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Phillip Glivar, M.D.


“For most patients, surgery represents a last resort treatment option for their neck or back. My goal for patients seeking surgical options is to help restore your quality of life in the least invasive way possible.”


Dr. Glivar has expertise in all types of spinal surgery, with a special interest in minimally invasive surgical options. He has experience in traditional open procedures, minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic surgery, and navigated and robotic technologies. His training featured integration Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery. Dr. Glivar enjoys the complexity and challenge of Spine care and the ability to impact his patients’ quality of life significantly.


Dr. Glivar has always had a passion for learning and pursuing his interests to the fullest. His early background included various sports, practicing competitive powerlifting, and maintaining an extensive exercise and fitness regimen. All have aligned his interests in medicine toward musculoskeletal health.

Dr. Glivar is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and North American Spine Society.

Medical Degree

  • University of Illinois at Chicago
    Chicago, IL


Surgical Residency

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Loma Linda University
    Loma Linda, CA



  • Adult Spine Surgery, Duke University
    Durham, NC


Licensure & Certification

  • State Board of California

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Eligible


Membership & Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • North American Spine Society


"Dr. Phillip Glivar, Was very caring knowledgeable and understanding I feel Grateful that he was a doctor to help me with my feet problem is he’s an excellent physician I strongly recommend him and the clinic I’m in praise for the excellent service thank you Dr. Philip"

-Veronica L.


“Very understanding of stuff Dr have good plan of action to figure out my problem”

-Tanta S.


“Dr. Glivar listened to my concerns and answered my questions clearly and concisely. He didn't rush me out his office and made sure all my questions were answered before he left.”


–Aaron W.


“Dr. Glivar is very competent,  professional,  courteous and caring.”


–Birinder B.

*Reviews taken from satisfaction surveys*

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