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 gain peace of mind from knowing that, with the premier physicians and top-tier support staff from The Spine Institute on their side, chronic pain won’t prevent them from being able to do the things they love, whether that’s playing sports, working on the computer, exercising, or engaging in the routine activities of daily life that bring them joy. Maintaining a healthy spine is vital to a person’s overall well being. If you’re experiencing severe, prolonged, or chronic pain in your neck or back, it’s important to determine the underlying cause as soon as possible, as it could be something serious enough to require a surgical procedure, and early diagnosis and treatment are key to successful recovery. Our physicians successfully perform a variety of surgical procedures to restore optimal function and quality of life for our patients. Whether they need minimally invasive surgery, a fusion procedure, or laser precision spine surgery, Los Angeles patients can rest assured we have the experience and expertise to help them get back to living the pain-free lives they love.
Some of the fusion and non-fusion spine surgery procedures we perform include:
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When you come to The Spine Institute for an in-person evaluation, you’ll meet with one of our board-certified spine surgeons. Los Angeles patients and their surgeons will explore a variety of options regarding outpatient therapy, new medications, innovative spine surgery, and the possible need for surgical intervention. At The Spine Institute, we believe it’s vital for you to ask questions and be honest about any medical concerns you might have. When people are faced with making important decisions, honesty often leads to greater confidence and clarity. When you take an active role and participate fully in the crucial decisions regarding your spine health,you’re taking your first step toward enjoying the relief and peace of mind you need and deserve.
When they meet with one of our board-certified spine surgeons, Beverly Hills patients may receive a variety of suggestions for maintaining their spine health. Although having minimallyinvasive surgery may eventually be the best choice for you and your particular spine health problem, you may be able to address your spine issues through alternative solutions such as:
Dr. Bae is the best. “Dr. Bae did a wonderful job on my back a little less than a year ago. I healed perfectly, and am now much more flexible and completely pain free. Dr. Bae is most pleasant too me, communicates clearly and listens to me. I could not want a better doctor.”
“Amazing, saved me on many levels of worry. I am honored to have Dr Bae be so dedicated to healing. … Dr. Bae brought the reality to a finite, understable knowledge for me. The absolute best surgeon!!!”
“Thank you Dr Bae for giving me back a pain free life. I can’t believe that it’s only been two month since the surgery and very very happy with the results.Would recommend Dr. Bae to anyone with a back problem.”
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