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Dr. Ehsan Saadat, orthopedic spine surgeon at Saadat Spine.

It’s understandable that folks would want to look at options close to home when searching for a spine surgeon – or any service provider for that matter! And no doubt there are many highly qualified spine surgeons in San Diego.

However, if you are struggling with a stubborn neck or back pain issue, you’d be wise to consider doctors who aren’t necessarily the closest to you, but who may be able to give you a second opinion and offer more effective treatment options.

Saadat Spine has office locations in Orange County and Los Angeles, but we treat patients from all over California, and indeed, throughout the county. We are grateful to have had tremendous success treating patients who came to us after unsuccessful treatment elsewhere.

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One such patient is Zev Johnston from San Diego. Zev came to us with lower back pain and we were able to effectively treat him with artificial disc replacement.

” Dr. Saadat placed 2 artificial discs in the lower lumbar section of my spine. He has excellent bedside manners and I am very satisfied with his work. Thank you and your team for providing such high quality. ” – Zev Johnson

Spinal Issues That We Treat

Using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment, we offer a wide variety of treatment options for patients. In many cases, a majority of those with lower back pain don’t even require surgery. However, if they do, we always prioritize the least invasive option. This means emphasizing the restoration of movement and short recovery times if possible. Here’s a quick overview of the conditions we address at our award-winning surgical center.

Cervical Conditions

Conditions that affect the cervical spine, such as myelopathy and radiculopathy, are usually degenerative. Essentially, this means that they are a result of wear over time. This includes things like disc herniations or compressions that affect the nerve roots. In rarer situations, tumors or fractures may also cause this compression. San Diego spine surgeon Dr. Sadaat has a variety of treatments for these issues, such as disc replacement, spinal fusion, or posterior cervical laminoplasty.

Thoracic Conditions

The thoracic spine is a passageway in the middle part of the spinal cord, located in the thorax. This section affects several parts of the body, including the legs, bowels, and bladder. Additionally, it is crucial to maintain balance while walking. Most conditions located in this part of the spine are also degenerative. In fact, many of the treatments for thoracic conditions are similar to those for cervical conditions.

Lumbar Conditions

The lumbar spine is the lower part of the spinal cord, which primarily affects the strength and sensation of the legs. Some common conditions located in the lumbar spine include disc herniation, stenosis, and spondylolisthesis. These conditions are not only degenerative but also involve several types of treatment. For example, our San Diego spine surgeon can treat spondylolisthesis through physical therapy, injections, or spinal fusion if necessary.

Spinal Deformities

Not all spinal conditions are simple degeneration. Some involve severe degenerative or form as a result of previous spine surgeries. For example, some suffer from spinal deformities kyphosis, a curvature of the spine that may form either from previous fractures or surgical procedures. Or, other patients may have abnormal curvature due to scoliosis. Treatments for these conditions are complex and vary depending on variety of factors. Dr. Saadat can determine the best approach based on your situation, including spinal reconstruction.

About Our Surgical Facility

Sadaat Spine operates out of Cedars-Sinai, a world-class facility in Beverly Hills. The hospital is not only the best hospital in California, according to the US News & World Report, but also the #2 hospital in the country. In addition, Newsweek ranked the surgical center as the best in the US in 2023. Thankfully, if you need a San Diego spine surgeon, we are always open to new patients throughout California.

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Saadat Spine Treatment Locations for San Diego Patients

We operate from two primary offices: The Cedars-Sinai Spine Center in Los Angeles and the Orange Orthopedic Medical Group in Orange County. Assuming you are coming from San Diego, you’ll most likely want to book an appointment at our Orange County location:


However, if Los Angeles works better for you, you’re welcome to book your appointment there as well. Just select the Los Angeles office on our booking form. Here’s a map of our Los Angeles location for your reference:


If you have any questions, please call us or complete our simple online form. A friendly member of our team will be happy to assist you. We look forward to hearing from you and to helping you resolve your back pain issues.

Learn More About Our Services & Treatment Philosophy

Looking for a back specialist in San Diego that has a wide range of treatment options can be difficult. However, Dr. Saadat has experience performing a variety of treatments, with a focus on minimally-invasive procedures. This includes lumbar procedures like anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF), lumbar artificial disc replacements (ADR), and extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) as well as cervical procedures such as anterior cervical discectomy and fusions (ACDF) and posterior cervical laminoplasties.

Ultimately, our goal is to help patients with their back problems using state-of-the-art treatments that restore function and reduce pain. We also know that no two patients are the same, so our treatment plans are never one-size-fits-all. Instead, our spine surgery in San Diego is always based on a thorough evaluation of a patient’s activity level, general health, spinal structure, bone quality, and more.

START HERE: Get to Know Our Specialties and Our Philosophy

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