Meet Dr. Lanman

Known for his work on the advancement of total disc replacement surgery and motion preservation.

In many ways, the spine is the root of one’s health. It singularly directs an individual’s entire quality of life, mobility and ultimately one’s level of happiness. If it’s ailing, it can slow one’s movement down to create a sedentary lifestyle. On the contrary, if it’s fully functioning, one can enjoy an active lifestyle no matter their age.

As world-renowned Beverly Hills spinal neurosurgeon Dr. Todd H. Lanman of Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery believes, without a healthy spine, there is no healthy life. As he decrees, movement is life.

Following his own experiences undergoing a number of spinal surgeries, Dr. Lanman combined this firsthand knowledge of this with his fundamental understanding of spinal health to devote his career to helping others to live pain-free lives and restore their mobility. As a specialist in the advancement of spinal health and spine surgery for more than 30 years, his attention to guaranteeing his patients the utmost in compassionate and skilled care under his watchful eye and steady hand has earned him top honors, his patients’ trust and respect, and recently in being named one of the Top Doctors in America. As one of L.A.’s Top Doctors by The Hollywood Reporter, Dr. Lanman is the go-to Spinal Neurosurgeon for many of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including A-list film and TV talent, legendary musicians, and other expert luminaries, as well as top C-suite executives. He is also sought after by those from around the globe, with many of his patients traveling thousands of miles to see him and receive his sophisticated professional care.

A Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (FAANS), Dr. Lanman earned his M.D. at Chicago’s Northwestern University in 1983 with top honors and went on to complete his residency in Neurological Surgery at University of California at Los Angeles, under the aegis of Doctors W. Eugene Stern and Donald Becker in 1989. Since then, Dr. Lanman has led his leading spinal neurosurgery practice in the heart of Beverly Hills, which is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center and Saint John’s Medical Center.

As a leading innovator in medicine, as well as a media educator and contributor, Lanman has published more than 10 peer-reviewed articles, as well as book chapters on topics relating to neurological surgery, and has presented more than two dozen papers at national and regional medical society meetings. His expertise is often sought out as he is often tapped to be the principal medical investigator on a wide swath of clinical trials for motion preserving surgeries and artificial disc replacement devices, most recently the Prestige LP and M6, with the former recently receiving FDA pre-market approval on July 6, 2016, through his continuous support. He has also remained an assistant clinical professor at UCLA for the past 20 years.

Through his proprietary 4D Health Process, Dr. Lanman seeks to help patients to think about their health in a more comprehensive and wholistic way by incorporating a number of different factors including one’s age, daily lifestyle, nutrition, hormone status, physical exercise routine, and of course spine and joint health to paint a more complete picture of one’s health from a four-dimensional perspective. By way of his meticulous analysis of each person’s entire body and lifestyle, he uses his decades of knowledge and expertise to shift the paradigm for how we view healthy living and aging with his new methodology. His innovative philosophy goes well beyond the standard three-dimensional approach to incorporate all facets of one’s daily livelihood to map out an entire preventative and forward-thinking approach to aging management to ensure all of his patients live an active, healthy life as they continue to age. As he believes, it’s not enough to just get better. It’s about being greater than better.

My Story

Hello, I’m Todd Lanman. I’m a neurosurgeon; I’ve been practicing spinal surgery here in Beverly Hills for 25 years. I treat patients with the process I developed through my own journey with spinal surgeries. I know what it’s like if you’re suffering from spinal disease and pain, and I’m here to work with you so we can not just make you better, but make you greater than better.


More information on the Lanman Foundation for Spinal Advancement & Innovative Health

Lanman Foundation



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Dr. Lanman’s Hospital Appointments include:

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center – Staff Neurosurgeon
UCLA Medical Center – Assistant Clinical Professor

Saint John’s Health Center – Staff Neurosurgeon
Century City Doctors Hospital – Former Chief of Neurosurgery; Director of Spine Surgery; Board of Governors

Professional Memberships

Northwestern University, School of Medicine (Chicago, IL)- Doctor of Medicine
Alpha Omega Honors Society

Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO) Physical Science/Chemistry
Bachelor of Science

Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society, Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society

Education, Training + Memberships:

University of California at Los Angeles – Neurological Surgery
Chief Resident I-VII -Director: Donald Becker, MD

University of California at Los Angeles Neurological Surgery
Resident I-V – Director: W.Eugene Stern, MD