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Newport Beach Spine Surgeon Recognized as a World Leader in Robotic Spinal Surgery

Dr. Nitin Bhatia, a world renowned spine surgeon with offices in Orange County including Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, was recently recognized as a world leader in robotic spinal surgery by an independent source.

Newport Beach, CA, May 23, 2012 --( Becker's Spine Review recently recognized Dr. Nitin Bhatia as one of 10 surgeons in the world performing robot assisted spine surgery. This technological advance allows surgeons to perform the surgery more rapidly, safely, and effectively than previous techniques. While not applicable to all cases, robotic spinal surgery is an option that all patients should consider.

Dr. Bhatia is the chief of adult and pediatric spinal surgery at UC Irvine and was one of the first spine surgeons to perform robot-assisted spine surgeries in Orange County. He has a professional interest in all areas of spine pathology, such as spine trauma, scoliosis and reconstruction. He is a member of the Cervical Spine Research Society, Scoliosis Research Society and North American Spine Society. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Bhatia frequently gives lectures and conducts meetings to teach advanced spine surgery techniques. Throughout his career, he has published several professional articles in journals such as the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Dr. Bhatia earned his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of California in Los Angeles. His additional training includes fellowships in spinal deformity at Miami Children's Hospital and in spine surgery at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

Patients should discuss their options with Dr. Bhatia to determine the extent of their spinal problems and whether surgery is a viable option for their treatment. Please call 714-456-7012 or visit for more information.

Dr. Bhatia, a Board Certified and Fellowship Trained spinal surgeon, serves as Director of the Spine Center and Chief of the Orthopaedic Spinal Surgery service at the University of California, Irvine.

For all of their patients, a multi-disciplinary non-surgical approach is used. This approach allows the majority of our patients to improve without surgical intervention. When surgery is necessary, Dr. Bhatia's extensive training in state of the art techniques including minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic discectomy, percutaneous fusions, X-Stop lumbar stenosis treatment, XLIF, Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP), and kyphoplasty help to cure his patients' problems with minimal recovery time and less discomfort than other methods. Dr. Bhatia is considered a world-reknowned expert in various spinal disorders including disc herniations, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, kyphosis, degenerative disc disease (DDD), facet degeneration, spinal cord injury, spinal fractures including compression fractures, radiculopathy, myelopathy, neck pain, and back pain.

The UC Irvine Spine Center provides care for Orange County and the surrounging communities including Irvine, Newport Beach, Corona del Mar, Laguna Nigel, Garden Grove, Fountain Valley, Santa Ana, Fullerton, Westminster, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Long Beach, Anaheim, Brea, Mission Viejo, Temecula, Fallbrook, Hemet, Los Angeles, and Riverside. Patients from outside these communities are welcome at the UCI Spine Center as well. International patients are encouraged to contact us for assistance and coordination of medical care. Dr. Bhatia and his staff a fluent in multiple languages including Spanish, Vietnamese, and Romanian. Se habla espanol.

For more information: Phone number (714) 456-7012.

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Irvine Spine Center
Nitin Bhatia, M.D.
(714) 456-7012

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