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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.

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Meet The Doctor




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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.

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.



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OUR RENOWNED MEDICAL TEAM

We've Got Your Back

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.

Dr. Cooper
M.D.
MEET Dr. COOPER

Dr. Cooper

M.D.

A diplomat of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, Dr. Martin Cooper specializes in the latest brain and spine surgery techniques. He offers experience, state-of-the-art medical care, personal contact from consultation to recovery and peace of mind for patients and their families at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Cooper's approach is to combine the least invasive with the most effective proven treatment available, specifically tailored for each patient.

www.martincoopermd.com
Dr. King
M.D.
MEET Dr. KING

Dr. King

M.D.

Dr. Wesley King's expertise includes the treatment of Pituitary and neuroendocrine conditions, cerebrovascular diseases, brain tumors, skull base lesions as well as complex disorders of the spine including spinal tumors and Chiari Malformations. Globally recognized as a pioneer in minimally invasive and endoscopic surgery, Dr. King's expertise includes more than 80 original articles, books and book chapters. Nationally he is recognized by his peers and is included in The Best Doctors in America®, Super Doctors® and America's Best Surgeons® annual surveys.

www.neuroendo.org
Dr. Wagner
M.D.
MEET Dr. WAGNER

Dr. Wagner

M.D.

Willis Wagner, M.D. is a board-certified vascular surgeon with unique expertise in anterior and lateral exposure of the thoracic and lumbar spine. Since entering practice in 1988, he has performed over 5,000 spine exposures including many complex reoperative procedures. He published the largest experience in the United States with revision or explantation of a lumbar disc replacement.

An accomplished vascular surgeon with expertise in carotid and abdominal aneurysm surgery, Dr. Wagner has been chosen as one of Los Angeles’s Super Doctors every year since its inception in 2008. He served as the President of the Southern California Vascular Surgery Society and the Chief of Vascular Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for 16 years. He has authored over 60 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He has lectured on spine exposure techniques in local, regional and national physician meetings.

Lauren Bennett
Physician Assistant
MEET LAUREN

Lauren Bennett

Physician Assistant

The patient care experience is a critical element to surgical recovery and overall well-being. My goal as a board certified Physician Assistant is to ensure patients have a positive experience by providing the highest quality care in both the clinic and the operating room. Through the delivery of patient-centered care we will ensure the patient achieves the best possible health outcome.
Allie Ade
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
MEET ALLIE

Allie Ade

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

On behalf of myself and the entire RasouliSpine team, I would like to take a moment to welcome you. Our dedicated and devoted staff is here to help you and our mission is restoring your quality of life. Patient care is of the utmost importance to us here at RasouliSpine. Our aim is to guide you through this process seamlessly.
Erika Luna
DIRECTOR OF SURGICAL PLANNING
MEET ERIKA

Erika Luna

DIRECTOR OF SURGICAL PLANNING

The most important thing you can do for a patient is to be welcoming. Undergoing surgery can be a stressful thing so seeing a patient smile and appreciate our efforts to make their journey as smooth as possible is what motivates me. Going above and beyond the call of duty is a normal, everyday activity in our office.
Anthony Ma
Clinical Research Coordinator
MEET ANTHONY

Anthony Ma

CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR

As the research coordinator, I prioritize patient care in the clinical projects I undertake at RasouliSpine. All of our clinical trials and study protocols seek to ensure the safety and health of our patients, as well as the development of new treatments and technologies. Improving the quality of life and satisfaction of our patients is the most important data point of my research objectives.
Emma McElroy
PATIENT LIAISON
MEET EMMA

Emma McElroy

PATIENT LIAISON

I strive to help our patients navigate through every step of their healing process with ease. I understand that the road to rehabilitation and recovery can be tough – but my job is to take care of the little things so you don’t have to. What motivates me most is to see our patients get back to doing what they love and living a pain-free life.
Michell Garcia
PATIENT LIAISON
MEET MICHELL

Michell Garcia

PATIENT LIAISON

Recovery is more than just treatment. I understand that every patient requires time, support, all ears and heart - and I am here for that. It is a privilege to be able to work with an amazing team where we all help our patients bounce back to live a pain free life that one deserves.
Soo Kim
SENIOR SCHEDULER
MEET SOO

Soo Kim

SENIOR SCHEDULER

Making patients feel comfortable during their appointment is my goal as senior scheduler. Visits at the doctor’s office can be stressful and uncomfortable, but I am here to make your experience at RasouliSpine as smooth and efficient as possible. I am always happy to see our patients returning to their daily lives with full health and well-being.
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The 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.

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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.

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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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