Spinal Stenosis and Myelopathy

Our world-renowned spine surgeons provide comprehensive care for spinal stenosis and myelopathy.

Spinal Stenosis and Myelopathy

Our world-renowned spine surgeons provide comprehensive care for spinal stenosis and myelopathy.

Expert Care for Spinal Stenosis and Myelopathy

Spinal stenosis occurs when the spaces in your spine narrow due to age-related wear and tear or an injury. This can lead to an increase in pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. Over time, spinal stenosis can cause severe compression of the spinal cord, also called myelopathy.

Our spine care team treats spinal stenosis symptoms, such as:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Numbness or tingling in your arms and legs

If your symptoms do not improve, our experienced spine team offers a wide range of surgical options, from less invasive treatment to cutting-edge robotic technology.

When Should I See a Spine Surgeon?

Why Choose Us for Spinal Stenosis Surgery and Care

Your spine care team includes orthopedic and neurological surgeons, physiatrists, pain management specialists and physical therapists.

We provide advanced diagnostic testing to determine what’s causing your neck pain or back pain and create a treatment plan just for you.

Our Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program provides support tools to help patients recover and return home sooner.

Our spine surgeons are pioneers in minimally invasive spine surgery and trusted experts among patients looking for second opinions.

We are recognized as a Blue Distinction Center by Blue Cross Blue Shield for our high-quality spine care.

Our Team

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Ram Kiran Alluri, MD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
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Spine Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery
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Occupational Therapy, Breast Cancer

Arun Paul Amar, MD

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Associate Professor
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Neurosurgery, Endovascular Neurosurgery, Intracranial Pressure

Frank Attenello, MD

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Neurosurgery, Brain and Tumor Neurosurgery, Brain Tumor
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Brain Injury and Stroke Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine  View more

Sarah Blumenthal, MD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
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Orthopedic Trauma Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery
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Occupational Therapy

Thomas C. Chen, MD, PhD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Neurological Surgery
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Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery, Brain Tumor  View more

David S. Cheng, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine, Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine  View more
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Aaron Cohen-Gadol, MD

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Brain Tumor, Neurosurgery
Associate Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy
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J. Dominic Femino, MD

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Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
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Orthopedic Oncology, Orthopedic Surgery

Seth C. Gamradt, MD

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Director of Orthopaedic Athletic Medicine
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Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, ACL Injuries

Joshua Layne Gary, MD

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Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery Trauma Service at Keck Medicine …
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Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

Loren Michael Geller, MD

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Clinical Assistant Professor of Othopaedic Surgery (Practiti …
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Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine  View more
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Steven L. Giannotta, MD

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Chair, Neurological Surgery Professor of Neurological Surger …
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Neurosurgery, Brain and Tumor Neurosurgery

John Peter Gruen, MD

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Associate Professor
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Neurosurgery

Raymond J. Hah, MD

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Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
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Spine Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

Cara Jean Hall, MD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
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Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine  View more
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Assistant Professor Of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck …
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Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology, Salivary Gland

George F. Rick Hatch Iii, MD

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Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
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Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine  View more

Nathanael David Heckmann, MD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
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Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Orthopedic Surgery

Brian K. Hong, DPM

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
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Orthopedic Surgery, Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Surgery, Podiatry  View more

Patrick C. Hsieh, MD

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Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery
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Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery
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Neurology, Neurosurgery

Niels C. Kokot, MD

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Professor, Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
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Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Salivary Gland

Mark Krieger, MD

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Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery Chief of Staff of …
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Daniel I. Kwon, MD

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Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck …
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Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Salivary Gland

Brian Lee, MD

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Director of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
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Neurosurgery, Movement Disorders Neurology, Functional Neurosurgery  View more
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Jay R. Lieberman, MD

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Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery …
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Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Orthopedic Surgery

Mark Andrew Liker, MD

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Assistant Clinical Professor
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Neurosurgery
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Joseph Nairne Liu, MD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
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Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine  View more

Charles Yu Liu, MD, PhD

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Professor of Neurological Surgery and Neurology
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Neurosurgery

John C. Liu, MD

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Professor of Neurosurgery
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Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery

Donald B. Longjohn, MD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
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Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Orthopedic Surgery
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William J. Mack, MD

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Professor of Neurosurgery
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Neurosurgery, Interventional Radiology, Endovascular Neurosurgery  View more
Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy
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J. Gordon Mccomb, MD

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Professor of Neurological Surgery
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Neurosurgery
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Luke Thomas Nicholson, MD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
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Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery

Daniel A. Oakes, MD

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Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
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Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Orthopedic Surgery

Reza Omid, MD

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Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
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Orthopedic Surgery, Shoulder and Elbow Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Sports Medicine  View more

Christopher C. Ornelas, MD

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Chief of Spine Medicine, Director of USC Spine Medicine Serv …
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Surgery, Pain Medicine  View more

Stephen Gerald Owens, MD

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Clinical Assistant Professor of Othopaedic Surgery (Practiti …
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Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine  View more

Joseph Thomas Patterson, MD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
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Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma Surgery, Limb Lengthening  View more

Alexander Bradley Peterson, MD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
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Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery
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Jonathan J. Russin, MD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery
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Neurosurgery, Endovascular Neurosurgery

Michael Safaee, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor Of Clinical Neurological Surgery
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Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery
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Uttam K. Sinha, MD

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Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
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Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Salivary Gland
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Mark J. Spoonamore, MD

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Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
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Spine Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery
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Milan Stevanovic, MD

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Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery (Clinical Scholar)
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Orthopedic Surgery, Shoulder and Elbow Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery  View more
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Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Mark S. Swanson, MD

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Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck …
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Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Salivary Gland
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Speech-Language Pathology, Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology

Eric Wan Tan, MD

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Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
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Orthopedic Surgery, Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Surgery
Assistant Professor Of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck …
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Head and Neck Surgery, Salivary Gland

Gene Tekmyster, DO

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine  View more
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Occupational Therapy
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurology
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Occupational Therapy
Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck …
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Speech-Language Pathology, Head and Neck Surgery
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery
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Neurosurgery, Endovascular Neurosurgery, Vascular Neurosurgery

Jeffrey C. Wang, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery ( …
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Spine Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

Alexander E Weber, MD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
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Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine  View more
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Occupational Therapy
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurology

Andrew Yun, MD

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Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
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Orthopaedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery  View more

Gabriel Zada, MD

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Director, USC Brain Tumor Center
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Neurosurgery, Brain and Tumor Neurosurgery, Brain Tumor

Lee Michael Zuckerman, MD

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Assocate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
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Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Oncology
Assistant Professor Of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck …
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Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology, Salivary Gland

Niels C. Kokot, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor, Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
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Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Salivary Gland

Daniel I. Kwon, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck …
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Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Salivary Gland

Uttam K. Sinha, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
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Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Salivary Gland

Mark S. Swanson, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck …
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Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Salivary Gland
Assistant Professor Of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck …
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Head and Neck Surgery, Salivary Gland
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Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
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Speech-Language Pathology, Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology
Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck …
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Speech-Language Pathology, Head and Neck Surgery

David S. Cheng, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine, Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine  View more

Christopher C. Ornelas, MD

Accepting new patients
Chief of Spine Medicine, Director of USC Spine Medicine Serv …
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Surgery, Pain Medicine  View more

Gene Tekmyster, DO

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine  View more

Arun Paul Amar, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor
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Neurosurgery, Endovascular Neurosurgery, Intracranial Pressure

Frank Attenello, MD

Accepting new patients
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Neurosurgery, Brain and Tumor Neurosurgery, Brain Tumor

Thomas C. Chen, MD, PhD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Neurological Surgery
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Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery, Brain Tumor  View more

Aaron Cohen-Gadol, MD

Accepting new patients
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Brain Tumor, Neurosurgery

Steven L. Giannotta, MD

Accepting new patients
Chair, Neurological Surgery Professor of Neurological Surger …
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Neurosurgery, Brain and Tumor Neurosurgery

John Peter Gruen, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor
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Neurosurgery

Patrick C. Hsieh, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery
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Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery
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Neurology, Neurosurgery

Mark Krieger, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery Chief of Staff of …
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Neurosurgery

Brian Lee, MD

Accepting new patients
Director of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
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Neurosurgery, Movement Disorders Neurology, Functional Neurosurgery  View more

Mark Andrew Liker, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Clinical Professor
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Neurosurgery

Charles Yu Liu, MD, PhD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Neurological Surgery and Neurology
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Neurosurgery

John C. Liu, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Neurosurgery
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Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery

William J. Mack, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Neurosurgery
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Neurosurgery, Interventional Radiology, Endovascular Neurosurgery  View more

J. Gordon Mccomb, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Neurological Surgery
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Neurosurgery

Jonathan J. Russin, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery
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Neurosurgery, Endovascular Neurosurgery

Michael Safaee, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor Of Clinical Neurological Surgery
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Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery
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Neurosurgery, Endovascular Neurosurgery, Vascular Neurosurgery

Gabriel Zada, MD

Accepting new patients
Director, USC Brain Tumor Center
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Neurosurgery, Brain and Tumor Neurosurgery, Brain Tumor
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Occupational Therapy, Breast Cancer
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Associate Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy
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Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy
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