ADR Surgeons

There are hundreds of surgeons throughout the world that are trained in artificial disc replacement. It is generally accepted that the more experienced surgeons are in Europe, where it's been practiced since the late 1980s. However, hundreds of U.S. patients who have participated in FDA trials have received the Charite', ProDisc, Flexicore and others with excellent results! 

Surgeons that specialize in the Charite' are found here:

Surgeons that specialize in the ProDisc are found here:

In addition, here is a partial list of ADR surgeons from around the world:

SURGEON: Dr. Zeegers
CLINIC / LOCATION: Alpha Klinic, Munich, Germany

SURGEON: Dr. Rudolph Bertagnoli
CLINIC / LOCATION: St. Elisabeth Hospital - Straubing, Germany

SURGEON: Dr. Robert Banco
CLINIC / LOCATION: Boston Spine Group, Boston, MA

SURGEON: Dr. Hassan Yuan

SURGEON: Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
CLINIC / LOCATION: Hospital for Joint Diseases, Orthopaedic Institute, New York, NY

SURGEON: Dr. James Zucherman
CLINIC / LOCATION: St. Mary's Spine Center, San Francisco, CA 

SURGEON: Scott L Blumenthal, MD
CLINIC / LOCATION: Texas Back Institute

SURGEON: Dr. Siambanes
CLINIC / LOCATION: Haider Spine Center - Riverside, CA

SURGEON: Dr. Jack Zigler @ Texas Back Institute
CLINIC / LOCATION: Presbyterian Hospital, Plano Texas

SURGEON: Dr. Zucherman
CLINIC / LOCATION:St. Mary's, San Francisco

SURGEON: Dr. Joan O'Shea
CLINIC / LOCATION: ACDF C5-6 @ Virtua Hospital Marlton NJ

SURGEON: Dr. Garcia
CLINIC / LOCATION: anventura, fl

SURGEON: Dr. Bitan
CLINIC / LOCATION: Beth Israel Hospital, NYC

CLINIC / LOCATION: The Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky

SURGEON: Dr. David Bradford

SURGEON: Dr. Michael Kropf
CLINIC / LOCATION:The Spine Institue at St. Johns Health Center in Santa Monica Ca.

SURGEON: Dr. Regan
CLINIC / LOCATION:Cedars-Sinai Hospital

SURGEON: Scott Kitchel, MD
CLINIC / LOCATION: Orthopedic Spine Assoc, Eugene, Oregon

Medical Organizations

These reputable organizations may also provide additional information to people who need assistance or referrals.

Spine Arthroplasty Society - The international scientific forum of surgeons focusing on non-fusion technologies. It offers non-fusion technology education on spinal stabilization as a consequence of trauma, deformities, as well as degenerative diseases of the spine:

North American Spine Society - A multi-disciplinary organization composed of orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, physiatrists, and anesthesiologists with particular focus on the spine:

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons - A large musculoskeletal physician organization that provides patient and surgeon education:

Scoliosis Research Society - An established society that studies scoliosis and other spinal deformities:

Cervical Spine Research Society - A multi-specialty organization composed of orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons, mainly focused on the study of cervical spine conditions:

ADR Consultants

Many patients who visit our site have spinal health problems but cannot always find a path to wellness. For those patients who have tried to get answers through our other services but still need answers, an experienced patient may be able to help no charge! Here are just a few examples of how the global discussion board can help you:

  • Educate you on surgical (or non-surgical) options for your spinal problem, e.g. artificial disc replacement, fusion, instrumentation or even next-generation technologies;
  • Discuss the qualifications and disqualifications for artificial disc replacement, as well as the "good, the bad, and the ugly..."
  • Support your decision-making to lead you to the best possible medical treatment, whether it be in the U.S. or Europe;
  • Help you prepare for surgery as well as postoperative care.

Please note: The owners of this web site have no financial or business relationship with any consultants. Never have....never will!