I have been in a group private practice neurosurgery for almost 30 years in Southern California. My group consists of 5 neurosurgeons who have been servicing our area. We pride ourselves in conservative and appropriate care. Your ultimate outcome is our concern. After witnessing some horrific damage done to patients by other spine surgeons I have made it my mission in life to direct patients to the appropriate care and not just care that would enhance the financial return of some egregious spine surgeons. You have to be very careful in today's world who you allow to operate on you since, realistically speaking, you can't trust anyone these days when money is involved. Look for me at the Association for Medical Ethics web site. If you have had a bad experience with a spinal fusion operation and if you are aware that the implants put into you were owned by the physician who did your operation (also called a Physician Owned Distributor or POD) I have expertise in this and can be of assistance. This type of practice with Physician Owned Implants can be very dangerous as many spine surgeons perform huge fusion operations without indication. If you have been abused in this way contact me.