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Who Are the Best Spine Surgeons in the US?

  If you’re struggling with back and neck pain – or any other symptoms resulting from spinal health issues – it’s understandable that you want to find the best spine surgeon possible. The way we all prefer to find a doctor is to get a personal referral from someone in our lives who we trust. But not everyone knows...

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What Kind of Doctor Specialises in Treating My Back Pain?

  Struggling with back pain? You may benefit from an evaluation with Los Angeles back pain specialist Dr. Ehsan Saadat. That being said, there are quite a few back pain specialists in the field of medicine. However, perhaps the most common are orthopedists and orthopedic surgeons. Both of these types of doctors specialize in the musculoskeletal system. However, they...

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How Long Is the Recovery From Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion?

Recovering from an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a journey that varies for each individual, but understanding what to expect can help patients navigate this process more effectively. This article will explore the typical recovery timeline and what patients can anticipate during their healing period. Understanding ACDF ACDF is a surgical procedure performed to address certain conditions...

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Is Dr. Saadat the Best Spine Surgeon in Los Angeles?

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

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What Is the Best Hospital for Spine Surgery in the US in 2024?

  Every year, Newsweek and the US News & World Report curate a list of the best hospitals in the country. They not only provide overall rankings, but also individual rankings for specific specialties. However, with over 4,500 hospitals considered in these lists, finding the right one may be overwhelming. So, what is the best hospital for spine surgery...

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What Kind of Doctor Treats Spinal Stenosis?

Spinal stenosis, a condition characterized by the narrowing of spaces within your spine, can cause significant pain and discomfort. Understanding who treats spinal stenosis and how it is managed is crucial for those diagnosed with this condition. The Right Treatment for Spinal Stenosis Begins with the Diagnosis The journey begins with a proper diagnosis. Spinal stenosis often involves symptoms...

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Lower Back Pain: Is Artificial Disc Replacement an Effective Treatment Option?

An artificial disc replacement surgery involves removing a degenerated and worn-out disc in the lower back, and replacing it with an artificial disc. An artificial disc is designed to mimic the spine’s natural form and function and allows the preservation of the normal motion of the spine. This is in contrast to a fusion operation, where a disc is...

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Spine Surgery Alternative: Minimally-invasive Lumbar Fusion

Contact Saadat Spine in Los Angeles for a consultation regarding spine surgery alternatives, including a 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...

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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. Motion-preserving surgery aims to keep these segments flexible. 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...

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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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