Dr. Robert S. Bray is a neurological spine surgeon at Marina Del Rey Hospital. De specializes in minimally invasive neurological spine surgery. Dr. Robert S. Bray, Jr. is a famous neurological spine surgeon, internationally recognized for his thorough diagnoses and pioneering minimally invasive approach. His practice includes over 10,000 successful surgeries, carrying a 95% focus on outpatient procedures, by comparison to the nation’s 20% average. He has redefined sports medicine and helped the world’s elite athletes and champions and his forward-thinking medical approaches brought the safer and faster recoveries of top athletes as Big Wave Surfing’s Ian Walsh, Hurdling’s Lolo Jones and MotoX’s Robbie Maddison. Dr. Bray founded DISC Sports & Spine Center (DISC) in 2006, and has continued to expand the multi-disciplinary facility with locations in Orange County and Los Angeles. Through DISC, 21 treated athletes were able to compete in London, 9 of them returning with 12 medals. Dr. Bray is a Baylor College of Medicine graduate and he headed the spinal programs at St. John’s Medical Center, Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital and Century City Hospital. Due to his 20 years of both active and reserve duty within the United States Air Force, Dr. Bray received numerous medals for his work. He engaged in developing medical protocols and teaching wartime trauma techniques. Dr. Bray also served as a Major while stationed as Chief of Neurosurgery at the David Grant Medical Center. Dr. Bray has multiple patents on a wide range of spinal implants and surgical tools. He regularly consults the world’s leading medical manufacturers on the design and use of their products, the development of the Zeiss Microscope included. In 2009, he adhered to the cause of supporting research on T.E.A.M. (thoracic epidural arteriovenous malformation) Disease. This is a debilitating condition mainly affecting young women. Dr. Bray invented a new imaging protocol with Mink Radiology to identify this previously misdiagnosed disease. He performs outpatient operations that have been instrumental in reversing the severe upper back pain and loss of lower limb function that once led to paralysis. Dr. Bray’s pioneering work has received extensive media coverage and has been featured on “The Doctors” and honored by Los Angeles Magazine’s Top Doctors and OC Metro. His commitment to research and education has resulted in the authorship of multiple articles, publications and international lectures.

Procedures Dr. Robert S. Bray Performs at Marina Del Rey Hospital

Insurance Accepted

  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO - Kaiser

Languages Spoken

  • English

Education & Training

Medical Degree

Baylor College of Medicine – Houston, TX

Internship(s)

Baylor Affiliated Hospitals – Houston, TX

Residency(ies)

Baylor Affiliated Hospitals – Houston, TX

Fellowship(s)


Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society North American Spine Society
  • Publications & Media

    • Spine Procedures Move to Outpatient Setting

      Bray RS: Spine Procedures Move to Outpatient Setting. Same Day Surgery Vol. 31(7):80-82, July 2007

    • Spines Imaging Potential

      Vokshoor A, Bray RS: Spines Imaging Potential. Minimally invasive techniques have raised the demand for capturing quality anatomical pictures. Outpatient Surgery Magazine. 35-37 November, 2007

    • Management of neurosurgical problems in pregnancy.

      Bray RS, Lynch R, Grossman RG, Foreman D: Management of neurosurgical problems in pregnancy. Clin Perinatol 14(1): 243-257, Mar 1987.

    • Users guide Trinity computer systems.

      Bray, RS: Users guide Trinity computer systems. PC Magazine, February 1984.