FAQ

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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What's New

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 Spine Center Ranked 2nd Best Surgery Center in California by Newsweek

The ranking represents a 5-spot increase for Cedars-Sinai Surgery Center from 2021 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...

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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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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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