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Are you having back pain with any of the following?

  • Severe pain, weakness or tingling in your leg(s).
  • Difficulty stopping urination or loss of control of bladder or bowels.
  • Unexplained fever, nausea or vomiting.
  • A history of cancer or unexplained weight loss.

We understand that you are experiencing one or more of the health issues that might be impacting your back pain.

We recommend that you discuss these health issues with your doctor before proceeding with this program.

Once you are cleared by your doctor to do this program, we hope it helps you find relief from your back pain.

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Balazs Bodai, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

As your physician, I value my relationship with you. I know that maintaining a good relationship means being able to communicate with each other. My colleagues and I have developed My Doctor Online so that we can stay in touch more easily. Because the better connected we are, the healthier you are.

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Sacramento Medical Center
Appt/Advice: 916-614-4055

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Professional

Background

I was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1951. My family and I lived in a bomb shelter for nearly a year, before they managed to escape during the Hungarian Revolution in 1957. Following immigration to the United States, I received my B.A. and M.S. degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles. I received my M.D. degree from the University of California, Davis in 1977, where I currently serves as Clinical Professor of Surgery. I served as Chief of Surgery, Kaiser Permanente, Sacramento for 15 years and today I direct the Breast Health Center at the Kaiser Permanente Sacramento, which has been recognized, nationally as a “Center of Excellence.” I have authored over 250 medical articles and have published five books, four of which focus on cancer. I hold a number of medical device patents, I'm a member of numerous prestigious surgical societies and I'm the recipient of many national awards. I serve as a board member or medical director of several companies.

After treating thousands of patients with breast cancer I became frustrated at the pace of funding for research. In a remarkable one-man lobbying effort I was able to convince Congress and the U.S. Postal Service to issue the Breast Cancer Research Stamp – the first ever stamp in U.S. history that sells at more than face value (55 cents) with the surplus amount donated directly to breast cancer research. Over 950 million stamps have been sold raising nearly $73 million for crucial research.

I am currently introducing the first ever “global stamp” raising awareness and funding to conquer the disease worldwide. To date over 70 countries have begun work on this important project. Belize, Croatia, El Salvador, Grenada, Hungary, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Macedonia, Micronesia, Serbia and The Gambia have already issued the stamp. Together we will find a cure in the near future – that is my hope.

In July 2010, I was nominated for the Congressional Gold Medal.

Credentials

Medical EducationUC Davis School of Medicine,
Davis, CA
InternshipUC Davis Medical Center,
Sacramento, CA
ResidencyUC Davis Medical Center,
Sacramento, CA
FellowshipUC Davis Medical Center,
Sacramento, CA

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