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Learn more about Hip Arthroplasty

Hip Arthroplasty Overview:

Hip arthroplasty, known colloquially as a hip replacement, is a surgical procedure where a damaged or diseased hip joint is replaced with an artificial joint (prosthesis)....

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Learn more about Lumbar Fusion Surgery

Lumbar Fusion Overview:

Lumbar fusion surgery, also known as spinal fusion surgery, is a procedure designed to “weld” adjacent vertebrae into one solid bone in the lower back (lumbar spine),...

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Learn more about Knee Replacement

Undergoing a knee replacement surgery, also known as knee arthroplasty, is a big decision to make. Plus, there are a lot of options for knee surgeons out there, so it can be confusing for patients to...

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Learn More About Lumbar Stenosis

Lumbar spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back, typically due to age-related changes or structural issues. It causes the small spaces between the vertebrae to become...

Patient Stories

Dr. Leia Rispoli Shares Advice on Age-Related Pain

For Leia Rispoli, MD, a former college athlete, being active and physically fit is an integral part of who she is. She became a double-board-certified interventional pain management specialist and...

Patient Stories

From the OR to the Fairway: Dr. Grant Shifflett’s Love for Golf

Jeff is a serious golf enthusiast who had always dealt with mild back pain – until one day he was golfing and couldn’t even bend down to pick his golf ball up. After trying injections, physical...

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What is PRP? A Q&A with Dr. Vivek Barbaria

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a cutting-edge treatment that has shown promising results in promoting tissue regeneration and healing for a variety of conditions, including orthopedic...

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Saddle Up for Success: Sagittal Imbalance Versus Equestrian Performance

In the world of equestrian sports, the rider must coordinate with their horse to perform in sync. It’s a full body exercise, not just for the horse, but for the rider too, as their fitness, balance...

Cervical Discs

Now Enrolling Patients in Clinical Study on Artificial Disc Replacement

Drs. Ali H. Mesiwala and Grant D. Shifflett are participating in the two-level pivotal study involving safety and effectiveness of the Orthofix M6-C™ artificial cervical disc compared to anterior...

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Learn More About Sciatica: What It Is and How To Treat It

Sciatica is a term used to describe symptoms rather than a specific medical condition. It’s typically caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve, which is the largest nerve in the body...

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Learn More About Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease is a common condition that affects the discs between the spinal vertebrae. These discs act as shock absorbers between the vertebrae allowing for flexibility and cushioning....


DISC Surgery Center at Marina del Rey Earns AAAHC Accreditation

The new, state-of-the-art facility was built to deliver DISC’s unmatched level of surgical expertise and patient care.