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October 11,2019

FDA Approves Artificial Cervical Disc

One third of people over 40 suffer with degenerative disc disease, leaving them in pain and unable to function. Now, the FDA has approved an artificial disc device that can help.   WATCH VIDEO
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October 11,2019

Artificial cervical disc brings hope for chronic pain sufferers

One-third of people over 40 suffer with degenerative disc disease, leaving them in pain and unable to function. Now the FDA has approved an artificial disc device that can help. Joy Benedict has one patient's story.   WATCH VIDEO
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October 11,2019

Dr. Todd Lanman Talks New Surgery for Neck Pain Sufferers

Los Angeles spinal neurosurgeon Dr. Todd H. Lanman joined us live to tell us all about a new disc replacement surgery for patients suffering from cervical disc regeneration. This is a surgical procedure that involves removing a damaged or degenerated…
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September 25,2019

New Artificial Disc Surgery Giving Hope To People With Weakening Spines

Surgeons around the country are now being trained to implant an artificial disc for people with weakening spines. One-third of people over the age of 40 suffer with degenerative disc disease, leaving them in pain and unable to function.  …
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September 24,2019

FDA approves new device to help disc pain sufferers

Bending down to play with your dog seems like a simple task but for Shay Gipson, it was once impossible. "I was crying. I thought I was having a heart attack," Gipson said. She had a herniated disc in her…
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September 11,2019

Dr. Lanman Discusses Kevin Hart’s Car Accident Injuries on E! News

Dr. Lanman appears on E! News to discuss the details of Kevin Hart's spinal injuries as a result of his recent car crash and the subsequent procedures.     
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September 05,2019

12 spine, neurosurgeons making in the headlines

Here are twelve spine and neurosurgeons making headlines.   Todd Lanman, MD, founder of Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery, performed a three-level artificial cervical disc replacement procedure with Orthofix's M6-C device. M6-C is an artificial disc replacement device that…
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August 14,2019

Dr. Todd Lanman completes 3-level cervical disc replacement with M6-C

Todd Lanman, MD, founder of Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery, performed a three-level artificial cervical disc replacement procedure with Orthofix's M6-C device, according to Virtual Strategy Magazine.   Three things to know:   1. M6-C is an artificial disc replacement…
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August 14,2019

Los Angeles Spinal Neurosurgeon Dr. Todd Lanman Becomes First in U.S. to Perform Landmark 3-Level M6 Artificial Disc Procedure

(LOS ANGELES) – AUG. 12, 2019 – American spinal neurosurgeon Dr. Todd H. Lanman (www.spine.md) has once again made history, successfully performing the first-ever three-level artificial cervical disc replacement procedure in the U.S., using the newly FDA-approved M6 device.  …
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July 02,2019

Debunked: The absurd story about smartphones causing kids to sprout horns

The Washington Post on Thursday published a story suggesting that the use of mobile devices is causing young people to sprout horns from their skulls. But a look at the scientific data behind the story finds that such a splashy takeaway is…
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July 02,2019

Courteney Cox cares for rocker boyfriend Johnny McDaid after surgery

Through thick and thin. Courteney Cox cared for boyfriend Johnny McDaidduring his time of need after he underwent surgery.   Cox, 55, updated fans during McDaid’s recovery period by sharing a funny Instagram post about her longtime love’s condition on Sunday, June 30. The…
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July 02,2019

Courteney Cox ‘happy’ to be taking care of Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid after surgery

The band announced last week that they had been forced to cancel a series of concerts after McDaid (42)  suffered "a serious problem with his neck".   It was the latest injury problem to plague the band after guitarist Nathan Connnolly sustained…
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July 02,2019

Courteney Cox Takes Care of Rocker Boyfriend Johnny McDaid After Surgery: ‘I’m His Number One Fan’

Through thick and thin. Courteney Cox cared for boyfriend Johnny McDaid during his time of need after he underwent surgery.   Cox, 55, updated fans during McDaid’s recovery period by sharing a funny Instagram post about her longtime love’s condition on Sunday, June 30. The…
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June 12,2019

First-ever two-level M6 procedure performed in the USA

Spinal neurosurgeon Todd H Lanman has become the first US doctor to perform a two-level artificial disc replacement surgery using the newly US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved M6-C device from Orthofix. He performed the procedure with his Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery…
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June 11,2019

Drs. Todd Lanman and Jason Cuellar complete debut 2-level disc replacement with M6

Todd Lanman, MD, and Jason Cuellar, MD, PhD, of Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Lanman Spine Neurosurgery successfully performed the first spine procedures with Orthofix's M6-C device.   Three insights:   1. Dr. Lanman previously performed the first artificial disc replacement with M6 in…
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May 09,2019

Chief Artificial Disc Replacement Innovator Dr. Todd Lanman Selected as Los Angeles’ Premier Provider of New FDA-Approved Anatomical M6 Cervical Disc Device

Los Angeles spinal neurosurgeon Dr. Todd H. Lanman continues to be at the forefront of spinal artificial disc replacement technology, once again leading the release of a new FDA-approved disc replacement device with the M6-C, a device with the first-ever…
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April 26,2019

Dr. Todd Lanman takes on Orthofix M6-C device implants — 3 takeaways

Spinal neurosurgeon Todd Lanman, MD, will begin implanting Orthofix's FDA-approved M6-C disc replacement device in patients with cervical disc degeneration.   Three takeaways:   1. Dr. Lanman founded Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery, which is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and…
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April 26,2019

Chief Artificial Disc Replacement Innovator Dr. Todd Lanman Selected as Los Angeles’ Premier Provider of New FDA-Approved Anatomical M6 Cervical Disc Device

Dr. Lanman to begin implanting M6 device in patients suffering from cervical disc degeneration as soon as June. Los Angeles spinal neurosurgeon Dr. Todd H. Lanman continues to be at the forefront of spinal artificial disc replacement technology, once again…
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October 30,2018

Dr. Todd Lanman Becomes First U.S. Spine Surgeon to Restore Movement to Patient’s Neck Through New Procedure

Dr. Todd Lanman Becomes First U.S. Spine Surgeon to Restore Movement to Patient's Neck Through New Procedure For first time in U.S. history, spinal neurosurgeon Dr. Todd H. Lanman of Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery in Beverly Hills, has successfully replaced a…
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October 30,2018

Drs. Todd Lanman, Linda Liau & more: 8 spine & neurosurgeons making headlines

Here are eight spine and neurosurgeons making headlines.   Todd Lanman, MD, performed a new spinal procedure that removes a patient's prior fusion in the neck and replaces the fusion with an artificial disc.   Read More
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October 22,2018

Spine surgeon Dr. Todd Lanman performs 1st U.S. surgery to restore movement in neck: 5 highlights

Todd Lanman, MD, performed a new spinal procedure that removes a patient's prior fusion in the neck and replaces the fusion with an artificial disc.   Here are five highlights:   1. By performing the surgery, Dr. Lanman became the…
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October 22,2018

Dr. Todd Lanman Becomes First U.S. Spine Surgeon to Restore Movement to Patient’s Neck Through New Procedure

For first time in U.S. history, spinal neurosurgeon Dr. Todd H. Lanman of Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery in Beverly Hills, has successfully replaced a patient's fusion with artificial discs, restoring them to nearly full movement in their neck.   PR Newswire…
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September 06,2018

Los Angeles spine surgeon Todd H Lanman earns ‘Leader in Health Care’ title

Prominent spinal neurosurgeon Todd H Lanman (Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery, Los Angeles, USA) has been honored by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of its 2018 ‘Leaders in Health Care,’ taking home the prestigious award at the 2018 Health Care…
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September 06,2018

Restorative motion surgery in the cervical spine: Reversing fusions and placing artificial discs

Todd H Lanman is a spine surgeon known for his work on the advancement of total disc replacement surgery and motion preservation. Following his own experiences undergoing a number of spinal surgeries, Lanman has pursued a career dedicated to the restoration of his patients’…
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June 27,2018

Artificial Disc Replacement as a Revision Procedure: Avid basketball player asks if he is a candidate for cervical (neck) artificial disc replacement. Todd Lanman, MD explains.

“I’ve read a lot about artificial disc replacement as a first surgical treatment option to restore and help maintain neck movement. However, my cervical spine surgery was a fusion procedure, and now, years after what was a successful surgery, I’m…
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June 12,2018

6 spine & neurosurgeons recently receiving honors — June 2018

Here are six spine and neurosurgeons who recently received awards or promotions. The American Association of Neurological Surgeons appointed Shelly Timmons, MD, as president. Syracuse, N.Y.-based Crouse Hospital surgeon Eric Deshaies, MD, is leaving the hospital to direct a brain and spine program in Charlotte, N.C. P. Richard…
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May 30,2018

5 spine and neurosurgeons making headlines

Here are five spine and neurosurgeons making headlines.   DiscGenics principal investigator Domagoj Coric, MD, of Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates in Charlotte, N.C., treated the first patient in the phase 1/phase 2 clinical trials of IDCT.   Michael Wang, MD, and his team are offering high-risk…
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May 25,2018

Preventing Neck and Back Pain While Traveling

Spinal Neurosurgeon Dr. Todd Lanman will join us live with tips on how to prevent neck and back pain while traveling. Dr. Lanman talked about everything from exercises to recommended products and tips. Dr. Lanman has treated celebs like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Clint…
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May 23,2018

Preeminent Los Angeles Spine Surgeon Dr. Todd H. Lanman Earns Rare…

Prominent spinal neurosurgeon Dr. Todd H. Lanman has been honored by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of its 2018 ‘Leaders in Health Care,’ taking home the prestigious award at the 2018 Health Care Leadership Forum & Awards last…
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May 23,2018

Dr. Todd Lanman recognized as 2018 leader in healthcare — 6 highlights

Los Angeles Business Journal  recognized Todd H. Lanman, MD, as one of the 2018 "Leaders in Health Care."   Here are six highlights.   1. Dr. Lanman received the award at the publication's 2018 Health Care Leadership Forum & Awards, May 15.…
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May 22,2018

Preeminent Los Angeles Spine Surgeon Dr. Todd H. Lanman Earns Rare Title of ‘Leader in Health Care’ at L.A. Business Journal’s 2018 Health Care Leadership Forum & Awards

Prominent spinal neurosurgeon Dr. Todd H. Lanman has been honored by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of its 2018 ‘Leaders in Health Care,’ taking home the prestigious award at the 2018 Health Care Leadership Forum & Awards last…
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April 09,2018

Innovative Spinal Neurosurgeon Dr. Todd Lanman Leads Way with Artificial Disc Replacement Presentation at April 17th Spine Conference

Dr. Todd Lanman, one of the world’s most sought-after and high profile spinal neurosurgeons, will lead a presentation about Artificial Disc Replacement at the Marina Del Rey Hospital on April 17th, helping to educate peers about advances in spine surgery…
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April 09,2018

Dr. Todd Lanman to speak on artificial disc replacement: 4 things to know

Todd Lanman, MD, of Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery, will lead an artificial disc replacement presentation at the Marina Del (Calif.) Rey Hospital April 17. Here are four things to know. Read More...
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March 23,2018

Exercises and lifestyle choices to avoid back and neck surgery

There are several exercises that you can do to help you avoid back and neck surgery. But there are also important lifestyle choices that I recommend you consider. Exercises and lifestyle choices are always essential elements in everything we do.…
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March 22,2018

Preventing Neck And Back Pain With Exercise, Diet, And More

Spinal Neurosurgeon Dr. Todd Lanman joined us live with tips on how to prevent neck and back pain. Dr. Lanman gave us recommendations on exercises, foods we should be eating, the recommended way to set up your desk, proper ways…
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March 09,2018

Top Doctors of Los Angeles 2018

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is pleased to partner with Leading Doctor’s Media to present Top Doctors of Los Angeles, a special insert in the Los Angeles Times with a selection of Castle Connolly Top Doctors in the Los Angeles Metro…
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March 09,2018

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Failed back surgery syndrome is the diagnosis given to people who continue to have pain after back or neck surgery.   It is not really a syndrome, but a tentative acknowledgement that surgery failed to relieve the person’s symptoms. It…
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February 23,2018

Artificial Disc Replacement Saving Lives and Careers Thanks To Beverly Hills Spine Surgery Innovator Dr. Todd Lanman

In her early 50s, celebrity trainer Andrea Leigh Logan was in so much pain from degenerative disc disease in her neck that most days she couldn’t pick herself off the floor, let alone aggressively train clients, describing the excruciating pain…
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January 30,2018

Keep Your Head Up: How Smartphone Addiction Kills Manners and Moods

Some 75 percent of Americans believe their smartphone usage doesn’t impact their ability to pay attention in a group setting, according to the Pew Research Center, and about a third of Americans believe that using phones in social settings actually contributes…
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January 25,2018

Medtronic, Safe Orthopaedics, Smith & Nephew & more: 8 device company notes

Here are eight key notes on orthopedic and spine device companies from the past week. Read More...
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January 25,2018

Visionary Spine Surgeon Dr. Todd Lanman Helps Support Spine Care Innovation In Atlanta With Revolutionary Testing

    Dr. Todd Lanman, one of the world's most high profile specialists in spine health and motion preservation surgery, will join his peers in the field this weekend for a special procedure that will help continue to revolutionize the…
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January 25,2018

Visionary Spine Surgeon Dr. Todd Lanman Helps Support Spine Care Innovation In Atlanta With Revolutionary Testing

Dr. Todd Lanman, one of the world’s most high profile specialists in spine health and motion preservation surgery, will join his peers in the field this weekend for a special procedure that will help continue to revolutionize the spine care…
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January 25,2018

We don’t need to do a study to confirm what we already know: Smartphones are really bad for us.

 To the editor: Perhaps “The death of common sense” would have been a better headline for the Jan. 8 article, “Apple should study how iPhone use might hurt kids, two big investors say.”   Read More...
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January 25,2018

Interlaminar stabilization fills the spinal stenosis ‘Transition Zone’ — And now payment codes are catching up

Lumbar spinal stenosis affects 8 percent to 11 percent of people in the United States; by 2021, around 2.4 million Americans are expected to have spinal stenosis. The typical spinal stenosis sufferer is more than 50 years old and can…
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January 12,2018

Dr. Todd Lanman – One of LA’s Top Doctors

  LOS ANGELES’ PHYSICIANS ARE A UNIQUE GROUP. Not only do they help our society live healthier, they also happen to be good business people with great business stories. That’s why doctors are no strangers to the pages of the…
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November 22,2017

Leading Innovator in Artificial Disc Replacement Dr. Todd Lanman Invited to Speak to Medtronic Regarding Motion Preservation Surgery

One of the world’s most sought after specialists in the advancement of spinal health for nearly three decades, Beverly Hills-based spinal neurosurgeon Dr. Todd Lanman was invited earlier this month to help support Medtronic’s efforts in facilitating motion preservation surgery…
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October 10,2017

Dr. Todd Lanman highlights Prestige LP on CBS’ ‘The Doctors’— 7 highlights

CBS' "The Doctors" featured Todd Lanman, MD, of Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery. Here are seven highlights: 1. During the segment, Dr. Lanman discussed Medtronic's Prestige LP device. 2. The Prestige LP is intended for a two-level artificial disc…
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October 10,2017

New Surgery for Chronic Neck Pain?

Leslie suffers from chronic neck and shoulder pain. After learning her pain was coming from two herniated discs, Leslie decided to undergo artificial disc replacement surgery with neurosurgeon Dr. Todd Lanman. Check out this incredible new procedure.  
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October 06,2017

World Renowned Spine Surgeon and Innovator Dr. Todd Lanman Reveals Unprecedented New Spine Surgery on CBS’ “The Doctors”

One of the world’s most prominent spine surgeons for nearly three decades, Dr. Todd Lanman, of Beverly Hills-based Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery, has just appeared on CBS’ Emmy-winning daytime talk show, “The Doctors,” revealing for the first time ever a life-changing…
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October 06,2017

Life after Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery

Four months after undergoing artificial disc replacement surgery, Leslie joins The Doctors with neurosurgeon Dr. Todd Lanman. Leslie is enjoying a new life hiking, taking dance classes and going to the gym.   Watch Now...
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October 06,2017

Artificial Disc Replacement as a Revision Procedure

Almost all the patients who see me in my spinal neurosurgery practice are interested in surgical treatment that will treat their neck pain and allow them to continue their active lifestyles. Some of my patients are professional or elite athletes,…
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September 25,2017

341 spine surgeons to know — 2017

Here are 341 spine surgeons to know.   Todd Lanman, MD, is the founder of Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery. He has published more than 10 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on neurological surgery and has served as principal…
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September 25,2017

Dr. Todd Lanman to present artificial disc replacement findings: 6 insights

Todd H. Lanman, MD, will present on artificial disc replacement at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons' Annual 2017 Meeting Oct. 10 in Boston.   Here are six insights: 1. Dr. Lanman founded Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery in Beverly Hills, Calif. 2.…
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September 15,2017

World Renowned Spine Surgeon Dr. Todd Lanman to Present Findings at Congress of Neurological Surgeons’ Annual 2017 Meeting in Boston

Dr. Todd H. Lanman, founder of Beverly Hills’ Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery, and one of the world’s top innovators in the advancement of spinal health for more than 25 years, will return to The Congress of Neurological Surgeons’ Annual Meeting next…
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August 25,2017

Excessive usage of phones up neck and upper back pain, reveals research

According to researchers, some patients, particularly youngsters who should not yet have back and neck issues, are reporting disk hernias and alignment problems. The findings, published in The Spine Journal, indicated that in a neutral position looking forward, the head…
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August 25,2017

Increased Neck And Back Pain Due To Smartphones

A recent study urges parents to reduce the time their kids spend on cell phones. There has been a increase in the number of patients with neck, disk hernias and alignment problems mainly due to prolonged use of smartphones.  …
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August 25,2017

SMARTPHONE-RELATED POSTURE INJURIES ARE ON THE RISE — HERE’S HOW TO PREVENT THEM

“In an X-ray, the neck typically curves backward, and what we’re seeing is that the curve is being reversed as people look down at their phones for hours each day,” study co-author Dr. Todd Lanman told Reuters.   Read More...
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August 25,2017

Do You Have ‘Text Neck?’

Spine surgeons are noticing an increase in patients with neck and upper back pain, likely related to poor posture during prolonged smartphone use, according to a recent report.   Read More...
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August 25,2017

Medtronic touts 7-year follow-up data on 2-level Prestige LP disc

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today released 7-year follow-up data from a study of its 2-level Prestige LP cervical disc, touting favorable clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction with the system.   Read More...
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August 25,2017

Drs. Michael Vitale, Todd Lanman & more: 5 spine, neurosurgeons in the news

Here are five spine and neurosurgeons making the news this week:   Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Todd H. Lanman, MD, launched the Lanman Foundation for Spinal Advancement and Innovative Health.   Read More...
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August 18,2017

Artificial disc replacement after cervical fusion?

In my practice as a spinal neurosurgeon, I emphasize motion preservation surgery.   As such, I have had several patients with previous cervical spine fusions who asked me if there was any hope of switching to an artificial disc. While…
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August 02,2017

Leading Spine Surgeon Dr. Todd H. Lanman Launches Spinal Health Innovation and Veteran-Focused Charity Initiative, The Lanman Foundation

World-renowned spine surgeon Dr. Todd H. Lanman, founder of Beverly Hills-based practice Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery, has announced today the launch of The Lanman Foundation for Spinal Advancement and Innovative Health, his new charitable enterprise focused on advancing the science of…
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August 02,2017

Dr. Todd Lanman launches charitable foundation for research, military veteran care: 5 things to know

Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Todd H. Lanman, MD, launched the Lanman Foundation for Spinal Advancement and Innovative Health. Here are five things to know:   1. Dr. Lanman, founder of Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery, launched the charitable organization to focus on advancing…
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June 07,2017

Drs. Andrew Moulton, Jeffrey Wang and more: 12 spine, neurosurgeons in the news this week

Here are 12 spine and neurosurgeons that made the headlines over the past week.   The Los Angeles Business Journal named Todd H. Lanman, MD, a finalist for its 2017 Healthcare Leadership Awards.   Read More...  
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June 07,2017

Leaning forward during phone use may cause ‘text neck’

“In an X-ray, the neck typically curves backward, and what we’re seeing is that the curve is being reversed as people look down at their phones for hours each day,” said study coauthor Dr. Todd Lanman, a spinal neurosurgeon at…
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June 01,2017

Prominent Beverly Hills Spine Surgeon Dr. Todd H. Lanman Honored as Finalist in Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2017 Healthcare Leadership Awards

Recognizing his more than two decades of innovation within the world of medicine, primarily that of the spine specifically, the Los Angeles Business Journal honored Dr. Todd H. Lanman, founder of Beverly Hills-based practice Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery, as one of…
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June 01,2017

Dr. Todd Lanman is a 2017 Healthcare Leadership Award finalist: 5 highlights

Los Angeles Business Journal named Todd H. Lanman, MD, a finalist for its 2017 Healthcare Leadership Awards. Here are five highlights:   1. The program recognizes elite medical practitioners and organizations delivering high-quality care that creates the industry standards.  …
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May 15,2017

Texting Increases Stress On The Spine

Spine surgeons are noticing an increase in patients with neck and upper back pain, likely related to poor posture during prolonged smartphone use, according to a recent report. Some patients, particularly young patients who shouldn’t yet have back and neck…
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May 09,2017

Renowned Los Angeles Spine Surgeon Dr. Todd Lanman Innovates Patient Care with Introduction of 4D Health Approach to Disc Replacement

Having consistently remained one of the world’s leading innovators in spine health, Dr. Todd H. Lanman, of Beverly Hills-based practice Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery (http://www.spine.md), became one of the leading surgeons in his field more than a decade ago to begin…
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May 09,2017

Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine Publishes Gornet and Lanman’s Peer-Reviewed Study Documenting Outcome of Two-Level Cervical Disc Replacement with Prestige LP at 24 Months

New study published in peer-reviewed Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine and authored by six leading spine surgeons, including FDA-approved clinical trial principal investigator Dr. Todd H. Lanman, of Beverly Hills, California-based Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery, documents favorable post-operative outcomes of two-level cervical…
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May 09,2017

7-Year Outcome Finds Two-Level Cervical Disc Replacement Statistically Superior Option in Treating Disc Disease in New Journal of of Neurosurgery Paper by Dr. Todd Lanman

For the first time ever, the breakthrough two-level cervical disc replacement procedure using the Prestige LP device has been found to be a "statistically superior" option over fusion surgery in treating degenerative disc disease in two adjacent disc levels, in…
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April 27,2017

340 spine surgeons to know — 2017

Here are 340 spine surgeons to know: Todd Lanman, MD, is the founder of Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery. He has published more than 10 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on neurological surgery and has served as principal investigator…
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April 19,2017

Leaning forward during phone use may cause ‘text neck’

(Reuters Health) - Spine surgeons are noticing an increase in patients with neck and upper back pain, likely related to poor posture during prolonged smartphone use, according to a recent report.   Read More...
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April 17,2017

Could phones change the way our spines curve? Scientists warn an entire generation is plagued by ‘text neck’

'In an X-ray, the neck typically curves backward, and what we're seeing is that the curve is being reversed as people look down at their phones for hours each day,' said study coauthor Dr. Todd Lanman, a spinal neurosurgeon at…
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April 14,2017

Leaning forward during phone use may cause ‘text neck’

“In an X-ray, the neck typically curves backward, and what we’re seeing is that the curve is being reversed as people look down at their phones for hours each day,” said study coauthor Dr. Todd Lanman, a spinal neurosurgeon at…
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April 13,2017

2-level cervical disc replacement with Medtronic Prestige LP just as effective, safe as ACDF

A study published in Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine compared 24-month outcomes for two-level cervical disc replacement using the Medtronic Prestige LP device versus anterior cervical discectomy and fusion surgery.   The study included 209 patients undergoing two-level cervical disc replacements,…
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March 12,2017

Artificial Disc Replacement Gaining Popularity

Artificial disc replacement is gaining popularity, proving to be a safe and effective motion-sparing alternative to spinal fusion. Approved for cervical and lumbar regions, the procedure involves replacing a degenerated disc with a prosthesis.   Here are 15 things to…
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March 09,2017

Interlaminar stabilization fills the spinal stenosis ‘Transition Zone’ — And now payment codes are catching up

Lumbar spinal stenosis affects 8 percent to 11 percent of people in the United States; by 2021, around 2.4 million Americans are expected to have spinal stenosis. The typical spinal stenosis sufferer is more than 50 years old and can…
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March 04,2017

Dr. Todd Lanman highlights 4D Health Approach for disc replacement: 5 key notes

Todd H. Lanman, MD, of Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery, unveiled his 4D Health Approach for one-and two-level total disc replacement. Here are five key notes: 1. The 4D Health Approach is holistic and takes into consideration a patient's…
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February 24,2017

Leading Spine Surgeon Talks Protecting Spine During Tennis

If you think that tennis could be causing your low back pain, you are probably right, and you’re not alone. Studies show that 62% of tennis players have some degree of injury in their lower (lumbar) spine. Most of the…
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February 21,2017

Living should be thriving, not just surviving: The 4D health approach

“I’m alive, which is better than the alternative,” a new patient once told me when I asked him how he was. The alternative to being alive, we are to assume, is death; being alive is better than being dead.  …
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February 07,2017

What’s Really Happening When Your Hands and Feet Fall Asleep

You know that feeling when after sitting cross-legged for awhile, your foot feels foreign to you? Not only does it feel tingly and uncomfortable, but poking and prodding doesn’t seem to make a difference. Same thing happens when you’re scrolling…
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January 18,2017

Preventing and Treating “Text Neck” – abc7 Los Angeles

Symptoms can range from minimal neck pain to serious long term problems. Dr. Todd Lanman joins abc7 Los Angeles to discuss "text neck".  
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January 16,2017

Artificial Disc Replacement in 2-Level Cervical Disease: Long Term Outcomes

Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) has been the standard surgical treatment for cervical degenerative disc disease with myelopathy and/or radiculopathy since the 1950s. While ACDF is generally successful at reducing pain and neurological symptoms, patients are left with decreased…
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December 20,2016

Is Your Cell Phone Giving You “Text Neck”?

Texting, Facebooking, and Snapchatting can be a real pain in the neck—literally. See how "text neck" can hurt you, and how to avoid this modern malady.   Read More...
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December 20,2016

What’s Really Happening When Your Hands and Feet Fall Asleep

You know that feeling when after sitting cross-legged for awhile, your foot feels totally foreign to you? Not only does it feel super tingly and uncomfortable, but poking and prodding doesn’t really seem to make a difference. Same thing happens…
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December 15,2016

Should I Consider Artificial Disc Replacement for My Back or Neck Pain?

Artificial disc replacement has made great strides since it was first approved to treat low back pain in 2005 and neck pain in 2007. Todd H. Lanman, MD, a spinal neurosurgeon and leader in total disc replacement, shares his thoughts…
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December 10,2016

Beverly Hills Neurosurgeon Warns ‘Text Neck’ Could Cause Serious Damage

A neurosurgeon in Beverly Hills says that if we don’t change the way we use our phones, we could cause some serious damage to our bodies. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Dec. 8, 2016.…
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December 02,2016

Artificial cervical disc replacement for two-level disease

In the last half of the 20th century, patients who needed surgery for two-level cervical disease almost certainly were treated with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). The procedure no doubt served those patients well, presumably reducing pain and improving…
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December 02,2016

15 spine surgeons discuss techniques revolutionizing spine care

Todd Lanman, MD, Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery, Beverly Hills, Calif.: Over the past decade, artificial disc replacement has become an attractive option for patients with degenerative disc disease who would benefit from surgical treatment. Artificial disc replacement is now a compelling…
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November 17,2016

Spine surgery for patients in the transition zone

About three years ago, I saw a patient with terrible back and neck pain. He is an elite tennis player, actor, singer—an all-around active and vibrant man. His pain was brutal, and it was severely affecting his personal and professional…
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October 19,2016

Analyzing Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement

Your dear friend has had pain in her left hip for the past decade, and it has only gotten worse. Her films show severe osteoarthritis, even though she had joint resurfacing just a few years ago. This vibrant, 50-something woman…
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August 19,2016

The Future Is Now: Artificial Disc Replacement Rises to Its Potential

Disc Replacement Overtakes Spinal Fusion as the Most Effective Procedure The latest research shows that disc replacement surgery is now poised to take over as the primary solution for patients seeking to relieve spinal pain from degenerative disc disease and…
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