- Written on December 12, 2020
Dr. Pouratian is a game-changer. If you are lucky/fortunate enough to find yourself in his care, you should be extremely grateful to know that you’re getting treatment from one of the most knowledgeable Neurosurgeons on the planet. After recovering from a series of 5 surgeries in 3 years on my shoulder/scapula/neck, my countless hours of rehab was ruined by a car accident. When none of my other doctors who worked on me before could figure out what was wrong, I was referred by my Neurologist at UCSD to see him. He quickly was able to identify issues, create a plan, and he and Dr. Gelabert saved my life, for lack of a better way of explaining. I was in unimaginable pain and stuck in a sling for over 5 months. After their procedure, I walked out of UCLA hospital a day later with no sling. The recovery has been brutal, but I would not be on a path to healing without Dr. Pouratian in my corner.
Healthgrades – Guy
- Written on November 22, 2020
Very competent and communicative staff. They really care about your success as a patient. When I ask a question, I always get an answer, and my visits have always left me feeling satisfied about what we’re doing to help my situation.
Yelp – Carl F.
- Written on September 14, 2020
Dr. POURATIAN is patient, kind, intuitive, and responsive. Was astonished at the depth and breadth of his specialized medical knowledge. An accurate diagnosis for supra trochlear nerve surgery with a supportive team was optimal. Thanks!
Healthgrades – Curtis P.
- Written on June 30, 2020
Dr Pouratian is the best. So sharp and speaks in a way that is easy to understand. I have always requested him when I need that type of doctor. Thnx!
- Written on June 22, 2020
I was one of the first patients to undergo the MR guided Focused Ultra Sound treatment for essential tremor in my right hand. Dr. Pouratian is the first neurosurgeon in Southern California to do this procedure, which has been done in Europe but was only recently approved by the FDA for use in the US. My result was a small miracle. For the first time in 25 years I can sign my name, raise a glass of liquid to my mouth to drink, do all the little daily activities with my right hand. Dr. Pouratian and his large staff were all wonderful, every one of them patient, compassionate and caring. Especially so were the neurologists Katy Cross MD and Yvette Bordelon MD, and the NP Ana Tchicaya. Thank you to Dr. Pouratian and to everyone at UCLA Neurosurgery from a very grateful patient.
Healthgrades – Carol P.
- Written on June 21, 2020
My wife was one of the first patients to undergo the MR guided Focussed Ultra Sound treatment for essential tremor in her right hand. Dr. Pouratian is the first neurosurgeon in Southern California to do this procedure, which has been done in Europe but was only recently approved by the FDA for use in the US.
My wife’s result was a small miracle. For the first time in 25 years she can sign her name, raise a glass of liquid to her mouth to drink, do all the little daily activities with her right hand.
Dr. Pouratian and his large staff were all wonderful, every one of them patient, compassionate and caring. Especially so were the neurologists Katy Cross MD and Yvette Bordelon MD, and the NP Ana Tchicaya.
Thank you to Dr. Pouratian and to everyone at UCLA Neurosurgery from a very grateful patient.
Yelp – Lowell P.
- Written on May 19, 2020
Dr Pouratian is an outstanding neurosurgeon. Exactly one year ago he removed a tumor from my temporal lobe, I recovered from the surgery quickly and have resumed a normal life with no ill effects. He is both a gifted surgeon and a gentle caring person. I would highly recommend Dr Pouratian to anyone in need of his expertise. God bless this man.
Healthgrades – Paul A.
- Written on December 9, 2019
Dr. Pouratian is the best. I’ve been seeing him for several years now. He never rushes you out the door but takes his time to explain things and answer’s your questions. He will be doing my brain surgery #2. He just keeps making me smarter & smarter!!
Yelp – Bella B.
- Written on September 8, 2019
Dr.Nader Pouratian saved me from having so much pain and I’m able to use my hand again with less pain, I rate this Doctor a FIVE STAR DOCTOR
- Written on September 5, 2019
Dr Pouratian is one of the best doctors I’ve seen due to neuropathic face pain. He performed DBS surgery on me and my condition improved. If you need a surgeon for Trigeminal Neuralgia see Dr Pouratian. He is the foremost expert
Yelp – Ed O.
- Written on April 30, 2019
I have had 2 surgeries as I have Trigeminal Neuralgia and he has saved me from severe pain and gave me back my life🙏😘
- Written on April 26, 2019
Incredible physician. Very patient and thorough with his explanations. Patiently answers all questions, suggested options that I did not even know were available. He was willing to operate in tandem with a different specialty department surgeon to appropriately address a very complex problem.
- Written on March 29, 2019
I had a tumor in my neck adjacent to a major nerve. Needless to say my stress level was extremely high. As Dr. Pouratian was recommended by Dr. St. John at the UCLA Head & Neck Surgery, I knew I was in excellent hands. Still it was the very first meeting with Dr. Pouratian which sealed my decision to proceed with surgery. His calm, friendly manner and willingness to answer any and all questions were indispensable to me and my family. Thank you Dr. Pouratian for all that you have done!!!
- Written on March 6, 2019
Dr.Pouratian, was informative informing me of the risk associated with each procedure, this information enable me to chose the best procedure base on my age and health condition. Thank you Edwin Foster
- Written on March 5, 2019
I recently became Dr. Pouratian patient and been living with Essential Tremor for years. We met over the next few months and he gave me the strength, hope, and courage and I decided to have DBS surgery at UCLA. At age of only 43 years old my life is forever changed as my tremors are controlled. I know this is what he wanted to do in life however, I don’t think he knew how powerful the impact his work would be in the long run. Dr. Pouratian is amazing, perfect, and kind. Thank you for giving me back my life! You’re the BEST!
- Written on February 1, 2019
Thank you very much for your sincere care Dr. Nader Pouratian.
Dr. Pouratian diagnosed me with cervical dystonia in 2017, where as so many other neurologist missed diagnosed me before him for several years.
Dr. Pouratian did deep brain surgery on me on January of 2019.
He gave my life back, I do not have much pain and tremors any more, and I know I get better soon, as this kind of surgery takes time to get the highest result.
I love this dr. Dearly, he is so understanding and he gave me all the attention that I needed.
I hope that God Bless him and gives him long healthy life that he will be able to save more lives, as he did mine.
Thank you very much dr. Pouratian.
- Written on January 23, 2019
Dr. Paroutian is very professional and spends time explaining in detail all questions regarding DBS.He spent time before the DBS surgery reviewing details . We highly recommend him and his staff ! My husband’s surgery was a success.
Healthgrades – Simi V., CA
- Written on November 26, 2018
Dr Pouratian is pretty remarkable. He is so professional and compassionate at the same time. Had elbow surgery and felt improvement immediately. He takes his time exploring the process. You are in great hands with him! Also a mention to Dr Bell his resident who was also very helpful.
- Written on November 10, 2018
Dr.Pouritian saved my husbands life.
We love you Dr. P
- Written on October 29, 2018
Dr Pouratian accepted my son as patient when others refused. He is compassionate, caring, and takes action. His appointments aren’t rushed, and his notes are the most detailed I’ve seen. His intervention has been life-changing. My son may always battle pain, but we now have the best expert in the world on his side. You may think that’s a wild claim, but I’ve researched quite a bit and have heard other neurosurgeons state that he’s the top expert, so I feel we have the absolute best surgeon possible and am so grateful he’s my son’s doctor.
- Written on August 6, 2018
Dr Pouratian gave me my life back with Deep Brain Stimulation. He is an outstanding surgeon with a caring team and a personal touch.
- Written on June 25, 2018
If you are in need of a serious, kind, gentle,understanding and SUPERBLY qualified neurosurgeon who ONLY performs surgery and sees patients at the top health institution in Southern California, then I suggest you schedule an appointment with Dr Nader Pouratian. A doctor who does not divide his/her time between multiple hospitals is the one to see. Do keep in mind that ALL doctors at UCLA and its affiliates are EMPLOYED by UCLA. That means, you get the best and the brightest and will not feel rushed.
-Review from Yelp
- Written on June 25, 2018
Dr. Pouratian is my neurosurgeon and performed DBS (deep brain stimulation) surgery on me in 2012. From the moment I met him I felt comfortable and knew I was in good hands. His confidence and expertise on Parkinson’s disease and DBS was very reassuring. I never questioned his abilities for a minute. Dr. Pouratian has excellent bed-side manner and someone I truly consider a friend.
-Review from Google
- Written on May 1, 2018
Excellent in every way.
- Written on January 11, 2017
Extremely well-informed and personable neurosurgeon specializing in treating movement disorders (Parkinson’s, dystonia, Tourette’s, etc.) by deep brain stimulation. Great physician and leader in his field.
- Written on October 4, 2015
Dr. Nader Pouratian is my hero, and I am his #1 fan.
I had brain surgery 9/2011. Due to over tightening of the halo device (by a different neurosurgeon), I had chronic persistent headaches. I saw over 200 doctors, including the Mayo Clinic, and I was told I would have to live in pain the rest of my life. I had so many misdiagnosis from others that I had almost given up.
Its only took 1 appointment with Dr. Pouratian to identify the issue, and a possible resolution. He laid out all of the risks. I proceeded with the removal of 2 neuromas on the left side of my scalp in July and I had instant improvement (that day). The remaining 2 neuromas were removed in September.
Dr. Pouratian and his staff are amazing! They are prompt, responsive, they do active follow-up, and they really care about their patients. I think he is the best Dr I have ever seen! He has saved my life and given me hope for the first time in years.
- Written on November 30, 2012
Dr. Pouratian has, is and will continue to be my go to source for Neurosurgical referrals and consultations. Little known facts about him, he has scored the highest score ever (in U.S. History) on the neurosurgery national exam. Not only is his mastery of his field as good as it gets, but his ability to relate to patients. Without fail, patients have only been grateful for their referral to Dr. Pouratian both in regards to the relationship he carries with them, as well as the care he delivers. He will continue to be my go to referral source for neursurgical diseases.