Doctors Leonel & Gabriel Hunt

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 treating pediatric and adult scoliosis, artificial disc replacement, complex spinal disorders, spinal cord trauma, and minimally invasive surgery. As a couple of the best spine surgeons in Los Angeles, their care and compassion for each patient lends itself to a comprehensive solution for treatment—which is not always spine surgery.
Our spine specialists emphasize accurate and complete diagnosis at our practice, exploring all options to provide some of the best treatment solutions for back pain and spinal disorders. 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.
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Dr. Leonel Hunt

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

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Dr. Gabriel Hunt

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

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Leading Spine and Back Specialists

At Hunt Spine, our specialists focus on helping our patients live pain-free lives. As leaders in the field, we are focused on performing the least invasive treatments for a range of back and spine diseases and conditions, both surgical and non-surgical. You can be confident your treatment will be performed by specialists who offer groundbreaking treatments and personalized care.

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At Hunt Spine, our multidisciplinary team of experts can treat a range of back and spinal conditions and diseases. We offer surgical and non-surgical approaches to treat a wide range of spine, neck, and back conditions. If you suffer from neck pain, back pain, scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, spinal trauma, or have more complex spine disorders, we deliver groundbreaking treatments and solutions so you can enjoy a better quality of life.

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Our specialists at Hunt Spine are focused on performing the least invasive treatments, including minimally invasive spine surgery and robotic surgery. We offer advanced outpatient surgeries for spinal conditions, which in the past required days spent in the hospital and a long recovery time. We are committed to delivering the most advanced treatments for spine, neck, and back conditions, with treatments that come with faster recovery and better outcomes.

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A journey of comfort and personalized care.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 other surgeons may overlook. 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.

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Dr. Hunt, through his skills and knowledge, has given my life back to me! I'm now able to stand and walk without assistance. He has been a real savior! I would recommend the Hunt Team to ANYONE with neck, back or spine issues in general! Thank you!

Dr. Gabriel Hunt and Dr. Leonel Hunt have turned my life 360 degrees. I want to express the respect I have for this team. I recommend these spine gods to everyone in need of help with low back pain. I had my surgery (L5 S1 Discectomy) last year in August and until today I have no complaints. I actua...

Approximately two years ago I was referred to Dr. Leonel Hunt who diagnosed me with Herniated Disc/Spinal Stenosis. Surgery was performed and I've had no more problems. Dr. Hunt is attentive, takes time to listen, thoroughly explains your situation, answers all of your questions and voice any other ...

I went to Dr. Hunt to avoid spine surgery, not to have it. I had already found one top surgeon who recommended fusion--now I hoped one would support me in my decision to do everything but surgery: physical therapy, lifting weights, pain control. Dr. Hunt was that surgeon--he was clear, frank, and ve...

Dr. Hunt first impressed me with the fact that he wanted to try all other treatments before he actually did surgery. To be blunt, his motivation was obviously not to make money but to insure my health first and foremost. Only after all other options were exhausted did he agree to do surgery. Dr. Hun...

Dr Hunt performed surgery on my spine he was MARVELOUS!!! Thanks to him and his knowledge and such precision no one can even tell I had surgery. I'm doing remarkably well and feel like myself again. Thank you, Dr. Hunt, for your outstanding care, knowledge, and ability. The Hunt Brothers are "The Bo...

I cannot thank Drs. Gabriel and Leonel Hunt enough! How do you thank someone who has given you your life back? I am 74 years old and had severe spinal stenosis, made worse by scoliosis. I had been putting off surgery for 40 years because I was so afraid something could go wrong. When I started stayi...

Dr. Hunt has been such a wonderful find. His manner when speaking with the patient, he is so compassionate and so open that it boggles the mind. This man, this doctor I would recommend to anyone who has any severe back problems as someone who should look at it, and that you can trust, I can't speak ...

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Advanced treatments for spinal conditionsSpinal Conditions

Spinal conditions can range from minor to very complex. As medical science advances, newer, superior treatments have been developed to treat neck pain, back pain, degenerative disc disease, scoliosis, spinal trauma, kyphosis, and complex spine disorders of all types. At Hunt Spine, taking the least invasive approach is the foundation of our practice. Many spinal conditions can be treated without surgery, while others may require surgical treatment. You can trust in the expert team at Hunt Spine, where we offer a wide array of non-surgical treatments, along with robotic surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, and surgeries performed on an outpatient basis.

We have helped hundreds of people around the world live pain-free lives and will continue on our mission to help thousands more.

- Dr. Leonel Hunt

Spine Treatments

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.

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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally invasive spine surgery allows for many spinal conditions to be surgically corrected with a better result, faster recovery, and far less physical trauma. At Hunt Spine, spinal surgery is performed with the most advanced techniques, with many procedures performed on an outpatient basis. These groundbreaking techniques are safer for the patient, with reduced risks, shorter incisions, and far less postoperative pain.

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Robotic Spine Surgery

Robotic Spine Surgery

Robotic spine surgery is a cutting-edge surgical approach appropriate for a range of spinal conditions and illnesses. The robotic system at Hunt Spine allows our spine specialist to correctly identify the condition and perform surgery to restore comfort, function, and mobility with reduced risk, less discomfort during recovery, and faster healing. Robotic spine surgery may be the ideal way to treat your condition and move forward with a pain-free life.

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Outpatient Spine Surgery

Outpatient Spine Surgery

With traditional spine surgery, which involved a long incision in the back, a patient could expect to spend several days in the hospital, followed by a long and often painful recovery. With the development of minimally invasive spine surgery techniques, many spinal conditions can be resolved with outpatient surgery. These groundbreaking surgical treatments, performed with groundbreaking techniques, achieve better outcomes, and have shorter incisions and a faster recovery time.

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Seeing my patients return to their active, happy lives is what brings me into work every day.

- Dr. Gabriel Hunt

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Diagnosis & Effective Treatments Need a Second Opinion
On Your Case?

Because our team is composed of a spine surgeon and a neurosurgeon, the doctors at Hunt Spine provide a collaborative approach to 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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Giving BackThe 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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Yael’s Story

Read the story of Yael, our patient, who can now look forward to a productive, healthy life. At The Hunt Foundation, our journeys to other lands to treat underserved communities are extremely rewarding. Find out more about Yael and the path to health and happiness.

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Financing & Insurance

At Hunt Spine, we want to make sure it's as easy as possible for you to deal with your payments and insurance. Patients 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

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Spine conditions FAQFrequently Asked Question

If you suffer from a spinal condition or disease, you have questions. Take advantage of the basic information we offer and reach out to us with your individual questions and concerns.

How Do You Treat Chronic Back Pain?

Not every spinal condition requires surgery–actually, there is a range of non-invasive options available to repair and treat the majority of reasons chronic back pain comes about.

Dr. Leonel Hunt is 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 one of the best spine surgeons Los Angeles has to offer, without feeling pressured into spine surgery.

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What Are Complex Spine 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 from Dr. Gabriel Hunt, an accomplished, board-certified neurosurgeon, and Dr. Leonel Hunt, a gifted, board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon.

Complex spine disorders can include a variety of issues, including spinal cord tumors, spinal infections, spinal deformities, spinal instability, and a number of others. In most cases, specialty procedures are required to treat these unique conditions.

We encourage you to find out more for yourself about the causes of these complicated diseases and the risk factors involved with treatment. At Hunt Spine, we provide information, education, and other resources to help you learn more.

Explore your options with Hunt Spine on our website, or call today for a consultation and start your journey towards being pain-free.

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How Are Spine & Back Problems Treated?

At Hunt Spine, we don't consider surgery to be the end-all, be-all. Instead, we take a personalized approach with each patient to help resolve their pain.

Treatments for spine and back problems vary based on the issues themselves. While more severe conditions, such as pronounced scoliosis or kyphosis (forward rounding of the spine) generally usually require surgery, more mild conditions can be successfully treated with more non-invasive treatment options, including physical therapy or other non-surgical methods.

Dr. Leonel Hunt provides care as a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon, while Dr. Gabriel Hunt provides care as a board-certified neurosurgeon. They work together to provide truly next-level experience and results for their patients.

We invite you to get the benefit of a proper diagnosis for your spine and back problems at Hunt Spine, where you are treated with compassion, integrity, and the highest standard of care.

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How Are Complex Spine Disorders Treated?

At Hunt Spine, our board-certified surgeons' combined expertise in both neurosurgery and orthopedic spine surgery gives them an advantage in treating complex spine disorders.

Dr. Leonel Hunt is an orthopedic spine surgeon. Dr. Gabriel Hunt is a board-certified neurosurgeon. Together, their exceptional abilities, care, and service for patients provide results above and beyond.

Complex spinal conditions require specific knowledge and expertise. These disorders may come about as the result of multiple disorders or pathologies interacting together to generate pain.

We take a holistic approach to correct the root cause or causes of pain, spinal deformity, reduced mobility, and other concerns. Please schedule a consultation to start on the road to a pain-free life.

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What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a spine disorder that can exist at a greater or lesser degree of severity. Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine in which it grows side to side instead of forward or backward.

The degree of severity of the scoliosis will determine whether surgery is the best option. In some cases, no medical treatment is necessary. With more severe conditions, corrective spine surgery may be needed. However, about 90% of patients with scoliosis do not require surgery.

If you aren’t sure if you require surgery for your scoliosis, Dr. Leonel Hunt and Dr. Gabriel Hunt have a combined 30-plus years in medicine. Patients can feel confident in their ability to determine the severity of their scoliosis. They will evaluate your case and discuss your options.

Please schedule a consultation today with us to find out what can be done to help you achieve pain relief. We will work with you to create a positive treatment plan that achieves your best possible outcome moving forward.

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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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