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5 Myths About Spine Surgery

When faced with the prospect of spine surgery, it's natural to feel apprehensive and uncertain. Misconceptions and myths can often cloud our judgment, influencing our decisions and potentially...


DISC Surgery Center at Gateway Expands Santa Clarita’s Access to Leading-Edge Minimally Invasive Spine Care

DISC Surgery Center at Gateway (formerly known as Gateway Surgery Center) has expanded Santa Clarita’s access to leading-edge minimally invasive spine care thanks to the investment and leadership of...


DISC Expands Spine Care in Los Angeles

Our world-class, multidisciplinary spine specialists utilize the latest advancements in minimally invasive care in a modern setting. Since 2006, DISC Sports & Spine Center has successfully helped...


DISC Opens New Clinic in Encino

DISC Sports & Spine Center continues to expand the reach of its world-class services with the announcement of a new clinic in Encino. Located at 16830 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 220, Encino, CA 91436 (...


DISC Surgery Center Expands In-network Contract with Blue Shield of California

DISC's new Blue Shield contract, effective March 15, covers minimally invasive spine, including leading-edge motion preservation procedures like artificial disc replacement and other complex spine...


Dr. Macyszyn helps Mattel with New Chelsea Doll with Scoliosis

With the help of Dr. Luke Macyszyn, Mattel was able to create a Barbie doll that accurately portrays the effects of scoliosis and provides a sense of comfort and familiarity for children.


Dr. Todd Peters and New Administrator Join DISC

Renowned spine surgeon Dr. Todd Peters joins as physician partner and surgical services pro Andre Schotte becomes the ASC's administrator.DISC Surgery Center at Newport Beach ("DISC") continues to...


What is a Herniated Disc?

A herniated disc is a painful, often debilitating condition where a fragment of the soft nucleus of an intervertebral disc pushes through the tough outer annulus. In other words, the tissue between...


When is it Time to See a Doctor for Back Pain?

If you’re experiencing neck or back pain, there are several decisions you’ll need to make before visiting the doctor. Based on the amount of pain you’re in, the degree to which the pain is...


What’s New at DISC: VIP Patients, Thought Leadership & More

Between high-profile surgeries and several new press opportunities, DISC has been quite busy. Here's a quick rundown of what we've been up to:


Dr. Bray Featured in Becker's Spine Review

Dr. Bray was featured in a Becker’s Spine Review article that covered his work in organizing a donation of 165,000 N95 masks to several large hospitals throughout the United States. Dr. Bray...


When Is Neck Surgery Necessary?

Let’s clear up a common misconception: When you make an appointment with a spine surgeon to address your neck pain, it doesn’t mean that neck surgery is definitely in your future. In fact, at DISC...