Dr. Neel Anand, MD

Dr. Neel Anand, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Neel Anand, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University of Bombay, T.N. Medical College in 1983 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.

444 S San Vicente Blvd Ste 800

Los Angeles, CA 90048

Contact Information

(310) 423-9900

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Spine Deformities
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Anand "Dr. Anand's primary area of research interest involves minimally invasive surgical techniques for spinal disorders and trauma in adults and children, which result in smaller incisions, faster recovery and better patient outcomes. Recently Dr. Anand has pioneered the utilization of three minimally invasive techniques to treat even the most complex of spinal deformity and scoliosis. The Anand Spine Group is also active in the development of new non-fusion, motion preservation techniques including Cervical Artificial Disc Replacements (NeoDisc, PCM, ProDisc), Posterior Non-Fusion Stabilization Systems (Stabilimax NZ, Dynesys, DIAM, Acadia Facet Replacement System ), and Lumbar Artificial Disc Replacements (ProDisc, In Motion)."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

69  Conditions Treated

  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
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27  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Bombay, T.N. Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • New York Medical College
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Royal Liverpool University Hospital & Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Texas Back Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University of Bombay
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Hospital for Special Surgery, Cornell University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Spinal Associates of North Centeral Florida, University of Florida
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Khazenifar Gold Medal, Best overall clinical performance at the Mch. Orth. Examinations/ University of Liverpool, U.K., 1992
  • Best Resident, B.Y.L. Nair Charitable Hospital/ Bombay, India, 1987-88
  • Dr H.D. Dastur Gold Medal (1st Rank), FCPS.Orth. Examinations/ Bombay, India, 1988
  • Honors in Human Anatomy, University of Bombay/ Bombay India, 1980
Media & Publications
  • Modified Muscle-sparing Paraspinal Approach for Stabilization and Interlaminar decompression- A Minimally-Invasive Technique for Pedicle Screw-Based Posterior Non-Fusion Stabilization., March 2008
  • Mid-term to long-term clinical and functional outcomes of minimally-invasive correction and fusion for adults with scoliosis., 2010
  • Thoracolumbar Fracture Management with Selective Fusion and Instrumentation Removal Open vs. Percutaneous Stabilization of Thoracic and Lumbar Fracture in Ankylosing Spondylitis and DISH., 2009
  • Thromboprophylaxis in Traumatic and Elective Spinal Surgery, 2010
  • Minimally-Invasive Spinal Fusion for Lumbar Degenerative Scoliosis: Feasibility Study., Oct. 2008
  • Open vs. Percutaneous Stabilization of Thoracic and Lumbar Fracture in Ankylosing Sopndylitis and DISH., 2008
  • Clinical Symposium II: Interspinous-based Dynamic Stabilization, Sept. 2008
  • A New, Minimally Invasive Treatment for Chronic Lower Back Pain, 1/18/2011

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Anand's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Anand to family and friends
26 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

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Dr. Anand's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr. Anand performed bone morphogenetic protein disc replacement surgery on my lumbar spine two weeks ago. I believe that he is an excellent doctor and I remain extremely hopeful that my recovery continues to be excellent.
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Dr Anand, Dr levesque, and Dr kong were an amazing team of doctors that did a 9 hour corrective spinal surgery on my father! After 2 years of suffering from 3 previous botched surgeries from another doctor who said there was nothing else that could be done. He would just have to learn to live with...more
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I can write a novel about my severe scoliosis and the pain it brought. I looked for a spine doctor that could help went to a few teaching hospitals in the Chicago area and no one could come up with a plan. I found Dr. Anand featured on an NBC station that highlighted the less invasive surgery he...more
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Dr. Anand is the best spine surgeon in the world! I came to Anand when my back pain was chronic. I had tried cortisone shots, facet blocking, all the non invasive strategies that are out there, complete waste of time and money. I made a consult visit with Anand, he told me to get the MRI and bring...more
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He is concise, precise and I believe he might be a wizard.
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