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In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, RasouliSpine is now offering telemedical visits for patients who would like to abstain from coming into our office. Please call our office to schedule your remote appointment. We wish you & yours much health during this time. - RasouliSpine Team

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Successful Surgery
Starts Here.

Our aim is to get you to – and through – your day of surgery and onto the road to recovery as smoothly as possible.

01

Before Your Procedure

Preparing for your surgery can be anxiety-producing, but we are here to help guide you through the process. Please follow the below checklist to ensure proper preparation
before your surgery.

THREE TO FOUR WEEKS PRIOR TO SURGERY, YOU SHOULD:

• Schedule a preop appointment with your primary care physician for a medical clearance.

• Schedule your followup appointment for a date that is two to three weeks post-surgery.

ONE WEEK PRIOR TO
SURGERY, PLEASE:

• Stop all blood thinners, such as Baby Aspirin, fish oil, supplements, and anti-inflammatories. Please contact us with any questions.



02

The Day Of The Surgery

There are some important steps you can take the night before and the morning of your
surgery. These include:

• Shower with a special liquid soap called Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) which will destroy bacteria and minimize the risk of infection. CHG can be purchased at any pharmacy without a prescription.

• Do not shave the area of your surgery.

• Please do not eat or drink anything after midnight of the night before your procedure.

• On the day of your procedure wear clean, comfortable clothing.

• You may take your blood pressure medication with a sip of water that morning.

• Please bring with you all of your imaging studies (CT scans, MRIs, etc.) even if Dr. Rasouli has already reviewed them with you.

• If your surgery is at one of our outpatient facilities, please make arrangements for transportation from the facility to your home.

Once you check-in at your surgical facility, you will meet with your RasouliSpine Surgical Team who will go over your surgical schedule. We encourage you to ask any questions you might have regarding your plan of care.

03

THE RECOVERY

Some patients can go home immediately; others may take longer; every person
recovers at a different pace.

• You can go home in a regular vehicle after surgery; however, someone else must do the driving.

• You will be prescribed pain control medications to take home with you. Take them as prescribed.

• A special waterproof dressing will protect your incision. We will give you extra dressings with which to go home. Please change the dressings daily until you see Dr. Rasouli for your post-operative appointment.

• You can shower as soon as you wish after your surgery, as long as you change your dressings when you come out of the shower.

• Please avoid soaking in standing water until cleared to do so by our staff.

• It is normal for some patients to feel constipated after they go home. Walking and laxatives will help relieve this.

• We do not recommend applying any medications, ointments, or lotions to the incision until you see Dr. Rasouli for your post-operative appointment.




Our Facilities

Your surgical liaison will confirm the location of your upcoming surgery. Please don't hesitate to reach us with any questions related to arriving at your respective facility.

Testimonials

Our Patients.

Our Purpose.

We are privileged to be able to help our patients through their pain and disability. Whether it is through nonsurgical management, motion-sparing technology, minimally invasive techniques, or state-of-the-art outpatient procedures, our happy patients are our greatest achievement. Every patient deserves the chance to have a normal quality of life. We are honored to help them get there.

More Success Stories
"I can enjoy time with my family for the first time in years." ROBERT K.
"Thank you Dr. Rasouli, you are an angel from heaven."KAREN L.
"The moment he walked into the room, we felt the utmost confidence in Dr. Rasouli." BRIANNE J.
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The Blog

November 11, 2020

Dr. Alexandre Rasouli Becomes First Surgeon in the US to Use the ProDisc Lumbar ADR System

Today Dr. Rasouli became the first surgeon in the nation to use the new modular ProDisc lumbar artificial disk replacement system. “This invention makes even more accessible to a broader range of patients the benefits of motion preservation technology. This will revolutionize the way we think of artificial disk replacements,” Dr. Rasouli commented.

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October 26, 2020

RasouliSpine’s Clinical Trials Research 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic has elucidated many obstacles within the United States healthcare system, the gridlock of medical research has been evident for years.
While countries in Europe and Asia race towards “progress,” the United States often concerns itself with...

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October 2, 2020

RasouliSpine Now Offering the Revolutionary EOS Imaging System

RasouliSpine is now the only private practice in Los Angeles to offer the revolutionary EOS Imaging System. This system of orthopedic imaging provides detailed, high-quality images while reducing the amount of radiation a patient receives by 50% to 85%.

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September 10, 2020

RasouliSpine is the Premier Provider of the M6-C Artificial Cervical Disc

Dr. Alexandre Rasouli is the number one user in the United States of the M6-C artificial cervical disc replacement, designed to maintain the natural behavior of a functional spinal unit by replicating the biomechanical characteristics of the native disc..

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January 27, 2020

Dr. Rasouli Discusses Dan "Nitro" Clark's ADR Journey

Dr. Rasouli recently sat down with Dan "Nitro" Clark and Jamie Litrun to discuss the perils of back pain and how Dan is now back to 100%, thanks to Dr. Rasouli.

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December 11, 2019

Dr. Rasouli Discusses ADR and TDR with Jamie Litrun

Dr. Rasouli recently sat down with Jamie Litrun from the ADR Artificial Disc Replacement Support and Education Facebook Group. The two spoke about Artificial Disc Replacement (ADR) and Total Disc Replacement (TDR), including hybrid and multi-level TDR.

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December 6, 2019

Dr. Rasouli Leads Landmark Outpatient Study

In a landmark study led by Dr. Rasouli and recently published in the prestigious journal Spine, patients who underwent multilevel artificial disk replacements in the outpatient setting (same-day surgery) had essentially no complications postoperatively.

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September 17, 2019

Dr. Rasouli Named a Southern California Super Doctor 2020

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Alexandre Rasouli has been named a Southern California Super Doctor 2020. He was selected through a rigorous multi-step process that identifies healthcare providers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

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April 8, 2019

Range of Motion: Cervical Arthroplasty Compared to Cervical Fusion

The Prestige LP Cervical Disc on the left is an artificial cervical disc and is designed to maintain motion at the treated levels in the cervical spine. The treated levels maintain motion after the disc is implanted.

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NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Dr. Rasouli on Meet the Doctors Podcast

Dr. Rasouli says 90% of all patients with back pain don’t need surgery. By trying conservative treatments first, most patients will recover. For the 10% that need surgery, Dr. Rasouli pioneered doing cervical and lumbar artificial disc replacements in an outpatient setting. That means most of his cervical and lumbar disc replacements allow patients to go home the same day as surgery. These are rapid recovery spine surgeries.

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JANUARY 16, 2018

Melding Medicine and Technology

“The same things that are required for you to be good with computers make you good at surgery, which is a very logical, focus-driven algorithmic process where one task can’t be completed unless another task before it is completed. At the same time, there’s this art in surgery that’s not scientific or focus driven, but is just art – an expression of something that you can’t quite describe."

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