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About our practice
Our Patients. Our Passion.
Patients suffering from spinal problems have unique demands. The discomfort from these conditions can affect every aspect of life. We are here to help. The pillars of our practice are compassion and a commitment to the cutting edge. The patient is at the center of everything we do.
Meet The Doctors
Dr. Alexandre Rasouli, M.D.
Alexandre Rasouli, M.D. is a nationally-recognized, board-certified spine surgeon who specializes in the surgical and nonsurgical management of cervical, thoracic and lumbar disorders of the spine, degenerative disorders, spinal trauma, adult and pediatric deformity, spinal oncology and minimally invasive surgery.
Dr. Rasouli gained prominence in the field of spinal disorders after his 2007 discovery of a novel method of regenerating neurons damaged by spinal cord injury using peripheral nerve transplantation. A Stanford honors graduate with extensive training in neurosurgical and orthopedic surgery techniques, he was also the first to describe the genetic response of spinal cord tissue to traumatic injury. His research focuses on developing a cure for paralysis.
He has authored over 50 manuscripts, abstracts, book chapters and presentations in neurological and orthopedic literature. He leads many clinical trials for advanced surgical techniques, including motion-preserving and minimally-invasive surgery. His practice attracts patients from around the world.
Dr. Sonal Sodha, M.D.
Sonal Sodha, M.D. is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of a wide range of diseases affecting the spine. Having completed her fellowship training at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Sodha specializes in both the surgical and nonsurgical management of spinal disorders. She uses the latest evidence-based techniques and surgical innovations available for her patients, including microsurgery, minimally invasive surgery, motion preservation, and complex spine surgery. Her treatment philosophy is to evaluate each patient holistically and provide precise treatment options based on the patient’s uniquely individual goals.
Dr. Sodha attended college at MIT, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering. She then worked on numerous research studies while earning a Masters of Engineering from Harvard University and MIT in a combined program. Then pivoting to a more patient-centered role, she earned her M.D. degree from the distinguished Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Sodha completed her residency training in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She then went on to complete her fellowship training in spine surgery at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, helping take care of patients with a wide range of complex spine pathology.
In addition to these credentials, Dr. Sodha has published articles in numerous peer-reviewed medical journals and has presented her work at national meetings. Using her background in biomedical engineering, she remains actively involved in various clinical research interests that will benefit patients. In addition, Dr. Sodha is a member of numerous orthopedic and spine societies, including North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society.
Medical School: Johns Hopkins
Residency: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic
Dedicated to Medical Advancement
The spine is one of the most challenging parts of the human body. Life and function are at stake. Through decades of research and refinement of our techniques, we have eliminated the uncertainty and mystery of spinal care. Our treatment strategies are precise, successful, and reproducible.
OUR RENOWNED MEDICAL TEAM
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We have assembled a team of some of the most skilled and compassionate health-care providers in the country. Their goal is singular: to restore your quality of life.
NOVEMBER 1, 2022
RasouliSpine Works with the EOSedge to Provide the Best in Spine Care
Introducing the most advanced imaging technology for x-rays yet: The EOSedge. RasouliSpine is the very first medical team to offer this new, state-of-the-art, biplanar x-ray detection system, as an aid with surgical planning in a non-hospital setting. We invite patients…Visit Blog
SEPTEMBER 23, 2022
Dr. Rasouli Performs First prodisc® C Vivo Procedure in Western US
Centinel Spine®, LLC, a leading global medical device company addressing cervical and lumbar spinal disease through anterior surgical access, today announced the first implantation of its prodisc® C Vivo Cervical Total Disc Replacement (TDR) product in the Western U.S. In July...Visit Blog
JULY 22, 2022
Dr. Rasouli Leads Seminar with CAALA for Attorney Education
Dr. Alexandre Rasouli hosted a two hour demonstration for the benefit of local attorneys, to better educate the general public on the complicated process that spinal surgery can be for his patients.Visit Blog
JANUARY 27, 2021
Innovations for Spine Surgery: Dr. Rasouli Affirms Outpatient Surgery and AR are “In”
At the forefront of embracing the growing advancements in surgery is Dr. Alexandre Rasouli, a nationally recognized, board-certified spine surgeon. With his focus on the innovations and advancements of technology in surgery, he is paving the way to incorporate these elements into his practice and encouraging other surgeons to follow suit.Visit Blog
DECEMBER 17, 2020
Dr. Rasouli One of The First Providers to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine
So that we may continue to provide world-class care and to ensure the safety of our patients, it is with the greatest excitement that we share with you today that Dr. Rasouli was part of the first group of providers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.Visit 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.Visit Blog
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...
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%.Visit Blog
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..Visit Blog
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.Visit Blog
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.Visit Blog
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.Visit Blog
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.Visit Blog
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.Visit Blog
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.Visit Blog
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."Visit Blog
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