Dr. Mahboubian as an orthopedic surgeon takes great pride in paying particular attention to details while providing the most comprehensive and meticulous care for his patients. He has been commended about his sincere mannerism and professional demeanor toward his patients by his colleagues and peers alike. With every consultation, Dr. Mahboubian supplies his patients with a thorough understanding of their problem and a complete overview of their treatment options in order to allow his patients to make the most educated decisions about their care.


****NEW PRICES FOR 2019****
$750 consultation fee can be applied towards your surgery cost!

Bilateral femur lengthening (Precise nail) -----------------$65,500.00 USD
Bilateral tibia lengthening (Precise nail) -----------------$75,000.00 USD
Combined tibia and femur lengthening 3-4 weeks apart-------$139,000.00 USD
*Upgrade to the full weight bearing STRYDE nail for $5000 more

It is not recommended to perform lengthening on the femurs and tibias simultaneously due to higher complication rates including fat embolism, joint contracture and nerve damage; however, a staged procedure of both can be performed with 3-4 weeks in between each procedure.

Most candidates are able to increase their height up to 8 cm (3.1 inches) with one lengthening procedure (usually femurs) without any issues. Additional lengthening of the tibias can be performed to increase height by an additional 6.5 cm (2.5 inches).

The recovery time is 3-4 months before you can walk without any assistance and 6-8 months for competitive sports. The new STRYDE system can withstand up to 250 pounds (113 kg) of weight bearing after surgery. This allows patients to move around without crutches after a few weeks and makes recovery time much easier. You will also need to attend Physical Therapy to stretch and strengthen your legs. There will be little small scars on your body after the surgery.

Even with the STRYDE system, in the beginning you will need a walker for short walks. You will only need to use a wheelchair for long distances when getting the procedure done with the STRYDE nail. With the STRYDE nail you can transition to crutches faster and need no helping devices after a few weeks.

You can go back to training your upper body right away, however, it can take 6-8 months to go back to dancing, running, and full weight training. It may take up to a year to go back to doing competitive sports, such as soccer, tennis, or basketball.

Currently, financing is available for surgery through Care Credit, where the ability to finance the procedure is dependent upon your credit rating. Learn more about this during your consultation.

It is recommended, but not mandatory, that you remain in Los Angeles for the entire lengthening process. If that is not possible, a minimum of 2-3 weeks are necessary to ensure all went well with the procedure and that the lengthening phase began well. If you absolutely cannot remain in the area, you can send x-rays to our office every 2-3 weeks and continue lengthening from home. We can chat over the phone or via email and you can work with a local orthopedic surgeon if problems arise.

This is not recommended but if you absolutely cannot come in to our office, we can do a consultation online. We still need your x-rays so that we can measure and order the right size nails.

Usually we cover most of the cost through insurance; however, without insurance the price is $13k-$15k USD which includes facility fees.

Definitely! If you have true bow legs, we may be able to cover part of the cost through insurance.

Yes, you can! Without insurance physical therapy may cost $1500- $3000 a month. We have a physical therapist in our office, Patrick Faucette, who provides physical therapy services to patients after the procedure.

We perform 20-30 height lengthening procedures a year!

We have seen compartment syndrome occur in the lower legs, but this is taken care of right away without any long-term problems. Some other risks include infection, blood clots, joint stiffness, hardware failure, poor bone development, and early consolidation. Most of these risks are less than 5% combined.

Pain is relative, but you will have enough pain medications to make the recovery process very comfortable for you.

The external device is $10,000 less than the internal device.

We have done this in the past and it is possible to do the consult and surgery in the same week. However, you must have paid everything in full and discussed all the options and details with our staff and the doctor to properly coordinate the surgery.

• Hospital stay for up to 3 days.
• All hospital charges relating to the operating room and recovery room.
• Implant costs: Bilateral Precice lengthening rods.
• Anesthesiologist fees.
• Surgeon fees.
• Surgery assistant fees.
• Radiologist fees (includes their reading fee of all the x-rays).
• All hospital diagnostic tests during the admission.
• All x-rays: up to (90 days) 12 weeks (your insurance may cover past 90 days).
• All office visits: up to (90 days) 12 weeks (your insurance may cover past 90 days).

• Medications and pharmaceuticals (e.g. pain medicine, anticoagulants, supplements e.g. calcium, bone health now, Vitamin D, anti-inflammatory medications, wheelchair, crutches. Insurance will cover).
• Medications and pharmaceuticals (e.g. pain medicine, anticoagulants, supplements e.g. calcium, bone health now, Vitamin D, anti-inflammatory medications, wheelchair, crutches. Insurance will cover).
• Travel/Lodging accommodations. We will provide a list of recommended locations.
• Food and other supplies during the stay in Los Angeles.
• Home health aids (nurses, homemaker, etc.).
• Travel/Lodging accommodations. We will provide a list of recommended locations.
• Food and other supplies during the stay in Los Angeles.
• Home health aids (nurses, homemaker, etc.).