All articles by Dr. Luke Macyszyn

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Dr. Luke Macyszyn

Dr. Luke Macyszyn is a Board Certified, fellowship trained neurosurgeon that specializes in the surgical treatment of complex spinal disorders such as scoliosis, spinal deformities, and spine tumors in children as well as adults. Dr. Macyszyn currently practices as DISC Sports and Spine Center. He also holds an appointment as an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Saint John's Cancer Institute. Prior to joining DISC, Dr. Macyszyn held appointments at UCLA in the Department of Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, and Radiation Oncology. Dr. Macyszyn completed medical school at Boston University and residency at the University of Pennsylvania.


Summary A foraminotomy, also known as foraminal decompression, is a surgical procedure performed to relieve pressure on a nerve root that exits the spinal cord through an opening called … Read More


Summary A microdiscectomy is a surgical procedure performed to relieve the symptoms of a herniated spinal disc, also known as a herniated or slipped disc. The main goal of … Read More


A discectomy is a surgical procedure in which a portion of a damaged or herniated intervertebral disc is removed to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerve … Read More