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Recognized as One of the Best Spine Surgeons in Los Angeles

TopDoctors.com honored Moksha Ranasinghe, M.D. as an expert Spine Surgeon in Los Angeles for five consecutive years from 2019 to 2023

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Our Mission

We are Eternally Committed to Delivering the Most Advanced Treatments Available

Southern California Brain & Spine Surgery is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of care for disorders of the spine, brain, and peripheral nerves.

We understand that a new diagnosis of a neurological problem can be overwhelming. We pride ourselves in guiding you and your family through the diagnosis by presenting all possible treatment options in a warm and supportive environment.

Conditions Treated

The Spinal Cord and Brain together make the nervous system, which is the most complex and delicate structure in our bodies. Numerous conditions can arise if an injury occurs in the nervous system. Our Spine Surgeon in Los Angeles provides comprehensive diagnosis, treatment, and recovery for the following Brain and Spine conditions.

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Patient Testimonials

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Due to a fall, I had C3 & C5 crushed disc replacement with Titanium Disc and Plate with 6 screws in my spine. Prior to surgery, I had excruciating pain on Left & Right shoulders, arms, and hands. Dr. Ranasinghe explained in detail the injury damage, the course of repair, recovery, and followup therapy if indicated. Her approach was compassionate yet direct, honest & immediate. Dr. Ranasinghe was very thorough ensuring I had a good MRI and required evaluation of all my history. She saved my Life & No Pain. Definitely the best spine surgeon in Los Angeles!

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Raul Tellez

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I first saw Dr. Ranasinghe when I could no longer walk. She sent me over to the emergency at Whittier Presbyterian Hospital where after a cat scan diagnosed me with spinal stenosis. I found myself in surgery immediately. Thanks to her and her scheduling of rehabilitation I am walking again. Thank you Dr. Ranasinghe!

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Tom D’Alessandro

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Her diagnostics skills are excellent. She takes time to explain things and listens to all concerns & responds with detailed answers. She is meticulous in her planning and surgical strategy. Her measures for mitigating potential complications are first rate. Most important is her exceptional skills as a Neurosurgeon. I had a complex C spine Laminectomy and the outcome was 100% successful. I feel better than I have in 3 years. Recovery has been fast. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr. Ranasinghe.

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Greg Felix

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Definitely the best Neurosurgeon! Dr Ranasinghe is very detailed attentive and caring and her medical assistant went above and beyond to satisfy my needs. We are not just patients, she treats us like she would treat her own family. I just can't express any more excellent service from Southern California Brain and Spine Surgery!

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Review from Yelp

Spine Surgeon in Los Angeles - Moksha Ranasinghe M.D

Moksha Ranasinghe M.D.

Dr. Moksha Ranasinghe, MD, FAANS, was born and raised in Sri Lanka. During her childhood, she developed a passion for medicine and patient care through volunteer work at the local hospital, where her mother worked as a pharmacist. At the age of nine, she was already gaining incredible hands-on experience while working in the war fields during the tragic Sri Lankan civil war with the Red Cross, treating victims. She also worked at a home for residents with brain and spine injuries, where she further honed her skills and passion for Neurosurgery.

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Our Treatment Philosophy

Our goal is to provide safe treatments and exceptional care to our patients, helping them recover faster and live a healthier life. With this in mind, we approach each case with a holistic and patient-centered approach. Diagnosis begins with a thorough examination and evaluation of the patient’s medical history, symptoms, and imaging studies. From there, a precise understanding of the underlying cause of the disorder is gleaned which serves as the basis for an effective treatment plan.

We believe in the maxim “first, do no harm” and always strive to treat using conservative methods initially. This may include physical therapy, medication, and lifestyle adjustments. However, when these methods prove to be inadequate, surgery may be considered a last resort. Our surgical approach is minimally invasive, utilizing the latest techniques and technologies to minimize discomfort and provide fast recovery.

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What is a Neurosurgeon

A neurosurgeon is defined as a physician specializing in the surgical treatment of conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. These highly trained medical professionals possess a deep understanding of neuroanatomy and employ advanced surgical techniques to intervene in cases ranging from brain tumors to degenerative diseases of the spine.

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Google Reviews

mairim madrigalmairim madrigal
16:45 23 Mar 24
My father received surgery from Dr. Ranasighe twice one for his neck and one to fix a previous Dr. Back surgery. She is an amazing Dr. She fixed his previous surgeries issues as well as did work to prevent other issues to arise. My dad's recovery from the previous surgery was 5 months. He is barley a month in and already walking with a walker and can shower and go to the bathroom on his own. We are so greatful that we met Dr. Ranasighe.
Ronald ThomasRonald Thomas
22:15 20 Mar 24
The best medical treatment and follow-up that I have ever experienced. Everything she said and did was right on point 👉.
Maria PonceMaria Ponce
02:17 20 Mar 24
Rosa ValadezRosa Valadez
21:46 12 Mar 24
Dr. Moksha and her staff are excellent, my husband surgery was a success and now he can live life with less pain and now he can go back to work to provide for his family . We are grateful for her. Thank you Jesus for dr. Moksha.
SADGI BDMM-I SemSADGI BDMM-I Sem
11:52 05 Mar 24
Her comprehensive approach addressed the root causes of my addiction and empowered me to reclaim control of my life. Forever thankful!
Muhammad FarooqMuhammad Farooq
17:10 24 Feb 24
Her reputation among other doctors is exceptional, and I've witnessed a high level of respect for her within the medical community. After exhausting non-surgical alternatives, I underwent a cervical fusion that turned out to be a great success. The majority of my pain has dissipated, allowing me, at the age of 75, to continue enjoying activities like golfing, hiking, and daily walks with my dog – something I'm immensely grateful for
Mohammad SaniMohammad Sani
17:49 26 Jan 24
I've had an incredibly positive experience with Dr. Ranasinghe in addressing my back issues over the past two years. I consider myself blessed to have found her as my healthcare provider. Dr. Ranasinghe is attentive, taking the time to thoroughly explain all available options, with a focus on conservative approaches first. Unlike some experiences I've had, there was never any pressure towards surgery; in fact, quite the opposite.Her reputation among other doctors is exceptional, and I've witnessed a high level of respect for her within the medical community. After exhausting non-surgical alternatives, I underwent a cervical fusion that turned out to be a great success. The majority of my pain has dissipated, allowing me, at the age of 75, to continue enjoying activities like golfing, hiking, and daily walks with my dog – something I'm immensely grateful for.Dr. Ranasinghe consistently encourages me to maintain an active lifestyle. While her schedule is understandably busy, the wait during appointments is worthwhile. When it's my turn, I receive her undivided attention. I'm truly thankful for the support and incredible results she has provided.
Corina LaraCorina Lara
20:43 29 Jun 23
There aren’t enough words that could describe how thankful I am for Dr. Ranasinghe and her team. I was suffering for years, from back pain that progressed. I’m very grateful to have found her office. She is a true expert in her field, CERTAINLY WORTH THE WAIT. Her staff in office is also great, helping with appointments, reminders and insurance. When she sees you for appointments, she TAKES HER TIME and is laser focused on you and your pain/recovery, truly empathetic. Not all surgeons are this attentive. This review is long overdue, but I can’t thank her enough for the very special, excellent care she has provided me: a life free of pain; and for the unique gift that she is to her patients!
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Why Choose Southern California Brain & Spine Surgery

Southern California Brain and Spine Surgery is ranked among the best institutes in Los Angeles for all types of neurological disorders and related conditions. With our world-class spine treatment program and compassionate patient care, we are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people with conditions related to the spine and brain. We offer:

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Advanced Diagnostic Methods

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Minimally Invasive Treatments

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Treatment from the Best Spine Surgeon in Los Angeles

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Recovery with less downtime

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Outstanding patient care

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Patient-focused, holistic treatment

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Spinal Conditions

A spinal condition refers to any abnormality or disorder affecting the spine, which is composed of vertebrae, discs, nerves, and other structures. These conditions can manifest in various forms, ranging from minor discomfort to severe disability. Common spinal conditions include herniated discs, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, kyphosis, and degenerative disc disease. Symptoms may include back pain, numbness or weakness in the limbs, difficulty walking, and loss of bladder or bowel control. Treatment options depend on the specific condition and its severity, and may include medication, physical therapy, spinal injections, or surgery. Proper diagnosis and management of spinal conditions are essential to alleviate symptoms, prevent complications, and improve overall quality of life. Additional spinal conditions listed below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the most common neurosurgery related questions answered

What is the most common surgery for neurosurgery?

The most common surgery for neurosurgery is spinal surgery, which is performed to treat various conditions affecting the spine, such as herniated discs, spinal cord injuries, and spinal tumors. Southern California Brain & Spine Surgery specializes in providing comprehensive diagnosis, treatment, and recovery for disorders of the spine, brain, and peripheral nerves. They are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of care for spinal conditions.

What is the most common reason for neurosurgery?

The most common reasons for neurosurgery are brain and spinal cord tumors, spinal cord injuries, herniated discs, and cerebrovascular conditions such as aneurysms and vascular malformations.

Why would a neurologist refer you to a neurosurgeon?

A neurologist would refer you to a neurosurgeon if they determine that surgical intervention is necessary to treat a neurological condition. Southern California Brain & Spine Surgery is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of care for disorders of the spine, brain, and peripheral nerves. They work as a team to collaborate on patient care and are responsible for discussing what surgical management options are available and deciding if surgery is the right treatment for patients.

What can a neurosurgeon do for nerve damage?

A neurosurgeon can treat nerve damage by performing surgery to repair or remove damaged nerves, relieving pressure on the affected nerves, or using minimally invasive techniques to promote nerve healing.

Can a neurosurgeon fix a pinched nerve?

A neurosurgeon can fix a pinched nerve by performing surgery to relieve pressure on the affected nerve, using minimally invasive techniques to promote nerve healing, or recommending other treatments to alleviate nerve compression.

Would a neurosurgeon be needed after a concussion?

A neurosurgeon may be needed after a concussion if there is evidence of a more severe brain injury, such as a hematoma or brain bleed.

What technology do neurosurgeons use?

Neurosurgeons use advanced diagnostic methods, minimally invasive treatments, and state-of-the-art facilities to ensure safe and successful surgeries. Southern California Brain & Spine Surgery is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge facilities to provide the best possible care for patients with conditions related to the spine and brain. They offer advanced diagnostic methods, minimally invasive treatments, and recovery.

How does a neurosurgeon diagnose a condition?

A neurosurgeon diagnoses a condition by reviewing the patient's medical history, performing a physical examination, and using advanced diagnostic methods such as imaging studies and laboratory tests.

What are the risks associated with neurosurgery?

Like any surgical procedure, neurosurgery carries inherent risks, such as infection, bleeding, and damage to surrounding tissues. However, the risks are minimized with advancements in medical technology and the expertise of skilled neurosurgeons.

What is the recovery process like after neurosurgery?

Recovery after neurosurgery varies depending on the specific procedure and individual patient factors. Dr. Ranasinghe and her team will provide you with detailed post-operative care instructions and closely monitor your progress during the recovery period.

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