Carl Lauryssen, MD - spine surgeons to know | 2014

Written by Staff | August 29, 2014 | Print  |

lauryssen headshotCarl Lauryssen, MD (Olympia Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif.). 

Dr. Lauryssen was the first neurosurgeon to inject stem cells into a human spinal cord as part of an FDA trial. He has clinical privileges at Olympia Medical Center and Cedar Sinai and specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery, motion preservation and failed spine surgery.

Dr. Lauryssen was on the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis before joining Olympia Medical Center and Cedar Sinai. He directed the advanced neurosurgical spine program in the department of neurosurgery at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and twice received the Investigator Award from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons for his research on cervical stenotic myelopathy and stem cell work.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Lauryssen has conducted more than 15 FDA clinical research trials.

 He has developed spinal procedures and holds patents in spinal surgery inventions used throughout the world.

 Dr. Lauryssen earned his medical degree from the University of Cape Town in South Africa and completed his residency at the University of Calgary in Canada. His additional training includes a spinal neurosurgical fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine under the direction of Dr Mark Hadley.

Currently, Dr. Lauryssen continues to develop cutting edge technology in spinal surgery with an active clinical and research program.

"I will continue to find better ways to optimize outcomes and quicker recovery for our patients. Every patient should understand and be involved in where their spinal problem is and how to treat it. Patient education and knowledge is key " says Dr. Lauryssen.



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