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Our ADR Spine Top Doctors in Arthroplasty Program is a groundbreaking initiative designed to connect patients with the most skilled and experienced artificial disc replacement surgeons in their area. We partner with spine specialists nationwide to provide world-class care. Your health is important and so is the quality of your care.

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Dr. Todd Lanman

Board Certified Neurosurgeon

Dr. Lanman, founder and creator of the ADR Spine Top Doctors program, is Hollywood’s go-to Spinal Neurosurgeon, with a legacy treating many A-list film and TV talent, legendary musicians, other expert luminaries, and top C-suite executives. His 30-year track record has seen many patients travel the globe to seek out his sophisticated professional care.

As a leading innovator in medicine, a media educator and contributor, Dr. Lanman has published multiple peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on topics relating to neurological conditions. He has presented a myriad of papers at national and regional medical society meetings, and he is often sought out as the principal investigator for various clinical trials on motion preserving surgeries.

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 in 1989. He has since led his own spinal neurosurgery practice in the heart of Beverly Hills, which is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center and Surgery Center of Beverly Hills.

Dr. Lanman remains at the forefront of technological advancement, particularly in the development of artificial disc replacement devices, most recently the Prestige LP and M6, and Restorative Motion Surgery™. He has also remained an associate clinical professor at UCLA for the past 20 years.

Dr. Lanman’s firsthand experience undergoing eleven spine surgeries – four cervical, seven lumbar – fuels his devotion for helping others to live pain-free with restored mobility. Dr. Lanman lives and breathes his proprietary 4D Health™ Process, changing his own approach to holistic health, and seeks to help patients rethink their own.

When recommending treatment, Dr. Todd H. Lanman takes a holistic approach, ensuring one’s age, daily lifestyle, nutrition, hormone status, physical exercise routine, and of course spine and joint health are considered, to present a more comprehensive picture of one’s health from a four-dimensional perspective.

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 and pain-free life as they continue to age.



Dr. Jason Cuéllar

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Jason M. Cuéllar, M.D., Ph.D. is a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopaedic spine surgeon dedicated to providing compassionate surgical and non-surgical treatments for patients living with spinal disorders. In addition to artificial disk replacement and minimally invasive spine surgery, Dr. Cuéllar provides non-operative treatment of various pain disorders, involving injections of a novel biologic therapy for mild and moderate osteoarthritis. He is affiliated with the Cedars-Sinai Spine Center of Excellence and is partner to Dr. Todd H. Lanman of Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery, as well as Beverly Hills Surgery Center.

Dr. Cuéllar treats various disorders of the spine, including cervical disk herniation, cervical radiculopathy, cervical myelopathy, neck pain, cervical stenosis, cervical disk degeneration, lumbar disk herniation, lumbar radiculopathy, lumbar stenosis, lumbar degenerative disk disease and low back pain.

Prior to medical school, Dr. Cuéllar completed an undergraduate degree in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior at U.C. Davis, followed by a Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology, where he researched the mechanisms of pain and pain pathophysiology within the spinal cord, undertaking scientific research to determine how a disc herniation causes pain at the molecular level. After completing his Ph.D., Dr. Cuéllar attended world-class medical education at Stanford University Medical School. Throughout his medical school training Dr. Cuéllar continued to work in a pain research laboratory, completing post-doctoral research and a year as a medical scholars research fellow.

Dr. Cuéllar completed his training in orthopaedic surgery at the prestigious New York University-Hospital for Joint Diseases (NYU-HJD). During this 6-year training period he treated patients at the two busiest level-1 trauma centers in New York state. He received training in spinal surgery from several world-renowned spine surgeons, before completing his final year of training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in the spinal disorders fellowship.

Dr. Cuéllar has been involved in clinical scientific research investigating the mechanisms of pain for patients with osteoarthritis and other musculoskeletal pain since 2000. His work has led to the development of a new, injectable anti-inflammatory treatment for musculoskeletal pain in the hip, spine, shoulder, knee and Achilles tendonitis, as well as for tennis elbow and other disorders.

Dr. Cuéllar is a member of ISASS – The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery.

As a spine surgery patient himself, Dr. Cuéllar knows how it feels first hand to suffer from lumbar spine issues. His only regret is that it didn’t happen sooner! It’s this firsthand experience that feeds into his empathetic approach to treating his patients. Dr. Cuéllar prides himself on ensuring every patient receives significant face time, ensuring all questions are answered and any concerns are addressed, rather than being passed on to assistants.

Dr. Cuéllar firmly believes in patient responsibility and ownership when it comes to making informed treatment decisions. He is committed to working closely with his patients from diagnosis through to treatment options and aftercare throughout the healing process, whether or not surgery is undertaken.



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