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Pediatric Spine Surgery

Pediatric spine surgery is a specialty designed to correct disorders with the spinal cord that exist from the time of birth or are a result of an accident or trauma among children and adolescents. If left untreated, children with spinal deformities including scoliosis, kyphosis and other conditions can struggle with mobility and pain as they grow.

At Loma Linda, the Department of Neurosurgery’s pediatric neurosurgeons evaluate and treat pediatric spinal problems within a child-friendly and compassionate environment. Our integrated approach to care ensures that we provide the best course of treatment based on each child’s individual situation. Loma Linda’s pediatric neurosurgeons are more than capable of providing safe and effective spine surgery that helps prevent long-term loss of neurological function, chronic pain and deformity. In turn, children and young adults are able to resume their everyday lives, sports and activities as soon as possible.


Our expert team of neurosurgeons offers consultation to thoroughly review patients’ medical histories and diagnostic data in order to carefully select patients for potential surgery.

Spine Procedures
We perform a wide range of minimally invasive and open spine procedures, including:

  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACD&F)
  • Cervical laminectomy with or without fusion
  • Cervical and lumbar artificial disc replacement
  • Lumbar laminectomy and discectomy
  • Lumbar fusion, including anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF), and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF)

Cranial Procedures
The most common procedures we perform related to the scalp, skull, and brain include:

Endovascular Procedures

  • Carotid artery stenting for carotid stenosis
  • Coiling of cerebral aneurysms
  • Embolization of arteriovenous malformations

Peripheral Nerve Procedures

  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Peroneal nerve decompression
  • Ulnar nerve decompression

San Bernardino County
Loma Linda Outpatient Clinic
Loma Linda Professional Plaza

25455 Barton Road, Suite 108-A
Loma Linda, CA 92354
Toll Free: (877) 558-0800
Fax: (909) 558-6309
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Beaumont/Banning Outpatient Clinic
81 South Highland Springs Avenue Suite 301
Beaumont, California 92223
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Hesperia Outpatient Clinic
12021 Jacaranda Ave
Hesperia, CA 92395
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Riverside County
Corona Outpatient Clinic
2071 Compton Ave, Suite 105
Corona, CA 92881
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Murrieta Outpatient Clinic
28078 Baxter Road, Suite 430
Murrieta, CA 92563
Telephone: (951) 290-6378
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LLUMC’s Department of Neurosurgery physicians are committed to offering the best surgical treatment of brain and spine conditions. Our physicians have many years of experience and hold specialty certifications.
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Physicians and Allied Health Professionals

Adult Neurosurgery
•    Farbod Asgarzadie, MD
•    Austin R. T. Colohan, MD
•    Sam Ghostine, MD
•    Valerie Gumangam, NP
•    Mayra Martinez, PA-C
•    Jonnell Myren, NP
•    Mark Spicer, PhD, MD
•    Kamal R.M. Woods, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgery
•    Yuthana Kong, PA-C
•    Asma Taha, PhD, PNP
•    Alexander Zouros, MD
•    Venkatraman Sadanand, MD, PhD

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