The Spine Institute Center for Spinal Restoration

Guided by the visionary leadership of Medical Director Dr. Hyun Bae, The Spine Institute’s trusted professional physicians are redefining the field of spinal surgery and cutting-edge treatment for chronic neck and back pain. From stem cell research to minimally invasive surgery and fusion alternatives, our Santa Monica physicians have been instrumental in all of the innovations made in the last 15 years related to spine surgery. Los Angeles patients can rest assured that, with a physician from The Spine Institute on their side, chronic pain won’t prevent them from doing the things they love, whether that be playing sports, working on the computer, exercising, or engaging in another activity. Maintaining a healthy spine is vital to a person’s overall wellbeing. If you’re experiencing chronic pain in your neck or back, it’s important to determine the cause, as it could be something serious enough to require a surgical procedure. Some of the fusion and non-fusion procedures for successful spine surgery we perform include:

  • Anterior lumbar interbody fusion
  • Extreme lumbar interbody fusion
  • Decompression procedures such as laminectomy, kyphoplasty, and vertebroplasty
  • Cervical & lumbar artificial disc replacement
  • Dynamic stabilization
  • Spinal cord stimulation

As industry leaders in the field of spine surgery, The Spine Institute is often featured in the news for pioneering revolutionary surgical and minimally invasive spinal procedures.

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Make the Choices That Are Necessary for Better Spine Health

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When you come to The Spine Institute for an in-person evaluation, you’ll meet with a board-certified Los Angeles spine surgeon. Together you will explore a variety of options regarding outpatient therapy, new medications, innovative spine surgery, and surgical intervention. At The Spine Institute, we believe it’s vital to ask questions and be honest about any medical concerns you might have. When faced with making important decisions, honesty often brings confidence and clarity. Take an active role participating in the crucial decisions regarding your spine health and take your first step toward enjoying the relief and peace of mind you need and deserve.

When you speak with a Beverly Hills spine surgeon from The Spine Institute, he or she may have alternative suggestions for maintaining your spine health. In addition to having minimally-invasive surgery, you may be able to address your spine issues through solutions such as:

  • Exercise
  • Diet
  • Rest
  • Physical Therapy

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With the latest conservative healing and rehabilitation practices, The Spine Institute’s trusted physicians can help you evaluate and treat the cause of your spinal pain, rather than its symptoms.

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When surgery is the most appropriate option, we use a multidisciplinary approach to limit pain, reduce time in the hospital, and speed up recovery so you can get back to doing the things you love.

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Minimally invasive surgery means, in many cases, performing surgery without open incisions. For patients, this can translate into a lower risk of infection, faster recovery, and less scarring.

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Dr. Hyun Bae is the leading investigator on the Mobi-C disc replacement as well as a wide array of additional non-fusion, motion preservation alternatives to spinal surgery.

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Dr. Hyun Bae:
A Trusted Spine Surgeon Los Angeles Patients Can Count on & a Pioneer of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Research

Dr. Bae Best Spine Surgeon in Los Angeles

Dr. Bae is changing the way spinal surgery is performed in Beverly Hills. He is currently pioneering a study on the use of stem cells for spinal restoration and is one of only five doctors to receive a significant grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2014. This $2.8 million grant was awarded to aid in the development of the first-ever imaging technique to diagnose patients living with neck and back pain. He also received a North American Spine Society Grant in 2015 and was named Safest Spine Surgeon in Greater Los Angeles in Orthopedics This Week that same year.

In addition to being one of the first doctors to use growth factor tissue engineering for intervertebral discs in Santa Monica, Dr. Bae’s success with multilevel artificial disc replacement for both the lumbar and cervical spine and his use of innovative medical devices for minimally invasive spinal surgery has allowed thousands of patients to return to their normal lifestyles, free from spine-related pain.

Dr. Bae is also the recipient of the 2016 Spine Surgeon Leadership Award. In addition to his revolutionary work at The Spine Institute, he is the professor of surgery and director of spine education at Cedars-Sinai Spine Center. Since 2016, Dr. Bae has been part of the exclusive Super Doctors list, which features only five percent of the spine surgery experts in a given state or region.

Los Angeles and Santa Monica families can reach out to Dr. Bae and The Spine Institute today at 310-828-7757.