Dr. Leonel Hunt
Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
Dr. Leonel Hunt is a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon who focuses on the treatment of pediatric and adult scoliosis, complex spine disorders and minimally invasive surgical techniques.
Commonly recognized as one of the top spine specialists, Dr. Leonel Hunt is an attending surgeon at the Cedars-Sinai Institute for Spinal Disorders and Cedars-Sinai Orthopedic Center. His primary areas of research interest involve orthopedic implants and innovative treatments of spine-related back pain. These findings have been presented at numerous national and international conferences as well as peer review publications.
Dr. Hunt is a highly trained spine specialist and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society, and Scoliosis Research Society.
Dr. Hunt received his bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Medicine. He completed an internship in general surgery at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and a residency in orthopedic surgery at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco. Dr. Hunt also completed specialty training in orthopedic surgery of the spine focusing on both adult and pediatric spinal disorders at the San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders in La Jolla, California.
To learn more about how spine specialist Dr. Hunt can help with your back condition, please schedule a consultation today.
What Spine Procedures Do Orthopedic Surgeons Specialize in?
In the case of specific spinal problems, it is advised that treatment is performed by our orthopedic surgeon at Hunt Spine. Our orthopedic surgeon is well-equipped to treat patients who are suffering from scoliosis or other spinal deformities. If you need to undergo spinal surgery to treat an uncomfortable or painful condition, our medical team uses the most advanced technology and surgical techniques, along with carefully managed postoperative care.
As an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Leonel Hunt has a great depth of knowledge of the entire musculoskeletal system. Our spinal surgeries are performed with the highest level of surgical skill and meticulous attention to detail. While orthopedic surgeons specialize in various areas, Dr. Leonel Hunt focuses on treating spine conditions. He is highly educated, offers innovative, state-of-the-art treatments, and has years of experience in treating a scope of spinal conditions.
How is This Different From Neurosurgery?
When seeking treatment for a spinal condition, it helps to understand the differences between an orthopedic spine surgeon and a neurosurgeon. Many people think that there is a significant difference between orthopedic spine surgery and neurosurgery with a focus on the spine. This is not the case. In both specialties, doctors are trained with a specific focus on the spinal cord, and many doctors complete additional training after their residency.
Both Dr. Leonel Hunt and Dr. Gabriel Hunt have completed spinal fellowships, which have helped them obtain detailed and specialized training in spine treatments, including the nerve structure.
Just like neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons are qualified to treat many spinal conditions involving nerve damage. Depending on your condition, you could be properly treated by either a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic surgeon.
In many cases, an orthopedic surgeon may be the right medical professional to perform your surgery. Orthopedic surgeons are often more qualified to treat a spinal deformity such as scoliosis, as this medical specialty focuses on musculoskeletal problems.
Schedule a Consultation
If you suffer from a spinal condition and think that a neurosurgeon is the best option for your treatment, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Gabriel Hunt. There is no better neurosurgeon to treat your spinal problems.
If you are living with a spinal condition and are seeking treatment, see Dr. Leonel Hunt as soon as possible. Schedule a consultation with one of our spine surgeons today.