Meet Dr. Sanjay Khurana

Los Angeles Orthopedic Back SpecialistsSanjay K. Khurana, MD is a board-certified, fellowship trained spine surgeon who has been practicing in Southern California since 2003. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of California at Berkeley, and his medical school and orthopedic surgery residency at The Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. Khurana is one of the few ACGME- approved fellowship-trained spine surgeons in Southern California, having completed his combined orthopedic and neurosurgical training at the prestigious University of Miami / Jackson Memorial spine fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Frank Eismont and Dr. Barth Green. He obtained additional training in pediatric spine surgery under the aegis of Dr. Harry Shufflebarger at the Children’s Hospital of Miami Children’s Hospital. As a resident he received numerous accolades in spine research including sharing the Volvo Research Award. Currently, Dr. Khurana offers his expert spinal services at the Los Angeles Spine Group.

About Orthopedic Spinal Specialist Dr. Khurana

Sanjay Khurana, MD began his post-fellowship career at Kaiser Permanente where he developed and led the spine surgical service line. In 2005, Dr. Khurana moved to Los Angeles where he has been ever since, developing a reputation as one of the regions premier spine surgeons. For the past three consecutive years, he was voted a SuperDoctor by his peers, and continues to receive community and national accolades for his clinical care reputation.

Having performed over 3000 spine surgeries spanning all regions of the spine, Sanjay Khurana, MD has developed a niche in spine surgery treatments, including correction of disc herniations, spinal stenosis, spinal deformity, spondylolisthesis, spinal cord compression, and correction of previously failed surgeries. Additional interests include minimally invasive lateral interbody fusion (XLIF, LLIF, DLIF), artificial disc replacement and the use of novel biologic agents in treatment of spinal disorders.

Sanjay Khurana, MD brings a compassionate yet methodical approach to patient care. Wherever possible, he will attempt to treat patients conservatively, utilizing a large collaborative community of non-operative practitioners, including physical therapists, pain management specialists, chiropractors, psychologists, acupuncturists, as well as other professionals. However, in cases where Dr. Khurana believes surgery is the only or perhaps the best option, he will articulate his opinion. Having also been on the receiving end as a spine surgery patient, he understands the apprehension and uncertainty that can come when a patient experiences a back and neck issue, and treats each patients like he would a family member. Through treatment in partnership with the Marina del Rey Hospital, Dr. Khurana provides experience spinal treatment that utilizes cutting-edge devices in a state-of-the-art environment.

Dr. Khurana has received numerous awards for his excellence in treatment of spinal conditions and injuries. His recognitions include the Vitals Patients’ Choice Award, an award given to physicians who exemplify excellence in their field. Out of the nation’s 830,000 doctors and physicians, only 5% are given this award. Additionally, Dr. Khurana has been named a Super Doctor for his expertise in orthopedic spine surgery. To read more about his expertise with patients, please visit his profile on Yelp.

Dr. Khurana is married and has two children. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, golfing, tennis, and any water sport.

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