Jason M. Cuéllar, M.D., Ph.D. is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic spine surgeon in 90210. He provides expert treatment of spinal disorders, including both non-surgical and minimally invasive surgery options. He focuses on total disc replacement (artificial disc replacement) and minimally invasive spine surgery which encourages a faster recovery time with less discomfort. In addition, he provides non-operative treatment of knee conditions, including injections of a novel biologic therapy for mild and moderate osteoarthritis. He is affiliated with the Cedars-Sinai Spine Center of Excellence and Dr. Todd H. Lanman of Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery. His practice includes treatment of various disorders of the spine such as cervical disc herniation, cervical radiculopathy, cervical myelopathy, neck pain, cervical stenosis, cervical disc degeneration, lumbar disc herniation, lumbar radiculopathy, lumbar stenosis, lumbar degenerative disc disease, and low back pain.
Once we have exhausted all non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medications and we decide together that spine surgery is your best option, we can discuss various surgical techniques to treat your symptoms. This exceptional 90210 spine surgeon proffers a unique description of what he calls minimally invasive surgery options, or MIS. Many surgeons refer to any surgery in which they make a smaller than traditional incision as MIS surgery. However, Dr. Cuellar believes that the true distinction between traditional and MIS spine surgery is the amount of muscle dissection and muscle damage that the surgeon makes during the surgery. This philosophy is one he attributes to his mentor Dr. Anand, a pioneer in MIS spine surgery.
An experienced patient himself, Dr. Cuéllar, your 90210 spine surgeon, understands the importance of non-operative treatments when appropriate, and tailoring care to each individual patient’s needs and goals. Dr. Cuéllar will take the time you need to discuss all options available and explain recommendations in detail using diagrams, spine models, and video as needed. He understands how difficult it is for a patient to have surgery and he therefore recommends surgery only as a last resort when non-operative treatments have failed. He is thorough in his description of your minimally invasive spine surgery options. His compassionate staff will work with you to determine your best treatment options to restore optimum function and freedom from pain. Call for an appointment today.