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Pioneering A Whole New Kind of Spine Surgery
Minimally Invasive. Maximally Effective.
Modern spine surgery is vastly different from anything you may have heard or read about in the past. Techniques are now designed around small incisions, rapid recovery, and reproducible results. Our procedures are the ultimate expression of our commitment to restoring your quality of life - simply and elegantly.
The cervical spine— or neck— is responsible for some pretty important functions. It allows movement of the head and acts as a passageway for important nerves that control arm and leg function. The most common conditions in this region of the spine include disc herniation, disc degeneration, and spinal stenosis. Any of these conditions can cause neck and shoulder pain, neck stiffness, numbness or tingling in the arms or fingers, and weakness. We can treat most of the conditions without surgery. In the few conditions that do require surgery, amazing advancements have been made, such as artificial disc replacement and microsurgery.
Middle Back Procedures
The thoracic spine— or middle back— is responsible for movement of the torso. It is also a passageway for some important nerves that affect balance and leg function. The most common conditions in this region of the spine include disc degeneration and stenosis. Spinal tumors may also affect this region. Any of these conditions can cause mid back pain, flank pain, bowel or bladder conditions, or difficulty with balance and walking. Fortunately, many of these problems are treated successfully with minimally invasive techniques.
Lower Back Procedures
The lumbar spine— or low back— is one of the most important regions of the spine. All of the body’s motion and forces are transmitted through this part of the spine. It is the passageway for all the nerves that control leg function and bowel and bladder function. The lumbar spine also allows flexibility and the ability to twist and bend. The most common conditions include disc herniation, disc degeneration, spinal stenosis, tumors, and spinal fractures. Any of these conditions can cause stiffness, pain, numbness or tingling in the legs, difficulty walking or sitting, and even bowel or bladder issues. Nonsurgical and surgical advancements in this region have been staggering. Amazingly, we now treat most of the conditions in the lumbar spine in the outpatient setting using techniques such as artificial disc replacement and microdecompression.
The spine can only function properly when all of its regions— cervical, thoracic, lumbar— are in perfect harmony and alignment. The spinal bones or discs can develop structural conditions that disrupt this harmony and this causes deformity of the spine. Deformity most commonly looks like abnormal curvature of the spine, known as scoliosis, or like “hunching” of the spine, known as kyphosis. Minimally invasive deformity correction, computer-assisted surgery, and image-guided surgery have revolutionized our ability to successfully treat these conditions.
About The Procedure
Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
A minimally invasive, outpatient (same-day surgery) method of treating a failed disc in the neck with a biomechanical disc, thereby avoiding fusion and preserving motion.
Lumbar Artificial Disc Replacement
A minimally invasive, outpatient (same-day surgery) method of treating a failed disc in the low back with a biomechanical disc, thereby avoiding fusion and preserving motion.
A minimally invasive method of removing bone spurs from around the nerves in the neck to treat spinal stenosis.
A minimally invasive method of removing bone spurs from around the nerves in the low back to treat spinal stenosis.
A minimally invasive method of removing bone spurs from around the nerves in the mid-back to treat spinal stenosis.
A minimally invasive method of removing a disc fragment from around one or more nerves in the neck.
A minimally invasive method of removing a disc fragment from around one or more nerves in the low back.
A state-of-the-art method of correcting abnormal spinal curvatures using three-dimensional approaches.
Minimally Invasive Cervical Fusion
A modern method of spinal stabilization of the neck for cases in which artificial disc replacement is not possible.
A modern method of spinal stabilization of the back for cases in which artificial disc replacement is not possible.
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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