International Traveling Fellowship
    Excellence in Teaching and Leadership
    Marmor Arthritis Foundation
    Orthopedics Overseas-OREF Traveling Fellowship
    Howard Hughes Research Award

    Public Service
    Team Orthopedist, Rampage Soccer Club

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  • Shahan V. Yacoubian, M.D.

    Shahan V. Yacoubian, M.D.

    Dr. Shahan Yacoubian is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in joint replacement surgery, complex revision surgery (previously implanted joint replacements), and trauma/fracture surgery. He is a general partner of Orthopaedics Surgery Specialists.

    Fellowship trained in adult hip and knee replacement and reconstructive surgery at the world renowned Harvard Medical School’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Dr. Shahan Yacoubian cares for a wide spectrum of joint diseases from the initial onset of cartilage…

    Read More >

    Dr. Shahan Yacoubian is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in joint replacement surgery, complex revision surgery (previously implanted joint replacements), and trauma/fracture surgery. He is a general partner of Orthopaedics Surgery Specialists.

    Fellowship trained in adult hip and knee replacement and reconstructive surgery at the world renowned Harvard Medical School’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Dr. Shahan Yacoubian cares for a wide spectrum of joint diseases from the initial onset of cartilage degradation to complex joint replacement surgery. Dr. Shahan Yacoubian is the only fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon at Providence St. Joseph Hospital focusing on joint replacements; other orthopaedic surgeons throughout the greater Los Angeles area frequently refer patients to Dr. Shahan Yacoubian because of his expertise in joint replacement surgery. Dr. Yacoubian remains active in both community and physician education, routinely participating in educational lectures throughout the community, nationally, and internationally.

    When not in the office or in surgery, Dr. Shahan Yacoubian, a father of 4, can be found with his head in his hands watching his Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Lakers. An avid cook and handyman, Dr. Yacoubian has dreamt of building furniture…consistent with his precision and skill as a “carpenter of the body”. An interesting fact, Dr. Yacoubian has a true love of music. His playlist changes often, but will always include some Country-Western, techno, and especially his all-time favorite…Elvis!

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  • Yuri Falkinstein, M.D.

    Yuri Falkinstein, M.D.

    Dr. Yuri Falkinstein is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in complex disorders of the entire spine in adult and pediatric patients. He is a general partner of Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists where his practice focuses on the treatment of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spinal disorders. Dr. Falkinstein frequently performs corrective spinal procedures for patients with failed back-surgery syndrome and adjacent level degeneration.

    Fellowship trained in Spine Surgery at Stanford University and St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco, Dr. Falkinstein cares for the entire spine which includes…

    Read More >

    Dr. Yuri Falkinstein is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in complex disorders of the entire spine in adult and pediatric patients. He is a general partner of Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists where his practice focuses on the treatment of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spinal disorders. Dr. Falkinstein frequently performs corrective spinal procedures for patients with failed back-surgery syndrome and adjacent level degeneration.

    Fellowship trained in Spine Surgery at Stanford University and St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco, Dr. Falkinstein cares for the entire spine which includes degenerative diseases, deformity, trauma, tumors, and infections. He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the North American Spine Society (NASS).

    Dr. Falkinstein is committed to utilizing the entire spectrum of non-operative treatments, including physical therapy, chiropractic care, Yoga, Pilates, acupuncture and medical pain management. He also performs diagnostic and therapeutic injections for varying spinal disorders as part of the conservative approach to spinal care. For those individuals who require surgical care, Dr. Falkinstein utilizes the newest minimally invasive surgical procedures, motion preservation and disc replacement when appropriate for the patient.

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  • Mark M. Mikhael, M.D.

    Mark M. Mikhael, M.D.

    Dr. Mark Mikhael is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with subspecialty fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery. His practice focuses on the management of all musculoskeletal conditions of the foot and ankle in adolescents and adults. He is dedicated to providing comprehensive foot and ankle care to his patients from the toenail to the knee.

    Dr. Mikhael completed his fellowship training at the University of California, Irvine.  During his fellowship, Dr. Mikhael treated a variety of conditions from complex traumatic injuries to chronic…

    Read More >

    Dr. Mark Mikhael is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with subspecialty fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery. His practice focuses on the management of all musculoskeletal conditions of the foot and ankle in adolescents and adults. He is dedicated to providing comprehensive foot and ankle care to his patients from the toenail to the knee.

    Dr. Mikhael completed his fellowship training at the University of California, Irvine.  During his fellowship, Dr. Mikhael treated a variety of conditions from complex traumatic injuries to chronic conditions and deformities of the foot and ankle. He performed various surgical procedures from ankle arthroscopy to total ankle replacement. He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.

    Patient care should be individualized based on the patient’s level of activity, age, diagnosis and expectations. Dr. Mikhael applies this approach to his practice daily. He considers all treatment options, both surgical and nonsurgical, when caring for his patients.  Dr. Mikhael also believes in treating his patients as he would members of his family; a philosophy etched into his practice by his mentors from residency.

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    Hello, my name is Stephan V. Yacoubian, M.D.

    Stephan V. Yacoubian, M.D.

    Dr. Stephan Yacoubian is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in problems of the shoulder, knee, and hip.  He emphasizes conservative non-surgical treatment for most issues.  His surgical expertise encompasses minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery, primary joint replacement surgery and fracture repair surgery.

    Fellowship trained in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery at the renowned University of Connecticut College of Medicine, Dr. Stephan Yacoubian treats many sports and trauma related injuries.

    Dr. Stephan Yacoubian holds the distinction of being a certified Orthopedic Subspecialist in Sports Medicine.  This certification, known as a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) requires additional training and subspecialist board examination to obtain.

    Dr. Yacoubian is the senior partner at OSS and began practice here in 2002; he served as Department Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center.  Dr. Yacoubian has performed an average of 368 surgical cases per year since 2002.

    Dr. Yacoubian is dedicated to research.  He has conducted and published numerous research studies in peer reviewed orthopedic journals as well as presented at national meetings.  He teaches both pre medical and medical students from local universities.

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    Hello, my name is Raymond B. Raven, III, M.D.

    Raymond B. Raven, III, M.D.

    Dr. Raymond Raven is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with subspecialty fellowship training in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery.  He has a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in both Surgery of the Hand and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine – one of only two surgeons in California with this distinction. Dr. Raven is the Managing Partner and CEO of Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists, where his practice focuses on the management of musculoskeletal and neurovascular conditions of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand in children and adults.

    He is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine where he teaches residents anatomy and state-of-the-art surgical techniques.  Surgeons throughout the greater Los Angeles area frequently refer patients to Dr. Raven to correct complications from failed surgeries.

    Dr. Raven was born and raised in San Jose, California. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of California, Irvine, where he studied Molecular Biology and Philosophy of Science. Dr. Raven is a graduate of one of our country’s top medical schools, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). After graduating in the top of his class, he trained under leaders in the field of Orthopaedic trauma, hand surgery and reconstructive limb surgery, also at UCSF.

    During residency, Dr. Raven spent time in South Africa where he volunteered as a trauma and reconstructive surgeon in the small village of Umtata (where Nelson Mandela was born). Following residency, Dr. Raven traveled to Europe where he studied complex conditions of the wrist and hand at the ‘Institut Kaplan’ in Barcelona, Spain. After returning to the United States, Dr. Raven studied pediatric and congenital surgery of the upper limb at the Texas Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Raven completed his fellowship training in Manhattan at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he mastered state of the art techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery.

    Dr. Raven is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and an active member of both the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) and the American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS). He currently serves on several committees for the ASSH and was chosen as one of the “Young Leaders” in Hand Surgery. Dr. Raven has published clinical research in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national meetings. He has designed proprietary orthopaedic devices used internationally for the treatment of hand and wrist fractures. Dr. Raven stays up to date on the latest research and orthopaedic breakthroughs by attending several professional conferences and lectures each year.

    Dr. Raven has special interest in arthroscopic surgery of the elbow, wrist and hand.  He is well known and regarded for his expertise in the treatment of arthritis involving the base of the thumb (basal joint arthritis), and received advanced fellowship training where the standard of care for this condition was established.

    Dr. Raven has other professional interests too.  He is passionate in developing technical and operational innovations aimed to increase efficiency in the health care system.  He also actively reviews policies and is interested in the use of social media in orthopaedics and medicine.

    Honors & Awards
    S.O.F.C.O.T. International Traveling Fellowship
    Excellence in Teaching and Leadership
    Marmor Arthritis Foundation
    Orthopedics Overseas-OREF Traveling Fellowship
    Howard Hughes Research Award

    Public Service
    Team Orthopedist, Rampage Soccer Club

  • Close

    Hello, my name is Shahan V. Yacoubian, M.D.

    Shahan V. Yacoubian, M.D.

    Dr. Shahan Yacoubian is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in joint replacement surgery, complex revision surgery (previously implanted joint replacements), and trauma/fracture surgery. He is a general partner of Orthopaedics Surgery Specialists.

    Fellowship trained in adult hip and knee replacement and reconstructive surgery at the world renowned Harvard Medical School’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Dr. Shahan Yacoubian cares for a wide spectrum of joint diseases from the initial onset of cartilage degradation to complex joint replacement surgery. Dr. Shahan Yacoubian is the only fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon at Providence St. Joseph Hospital focusing on joint replacements; other orthopaedic surgeons throughout the greater Los Angeles area frequently refer patients to Dr. Shahan Yacoubian because of his expertise in joint replacement surgery. Dr. Yacoubian remains active in both community and physician education, routinely participating in educational lectures throughout the community, nationally, and internationally.

    When not in the office or in surgery, Dr. Shahan Yacoubian, a father of 4, can be found with his head in his hands watching his Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Lakers. An avid cook and handyman, Dr. Yacoubian has dreamt of building furniture…consistent with his precision and skill as a “carpenter of the body”. An interesting fact, Dr. Yacoubian has a true love of music. His playlist changes often, but will always include some Country-Western, techno, and especially his all-time favorite…Elvis!

  • Close

    Hello, my name is Yuri Falkinstein, M.D.

    Yuri Falkinstein, M.D.

    Dr. Yuri Falkinstein is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in complex disorders of the entire spine in adult and pediatric patients. He is a general partner of Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists where his practice focuses on the treatment of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spinal disorders. Dr. Falkinstein frequently performs corrective spinal procedures for patients with failed back-surgery syndrome and adjacent level degeneration.

    Fellowship trained in Spine Surgery at Stanford University and St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco, Dr. Falkinstein cares for the entire spine which includes degenerative diseases, deformity, trauma, tumors, and infections. He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the North American Spine Society (NASS).

    Dr. Falkinstein is committed to utilizing the entire spectrum of non-operative treatments, including physical therapy, chiropractic care, Yoga, Pilates, acupuncture and medical pain management. He also performs diagnostic and therapeutic injections for varying spinal disorders as part of the conservative approach to spinal care. For those individuals who require surgical care, Dr. Falkinstein utilizes the newest minimally invasive surgical procedures, motion preservation and disc replacement when appropriate for the patient.

  • Close

    Hello, my name is Mark M. Mikhael, M.D.

    Mark M. Mikhael, M.D.

    Dr. Mark Mikhael is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with subspecialty fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery. His practice focuses on the management of all musculoskeletal conditions of the foot and ankle in adolescents and adults. He is dedicated to providing comprehensive foot and ankle care to his patients from the toenail to the knee.

    Dr. Mikhael completed his fellowship training at the University of California, Irvine.  During his fellowship, Dr. Mikhael treated a variety of conditions from complex traumatic injuries to chronic conditions and deformities of the foot and ankle. He performed various surgical procedures from ankle arthroscopy to total ankle replacement. He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.

    Patient care should be individualized based on the patient’s level of activity, age, diagnosis and expectations. Dr. Mikhael applies this approach to his practice daily. He considers all treatment options, both surgical and nonsurgical, when caring for his patients.  Dr. Mikhael also believes in treating his patients as he would members of his family; a philosophy etched into his practice by his mentors from residency.