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Pioneering spine doctor, 98% satisfaction

“Every patient presents a unique set of goals and challenges. I spend time getting to know each patient’s specific symptoms and medical history, looking at the whole picture to ensure nothing is missed. During a clinical visit, my goal is to listen to and educate patients, empowering them to make an informed discussion about their treatment options.”
~Dr. Bray, Board-Certified Neurosurgeon

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Meet Dr. Bray

World renowned, neurological spinal surgeon

As the first California neurosurgeon to devote his practice to minimally invasive spine surgery, Dr. Bray founded DISC in 2006 with the vision of revolutionizing the delivery of spine care. He remains at the forefront of this field routinely treating world-class athletes, Hollywood celebrities, weekend warriors, and busy professionals alike.

Southern California Super Doctor 2011-2017

Dr. Bray has been named by Southern California Super Doctors® as one of the top spine specialists for seven years running. The number of spine doctors receiving this honor is limited to approximately five percent of the region's active physicians.

Dr. Bray is widely recognized as the pioneer of modern day spine surgery. With over 28 years in private practice, he has performed over 13,000+ successful procedures and holds over 25 patents on the techniques and instruments used worldwide.

What our patients are saying

  • “I underwent spinal surgery at DISC for a tethered spinal cord after experiencing symptoms like difficulty feeling my feet and excruciating back pain. Dr. Bray diagnosed me with the syndrome and performed the surgery. Six months later, I won first place at the US Open of Track & Field.”

    Lolo Jones
    Olympic Hurdler & Bobsled
  • “This is the best medical experience I have ever had! The Team at DISC are the best in the world.”

    Robbie Maddison
    MotoX Freestyle
  • “@danny_macaskill16 on twitter: Massive thanks to Dr. Bray and all the staff at DISC for sorting me out. I have never had treatment like it!”

    Danny MacAskill
    BMX Trials
  • IanWalsh4 on twitter: Can’t thank the @discmd doctors enough for fixing my wounded wing and knocking weeks off my recovery time.”

    IAN WALSH
    Professional Surfer
  • After being told by other physicians to stop working because of my back pain, I went to see DISC. Now 10 years post-op from microsurgery, with no pain, I’m still a proud firefighter.

    Chris Thomason
    Firefighter

Patient Stories & News

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    The Knowledge of Medicine and Business: Lessons from a Surgeon Entrepreneur Dr. Robert Bray has done it all in his stellar 30+ year career as a Neurological Spinal Surgeon and...
  • Treating the Elite of the Elite

    Dr. Robert S. Bray, Jr. on Using an Integrative Approach in Sports Medicine Having served as a team physician for the U.S Olympic team and currently serving as Medical Director...

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