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Andrew D. Rah

Languages: Spanish, English
Specialties:
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Meet Dr. Andrew Rah. He has been in the field of orthopaedics since 1997, and he enjoys being able to see results and make patients better. “I knew I wanted to be a surgeon, and orthopaedics was quickly attractive to me. It’s a challenging and exciting field,” he says. As a spinal specialist, his areas of expertise include: Arthroscopic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery, Degenerative Disk Disease, Disc Herniations, Spinal Stenosis, Spinal Instability & Spinal Trauma. He has extensive experience in non-operative and operative treatment of spinal disorders.He performs microscope-assisted cervical, lumbar and motion preservation procedures, including disc replacement surgery, in addition to minimally invasive fusion and decompression treatments. Dr. Rah’s professional goal is to provide compassionate, quality care to patients with spinal disorders. He has presented research at national spine meetings and has published scientific articles and chapters in spine textbooks. “I find spinal elements either surgical or non-surgical to be another level of challenge,” he says. “It’s rewarding when someone comes in with nerve pain and I can help that pain go away. It’s life-changing.” Dr. Rah received his undergraduate degree in biology from Brown University and his medical degree from New York Medical College, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He completed his surgical internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at NYU-Hospital for joint disease. After completing his residency, Dr. Rah completed a spine surgery fellowship at Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center.
Education
Institution
Type
Field of Study
New York Medical College, New York, NY
Medical School
New York University Medical Center, NY, NY
Internship
Surgical
New York University Medical Center, NY, NY
Residency
Orthopedic Surgery
Rancho Los Amigos National Rehab. Center Downey, CA
Fellowship
Spine Surgery
Professional Associations
Dr. Rah’s additional certifications and distinctions include:
 
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member of the North American Spine Society, California Orthopaedic
  • Association, American Medical Association and Los Angeles County Medical Association
Personal Interests
In 2008, Dr. Rah relocated from the South Bay to the West Valley. When outside the office, he enjoys spending any spare moments he has with his wife and three boys. He also stays active with biking and tennis.
Health Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS/EPO
  • Aetna Preferred Provider Organization
  • Anthem Blue Cross California Care HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered CA HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered CA PPO/EPO
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Shield of CA 65 Plus Senior Plan HMO
  • Blue Shield of CA Access + HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield of CA Covered CA HMO
  • Blue Shield of CA Covered CA PPO/EPO
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO Plus POS
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS/EPO
  • Cigna Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
  • First Health Network PPO/EPO
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) HMO
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) PPO/POS
  • Health Net Covered CA HMO
  • Health Net Covered CA PPO
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Health Net Seniority Plus HMO
  • Health Net Silver Network HMO
  • LA Care Covered CA HMO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • Secure Horizons POS
  • TriCare PPO
  • TriWest PPO
  • United Healthcare EPO
  • United Healthcare HMO
  • United Healthcare POS
  • United Healthcare PPO
  • Workers Compensation
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, General Orthopaedics
Clinical Interests
  • Bulging Disc
  • Degenerative Spine Conditions
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fracture
  • Spine Injuries
 
Center for Orthopaedic Specialists
7301 Medical Center Drive Suite 400
West Hills, CA 91307
(818) 264-3433
Center for Orthopaedic Specialists
1220 La Venta Drive Suite 202
Westlake Village, CA 91361
(805) 449-0016
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Tarzana Medical Center