We’re here with never-before-seen precision in spine surgery

Excelsius GPS
Future ExcelsiusGPS Patient, Roberta

Roberta Jimenez, 65, has been apprehensive about considering spine surgery, even though her pain was unrelenting. The misconceptions and fears of spine surgery weighed heavily on her. Her daughter researched ExcelsiusGPS® — an advanced technology improving surgical accuracy, patient safety and outcomes. MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center offers expert care and advanced technologies on par with the most elite hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. It is one of the few hospitals in the region with ExcelsiusGPS technology which is why Roberta’s daughter encouraged her to go for a consultation with the Spine Center team.

Our Spine Center uses a multi-disciplinary approach for elective neck and back surgery. Using expert evaluation and diagnosis, patients who are ready to consider more permanent solutions to their pain, receive a customized treatment plan that is unique to their needs to help them get back to work and play. Why travel long distances when the future of spine care is here?

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Your Spine Requires a Unique Road Map

ExcelciusGPS

  • ExcelsiusGPS creates a surgical plan based on a patient’s unique anatomy, guiding the robotic arm to a specific region of your spine, similar to a planned pathway on GPS. Our expert team of surgeons uses this pathway to accurately conduct spine surgery with the utmost precision resulting in the best outcomes to get you back on your feet again.

 

O-Arm

  • O-arm™ Surgical Imaging System is a platform designed for use in spine surgeries. It gives our spine surgeons the ability to increase their precision during surgery since it shows both 2D and 3D image structures of the spine in the operating room on a computer screen with amazing accuracy. The O-arm is an integral tool for the surgical team that enhances the best patient outcomes.

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Meet Our Spine Surgeons

Pairing advanced technologies with our expert physician partners results in Long Beach Medical Center delivering the best surgical outcomes to our patients. 

  • Amandeep Bhalla, M.D., medical director, Spine Center (ExcelsiusGPS® trained)
    • Board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship-trained at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Sarbpaul Bhalla, M.D. (ExcelsiusGPS® trained)
    • board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship-trained at CHI St. Luke's Health - Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
  • Azadeh Farin, M.D.
    • Board-certified neurosurgeon, fellowship-trained at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
  • Ramin Javahery, M.D.
    • Board-certified pediatric neurosurgeon and spine surgeon, fellowship-trained at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • Vu Le, M.D.
    • Board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship-trained at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and Holtz Children’s Hospital
  • Justin Millard, M.D. (ExcelsiusGPS® trained)
    • Board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship-trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Hooshang Pak, M.D. (ExcelsiusGPS® trained)
    • Board-certified neurosurgeon, fellowship-trained at Henry Ford Hospital
  • Sheri Palejwala, M.D.
    • Board-certified neurosurgeon, fellowship-trained at Pacific Neuroscience Institute at John Wayne Cancer Institute
  • Abraham Rayhaun, M.D. (ExcelsiusGPS® trained)
    • Board-certified neurosurgeon, fellowship-trained at Henry Ford Hospital
  • Kasra Rowshan, M.D.
    • Board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship-trained at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital and Miami Children’s Hospital
  • Curtis Spencer, M.D.
    • Board-certified orthopaedic surgeon
  • Kushagra Verma, M.D.
    • Board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship-trained at University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
  • Philip Yuan, M.D. (ExcelsiusGPS® trained)
    • Board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship-trained at the Rothman Institute - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
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Your Spine is Complex, That's Why You Need Complex Care

The Spine Center offers spine surgeons who are experts in complex spine surgery. Complex spine surgery is generally defined as a revision of prior back or neck surgery, scoliosis or surgery across more than three spinal segments (levels). 

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