Testimonials & Reviews

Edward K. Nomoto, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon located in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA & Santa Monica, CA

4 total reviews

Dr. Edward K. Nomoto always appreciates feedback from his valued patients. To date, we’re thrilled to have collected 4 reviews with an average rating of 5 out of 5 stars. Please read what others are saying about Dr. Edward Nomoto below, and as always, we would love to collect your feedback.

Susan D.
Submitted 02/26/19
I felt confident with Dr. Nomoto’s expertise. I appreciated his patience, and his clear explanations of my disease, and what to expect with the treatment he proposed. I would recommend Dr. Nomoto to my friends and family.
Kelli F.
Submitted 01/17/19
Feel free to read my whole story, but the overall message is that Dr. Nomoto performed live-changing spinal fusion (ALIF) surgery on my L5-S1, 5 months ago and I'm 90% pain free, and thus have a new life. On top of that, he's a cool guy and enjoyable to go down the surgical path with. For the last 10 years I suffered with daily lower back pain. I now know it was a deteriorating disc. In the early years I tried intense physical therapy, chiropractor, and acupuncture combined with cupping. Until I was bone on bone, the acupuncture/cupping with Cindy Rosenberg kept my pain at bay. Being pregnant and then caring around a 20 pound baby made things significantly worse to the point that I was on daily Vicodin and even walking with a cane in the mornings. Over the last three years after trying every minimally invasive procedure possible (injections, PRP, rhizotomy) and then after an MRI showed I was bone on bone, it was determined that surgery was the only option. After much research and several referrals, I decided to work with Dr. Nomoto. He also came highly recommended from 2 other top LA doctors. He won't tell you what his exact success rate is, but after asking multiple doctors I believe it's around 90%. Five months ago I had Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (ALIF) performed on my L5-S1. Dr. Rao was my cardiovascular surgeon who essentially went in through my stomach and moved my arteries to the side to make way for the spinal surgeon. Then Dr. Nomoto performed the ALIF. After three weeks I was completely off pain medication and after six weeks it was clear the surgery was a success. I now have a 90% pain reduction and am able to go about daily life. The biggest challenge was that for the first three months post surgery I could not lift my 11 month old baby, or anything over 8 pounds. It was a challenge, but completely worth it. I had my 3 month post op appt and got the all clear to hold my baby, do a sit up, and start gentle yoga. I feel like I have a new lease on life. I never knew that a life this free of pain would ever be possible for me. I cannot thank Dr. Nomoto enough, but hopefully others will read this review and decide to let him change their life as well. :)
Kevan W.
Submitted 01/16/19
Before Surgery: I have been an avid sportsman my whole life. Despite recurring back problems, I always pushed through and continued to play sports and train at the gym. After taking a hard fall and moving heavy equipment, I felt my back pain escalate past the point of no return. Epidurals were no longer working. I experienced shooting leg pains, numbness and a foot drop when I finally decided to consulted with Dr. Nomoto. He told me I had spondylolisthesis and a herniated disc and advised that there could be a considerable risk if I wait for treatment. He got me in right away! He thoroughly explained the benefit of a minimally invasive microdiscectomy at Lumbar 3 – Lumbar 4. Life Now: I feel I am even stronger than ever since my surgery in 2013! I frequently weight train and continue to play sports. It was a paralyzing thought to wonder if I would ever be active again. I owe a HUGE debt of gratitude to Dr. Nomoto for giving me the chance to thrive again.
Deborah P.
Submitted 12/06/18
Prior to surgery, I was bent over at a 45-degree angle. People used to think I was looking for money on the ground. With confidence, compassion & expertise Dr. Nomoto displayed, I would have gotten the surgery a long time ago. My advice to you is... just go for it!