Top Hospitals for Spine Surgery in Los Angeles, According to Expert Rankings

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If spine surgery is right for you, one of the major decisions you will face is choosing the right place for the procedure. Los Angeleis is a big city with many options, so this decision can be overwhelming. 

Where is the best place for spine surgery in LA?

We looked at two of the most well regarded rankings in healthcare: the US News & World Reports and Healthgrades, to compile a list of the best hospitals in Los Angeles for spine surgery. 

U.S. News and Healthgrades rank hospitals in the United States based on a variety of factors including clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, and staffing. 

Here are the top centers in Los Angeles according to US News & World Report:

  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Keck Medical Center of USC
  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center
  • Providence St. John’s Health Center
  • Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
  • UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
  • PIH Health Hospital – Whittier
  • Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center – Torrance
  • Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center

According to Healthgrades the following hospitals received specialty excellence awards for spine surgery

  • Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Los Robles Regional Medical Center
  • PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital

When choosing a hospital for spine surgery, it’s important to consider factors beyond just the ranking. It’s always a good idea to consult with your doctor and do your own research but this list may be a good place to start. 

About the Author

Dave Harrison, MD

Dr. Harrison is a board certified Emergency Physician with a part time appointment at San Francisco General Medical Center and is an Assistant Clinical Professor-Volunteer at the UCSF School of Medicine. Dr. Harrison attended medical school at Tufts University and completed his Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Southern California. Dr. Harrison manages the editorial process for