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Spinal disorders and conditions can affect your ability to walk, stand upright, bend or twist. When a spine disorder occurs, effective diagnosis and treatment are not only essential for recovery, but also critical to restoring quality of life. The Spine Center at Loma Linda University Medical Center understands that patients want to get back to living their lives, which is why the specialists at the Spine Center focus on treating patients with minimally invasive techniques as much as possible.
The Spine Center utilizes the expertise of a broad range of specialists including orthopedic surgeons, rehabilitation specialists, physiatrists and psychiatrists to create an individualized plan for each patient. Treatment plans not only target the spine disorder itself, but also tackle every aspect of a patient’s recovery from psychological aspects to physical and occupational therapy. With a wide variety of treatment options available to them, the Spine Center’s specialists are able to combine surgical procedures with non-surgical options such as counseling and acupuncture to ensure that patients regain their whole range of function.


Loma Linda University Medical Center’s (LLUMC) Department of Orthopedic Surgery offers comprehensive treatment and the latest technology for all disorders affecting the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine including: 

  • Artificial disc replacement
  • Deformity and scoliosis reconstruction
  • Dynamic spinal stabilization systems
  • Fracture/trauma/tumor reconstruction and degenerative spine disorders
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Micro discectomy
  • Minimally invasive fusions
  • Minimally invasive spine surgeries
  • Motion preservation technologies
  • Spinal cord stimulator

Conditions and Treatments
Loma Linda University Medical Center’s orthopedic surgeons specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the musculoskeletal system for patients of all ages. The department treats a wide range of orthopedic conditions including:

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery is located within the Professional Plaza Building on the LLUMC campus. The address is:

Professional Plaza, Building B
25455 Barton Road, Suite 102B
Loma Linda, CA 92354
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LLUMC’s Department of Orthopedics physicians specialize in surgery, research and clinical consultations. Their expertise and leadership produces better outcomes for patients, improving their mobility and quality of life.
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Featured Physicians

•    Gary D. Botimer, MD
•    William P. Bunnell, MD
•    Thomas R. Burgdorff, MD
•    Wayne K Cheng, MD
•    Olumide A. Danisa, MD
•    Eric Gokcen, MD
•    Christoper M. Jobe, MD
•    Martin J. Morrison, MD
•    Scott C. Nelson, MD
•    Wesley P. Phipatanakul, MD
•    Barth. B. Riedel, MD
•    Lorra M. Sharp, MD
•    Hassan M. Syed, MD
•    Barry E. Watkins, MD
•    Montri D. Wongworawat, MD
•    Virchel E. Wood, MD
•    Lee Zuckerman, MD


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