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Orthopaedist in Beverly Hills

Disc Replacement in Beverly Hills

Orthopaedist in Beverly Hills

Orthopaedist in Beverly Hills

The pain from a spinal injury can have a profound effect on your quality of life and your ability to perform simple tasks. Dr. Jason M Cuellar, your orthopaedist in Beverly Hills, can change all that for the better. He is a trusted, fellowship-trained orthopaedic 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.

Dr. Cuellar and his team are experts at total disc replacement while still maintaining spinal movement. This orthopaedist in Beverly Hills prefers disc replacement to spinal fusion. Total replacement of a spinal intervertebral disc is known by several terms, such as total disc replacement (TDR), artificial disc replacement (ADR) or total disc arthroplasty (TDA). All of these terms refer to the same thing – removing a diseased intervertebral disc and replacing it with a device made mostly of various mixes of medical grade metal. Sometimes the device also contains a part which is made of specialized wear-resistant plastic referred to as high-molecular weight polyethylene which is the same material used in total hip and total knee replacements.

Dr. Cuéllar, your orthopaedist in Beverly Hills, 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. 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.

Beverly Hills Orthopaedist
450 N. Roxbury Drive, 3rd Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 803-9407

Spine Surgeon in Beverly Hills

WELCOME TO JASON M. CUELLAR, M.D., INC

Jason M. Cuéllar, M.D., Ph.D. is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic spine surgeon in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, CA. He provides compassionate treatment of patients with spinal disorders; both non-surgical and surgical. He focuses on total disk replacement (artificial disk replacement) and minimally invasive spine surgery. In addition, he provides non-operative treatment of knee pain, 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.

He treats various disorders of the spine, including cervical disk herniation, cervical radiculopathy, cervical myelopathy, neck pain, cervical stenosis, cervical disk degeneration, lumbar disk herniation, lumbar radiculopathy, lumbar stenosis, lumbar degenerative disk disease and low back pain.

OUR DOCTOR

Dr. Jason M. Cuéllar, MD, PhD

Prior to medical school, Dr. Jason Cuéllar completed an undergraduate degree in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior at U.C. Davis, followed by a Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology, where he researched the mechanisms of pain and pain pathophysiology within the spinal cord. He had an early interest in how exactly a disc herniation causes pain at the molecular level.

Dr. Jason M. Cuéllar completed his training in orthopaedic surgery at the prestigious New York University-Hospital for Joint Diseases (NYU-HJD). During this 6-year training period he treated patients at the two busiest level-1 trauma centers in New York state. He received training in spinal surgery from world-renowned scoliosis and deformity spinal surgeons Drs. Thomas Errico, Frank Schwab and Peter Passias, among many others.

While at NYU-HJD, Dr. Cuéllar completed an extra year as a musculoskeletal research fellow, performing both basic science and clinical research to advance the field of spine surgery and inflammatory cytokine research.

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OUR OFFICE

Dr. Cuellar ia a highly trained and skilled orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in disorders of the spine. At our office and in our surgical center, you will receive the highest quality care. Our staff will ensure that your visit exceeds your expectations. We feel it is our mission to educate our patients about their health care options and to help guide them to choose a treatment plan that best fits their needs.

450 N. Roxbury Drive, 3rd Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90210