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

Amir Rounaghi MD

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Orthopedic Surgery
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4.6 / 5 (based on 718 Reviews) View 159 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 Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Downey Hospital

PIH Health Physicians

Profile

Gender

Male

Specialties

Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Residency

University of California Medical Center (Davis)

Internship

UC Davis Medical Center

Medical Education

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

Board Certifications

Orthopaedic Surgery (General Cert)

Sports Medicine (Sub-Spec Cert)

Patient Reviews

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
September 29, 2021
Everything from the doctor is great ,staff is great. When I walked out of there, I'm very, very satisfied. I definitely recommend your whole staff the doctor
September 29, 2021
We have been patients of Dr. Rounaghi for years and he has always served our medical needs within his discipline.
September 28, 2021
Dr.R make his way to ease our worries regarding my mom's condition and he did explained everything thoroughly.
September 24, 2021
I love this place , always get the best service by caring and respectable people
September 23, 2021
Wonderful, staff, wonderful doctor very grateful to have found them.
September 23, 2021
Excellent but can't say same for problems due to use of machines for paid parking. Spend more time getting ticket paid and going through exit because others had the same problem. Must be a near impossibility for those with physical disabilities or of average intellegence. I can well imagine a slick attorney thinking of a way to file suit under disablities act.
September 16, 2021
Dr. Rounaghi and the staff are Amazing!!!
September 15, 2021
Dr. Rounaghi is so professional and personable he takes his time and explains everything he makes you feel very comfortable every time I've seen him. I have highly recommended him to many of my friends which also have seen him. He is an awesome doctor and I am so grateful for all he has done for me.
September 14, 2021
Over all, Very Happy with service from Dr.
September 14, 2021
It was the easiest check in EVER! There was no lengthy paperwork to fill out. I checked in on-line at home, the day before my appointment, and everything was simplistic. Great office!!!!
September 14, 2021
Always a great experience.
September 14, 2021
I haven't been back to this office for 4 years and it's the same courteous and kind staff as before. Even though masks were on you can see their eyes smiling. I'm grateful for that. As always Dr. Rounaghi listens and gives me choices as to the level of care and help I decide I need. Answers all questions in a way I can understand.
September 14, 2021
They were all very pleasant and polite. Very attentative
September 10, 2021
Great Dr! First time visit and very pleased
September 09, 2021
Dr. Rounaghi is a great doctor. He lessoned to my complains closely and explained the cause of it very well. He is a kind doctor.
September 09, 2021
Everyone was so kind, and reassuring , I really love PIH, and their staff.
September 07, 2021
I was taken in at my appointment time, but had to wait for the doctor to see me about 40 minutes. Only to tell me that I needed an MRI.
September 02, 2021
I'm very satisfied with the treatment and care that's provided by Dr. Rounaghi. He did an excellent job on my hip. I'm very grateful for him and what you guys can do better is get more doctors like him, more surgeons like him. Thank you, Dr. Rounaghi. Bye.
August 31, 2021
Dr. Rounaghi a great doctor explains everything well to me, he talks to me about my problems a great person. i wish we had more doctors like him.
August 31, 2021
100% Satisfied with my visit.
August 31, 2021
Dr.Rounaghi,is an awesome doctor! I see him every 3 months for injections. If I have any concerns he always listens to me carefully and then he explains to me how I could understand. I look forward to seeing him.
August 31, 2021
I had not been to the office in 2 years and new staff were very polite and courteous. I was so happy when the doctor remembered me and ask personal questions.
August 19, 2021
I always feel like I am treated with respect by the staff and the Doctor
August 17, 2021
Dr. And staff were very professional and courteous will definitely come back and recommend them.
August 17, 2021
Waited in examination room 40 minutes
August 17, 2021
Everyone was helpful.. And the doctor was very informative about my care.
August 13, 2021
Always a great experience with this surgeon and office staff.
August 12, 2021
This is my first experience with this particular doctor and it was a great one. Everything went fabulous and he was fabulous. I would recommend PIH and him to anyone.
August 12, 2021
Very good & trusted doctor that does for the patient what is necessary & also good advice on what he recommends
August 12, 2021
He's one of the most wonderful doctors that PIH he's excellent.
August 12, 2021
Good service
August 10, 2021
Dr. Rounaghi was difficult to get an initial appointment with, but I am so glad I waited. He really took the time to explain my condition and the treatment options available. Very knowledgeable and patient provider.
August 10, 2021
Excellent Doctor- so personable and kind. I wouldn't go with any other surgeon.
August 09, 2021
the doctor is really excellent versión profesional
August 09, 2021
It's my first visit to PIH but everyone that helped me had a positive attitude and made me feel comfortable.
July 28, 2021
Dr. Rounaghi has been my doctor for 15 years. He did my knee replacement, which I couldn't be happier with. He is an exceptional surgeon and an exceptionally nice person. I feel very lucky to have him for my doctor. I can't recommend him highly enough.
July 21, 2021
Dr. Rounaghi did 3 successful surgeries on me - two knee placements and a hip replacement. He is the best doctor and a very compassionate listener .
July 20, 2021
All encounters with Dr. Rounaghi and his staff have always been positive and professional.
July 16, 2021
Every one from checking desk to nurse to X-ray tech to Dr were very professional and friendly.
July 06, 2021
The treatment I was received helped me with my ailment, and I will follow up the the physical therapy recommended. Thank you.
June 22, 2021
My questions were answered clearly.
June 22, 2021
Great care service
June 22, 2021
Great care service !
June 22, 2021
I was treated well by the Doctor and his staff.
June 22, 2021
The possibility of knee replacement became a reality after a great conversation with Dr. Rounaghi regarding the pros and cons as well as what "quality of life" improvements I expected after the surgery. While I can't say I'm looking forward to the surgery, I am looking forward to being able to walk, play golf and swim without pain. He carefully explained the possible post surgical issues and we spoke of PT as well as the effort and commitment it would take on my part to recover and resume an active life.
June 22, 2021
Dr Rounaghi is an exceptional surgeon,he cares about his patients.Makes you feel like you matter.Treats you very kindly.
June 22, 2021
Doctor gave me the peace of mind that I needed. I very much felt blessed to have been referred to him. I would like to thank doctor very much for his time. I know he was very busy with other patients that were very serious.
June 18, 2021
I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN TREATED WITH COURTESY AND RESPECT WITH THIS PROVIDER. GREAT CARE AND CONCERN.
June 10, 2021
Excellent,caring physician
June 10, 2021
Excellent professional is very nice, the best that I have found.
June 10, 2021
provider is very professional explained everything and ordered necessary x rays right away
June 09, 2021
Excellent!
June 09, 2021
Dr was great. The staff was great.
June 09, 2021
He is a great doctor and always busy.I was there at 1:40pm and saw him at about 2:25!
June 08, 2021
Greatly appreciate that the doctor listened to me and explained everything patiently in a way that I was able to understand. Thank you Dr. Rounaghi!
June 08, 2021
Dr. Rounaghi has been my surgeon for 2 hip replacements and soon a knee replacement. He is kind, professional, and an excellent surgeon!
June 08, 2021
I don't think he could have been any better. I just love Dr. Rounaghi he did. My first knee surgery and I am looking forward to having my second one done, couldn't ask for a better doctor, he's the one I would use for anybody. I wouldn't have any other doctor but doctor, but Dr. Rounaghi, he's wonderful.
May 27, 2021
Appointment went well, outstanding service.
May 21, 2021
I was very pleased with the help and care I received by the Doctor and nurse. They explained everything so I could understand.
May 20, 2021
The doctor is great. I make sure I get I didn't go to him. I've had two knee replacements, and a hip replacement from him already and hopefully no more. But anyway, he is excellent and yes, I have recommended him to friends and one of the problems in doing that is because his schedule gets pretty darn full and so, I don't get in as quickly as I would like to get in. That's the only drawback. His staff is good. They're always supportive. They're always respectful and Dr. Rounaghi actually listens to people and he's, he's great at interacting and trying to make sure all my questions are answered and I have a lot of them. Anyway, I think he's wonderful and I will continue to go to him.Thank you. Bye.
May 13, 2021
The Doctor and the staff were very professional and nice. The Doctor provided a detail explanation of what my issues are.
May 12, 2021
Dr. Rounaghi has excellent bedside manner. My surgery went smoothly and I was up walking in a few hours. Quality of care was excellent.He took the time to answer my questions. He told me to expect post-op pain but he managed it really well. I am very fortunate to have found an excellent orthopedic surgeon like Dr. Rounaghi.
May 11, 2021
The doctor really put me at ease & I was stressed about what might be an options. He provided me with different ideas and lowed my stress level. He is also very patient caring.
May 11, 2021
The staff anticipated a possible treatment decision and had the paperwork filled out ahead of time to streamline the process and save time for doctor and patient.
May 11, 2021
Had to wait to see the doctor for about 1/2 hour. Excellent doctor.
May 03, 2021
Yes, I was very surprised how thorough and kind he was. Someone mentioned that he was a very high in demand Dr. He was I can see why. Very happy with my visit!
April 29, 2021
Staff was very pleasant and helpful. Dr. Rounaghi is very patient, listens to my concerns and makes me feel relaxed and comfortable. I feel very confident in his care,Thank you Dr. Rounaghi.
April 23, 2021
I love Dr.ROUNAGHI he is fabulous
April 20, 2021
Dr R. Is respectful and knowledgeable.
April 20, 2021
The administrative staff and x-ray technicians were friendly and efficient. Dr. Rounaghi was personable yet professional. He took interest in my concerns, and was clear and concise in his explanations for the reasons of my symptoms. Thank you.
April 15, 2021
The doctor was very nice and helpful. I don't like the parking situation and had to wait in a line of cars to exit! I don't think it is right to charge senior citizens to park their car for a doctor appointment.
April 15, 2021
After a quick treatment I felt so much better
April 14, 2021
Very happy with the service we receive at PIH, and definitely with Dr Rounaghi
April 13, 2021
As expected.
March 31, 2021
Dr. Rounaghi is an excellent physician and orthopaedic surgeon who explain things clearly and listens carefully. I have recommended him too many friends and family.
March 31, 2021
Yes, they were very cordial - the office young men and women that were working was very nice and did - and very careful and had hand sanitizer and then to come to the doctor - fantastic. I recommend him and and PIH has been in our family usage for a long time. Thank you.
March 30, 2021
Completely professional, caring physician. He is one of PIH's very best.
March 30, 2021
As usual, both doctor and staff were professional nd courteous. they listen and provide helpful info.
March 25, 2021
Everything is very good. Thank you.
March 23, 2021
Dr Rounaghi is always courteous and professional.
March 23, 2021
Professional; caring, and provides the necessary time to discuss medical concerns and procedures with the patient.
March 22, 2021
Except for having to wait, my visits with Dr. Rounaghi are excellent. He is patient and thorough, and his staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and competent.
March 22, 2021
This doctor is above and beyond in all aspects of the medical field. His 'bedside manner' is exceptional! He is very kind and respectful - I'll continue to request his services should the need arise.
March 22, 2021
I know Dr Rounaghi is one of the best!
March 18, 2021
I appreciated his compassion and caring sensitivity.
March 18, 2021
I really love Dr. Amir Rounaghi, he is so personable and always ask questions about my surgery. He makes sure he explains everything in detail and is a great doctor. I am always referring him to my friends and family.
March 17, 2021
Hello my experience with Dr. Amir was wonderful, and I felt very comfortable after I met him and we discuss my problem. So, I was very happy with his professionalism. Thank you.
March 17, 2021
I like the way he treat me, he is very courteous, knowledgeable, and I really, really liked his manners. Thank you.
March 17, 2021
All personnel that I dealt with in the office were very courteous and respectful the doctor explained what was going on with my knee and I was pleasantly surprised that I got out of there very quickly
March 16, 2021
I now feel confident that my problem will get resolved
March 12, 2021
I've been seeing Dr. Rounaghi for approximately over 10 years now. And he's a great doctor, very knowledgeable. And he's been very honest and gave me all the options of what we needed to do if we had to. And every time I see him he takes care of my problem, takes care of my situation. And I refer him to everybody I know.
March 12, 2021
He is a caring individual who explains everything in a manner that you can understand.
March 12, 2021
Excellent Surgeon and staff.
March 11, 2021
It was my first visit and I am going to schedule surgery with him and he made me feel like he could help me It was reassuring. I look forward to having this knee replacement and getting back to a normal??
March 11, 2021
I trust Dr Amir Rounaghi, if I had to do it over again I would pick him.
March 09, 2021
Doctor and his staff are very good at attending to my needs and I look forward to working with him in the future. Thank you.
March 09, 2021
GREAT
March 08, 2021
I am happy with the results I am having. Feeling better so far.
March 08, 2021
Doctor and his staff were very professional.
March 04, 2021
Super understanding doctor.
March 04, 2021
Dr. Rounaghi is not only a skilled professional but also very kind and understanding. You don't feel rushed during your time with him. He thoroughly exlained the findings of my MRI and gave me options for treatment.
March 03, 2021
The Dr was was very thorough and answered all my questions.
March 03, 2021
Wonderful drs n nursing staff was exceptionally patient, kind and respectful. The best.
March 02, 2021
Dr.Rounaghi is awesome!
February 26, 2021
Hello, good afternoon, here, I am very grateful to the personal service in the hospital and the doctor. I am very pleased, very happy with the services.
February 26, 2021
Dr. Rounaghi is very knowledgeable, very thorough, he listens and has excellent recommendations and I would recommend him to anybody and everybody.
February 25, 2021
I don't have anything to add except that Dr. Rounaghi is excellent. All of the workers in the office are excellent. I love them and I am very blessed by God to have this doctor. I recommend him to anyone possible. Many blessings. You have a wonderful office and a wonderful orthopedist. Congratulations.
February 25, 2021
I consider myself extremely lucky to have found this doctor. However he came highly recommended and referred.
February 25, 2021
I have no complaint with the doctor. I am not happy with the waiting room. Chairs are not roped off to ensure a safe distance between patients, pens and other equipment patients must touch are not sanitized. There are far too many opportunities for germs to be passed to patients, all of which could be easily fixed. I do have a complaint with the way PIH is handling patient safety during the pandemic. Patients are screened in the lobby of the Wells Building, causing crowding and people standing very close to each other. A mask is provided and a pea-sized drop of hand sanitizer, which truthfully is useless. Then staff and patients crowd into the elevators. No one monitors the number of people allowed to enter or provides safe distance exiting of the elevators. When wheelchairs were used they were not sanitized. The machines used to pay your new parking fees are not sanitized between users and the fact you would even install parking fees during this pandemic also speaks loudly about your concern for your patients. PIH advertises they are concerned for patients health during this pandemic. Your actions say otherwise.
February 25, 2021
The attention of Dr. Rounaghi and all his staff has always been excellent. He has treated me and my wife and we are very satisfied with him.
February 23, 2021
Thank you
February 23, 2021
Dr. Rounaghi is friendly and professional. I feel he is thorough with my care. The staff are friendly, efficient and attentive. I know I am fortunate to be in the PIH Health system and appreciate the overall care I receive.
February 11, 2021
Dr Rounaghi is an excellent surgeon and always explains issues in an easy to understand way. I completely trust his judgment on anything I bring to him
February 11, 2021
I always get the best care that I need from the Doctor and his staff
February 11, 2021
Very kind and considerate. Would be a very nice friend. I think a lot of him and would definitely recommend him.
February 09, 2021
great
February 09, 2021
Dr Rounaghi's patients are always 1st!!! That is why I keep coming to him for my Ortho care. Thank you so much :)
February 08, 2021
Dr Rounaghi and his staff are wonderful. They are all very professional. Dr R does a great job partnering w me in making the best decisions I can make around my medical conditions. He is kind and it is quite evident that he cares about me as he cares for me!
February 08, 2021
I had to wait too long for my appointment.
February 02, 2021
Dr. Rounaghi and his staff are exceptionally kind and courteous and respectful as physicians and staff, they treated me with kindness and help me understand my problem. And I deeply appreciate the great treatment I received.
January 28, 2021
Amazing visit
January 28, 2021
This was a follow up visit for a surgery done last week. I have always been treated with utmost respect and professionalism over many years and many operations by Dr. Rounaghi and his staff.
January 26, 2021
I'm truly grateful for the time, information and especially Doctor's kindness he showed.
January 20, 2021
Dr. Rounaghi is the best. He did both of my hip replacements and I had no issues, just wonderful relief. I always get top notch attention and care with him and his office staff.
January 20, 2021
All MDs should be as kind, caring and skilled as Dr Rounaghi. Just the best!
January 19, 2021
Doctor is always professional and caring about my condition.
January 19, 2021
I think they all did an excellent job of taking care of my questions and they explain it to me in nicely manner.
January 07, 2021
He is so kind and caring
January 06, 2021
The doctor and his staff are very accommodating.
January 06, 2021
Nothing, but that I am very very grateful for having the attention faster than I thought, despite being in the middle of this pandemic, very grateful. Thank you very much.
January 05, 2021
I really enjoy speaking with Dr. Rounaghi here consummate professional doctor. However when I make an appointment for a third time, say 9 o'clock and I have to wait 45 to 15 minutes in a room waiting for him. I feel that my time is not appreciated. So, I believe that doctors and their staff need to be aware of patient appointment time.Thank you.
January 05, 2021
Dr. Rounaghi is very very nice doctor. Very humble, down to earth, explains things very clearly. He's very very kind and I will refer him to anybody. I'm very pleased with his care.
January 05, 2021
Dr. Rounaghi is a great doctor. He is genuine and knows how to treat his patients. I wouldn't go to any other orthopedic doctor. I would highly recommend him to others.
January 05, 2021
THE BEST!
January 05, 2021
Dr Rounaghi is one of the kindest Doctors I know! He always takes time to listen to me. He is very caring ??
December 29, 2020
Dr. Rounaghi was knowledgeable, caring and kind.
December 22, 2020
Great service
December 22, 2020
I would recommend him to others and have
December 22, 2020
I have seen Dr. Rounaghi for many years . I have had two knee replacements, trigger fingers and arthritis in my thumb. He gives you plenty of time for your appointment and makes you feel very comfortable. I have recommended Dr Rounaghi to several of my friends who all were very pleased. He's a very knowledgeable sweet and kind person.He gives you plenty of time for your appointment and makes you feel very comfortable. PIH is very lucky to have such a wonderful doctor. I will continue to recommend his services to anyone that asks.
November 24, 2020
Great doctor and staff.
November 20, 2020
Easy to talk to
November 19, 2020
He's Very Professional and Excellent Provider
November 12, 2020
He is a great surgeon who cares about his patients.
November 10, 2020
The office staff are very nice and take their time explaining things as well as the provider
November 06, 2020
Dr. Rounaghi has always shown respect and concern for me. He's interested in my concerns and really listens. As a surgeon, he suggests but never pushes.
November 05, 2020
Dr. Rounaghi, is the best
November 05, 2020
He performed the last knee replacement for me and I was pleased with my results. He let me know what he was doing and what I could expect and he was spot on.
November 05, 2020
I would recommend this physician to family or friends in a heart beat.
November 03, 2020
Definitely recommend services.
November 03, 2020
Fantastic
November 02, 2020
I waited an hour passed my appointment to see the doctor.
October 29, 2020
Great service, Everyone I met was, courteous, polite and helpful.
October 28, 2020
Very empathetic excellent bedside manner.
October 27, 2020
Dr.Rounaghi is the best.. Very patient and takes time for his patients..
October 23, 2020
Provider knows his stuff I would recommend to family and friends
October 20, 2020
Best Specialist to see if you have Knee pain. He will have the necessary procedures performed on the spot. I opted to wait on a knee replacement and he immediately gave me a cortisone injection instead. In 3 months, if I'm not better, he will give me other options. Everything you need to know, he will answer truthfully!!!!
October 20, 2020
Dr and staff very professional and courteous.
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