Dr. John Finkenberg has been in practice at Alvarado Hospital for 16 years. He completed his undergraduate and medical degree at UCLA. Following his orthopedic residency at Harbor/UCLA, he received fellowship training in Advanced Spinal Reconstruction Surgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Maryland.
Dr. Finkenberg’s great interest in the advancement of spinal surgery developed from 15 years as a spine consultant assisting with the creation of new technology and procedures. He is a primary investigator for multi-center national research studies and lectures around the world on current research projects.
As an expert in spine surgery, Dr. Finkenberg is an author of several textbook chapters and continues publishing articles in many leading journals. He is an associate editor for The Spine Journal and is on the editorial board for the Sports Medicine Digest.
Dr. Finkenberg frequently travels to Washington, DC, as an advocate for the North American Spine Society to speak with senators and congressional representatives on improving healthcare in the United States. He is an acting member of the California Orthopedic Association, American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society and the European Spine Society.
Dr. Finkenberg introduces himself and describes the anatomy of the spine.
October 14, 2009 - 1:55pm
Dr. Finkenberg discusses how a woman should advocate for her health to ensure the best care following her kyphoplasty procedure.
October 14, 2009 - 1:44pm
Dr. Finkenberg explains how kyphoplasty surgery can help minimize pain from fractures in the spine.
October 14, 2009 - 1:39pm
Dr. Finkenberg describes how osteoporotic fractures can impact the spine.
October 14, 2009 - 1:33pm
Dr. Finkenberg how do you feel about The New England Journal Of Medicine performing a study to question the validity of kyphoplasty.
October 14, 2009 - 1:27pm
Dr. Finkenberg shares how long the recovery process is following a kyphoplasty procedure.
October 14, 2009 - 1:00pm
Dr. Finkenberg explains when patients need to see their surgeon after having a kyphoplasty procedure.
October 14, 2009 - 12:56pm
Dr. Finkenberg recalls how long surgeons have been performing the kyphoplasty procedure.
October 14, 2009 - 12:54pm
Dr. Finkenberg shares how much pain a patient will experience after a kyphoplasty procedure.
October 14, 2009 - 12:42pm
Dr. Finkenberg describes kyphoplasty surgery.
October 14, 2009 - 12:32pm
Dr. Finkenberg describes the patients who benefit from a kyphoplasty procedure.
October 14, 2009 - 11:57am
Dr. Finkenberg discusses how a woman can determine if kyphoplasty would benefit her.
October 14, 2009 - 11:49am
Dr. Finkenberg explains when health insurance will cover a kyphoplasty procedure.
October 14, 2009 - 11:40am
Dr. Finkenberg demonstrates the kyphoplasty procedure.
October 14, 2009 - 11:25am