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Marina Spine Center

A World Leader

Our multidisciplinary spine center is renowned worldwide for the comprehensive medical services we offer, from evaluation and diagnosis to surgery and rehabilitation. We take great pride in the flawless program our hospital has, which combines the proven experience of some of the leading spine surgeons of the world and the most advanced surgical procedures available.

Aaron Miller

Miller was checked out by back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins.

Adam Graves

Graves saw Dr. Watkins of Marina Spine Center about his herniated disc.

Ahmad Bradshaw

After injuring himself, Ahmad Bradshaw needed surgery.

Al Iafrate

Al Iafrate underwent back surgery for his sciatic nerve damage.

Al Wilson

Al Wilson was cleared to return to the field by Dr. Robert Watkins.

Alfredo Griffin

Dr. Robert Watkins performed surgery on Griffin's back.

Arian Foster

Arian Foster had to take a few weeks off for recovery.

Austin Croshere

Croshere went to see back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins.

Surgeons Renowned for Their Experience and Professionalism

The medical professionals who are part of our spine center actively listen to the patients who request our help, assessing their health by using state of the art technology before deciding what the best treatment option is. It is only after a thorough health evaluation that the specialists at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital recommend the patient the best treatment approaches available for their condition. Our spine surgeons are renowned worldwide for their experience and professionalism and, as a consequence, their services are requested throughout the entire country and over the border. They employ modern and innovative surgical techniques such as laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery whenever possible for a shorter recovery time and a lower risk of postoperative complications.

Whether you struggle with chronic back pain or have recently sustained a serious injury to your spine, we are ready to provide you with the most suitable treatment you need to restore your health, as well as to enhance your quality of life. Our patients have direct access to a wide range of treatments, including conservative non-invasive approaches, pain management techniques, minimally invasive procedures whose purpose is to alleviate pain and discomfort, and, last but not least, advanced surgeries that can easily restore function when the suffering of the individual is debilitating.

The Future of Spine Surgery

Because we like to be one step ahead when it comes to surgical techniques, our patients can always enjoy the most novel, as well as the safest, treatment approaches, regardless of the severity of their health condition. If you struggle with spine problems such as a herniated disc, spondylosis, or a compression fracture, we encourage you to contact Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital for a rigorous evaluation of your spine.

With years or even decades of experience in treating complex spine conditions, our surgeons will perform the procedure you need in a warm, safe, and compassionate environment. The unmatched expertise of our spine surgeons is only one of the qualities that recommend our team of medical specialists as some of the greatest in the entire country and abroad.

Frequently Asked Questions

In some cases it may take weeks or months, perhaps even a year for post-surgical numbness to disappear. If you still experience this numbness after a year, it is probably permanent. This is a subject you may want to discuss further with your physician.

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Usually, walking up and down the stairs after surgery is not a problem. Your surgeon will probably want you to limit your bending, lifting, and twisting, however, to allow the fusion to heal properly. You will be given additional instructions and guidelines before and after your spine surgery to ensure a good recovery.

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For patients that have sedentary jobs, a minimally invasive back surgery would allow the patient to begin working part-time in 1-2 weeks. For a bigger surgery such as fusion, it may take up to six weeks.

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Yes, a collar is necessary following ACDF. Your doctor will provide you with all the information you need on this topic.

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Scoliosis is a common spine issue that occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty. It is a sideways curvature of the spine and can be disabling in severe cases. Spinal stenosis is an abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal that may occur in any region of the spine, putting pressure on the spinal cord and/or nerve roots.

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