Edward K. Nomoto, M.D. is a fellow-ship trained orthopaedic surgeon, specializing in spine surgery. His expertise includes a wide range of surgical interventions to treat the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. His special interests include minimally invasive techniques and their application in complex reconstructive techniques for the cervical spine, adult and pediatric spinal deformity, and degenerative scoliosis. Dr. Nomoto believes in a patient-centered approach with patient education and understanding as key components to the medical decision-making process.
Dr. Nomoto is also board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of many national spine organizations, including the Scoliosis Research Society. He is actively involved in clinical research investigating minimally invasive techniques for the spine and improving patient outcomes. His research has been presented at various spine society meetings and is currently submitted to various peer reviewed journals. Dr. Nomoto participates in global outreach programs to provide care in underserved regions of the world. He also continues to pursue his passion for education by training residents and fellows as well as other surgeons.
Dr. Nomoto graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley, with a B.S. in Molecular and Cell Biology. He earned his medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and his spine fellowship at the San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders.
Dr Nomoto is part of Global Outreach Spines (GSO) team comprised of board certified surgeons who are 100% volunteer’s with allied health professionals to provide medical treatment and surgery to children suffering from the effects of spinal deformities worldwide without charge to the patient or their families.
Global Spine Outreach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Since their establishment in 2013, GSO has run 6 medical mission outreach sites through which they partner with and share expertise with local medical communities in Colombia, Mexico and Poland. Through these sites, GSO has clinically evaluated and treated over 1,000 children and performed over 200 surgeries, all free of charge to patients and their families.
Our goal is to provide every patient the opportunity to obtain the treatment they need. We are dedicated to partnering with you and your insurance provider. If you have any questions about the insurance policies we accept, please call our office to find out how we can partner with you and begin your healing process. For you convenience, we accept Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna, HealthNet, Medicare, Tricare, United Healthcare.
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"Dr. Nomoto is the very best. He's extremely thorough, has very good communication skills, educates his patients, listens carefully and thoughtfully."
"He understands what he does, and the environment he works in. His team was fantastic. You could not ask for a better spine surgeon."
"He's always been polite, kind, caring, compassionate, a true gentleman, human being, and a very bright, gifted, warm hearted surgeon!
" If you are looking for a great surgeon who wants to do right by you, stop looking and choose Dr. Nomoto."
"He's a very busy Doctor yet he spends plenty of time explaining what needs to be done and definitely has a lot of patience. I have never felt rushed. Very organized."
"Today we are at 6 month after the surgery and my mom feels so much better. HUGE THANKS TO DR. Nomoto and his assistant! Very professional, punctual, carrying!"
"I went in for a consultation and he assured me I would not need a spinal fusion. He scheduled me for a micro-discectomy in March 2017 and as of today, I am pain free!"
"Dr. Nomoto has an efficient and friendly office! Everything from the first visit to the continued after care has been the best experience."
"What MD gives you his cell number to call him with questions!? He is always available extremely knowledgeable even after you have surgery hes always willing to talk."
"Dr. Nomoto performed a complex 12 hour surgery and fused me from pelvis to L9...Everything went well. From the beginning there was no more back pain."