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Michael Kropf MD is a nationally recognized board-certified spine surgeon with over 25 years of experience.

Dr. Kropf’s expertise includes the treatment of all types of spinal conditions and the performance of the most sophisticated and advanced surgical techniques.

As one of the leading spine surgeons in Los Angeles and Orange County, Dr. Kropf’s patients travel from many parts of the nation for his valued opinion and treatment. He is nationally known for his surgical skills in the field of motion preservation with artificial disc replacement, spinal deformity, and other complex spinal conditions.

He is the west coast expert in treating spinal conditions that affect little people. He has devoted his energy and compassion in assisting the little people of America for over 20 years.

Dr. Kropf graduated from UCLA medical school in 1983 after completing an accelerated program at UC Riverside and UCLA. After his orthopedic residency, Dr. Kropf became one of the best spine fellows at UCLA under the auspices of Dr. Edgar Dawson and Dr. Rick Delamarter. Since 1989, dr. Kropf has practiced in orange county and Los Angeles and is a senior surgeon at Cedars-Sinai spine center, which is considered as one of the top spine programs in the united states. As a leader in clinical research, dr. Kropf has been the principal investigator in numerous clinical trials involving artificial disc replacement, pro disc cervical, lumbar, and the axiom lumbar disc. Dr. Kropf has trained over 50 other spine fellows for over 20 years while passing along his principles, surgical skills, and expertise.

Dr. Kropf and his spine team take pride in providing compassionate care and dedication to make sure that every patient can achieve a better quality of life. Also, to be as active as possible with the most exceptional spine care.

Patient Testimonials

“Dr. Kropf is a very knowledgeable and experienced surgeon. He is just as straight forward and honest as I remember him from 19 years ago. He did an amazing job with my back then, that I flew across the country to discuss the second surgery with him!”
"This man gave me my life back! I wouldn't be working today with him as a spine nurse ! I had a cervical fusion & artificial disc replacement for my lower back ! He's caring & compassionate & so is his staff ! He saved my husbands life also by ordering the right tests & got him to another specialist , I feel so blessed to have him! "

-Anastacia H

"First off, I believe Dr. Kropf helped save my life! It's been 6 months since I had my surgery and my spine has fused successfully! Dr. Kropf and his amazing staff treated me like a human being instead of just a patient! The support and encouragement they gave me throughout the few years I have been going is incomparable! Thank you to all those who helped me during my recovery, especially Sakura, and Trisha! You are all Angels on Earth! God Bless you!"

-Stefifi A

"I had a Cervical Spine Surgery February 2017 and Lumbar Spine Surgery November 2017. Both Surgeries were a Success. I feel so much better....No More Pain! Thank You, Dr. Kropf... You're the BEST!"

-Martha B

"Dr. Kropf is literally a miracle worker. I have suffered with horrible pain for years from herniation at L4/5 & L5/S1. Had a prior micro-surgery from another surgeon which did not work. Dr. Kropf performed a double fusion through the stomach and back. Had my 7 month follow up yesterday and got a clean bill of health. Honestly, after about 5 months I was totally pain free. He completely nailed it!!! I also just referred one of my good friends who also feel in love with Dr.Kropf. I had interviewed 7 surgeons with my wife and we both agreed that there was no one better to do my surgery. This was not a fun thing to go through, but so worth it. Katie, Sakura, and Trisha also were awesome to deal with and super responsive."

-Lee E

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