At the USC Spine Center, we are thankful for the appreciation and gratitude we receive from our patients.

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The Keck Effect: More Walks Around The Rose Bowl

Ruthie Evans is the kind of energetic senior who loves to stay active. Part of her routine is walking three and a half miles around the Rose Bowl three times a week. But things began to change when she started to experience excruciating pain in her neck. When Ruthie would turn ...   Read More »

The Keck Effect: No More Pain

On any given day, you can typically find Shandie Ingrao in the garden tending to her flowers. She’s a loving mother with an active lifestyle and was a professional cake decorator for 20 years. But all this was completely stripped away from her after her fist surgery back in 1997. Her ...   Read More »

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The Keck Effect: More Tractor Time

Bruce Smith refuses to let the obstacles slow him down. When the former landscaper was in early 20s, which is nearly 40 years ago now, he experienced major neck injury that required him to undergo his first spinal surgery. Bruce was riding his horse during a team roping competition and the ...   Read More »

An educator’s path to recovery

A potentially life-altering condition brings a LAUSD principal to seek the expertise of USC surgeon, Jeffrey Wang, MD. During the 17 years that Dr. Rex O. Patton served as principal in the LAUSD, he never used a single sick day. Throughout his tenure in education, he made great strides in his career, ...   Read More »

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Kirk Sellman

Patient Kirk Sellman relates his experience of facing a thoracic vertebra 7 level schwannoma and his treatment, a gross total resection of the tumor, by neurosurgeon, Patrick Hsieh, MD.

Samuel Goldstein

Patient Samuel Goldstein, who had been virtually crippled by degenerative disc disease, explains how Patrick Hsieh, MD performed a spinal fusion treatment that gave him immediate relief from his stenosis and spine deformity.