Over the last several years, there have been tremendous advances in the way spinal surgery is performed. What used to be an open incision and complex procedure has been replaced by minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS). To find Beverly Hills’ best spine surgery practitioner, you don’t have to go any further than Dr. Jason M Cuellar. He is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon who provides compassionate treatment of patients with spinal disorders both non-surgical and surgical. He focuses on total disc replacement (artificial disc replacement) and minimally invasive spine surgery. 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 using the most advanced surgical techniques.
Some doctors refer to any small incision surgery as being minimally invasive. As a testament to his skills, Dr. Cuellar believes that the true distinction between traditional and MISS spine surgery is the amount of muscle dissection and muscle damage that the surgeon makes during the surgery. To achieve the results Beverly Hills’ best spine surgery does, Dr. Cuellar is also concerned with nerve or spinal cord decompression, spinal stability, and motion preservation at the treated level. This sets him apart from so many others. Depending on what spinal disorder you have, we can most likely achieve these goals using a variety of different surgical approaches or techniques. This is where the true art of spinal surgery comes into place – the learned techniques and preferences that he, as a surgeon, brings to the table.
After a thorough physical examination and medical history has been taken, specific imaging tests will be ordered to assess and diagnose your spinal condition and to determine if surgery is your best option. An experienced patient himself, this talented orthopedic 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 decide to have surgery and he therefore recommends surgery only as a last resort when non-operative treatments have failed. If you are considering Beverly Hills’ best spinal surgery, come in and speak with Dr. Cuellar who will explain all your treatment options.