Considering Spine Surgery? What to Know for Those Seeking Relief from Pain

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Long Beach Memorial
Amandeep Bhalla, MD
Featured speaker:

Amandeep Bhalla, MD

Specialties:
  • Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery

Dr. Bhalla was born and raised in Southern California. He pursued his undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Anthropology. He returned to Los Angeles to attend medical school at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Subsequently he did his internship and residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Podcast Summary

Having a spine issue is more than just having a bad back or neck. Fewer than 5 percent of people with back pain are good candidates for surgery, yet for patients with serious structural problems or disease, back surgeries are often highly successful.