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Motion Preservation/ Disc Replacement

Motion Preservation/ Disc Replacement

Dr. Michael Kropf has been at the forefront of spinal disc replacement surgery. He has been one of the finest surgeons in the US to perform Lumbar and Cervical disc replacements. As part of the IDE studies for both the Prodisc-L (Lumbar) and Prodisc-C (Cervical) and acting as the principal investigate for the west coast FDA trial site in Los Angeles, he has 15 years of experience in this surgical field. Dr. Kropf has performed hundreds of spinal disc arthroplasty procedures.

Disc Replacement surgery, like a total knee or hip surgery, maintains motion of the cervical and lumbar spine and avoids the stiffness and loss of motion commonly seen with the lumbar surgery. This alternative technology has revolutionized spine surgery and helped thousands of patients return to active and pain free lifestyles. Dr. Kropf believes so much in this technology that he himself had Lumbar Disc Replacement surgery and continues to enjoy being active in many sporting activities.

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!”
"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

"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

"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

"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