Hunt Spine is the private practice of brothers Dr. Leonel Hunt, an orthopaedic spine surgeon, and Dr. Gabriel Hunt, a neurosurgeon. As a collaborative team, they are among the best orthopedic spine surgeons in Los Angeles. Not only that, their focus on staying at the cutting edge of medicine ensures their patients are getting accurate diagnoses and being provided with comprehensive information regarding their treatment options—not just surgery.
Their practice extends from patients requiring emergency surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where both doctors are attending surgeons, to those who travel hundreds or thousands of miles for the ultimate in compassionate back care. Their work even extends all the way to those without access to care, for whom the doctors created the Hunt Foundation and personally travel the globe to deliver treatment. It is this dedication that makes it easy to see why people call them some of the best orthopedic spinal surgeons Los Angeles has available.
The Hunt doctors successfully treat the full gamut of spine, spinal cord and back injuries, including:
- Pediatric and adult scoliosis
- Ruptured or herniated discs
- Degenerative conditions of the neck and back
- Spinal cord injuries
- Trauma to the spine
- Complex spine disorders
- Spinal tumors
Meet the Doctors
Meet Dr. Leonel Hunt
As a board-certified spine specialist, Dr. Leonel Hunt is one of the top orthopedic spine surgeons Los Angeles has to offer. He focuses on the treatment of pediatric and adult scoliosis, complex spine disorders and minimally invasive surgical techniques.Learn more
Meet Dr. Gabriel Hunt
Gabriel E. Hunt, Jr., MD is a board-certified neurosurgeon who focuses on the treatment of spinal cord injuries and spinal trauma, the treatment of complex spinal disorders, as well as tumors and vascular abnormalities of the skull base, spine, and spinal cord.Learn more
Meet the Staff
At Hunt Spine, it's not only our spine surgeons who provide a comfortable, smooth experience—our staff is also among the best in the business. Each member is invaluable to our practice, ensuring every step of your experience is met with care and competence. Click below to meet our staff.Learn more
At Hunt Spine, the foundation of our philosophy and our practice rests on a model of comprehensive, effective care. But what does that mean exactly? We treat every patient as an individual. There is no blanket procedure for any condition; it requires taking the time needed with each patient to understand the situation then plan for the correct treatment to get the best results. It’s this dedication to care that sets Hunt Spine apart as one of the premiere spinal clinics, with some of the best orthopedic spine surgeons Los Angeles has to offer.Learn more
Ortho vs. Neuro Spine Surgery
If you are considering spine surgery you may be wondering whether to consult an orthopedic spinal surgeon or a spinal neurosurgeon. Both Los Angeles spine specialists are more than capable of performing spine surgery. The best surgeon for your condition is ultimately the one you feel most comfortable with. However, there are differences and similarities in the two specialties which should be understood before searching for the best spinal surgeon Los Angeles can provide.Learn more
The Hunt Foundation
The Hunt Foundation was established in 2010 with the goal of taking significant steps in bringing equality to the field of medicine across international borders. It began with a mission to Africa to introduce advanced medical care, processes and techniques to developing countries in need of better standards of care and resources. At present, The Hunt Foundation has blueprints well under way for the Hunt Community Hospital, the Children’s Village and the Neuroscience Center in Ethiopia. These will bring more medical care to the people of Ethiopia than they have ever had before.
In addition, Dr. Leonel Hunt and Dr. Gabriel Hunt traveled to Gabon, Africa to perform free brain and spine procedures to people who otherwise would not have the means to receive these life-saving procedures.Learn more
The Hunt Spine Difference
At Hunt Spine, we value our patients above anything else. Your improved health and quality of life is our goal. We know that each individual requires a different approach to treatment and what worked for one patient won’t necessarily work for another. That’s why your consultation with one of our highly trained doctors will be extremely thorough. You will have the opportunity to ask whatever questions you may have and speak to the doctor about all your choices. Any decision you make should be based on you knowing the full facts of the situation and your condition and we will do our best to help you make the best decision possible. This is what Dr. Leonel Hunt and Dr. Gabriel Hunt set out to do when they opened their practice and this is why they are known to be some of the best orthopedic spinal surgeons Los Angeles has available.