About Dr. Armen Khachatryan
Mastery in Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery
Dr. Armen Khachatryan is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. He has devoted his entire career to spinal motion preservation technology, specifically to artificial disc replacements. Dr. Khachatryan has performed more cervical disc replacement surgeries since 2016 than any other surgeon in the United States.
On numerous occasions, Dr. Khachatryan has been invited to and has participated at national and international conferences, lecturing and training other spinal surgeons in the use of cervical artificial disc implants. Additionally, on a frequent basis Dr. Khachatryan has hosted both US and international surgeons in Salt Lake City for surgical observation, as well as hands on training in the latest techniques in cervical disc arthroplasty.
Dr. Khachatryan was among the first to implant artificial discs in Utah, both in the lumbar and cervical spine. He is a firm believer in preserving motion with disc replacement surgery instead of traditional fusion surgery. In 2013, Dr. Khachatryan established The Disc Replacement Center—the first of its kind in Utah. This Center has continued to further research and education in disc replacement technology and provide an alternative to fusion for patients both in Utah and across the globe. Patients have travelled both from US and international destinations to consult and receive surgical care from Dr. Khachatryan.
In 2007, Dr. Khachatryan relocated back to Utah and founded The Disc Replacement Center focusing exclusively on motion preserving spine surgery. More recently, in collaboration with world renowned neurosurgeon, Dr. Robert Masson, Dr. Khachatryan co-founded The Masters Spine Institute in Park City, UT.
Dr. Khachatryan is married to Emily and cherishes every moment with his twin children, Jack and Isabel. He is an avid cyclist, golfer, and skier. He has cycled across the United States twice and once across the Iberian Peninsula through Portugal and Spain. His lifelong commitment to fitness is the driving force behind restorative and motion preserving spinal surgery
About Dr. Robert Masson
Mastery in Cervical Disc Replacement & Lumbar Microreconstruction Surgery
Dr. Robert Masson, M.D., is an internationally recognized neurosurgeon specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery and sports spine medicine, holding over a dozen patents in his name.
He graduated from the University of Florida with Honors in biomedical engineering in 1985, the Honors Medical Program,in 1988 and started his neurosurgical career in residency at the University of Florida in 1988. He did a fellowship in skull base surgery at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles, CA, his hometown. After graduation from residency, he dedicated his neurosurgical career to advancement of minimally invasive spine surgery techniques, procedures and products.
He is an innovator in spine implants and procedures, the founder of Florida’s first JCAHO Spine Center of Excellence, and the founder of outpatient surgery facilities in Orlando and Park City. He has served on advisory boards for microsurgical systems, stem cell research, radiological software, orthobiologics and sports injury treatment & prevention. In addition, he has developed, educated ,and influenced products for groups such as Sofamor Danek, Depuy Synthes Spine, a Johnson and Johnson Company, Centinel Spine and Biedermann Motech.
His passion is lean surgical performance and teams. He has performed over 13,000 procedures and trained over 1000 surgeons worldwide.”
Dr. Masson is the world leader and inventor of the iMAS 360 lumbar reconstruction platform and an international destination for cervical arthroplasty. He has served as a Chairman for education for cervical arthroplasty for 14 years and is a world leader in microsurgical interbody reconstruction solutions.
He treats a broad variety of elite professional athletes and lifelong weekend warriors, recognizing the importance of spine surgery to highly functional people who have lost their functional capabilities in the midst of a spine health crisis.
He is a proud father of five and life long athlete having played football in college. Since then he enjoys multiple sports including tennis, basketball, prototype racing and snow skiing. He was second in the 2019 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona in the Le Mans Prototype 2 Class with his oldest son Kyle. He commits to pushing his personal limits and his hobbies include aviation, scuba diving, mountain climbing and mountain biking.
About Dr. Hyun Bae
Mastery in Lumbar and Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery
Dr. Bae has been a trailblazer in using state-of-the-art medical devices and innovative techniques for minimally invasive spine surgery and dynamic stabilization. He led the way in using growth factor tissue engineering for intervertebral discs, and he is a pioneer in multi-level artificial disc replacement for cervical and lumbar spine.
A special passion of Dr. Bae’s is intervertebral disc repair and developing a biologic solution to disc degeneration.
Dr. Bae was the recipient of a 2014 grant from the National Institutes of Health to work on a revolutionary imaging technique for diagnosing back and neck pain in patients. In 2015, he received a North American Spine Society research grant, and Orthopedics This Week (a prominent industry publication) awarded him top honors as the safest surgeon in Greater Los Angeles
In 2016, he was named by Becker’s Healthcare, a top provider of information for healthcare industry professionals, named him as one of only 22 recipients of their Spine Surgeon Leadership Award.
Dr. Bae has been included on the exclusive list of outstanding surgeons compiled by Super Doctors (another prestigious industry publication), and he has also been featured on The Doctors television program.
Dr. Bae received his bachelor’s degree in biomechanics from the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. After graduating cum laude from Yale University School of Medicine, he completed his surgical internship at North Shore University Hospital, his orthopaedic surgical residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, and his spine fellowship at Case Western Hospital in Cleveland.
Dr. Bae is the author of many articles founded on his research, and he has been a frequent presenter representing the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. His current research centers on using adult stem cells to regenerate nerve tissue in patients with injuries to the spinal cord.
About Scott Adelman
Mastery in Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
Dr. Adelman is the President & Co-founder of The SMART Clinic™. He is Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Physiatry), Sports Medicine, as well as Electrodiagnostic Medicine. His vision for the practice began in 1995 and has progressed to the current comprehensive sports and spine clinic incorporating minimally invasive endoscopic spine procedures.
Dr. Adelman graduated from Bowdoin College in 1984 with an honors degree in biochemistry. After a two year research position at Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dr. Adelman completed his medical degree in 1991 at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. His training continued with a Transitional Surgical/Medical Internship at LDS Hospital and completion of a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency at the University of Utah Hospital in 1995. He served as Chief Resident for the program in his final year and independently incorporated interventional spinal procedures into his training.
Doctor Adelman has extensive training and expertise in minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic spine procedures. He is regularly attending international conferences in this area of medicine and instructing those professionals that are advancing their spine practices. Spine care and interventional options are rapidly expanding and Dr. Adelman is one of the leaders in this field of practice and research. He and his staff remain focused on patient outcomes and access to the best musculoskeletal and spine care options.
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