Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Dr. Burak Ozgur, top U.S. neurosurgeon

Your Spine and Your Health

Symptoms of Possible Spinal Injuries

The human spine acts as the foundation and framework of the body. When the spine is ill, other parts of the body can become affected as well. Car accidents, sitting for long periods of time, bad posture, alcohol or drugs use, improper lifting, emotional stress and chemical imbalances are a […]

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The Human Spine in Numbers

Numbers Making up the Human Spine

The spine is made up of 33 vertebrae.
More than 13 million neurons are found in the spine.
Adults only have 26 vertebrae because bones fuse together as we age.
There are 220 ligaments in the spine.
There are 7 vertebraes in the necks of humans and giraffes.
The spine has over 120 muscles.
There […]

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From a Walker to Walking Freely & Without Pain in One Day

From a life of near paralysis to snatching a 230-pound halibut out of Alaskan waters in less than two weeks is a story Darwin Beckel will always tell.

“I was suffering severely because of spinal stenosis,” said Darwin, who had undergone unsuccessful back surgery at another hospital in 2010, and decided to contact Dr. Burak […]

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Burak Ozgur, M.D. helps to develop Multidisciplinary Spine Program which launched February 2014 at Hoag Hospital

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian launched the Hoag Neurosurgery Spine Program in February 2014. The multidisciplinary program aims to bring specialists together for more efficient and effective care.

“The intent was to create a program not around a specialty, but around the spine care service,” says Burak Ozgur, MD, chief of service of the Neurosurgery Spine […]

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Dr. Ozgur performs not only the first ever SECURE-C Artificial Disc Replacement at Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, but it’s also the first of its kind in Orange County

Dr. Ozgur performed the first ever SECURE-C Artificial Disc Replacement procedure in Orange County at Hoag Hospital Newport Beach. Patient Edna Zitko, the first patient in Orange County to undergo this procedure, suffered from chronic neck pain and debilitating upper extremity numbness and was fearful of surgery. After she underwent surgery on August 6, […]

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Minimally Invasive Surgery Corrects Scoliosis And Relieves Retired Teacher’s Chronic Pain

Source: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Carole Riggs, a retired teacher and school principal, points to her work during one Christmas vacation bending, twisting and sitting on the floor to create games and teaching aids as the primary culprit behind many years of back pain.
Burak M. Ozgur, M.D., the neurosurgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center who performed the minimally […]

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After 11 Years of Back Pain Following Accident, Woman Finds Relief in Neurosurgery for the Spine

Source: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Newswise — Newport Beach resident Dorys Balboa spent 11 years in pain after being involved in a car crash that injured her low back. Medication, pain management techniques and alternative therapies, such as acupuncture, offered only limited respites, but decompression surgery performed by a neurosurgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center brought immediate, […]

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Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion Yields Rapid Recovery

Puts Nursing Student Back on Track to Fulfilling Mid-life Dream

Source: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Newswise — After years of debilitating back pain, Charisse Elliott of Palm Desert has more than a new lease on life. After minimally invasive spinal fusion surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the nursing student also has a newfound professional goal ” to […]

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