Fellow of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
Anatol Podolsky, MD is a Mayo Clinic Trained Orthopedic Surgeon and has
been in private practice in Orange County since 1991. The specialties of his
practice are total joint replacement, both primary and revisions, and spine
surgery. He improved Joint Replacement outcomes for his patients with
latest advances and techniques practiced by leading Mayo surgeons,
including Total knee without a Tourniquet, less pain and faster functional
recovery. He invented and patented a new minimally invasive total hip
system that is going through FDA approval process.
Dr. Podolsky is a graduate of UCI Medical School. He completed his
Orthopedic training in 1991 and also received a Masters Degree in
Orthopedic Biomechanics at Mayo. During his training he won an Award
for Excellence in Orthopedic Research and earned a traveling Fellowship to
Oxford Nuffield Orthopedic Center in England. He was teaching as part-time faculty at
UCI Orthopedic Program from 1991 through 2001. He is a member of the American
Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) and is active participating in all their
meetings and education.
As a spine surgeon in Orange County for over 20 years, Dr. Podolsky focuses his practice
on the evidence-based techniques and perioperative care to improve outcomes, less
invasive spine surgery areas, and similar advances allow faster recovery for his patients.
He also performs microdiscectomy and MIS TLIF (posterior only approach with
interbody fusion when necessary), and DTREX MIS Posterior C-spine fusion.
Perioperative pain and bleeding control techniques he adopted help to reduce operative
time, pain and hospital stay. A novel less invasive anterior neck discectomy and fusion,
or disc replasement technique allows outpatient discharge home. New “zero profile”
spine instrumentation and intraopeartive safety are helping to avoid previously frequent
complications. He is also a member of the North American Spine Society (NASS).
Dr. Podolsky was born in St.Petersburg, Russia. He was an athlete and was on USSR
National Team in Figure Skating. When he immigrated to the United States he was
working as a coach until he was accepted at UCI Medical School. Among his students
were Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner, Tiffany Chin, Scott Hamilton, and Sasha Cohen.
Because of his background in skating many Figure Skaters seek his treatment for their
orthopedic injuries. He was a volunteer Doctor on USFSA Sports Medicine Committee.
Dr. Podolsky welcomes any opportunity for discussion, presentations or consultations
and treatment in his field of expertise.
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My wife had surgery at your Facility. Dr Tony Mork was the surgeon. We were very impressed with your neat little surgery center. We got very personal care.. Thinking back 10 months when she had surgery we still remember well 😊
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Incredibly positive experience. Great staff.. friendly.. reassuring. Highly recommended.
The morning admittance gal who was friendly , knowledgeable and put my nervousness about surgery at ease helped me fill out the necessary forms for surgery. The next nurse prepped me for surgery and explained what would be happening. Again,very personable, organized, and knowledgeableAnother nurse came over and told me she would be helping the doctor in surgery and again explained what was going on. Friendly The orthopedic surgeon came in and spine to me about the surgery also kind and caring. Then surgery was over and I was again met with a kind nurse to help me adjust to waking up. This may all sound very routine to who ever reads this but surgery is Not, routine and it is damm scary to the patient and their families. To be taken care of by friendly, kind caring and knowledgeable staff is so important. My husband And I are grateful for the entire team here at Crown Valley Surgical. Thank you, Barbara and Jeff tatro