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Meet the

Los Angeles Spine Surgeons

of Hunt Spine

With Dr. Leonel Hunt specializing in orthopedic spine surgery and Dr. Gabriel Hunt specializing in neurosurgery, this exceptionally experienced medical team offers the expertise and empathy you need to make the right decision about back surgery.

"I am running again Pain Free!"

People with chronic back pain face harsh realities, such as not being able to walk, run, drive or even play with their kids. At Hunt Spine, our minimally invasive procedures get you back on your feet and living your life.

Do I Need Back Surgery?

What sets Hunt Spine apart is our spine surgeons’ dedication to a comprehensive diagnosis, ensuring the cause of your pain is located before any treatment decisions are made. Discover your options before making a decision about orthopedic spine surgery in Los Angeles.

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Chronic Back Pain

Not every spinal condition requires surgery, in fact there are many non-invasive options to repair and treat the majority of reasons chronic back pain comes about.

Dr. Leonel Hunt is a a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon, and Dr. Gabriel Hunt is a board-certified neurosurgeon. They work together in tandem, combining these vast fields of expertise to provide their patients with unparalleled service and skill. What is important to them is giving their patients the proper spinal treatment for their specific condition, be it a physical therapy routine or other non-invasive spinal treatment or as a last resort, surgery.

Get a proper diagnosis for your chronic back condition from the one of the best spine surgeons Los Angeles has to offer, without feeling pressured into spine surgery.

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Complex Spine Disorders

At Hunt Spine, our surgeons’ collaborative expertise in both orthopedic spine surgery and neurosurgery gives them an edge in the treatment of complex disorders.

Through minimally invasive procedures and their own advancements in the field of spine care, patients routinely receive excellent results in both function and pain relief. Learn about different spine disorders such as Spinal Cord Tumors, Spinal Infections, Spinal Deformities, Spinal Instability and others.

Find out for yourself about the risk factors are involved with treatment as well as the causes of these complicated disease. See why some specialty procedures are required to treat some of these unique conditions. Explore your options with Hunt Spine, and start your journey towards being pain free.

Spine Disorders
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Scoliosis Surgery

3 out of 100 people have, or will develop a form of scoliosis. The degree to which you have this condition determines whether surgery is the best option. It is the same with Kyphosis (a forward rounding of the spine); several cases may require physical therapy.

Dr. Leonel Hunt and Dr. Gabriel Hunt have a combined 30 plus years in medicine. Feel confident in their ability to determine the severity of your scoliosis, and discuss your options to discover if surgery is right for you. It is important for you to be fully informed of what scoliosis and kyphosis are, how they affect your body, and what you can do right now to contribute to a healthier spine.

Find out all you need to know about scoliosis and Kyphosis and see if Hunt Spine is right for you.

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About the Doctors

Board-Certified Spine Surgeon & Neurosurgeon

Dr. Leonel Hunt is a board-certified Orthopaedic spine surgeon in Los Angeles and is an attending surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Dr. Gabriel Hunt, one of the premiere board-certified neurosurgeons in Los Angeles, is attending the Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurosurgery and the Cedars-Sinai Spine Center.

Together, these brothers have formed a professional partnership offering a uniquely qualified skill set that addresses all aspects of spinal disease and injury. They specialize in the treatment of pediatric and adult scoliosis, artificial disc replacement, complex spinal disorders, spinal cord trauma and minimally invasive surgery. What’s more, their care and compassion for each patient lends itself to a comprehensive solution for treatment—which is not always spine surgery. At our practice, our spine specialists emphasize accurate and complete diagnosis, exploring all options to provide some of the best treatment solutions for back pain and spinal disorders.

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Get a Second Opinion

Because our team is composed of a spine surgeon and a neurosurgeon, the doctors at Hunt Spine provide a collaborative approach in diagnosing tough cases, including spinal infections and other hard-to-diagnose conditions. Their expertise in two separate yet related specialties has proven invaluable in accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. Because of this, our doctors are often sought for their opinions on cases involving complex spinal disorders and trauma, as well as more common cases of chronic back pain and degenerative scoliosis.

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Our Philosophy

At Hunt Spine, the doctors know it is essential to have a proper, comprehensive diagnosis before recommending any treatment, especially surgery. With their collaborative expertise in neurosurgery and orthopedic spine surgery in Los Angeles, they can pinpoint difficult diagnoses, which may be overlooked by other surgeons. For this reason, they can be confident in recommending treatment and don’t hesitate to try conservative or alternative treatments that have proven effective. Their recommendations encompass all applicable treatments, including physical therapy, treatments from other specialists, and spine surgery.

Our Philosophy


Saturday, July 11th 2010 I remember a rather scruffy looking character standing in the doorway of my room at Cedars holding a MRI screen shot and telling me I had a big problem. That was my first introduction to the youngest Dr. Hunt and later the next morning, I met the second Dr. Hunt and together you both saved my life. I just wanted to let you know that your “spinal compression repair” is still holding up after seven years and to thank your mother for insisting that you both study hard. This old “muck stomper” from Pahokee Florida is doing well in my 45th year working for Aetna and I just agreed to stay on for another three years

Despite whatever happens in the future, you and your respective skills have served me well by allowing me to “walk” through the last seven years while continuing to advance my career and provide a good life for my family. Thank you both from a grateful old patient.

- NS

Just following up from the surgery yesterday to let you know that things seem to be proceeding nicely. I made it home and up all our stairs with assistance, but without problem. I've also been up a few times today for brief periods and have been able to use the bathroom. You are clearly a very skilled surgeon and I appreciate it!

- Gus

Once again, I feel compelled to write to you to thank you for your incredible prowess as a medical doctor and surgeon and for the care you have given me over the years. Your knowledge, skill and patience are second to none. I am so fortunate that you have been my surgeon through my surgeries. I have and always will have the utmost faith and trust in you. You are truly the best, and I will be forever grateful to you for the successful outcomes. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for being my doctor.

- Amy

Thank you very much. Sorry to bother you. I have an appt with you on Tuesday. Thanks for always being there for me. You truly are the best surgeon ever, besides being a terrific human being!

- Jamie

Just wanted to thank you for such a pleasant experience in spite of circumstances. You and your team are amazing. I don't look bad for two days out right? Lol. I feel like I got hit by a truck though. I noticed a difference already in my arm pain.

- Lisa

This is just a small token of our heart felt gratitude for such brilliant surgery, for all your patience with our multitude of preop & post op questions and also for your kindness in taking up this case at such short notice. God has obviously placed in you a great talent . We feel honored and blessed that you were able to do the surgery. Wishing you all success in your future.

- GV

I am very grateful for you. You have relieved my pain for fifteen years, free me and allowed me to have a new world. You and your brother are angels sent by god to spread hope, joy and freedom in the world. I am so fortunate to be your patient and bless you and your family with all my heart.

- HC

I had my surgery yesterday and it was the most pleasant experience all around. Please thank the good doctor he is a beautiful genius. I feel really good. I have not taken anything else than a couple of Tylenol last night and this morning. The tingling in my thighs has subsided substantially and my feet are a little better too. My lower back is a little tender, like when you stand cooking too long and ice has been my best friend. If this stay like this I would say it was a walk in the park which I may do very soon. Thank you for your attention to detail and everything else.

- FK

I just want to thank you for always taking such wonderful care of me. You are, without a doubt, the finest surgeon and human being I know. I am honored and privileged to have you as my doctor. I will be forever grateful. I just wanted you to know this. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

- AW

We can’t thank you enough for your outstanding care of Michael during his visit. We both totally enjoyed your amazing care and making our visit so much fun in the same time. With deep appreciation,

- W

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Financing and Insurance

At Hunt Spine, we want to make sure it's as easy as possible for you to deal with your payments and insurance. Paitents can pay for treatments using any accepted insurance plan. We also accept patients who are covered by Medicare, Workers' Compensation and a wide range of PPO and HMO insurance plans.

Hunt Spine also accepts cash, check, credit or debit cards.

For more information about insurance and payment options, please call our office at (310) 423-9834.

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The Hunt Foundation

The Hunt Foundation is dedicated to providing modern medicine beyond our borders. The Hunt surgeons have performed life-changing neurological and spine surgeries for patients in both Ethiopia and Gabon. As a result of this revitalizing and rewarding experience, they are in the process of raising funds for, planning and building the Hunt Community Hospital, Neuroscience Center and Children’s Village in Ethiopia. These centers will partner with local medical centers to provide surrounding residents with local and sustainable medical care. Additionally, they will include educational facilities, providing general and medical education to the immediate community and outward to as many Ethiopian people as possible.

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Schedule Your Consultation Today

At Hunt Spine, you are what matters most. It is our duty to improve your quality of life by treating back and spine conditions, this is a duty we do not take lightly and it shows in our unique one-on-one consultation. In this consultation, we take as much time as needed to insure we plan out a specialized treatment that will yield optimal results. Another important factor is you, the patient are fully educated on your condition and its treatment options. You will leave the consultation with a firm understanding and a treatment goal in mind. Dr. Leonel Hunt and Dr. Gabriel Hunt are dedicated to improving your quality of life. Contact us today to learn more, and schedule a consultation with some of the best spine specialists Los Angeles has to offer.

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Virtual Consultations Are Now Available Virtual Consultation

A message from Hunt Spine Concerning COVID-19

Dr. Leonel & Gabriel Hunt and their staff want you to know that nothing is more important to us than your health and safety.

While our in-office visits are being limited to urgent or emergent consults and we’re delaying non-urgent surgeries, it has created an opportunity to make virtual consultations readily available.

Schedule a virtual consultation today to explore your options and receive expert recommendations from our staff.

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