We understand how serious and nerve-wracking a spinal injury can be. And you want the best possible spine surgeon in Los Angeles to take care of you. Dr. Sang Do Kim is a highly trained and skilled board certified spine surgeon. At our state-of-the-art practice, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal conditions such as sciatica, back pain, herniated discs, spinal fusion, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, spinal tumors and fractures. Exceptional patient care, outstanding results, compassion and integrity are the cornerstones of our practice. Incorporating the latest technology, we will do our utmost to provide you with the outstanding orthopaedic care that you deserve. We personalize every treatment and take the time to speak to you about your orthopaedic treatment goals. As a team, we will make recommendations allowing you to make the most educated health care decisions. Among our most important functions is to educate our patients as to their treatment options. Your visits with us are all about you, your happiness, your comfort and your health. Our patients expect and receive the finest care with a gentle touch each and every time they see us. The more you know, the better equipped you are to make wise decisions about your health care.
A spine fusion surgery involves using a bone graft to cause two vertebral bodies to grow together into one long bone, thereby limiting mobility and reducing pain. Bone grafts can be taken from a variety of sources. When the graft comes from your own hip, it is called an autograft bone. A harvested bone graft from cadaver bone is an allograft bone, and a manufactured bone graft is known as asynthetic bone graft substitute. In addition to ascertaining which and how many levels to fuse and which type of bone graft to choose, there are many types of spinal fusion your spine surgeon in Los Angeles will discuss with you. These include fusions with surgical approaches from the front (anterior), the back (posterior), both front and back, and/or from the side.
At our compassionate office, we are well aware of the stress this medical choice can bring up and we work diligently to educate our patients on the pros and cons of each procedure so you are confident with your decision. The experienced spine surgeon in Los Angeles understands that informed patients fare much better than those who are not part of the decision-making process. We understand that you have choices in your healthcare providers and we want to assure you that we have your best interests in mind. So if you have back problems and are considering a spinal fusion, give us a call today.