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Dr. Saadat Discusses Surgical Treatment of Cervical Stenosis

Orthopedic spine surgeon Dr. Ehsan Saadat recently gave a presentation about surgical treatment options for cervical stenosis. You can check it out below. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms discussed here, we invite you to contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Saadat.

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Do I Need a Spine Surgeon “Near Me”?

Choosing a Spine Surgeon: 5 Qualifications That Are More Important Than Being “Near Me” For those born after the year 2000, it is hard to imagine what the pre-internet world was like. If you wanted to know about the Battle of Waterloo, you would have to head to the library. Sending a message usually meant waiting days or weeks...

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What is robotic spine surgery?

The use of robots enables surgeons to perform delicate and complex operations in a minimally invasive manner. Robotic technology has more recently been applied in spinal surgery, where a robot is used primarily for the insertion of pedicle screws in the spine. The basic idea of robotic technology is similar to using a GPS system in the car.  The...

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Are lasers used for spinal surgery?

Lasers are an intense, concentrated beam of energy, and can be used surgically for cutting, coagulating, and ablating tissues. Lasers have been used in medicine for decades, especially in ophthalmology and dermatology.  However, lasers do not have a well-accepted role in spinal surgery. This is because the use of a high-energy laser beam very close to the spinal cord...

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When is spinal surgery successful?

Many patients who are considering surgery question the success rates of the proposed surgery and many are frightened by the numerous examples of “failed back surgery” in the media.  At Saadat Spine, we strongly believe that what makes a spine surgery successful depends on several factors. When one or more of these factors is missing, the spine surgery failure...

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Who is the Best Los Angeles Spine Surgeon for Me?

Facing the possibility of needing spinal surgery can be both intimidating and confusing. There are plenty of talented spine surgeons in the Los Angeles area, but who is the best one for you? At Saadat Spine believe in providing the safest and most effective care for our patients, founded on the principles of evidence-based medicine, research, and the latest...

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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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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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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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Spine Surgery Alternative: 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 provided an alternative to traditional spinal surgery, allowing us to...

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