Dr. Vartanian is a physiatrist
who specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and sub-specializes in
Dr. Vartanian specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and sub-specializes in Pain Medicine. He offers patient-specific, comprehensive, and minimally invasive techniques to diagnose and alleviate pain utilizing both fluoroscopy (X-ray) and ultrasound. He is well-versed in both basic (epidural, facet joint, sacroiliac joint, medial branch, geniculate nerve, radiofrequency nerve ablation) and advanced interventional spine procedures (including lumbar decompressive procedures like MILD/Vertiflex, and neuromodulation), peripheral nerve/musculoskeletal procedures, and many regenerative medicine treatments. As a physiatrist, Dr. Vartanian also performs electrodiagnostic testing (EMG/NCS) to help evaluate for nerve and/or muscle disorders.
Dr. Vartanian received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Western University of Health Sciences, graduating at top five percent of his class. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at University of California, Irvine where he served as a chief resident. He then completed a fellowship in interventional pain medicine at the UC San Diego Center for Pain Management. Dr. Vartanian was trained under distinguished faculty with multi-specialty backgrounds, allowing him to perfect his skills and obtain knowledge in managing complex pain conditions.
Dr. Vartanian has a passion for enhancing the quality of life in his patients. He appreciates treating pain through a multidisciplinary approach, a concept that is deeply rooted in the practice of physiatry. Outside of work, Dr. Vartanian enjoys an active lifestyle, playing soccer and going on hikes with family and friends. Understanding the importance of being active, he strives to preserve and restore functional outcomes within his practice. Dr. Vartanian, in line with the motto of iSCORE, ultimately aims to reduce pain in his patients while improving their functional recovery, independence, and quality of life.
He is accepting new patients in both the Arcadia and Glendale locations starting 9/2/2020.