Brady Quinn Undergoes Surgery at Marina Del Rey Hospital

St. Louis Rams fans will be dismayed at the loss of their second-string quarterback for the rest of the season. Brady Quinn was playing in place of first-choice Sam Bradford, but he recently underwent back surgery, sidelining him for the remainder of the year.

St. Louis Rams fans will be dismayed at the loss of their second-string quarterback for the rest of the season. Brady Quinn was playing in place of first-choice Sam Bradford, but he recently underwent back surgery, sidelining him for the remainder of the year.

But fans can look forward to probably having Quinn back in action down the road, thanks to the successful microscopic discectomy surgery performed by Dr. Robert Watkins III at Marina Del Rey Hospital. The operation typically means patients can return to work after two to eight weeks — but most patients aren't NFL quarterbacks, and Quinn will take his time to make a full recovery.

The operation is performed to treat ruptured or herniated discs in the lumbar spine (lower back). The surgeon removes part of the disc, relieving pressure on nerve tissue and alleviating weakness, tingling, and pain in the back and legs.

Dr. Watkins is a board-certified spinal surgeon, a co-director of the Marina Del Rey Hospital spine center, and a founding member of the North American Spine Society.