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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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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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