Amir Rounaghi MD | Orthopedic Surgeon | Whittier, CA | PIH Health
Amir Rounaghi

Amir Rounaghi MD

Specialties:

Orthopedic Surgery
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4.7 / 5 (based on 611 Reviews) View 106 Comments
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Dr. Rounaghi sums up the appeal of his specialty in orthopedics this way: “I enjoy diagnosing a problem, formulating a treatment plan and watching a patient improve after being treated.” Dr. Rounaghi, who derives satisfaction from working with patients to increase their long-term mobility, says “I like to perform operations and enjoy seeing patients improve following surgery.”  The former high school basketball player enjoys spending time with family, traveling and mountain biking in his off hours.

Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Downey Hospital

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians

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Gender

Male

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Medical School

Finch University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School (Illinois)

Internship

UC Davis Medical Center

Residency

University of California Medical Center (Davis)

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Patient Reviews

May 11, 2022
He make's PIH look GREAT!!!
May 05, 2022
I wish time between visits could be closer.
May 03, 2022
Dr. R is awesome! He did complete knee replacements on both of my knees last year and he will be doing my hip replacement surgery this year. I have never felt rushed at my appointments with him; I feel I have his full attention. He makes me feel comfortable and he is very empathetic. (PHI removed)
May 03, 2022
Everything was very good.
May 03, 2022
Dr. Rounaghi was very patient and listened to my questions, providing suggestions and helpful information. Excellent doctor!
April 28, 2022
Number two, I made a mistake, but number two is a 4. Thank you very much. This is great that you're doing this survey on Dr. Rounaghi. I really like he's very knowledgeable. Very good. He's an excellent doctor. Thank you.
April 28, 2022
He is always kind and respectful and spends time with a patients. Dose not rush like other Doctors. Excellent Doctor. Positive attitude.
April 28, 2022
Very good care
April 26, 2022
Good &nice!
April 22, 2022
Yes, Dr. Rounaghi and your staff, there wonderful. I was very satisfied and I have been, I would never change them for another orthopedic doctor. Thank you... And God bless you and all your staff.
April 22, 2022
Really like and respect Dr Rounaghi He listens and tries to give you all your options to find the best solution for you. I would recommend him with confidence ?
April 22, 2022
Surgery center staff were very courteous and professional. Nursing staff was excellent. I was taken very good care of. Surgery went as scheduled and I was out in no time.
April 22, 2022
They all are fantastic
April 21, 2022
Everything was great.
April 21, 2022
Dr Rounaghi is an outstanding orthopedic doctor. His skills are extraordinary, but what continues to draw me to his care is his wonderful bedside manner. That is something that can not be taught. I appreciate his patience and gentle nature. In dealing with matters of great concern, he has the ability to break them down and explain it in a way where you know what's going to happen and yet you leave his office leave without fear or worry. He came highly recommended to me and I now recommend him highly too.
April 19, 2022
My name is (PHI removed) and I was very pleased with the doctor. He explained everything and I have a feeling, I will need surgery in the future. And I will definitely come to him. Thank you.
April 19, 2022
Great patient support and care!!
April 14, 2022
They treated me perfectly. I have already recommended them to my neighbors and family.
April 13, 2022
I'm speaking on behalf of my mother. I'm her son. (name removed). Her care giver. The operation went great. Her recovery is really wonderful. It's it's going along really well, but when she came off of the anesthesia, she had an absolutely horrible experience. The staff did not show her any compassion, or kindness and in in trying to comfort her, for about an hour and a half. She said she she was in hell. And that would be our only complaint about this whole experience that she's had.
April 13, 2022
This subsequent visit was short, but the doctor explained to me what I needed to know.
April 12, 2022
Every time I am in the office I am met with smiling eyes and respect. Not phony but real. All staff members are kind and helpful. Dr. Rounaghi is the best! Personable and a great surgeon. I have two knee replacements to prove that!!
April 12, 2022
I am happy except appointment is not easy to get.
April 08, 2022
Receptionist tone and lack of attentiveness were disappointing. No greeting and stopped our interactions to speak with receptionist next to her and stopped working on registering me to say hello to con worker walking by.
April 07, 2022
I have been so happy with providers from PIH and there practices.
April 07, 2022
The service and the efficiency of the personnel along with the equipment is great.
April 05, 2022
Very well satisfied with Dr. Rounaghi. Very nice, pleasant and most of all patient. I appreciate that he listens and answers questions and explains in a way that I am able to understand. I highly recommend this doctor. Thank you PIH staff and Dr. Rounaghi!
March 21, 2022
Dr. Rounaghi and his staff are top notch. They treated me well some of the timing matter got x-rays and everything very very efficiently. I would recommend him highly to anyone.
March 08, 2022
Dr. Rounaghi is an awesome doctor! He always listens to what I have to say. He is very understanding and patient. I would recommend anybody and everybody to him.
March 08, 2022
My first time meeting this doctor, I'm very pleased with him and the office staff!!
March 07, 2022
Our Family trust and respect. Dr. Rounaghi. He always explains everything thoroughly, answers all our questions, discusses treatment plan, out comes and what rehab would be. Trust Dr Rounaghi completely.
March 07, 2022
He was very nice and understanding also helpful when came to answering my questions. He knew what to do and what was needed for my knees. I came out feeling like a new person.
March 03, 2022
They really made me feel comfortable.
March 01, 2022
I am very confident that I am receiving the best care possible. Dr. Rounaghi listens to my concerns, explains the possible solutions, and advises me on my choices based on the outcomes that are best for my situation.
February 25, 2022
I am always very impressed with Dr. Rounaghi, I know that is extremely very, very busy man, but he just doesn't make you feel rushed or like, you have to hurry up and going to the next patient. He always gives you his best, and the staff was very kind and friendly as well.
February 25, 2022
Excellent service.
February 24, 2022
Very happy to meet the Doctor Amir and the nurses, in the employees from desk. Doctor show great interest in my health.
February 24, 2022
Friendly and professional place was clean always have a good experience when I come here
February 22, 2022
I have referred family members. I have complete trust in Dr. Rounaghi and he explains things so I can understand and give me options on treatment.
February 22, 2022
I feel very blessed to have been treated by Dr. Rounaghi. I have recommened him to a couple of friends, and they were pleased with him also.
February 10, 2022
The reason I came to PIH was ur. Overall excellent overall quick and above service Dr was and still is the best ORTIO doctor Thank You PIH
February 10, 2022
I have visited all the orthopaedic doctors at PIH Whittier throughout the decade because of multiple sports injuries within my family. I have found that the majority of these physicians are incredibly talented and would trust most of them for my care. My physician/surgeon was Dr. Rounaghi. Dr. Rounaghi clearly listened to my medical concerns for a shoulder injury and listed all the options available to me for my injury both surgical and non-surgical. He identified the pros and cons of each procedure and identified the success ratio of each potential medical procedure. He clearly wanted me to make a well-informed educated decision. He was honest, respectful and treated me as if I were a professional colleague while making sure I understood the medical terminology as he described step by step his approach to medical care.
February 08, 2022
I want to say it's a blessing, we could suggest to see a doctor... Rounaghi, and, I have no comments, accepting of good comments. It was excellent it's a very good experience. I would recommend to anyone, and my husband too. I cannot ask for better. Thank you.
February 03, 2022
I find this provider to be one of the best, if not the very best, doctors around.He is professional, kind, patient & he explains things in a way that is very easy to understand. It's always a very positive experience visiting his office, all the way around. The staff is wonderful also!
February 02, 2022
Dr. Rounaghi is the absolute best!
February 01, 2022
He was wonderful and honest!
February 01, 2022
Dr. Rounaghi is very thorough and very patient with us. My husband goes to him also, and we really liked our work that he's done with us. And he's really helps us very much. We really enjoyed having him as our doctor.
February 01, 2022
Dr. Rounaghi, I think he's one of the best humble and polite an excellent mechanic.
January 28, 2022
Everyone is always courteous and professional!
January 28, 2022
Dr. Rounaghi is very very good and he always listen to you and I always have like, the way he treats me. He's a very good or Orthopedics. Thank you.
January 27, 2022
Great Doctor, very understanding to my needs.
January 27, 2022
My last appointment was rescheduled twice. No one from the office let me know they had moved my appointment either time. The first time I found out my appointment had been cancelled from another PIH doctor. I called and rescheduled. I found out that appointment had been cancelled from PHI Urgent Care. I had to schedule my appointment again. I understand that appointments might need to be rescheduled. What I don't understand is why the patient would not be notified.
January 26, 2022
I was on hold for long time about 45 min to speak with representative to get an appointment. Same long time waiting for call back if you choose to be called back.
January 26, 2022
The call center for appt, had me on hold for 1hr and 15 minutes before the picked up the call. the call back system never called me back
January 26, 2022
I did not need a follow up appointment. Dr. Rounaghi kicks [word removed]!
January 26, 2022
He as been my Orthopedic doctor for over 15 years and I couldn't be more satisfied! He is terrific!
January 04, 2022
One of the top physicians I have seen in my life.
January 04, 2022
When I finished my appointment there was a very long line to make the next one so I left and tried to do it by phone. That was a joke!!!! ? Two days of trying - on hold for almost an hour gave # for call back/ None!! Finally after hours of trying got someone. Friends have shared this is common. Everything topnotch but phone ? service !! _
December 28, 2021
Dr Rounaghi explained the X-ray findings and options available to me. Also, [name removed] the X-ray technician was extremely respectful and assisted me with care to assure that I was able to get on/off the table. He was very professional.
December 27, 2021
Dr. Rounaghi was very professional, very courteous, knew his information, and did a great job.
December 27, 2021
I recommended them (INAUDIBLE) they are good.
December 13, 2021
Dr. Rounagi looks me in the eyes, calls me by name, spends time with my questions on a deeper level than just Yes and No. I would rate him an Officer and a Gentleman.
December 09, 2021
I was real happy with the fact that I came in early as and it turn, I was taken in early
December 09, 2021
Communicated like a family member however still maintained professionalism.
December 07, 2021
Explained treatment with courtesy the Dr. was very attentive to my concerns.
December 03, 2021
The best thing to take a little more time to explain the patient's options thank you.
November 24, 2021
This pay to park situation is awful. So very often, there's a car stuck wrestling with the machine at exit causing countless cars to be backed up.
November 23, 2021
Dr. Rounaghi's office was very professional and really got to the heart of the problem and resolve that for us and also offered follow up if needed. And I very much appreciated that.
November 23, 2021
Wonderful doctor
November 23, 2021
Dr. Rounaghi is professional, honest and friendly. I appreciate his knowledge, skill and dedication to his work.
November 19, 2021
Yes, I saw Dr. Rounaghi and I'd like to know how I can get my cane - how I'm supposed to, did he send it to the nearest medical equipment place. Please call me back and have one of his nurses give me the information for that. Thank you. [PHI removed
November 18, 2021
When filling out the Check-In Online, I was very disappointed on the ADVERTISING THAT WAS PRESENTED TO ME WHEN FILLING OUT PERSONAL INFORMATION AND DID NOT COMPLETE THE FORM.
November 11, 2021
Yes, the only thing that's a problem is appointments and I needed it desperately and I got one because there was a cancellation. That was the only way I got in in a timely manner. Otherwise, I would've had to wait 6 weeks and my hip was really, really bad. As far as Dr. Rounaghi, we have deep faith in him. He's done two knees for my husband, two hips and the shoulder for me and everything has always gone very well with him. We deeply respect him as a friend and as a doctor and have faith in - in his work and his suggestions and he did help me considerably this time but appointments are a problem. That I will say. Thank you very much. Bye.
November 11, 2021
Excellent in all ways. Doctor took the time to discuss my concerns with my covid booster two days previous. Superb!
November 11, 2021
Dr. Rounaghi and the entire staff were receptive listeners. They allowed my husband to join me in the examination room which was helpful when one is trying to absorb a lot of new information. I felt much more at ease with my situation after the appointment and much more equipped to make appropriate decisions regarding my course.
November 11, 2021
Waited in the lobby even when I was on time and again in the exam room. Total wait about 30 minutes.
November 05, 2021
Professional, informative, and cortious. Thank you P.I.H
November 05, 2021
Dr is a wonderful human and a fabulous Dr! It's to bad I only have 2 hips for him to replace :-)his staff is wonderful too
November 05, 2021
I feel very confident in Dr. Rounaghi's abilities, as well as his support staff. I highly recommend this medical team to anybody that I know.
November 05, 2021
My doctor was the nicest one I have met in a long time. He made me so comfortable. I'm a senior and he would listen to me and ... and he didn't get frustrated or anything. And the office staff there, they're great. So I hope I have them around for a long time. Okay. Bye bye.
November 04, 2021
The doctor is very skilled and answered all my questions giving options for treatment .
November 04, 2021
I continue to be impressed with the quality of care given by the health providers I've seen. Dr. Rounaghi was so helpful and easy to talk to. He answered all of my questions and gave me several options of care and treatment for my aching knee. He explained the x-ray results and was very professional yet comfortable. I will not hesitate to see him again if I need more counsel and care. It is easy to recommend him to friends and family.
November 04, 2021
Thoroughly pleased!!
November 02, 2021
Dr. Rounaghi has always been a great doctor. He always listens. He always gives me a shot in a timely manner and my prescriptions. I'm very happy with him. Thank you.
November 02, 2021
Excellent care!
October 28, 2021
You could never go wrong with Dr. Rounaghi's care.
October 26, 2021
I had a wonderful experience there, Dr. was great. Thank you.
October 26, 2021
Dr Amir is caring, understanding my issues and provided appropriate recommendation for further treatment. Outstanding Dr who I have the utmost trust in.
October 26, 2021
Dr is so easy to talk to and I trust him implicitly. I feel heard and assured in my care. I guess everyone else feel the same way which is why he is so hard to see. PIH needs to hire more like him.
October 26, 2021
It is hard to get an appointment. The wait is 3-4 weeks !
October 26, 2021
Dr. Rounaghi is a wonderful doctor
October 22, 2021
Hi, my name is [PHI removed]. I'm an RN here at pH for 34 years, and I found Dr. Rounaghi and staff and the whole appointment process and appointment very satisfying and I was treated very, very well, and I just want to say thank you to everyone. He seems like a great doctor and I will definitely recommend him and he will be doing my surgery soon. Thank you.
October 22, 2021
Dr Rounaghi is the Best!
October 18, 2021
I like and trust Dr. Rounaghi.
October 14, 2021
I was treated with respect and kindness and my requests and needs were taken care o f.
October 12, 2021
Dr Rounaghi did my knee replacement surgery and has been great at my follow up appts and my husband and I both feel he listens and answers all our questions. I have recommended him to many and will continue to do so. [PHI removed]
October 12, 2021
Yes, I would recommend him to not only my family but it anybody that needs an orthopedic, doctor. He is wonderful. All the staff is good and you don't wait a long time they see you right away. I love my doctor and I love that office, there's nothing more that you could do. All of them are good specially my doctor. Thank you, and God bless you all. Bye.
October 12, 2021
I met with Dr. Rounaghi the other day and he was very...very informative. And was very caring and listen to all my questions. And concerned and was very personal. And made me feel really at ease and I feel, he's a great doctor. Unfortunately, the nurse that took care of me before he came in, I felt she was definitely unprofessional. In regards to there's supposed to be some medicine there, waiting for me. And she was very flip it with me saying that I didn't go through the right protocol. And then later to find out the medicine was there for me. So she just had a very unprofessional attitude. But other than that Dr. Rounaghi was great. Thank you.
October 12, 2021
Dr.Amir certainly is the best doctor in the knee orthopedics field
October 12, 2021
Dr. Amir Rounaghi was awesome. His staff was excellent, and I just want to say thank you for the great service.
October 12, 2021
Looking forward to having my Surgery
October 12, 2021
When I got there, they did not ask me if I changed my address or if there was any change in my information which they were, but they never asked me and before I went in I let them know that I never gave them the new address and new phone number. They told me to do it later when I finished with the doctor and I thought something was wrong there 'cause they're supposed to give you that paperwork right away. And so that's my only complaint.
October 08, 2021
Dr. Rounaghi's a really good doctor. I really, I really appreciate his his care. He's very respectful. He's very, very intelligent doctor. I like the way he talks and explains things to me. It takes the time. Make sure that I understand what's going on and what could happen, what my options are. He's very professional. I really respect this man. I really respect the the facility, the the hospital, the medical offices that PIH offers. He's a really good doctor, is not the first time that I've seen him. I've seen him before and I really like like this doctor and I trust him very, very much and his opinions and his care.
October 08, 2021
Dr. Rounaghi is wonderful. Doctor has replaced my hip and I have no problems at all. He's very relaxing when he talks to you. He doesn't push you into having surgery or anything. He just explains everything very, very well. I really like to thank him.
October 07, 2021
The front desk staff was very professional and polite. My doctor was easy to talk to and eventhough it was the first time I met him, I felt confident in his ability to be by doctor. The radiology staff was exceptional also.
October 05, 2021
The appointment wait time was atrocious. I had to wait 6 weeks to see the dr. Once I was there everything was fine but getting in to see him was awful.
October 04, 2021
Doctor Rounaghi always gives you the time you need. He lets you participate in your own care by listening to your opinions. He takes the time you need for you to explain what's going on to help solve the issue. Hes one of the best doctors I've ever had. He truly cares about his patients
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