Marina Spine Center

Cutting Edge Spine Surgeries

The Marina Spine Center is a multidisciplinary center offering comprehensive spine services, from evaluation and diagnosis to surgery and rehabilitation.

Marina Spine Center

A World Leader

Cutting Edge Spine Surgery

Our program combines the proven experience of the nation’s leading spine surgeons performing the newest, most advanced surgical solutions

The Future of Spine Surgery

Means getting back in the game sooner

Our World Renowned Surgeons

Patients have direct access to a full range of treatments, including conservative non-surgical approaches and pain management techniques, minimally invasive procedures that ease pain and expedite recovery, and advanced surgical techniques that can restore function when pain or injury is severe or debilitating. With a staff of experts including renowned spinal surgeon Dr. Robert Watkins of the Athletes Spine Center, the Marina Spine Center is a worldwide leader in treating back pain and spinal injuries.

  • Robert Watkins IV, M.D.

    Co-Medical Director 
  • Robert Watkins III, M.D.

    Co-Medical Director 
  • David Chang, M.D.

    Director of Surgical Resources and Technology 

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The Future of Spine Surgery

Professional athletes from the NBA, NFL, NHL, USGA, and MLB have all chosen Marina Spine Center for essential procedures due to the:

  • Center's unmatched expertise,
  • State-of-the-art technology,
  • Close working relationships with physical therapists and athletic trainers all over the country.

The same consideration and attention used when treating these professional athletes is given to every single patient.

We Play an Active Role in Our Community

Through general lectures and events for patients and residents, seminars for therapists, and meetings with doctors and staff. Register for a seminar or join us for a special event at Marina Del Rey Hospital.


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 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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Minimally invasive back surgery is designed to cause little trauma, letting you get back to work as quickly as possible. However, there is no one rule; the time it will take to get cleared to return to work depends on several things.

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A herniated disc is “non-contained” which means that a tear or break is present and a section of the gel-like nucleus pulposus has slipped into the spinal canal while a bulging disc is "contained", meaning that the outer layer of the disc does not have any tears or ruptures, and no portion of the nucleus has leaked out of the disc.

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Marina Del Rey Hospital is contracted with virtually all major health insurance plans. For patients without insurance, we offer flat cash rates and payment arrangements

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Robert Watkins IV, M.D.

Robert Watkins IV , M.D.

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David Chang, M.D.

David Chang , M.D.

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Robert Watkins III, M.D.

Robert Watkins III , M.D.

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Neel Anand  , M.D.

Neel Anand , M.D.

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Robert S. Bray, M.D.

Robert S. Bray , M.D.

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Hooman Melamed, M.D.

Hooman Melamed , M.D.

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William Dillin, M.D.

William Dillin , M.D.

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Sanjay Khurana, M.D.

Sanjay Khurana , M.D.

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Jae Chon, M.D.

Jae Chon , M.D.

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Edward Nomoto, M.D.

Edward Nomoto , M.D.

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Amir Vokshoor, M.D.

Amir Vokshoor , M.D.

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Eli Baron, M.D.

Eli Baron , M.D.

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This page was last updated on 04/10/2017 3:36 AM PST by Robert Watkins IV, M.D. at Marina Del Rey Hospital