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How Do I Choose the Best Los Angeles Spine Surgeon for Me?

Facing the possibility of needing spinal surgery can be both intimidating and confusing. We believe in providing the safest and most effective care for our patients, founded on the principles of evidence-based medicine, research, and the latest techniques available.  In this post Dr. Ehsan Saadat shares his advice for things to think about when choosing the best spinal surgeon...

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Saadat Spine Is Proud to Accept Blue Shield PPO Insurance As An In-Network Provider

Spinal surgery can be an expensive endeavor. Many patients who would benefit from surgical intervention have hesitated to undergo the procedures because of high out-of-pocket costs. This is why Saadat Spine is pleased to share that we will be accepting Blue Shield PPO Insurance plans as an in-network provider. Dr. Ehsan Saadat is a board-certified, Harvard and Emory-trained orthopaedic...

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Recognition

Cedars Sinai Ambulatory Surgery Center Ranked 2nd Best Surgery Center in California by Newsweek, Up 5 Spots from 2020

The Cedars Sinai ambulatory surgery center, where Dr. Ehsan Saadat performs outpatient spine procedures, including minimally-invasive surgery, cervical disc replacements, and lumbar disc replacements, has been ranked the second-best surgery center in California by Newsweek.  The ambulatory surgery center is a medical facility where patients can undergo minimally-invasive outpatient procedures without having to spend any time at a hospital....

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Recognition

Outpatient Anterior Lumbar Surgery Success Highlighted in Newly Published Article

SaadatSpine is proud to announce the publication of our newest peer-reviewed scientific article in the International Journal of Spine Surgery, documenting our success with anterior lumbar surgeries in the outpatient setting. In this study, we performed a comparative analysis of 226 patients undergoing anterior lumbar surgery over a 3 year period, either in the hospital or the outpatient surgery...

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What Is Minimally-invasive Lumbar Fusion?

Traditionally, lumbar spine surgery was performed utilizing long incisions on the lower back, and involved extensive dissection of the muscles that attach to the spine. These approaches also meant longer operative times, more blood loss during surgery, and a much longer recovery.  The development of advanced minimally-invasive techniques has allowed us to accomplish the same goals with much smaller...

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What Is Motion-Preserving Spine Surgery?

The human spine is made up of 33 “motion segments”, divided into the cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral areas. The cervical and lumbar regions of the spine are mobile, allowing for the flexibility of the neck and the lower back, and activities such as bending, turning, and twisting. Traditional surgical approaches to the cervical and lumbar spine often involve...

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Does a Referral to a Spine Surgeon Always Mean Surgery?

The short answer is no, a referral to a spine surgeon does not always mean surgery. It’s a common, but incorrect, the perception that a referral to an orthopedic spine surgeon always means surgery is necessary. In our experience, the majority of patients with lower back or neck problems can be effectively treated without surgery.  In our practice, the...

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Recognition

90210 Surgery Center Given Top Rating

90210 Surgery Center Rates Among the Top 5 Ambulatory Surgery Centers in California We are proud to announce that the 90210 Surgery Center, where Dr. Saadat is the co-director of spine surgery, was rated among the top 5 ambulatory surgery centers in California, and the best surgery center in Beverly Hills, in a recent Newsweek survey.  The experts at Newsweek, in...

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