Orthopedic & Spine Surgery

About Dr. Kayvanfar

After completing high school in New York City in 1980, Dr. Kayvanfar obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1984 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He moved back to New York City to attend Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Kayvanfar completed his Surgical Internship at the Montefiore Medical Center and the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center in 1989.

From 1989 to 1993 he obtained his orthopaedic surgery training through at Howard University and affiliated hospitals in Washington, DC. After his residency, Dr. Kayvanfar completed a fellowship in Spine Surgery and Rehabilitation at Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center in Downey, California.

Since 1994, Dr. Kayvanfar has been in private practice. He is a member of two national honor societies, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the California Orthopaedic Association, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is on staff at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, Northridge Hospital Medical Center and Mission Community Hospital.

His medical practice has been greatly influenced by his engineering background. He evaluates every new orthopaedic and spine implant from an engineering aspect to make sure it is soundly designed and then he ensures its clinical application is appropriate before deciding to utilize the implant in his practice. Attention to detail is a major part of his every evaluation and treatment. Dr. Kayvanfar carefully plans every detail of complex surgeries in order to achieve the desired outcome. He keeps abreast of the latest developments in orthopaedic and spine surgery and gives many talks and lectures on his areas of expertise.

Treating orthopedic patients is not only about performing surgeries, but also optimizing patients health to improve outcomes and quality of life. We are what we eat. Proper nutrition is an important part of a healthy life style along with regular exercise. Proper nutrition and healthy habits improve outcomes and quality of life. Over the past 25 years, Dr. Kayvanfar has developed and incorporated into his practice new surgical procedures, surgical instruments, image guided and minimally invasive surgical techniques, peri-operative pain management and pre-emptive analgesia, in order to minimize post-operative pain and achieve better outcomes in his patients. Using the best available techniques allows patients to have the fastest possible recovery.

Dr. Kayvanfar has performed thousands of spine surgeries, joint replacements, and arthroscopic procedures. His surgeries include some of the most complex orthopaedic surgeries. He performs artificial disk replacements, and many minimally invasive spine surgeries including Kyphoplasty (outpatient surgery to stabilize broken backs), microscopic spine decompression surgery (to open narrowed or stenotic spine), and fusions (to stabilize unstable spine). With most of these surgeries patients are ready to go home the same day or the next day after the procedure.

Dr. Kayvanfar also performs ligament preserving partial and total knee replacements which patients report function better than the traditional knee replacement procedures, allowing patients to be active and even continue to participate in sports.

Dr. Kayvanfar’s areas of clinical interest also include osteoporosis, biomechanics, evaluation and treatment of complex spine problems, and failed back surgery.

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Areas of Treatment


Arm, Elbow, Foot and Ankle, Hand and Wrist, Hip, Knee, Low Back, Neck, Shoulder, Spine


Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Deformity, Joint Replacement, Osteoporosis, Pain, Sports Medicine, Trauma/Fractures, Spine Surgery

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Contact Information

James Kayvanfar, MD 24318 Walnut Street Santa Clarita, CA USA 91321 View map Phone (661) 222-9466 Fax (661) 222-9288

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