Lumbar Disc Replacement

A new Restoration of Motion, Return to Sports, Return to Life.


We work with all insurers
Phone consultations offered with Dr. Pazmino for out of state, international, or distant patients.

Spine Cal Surgeries are completely performed by Board Certified Spine Surgeons. No residents, medical students or interns will ever perform or even be present during any portion of your procedure.

Spine Cal patients enjoy unlimited, instant contact with our Doctor and staff

  • Long Doctor visits…you will not feel rushed during your appointment
  • In Depth MRI review: This is unique to our practice, as Dr. Pazmino was once a 3rd grade teacher, he will ensure you will understand your films completely by the time you leave our office…This is a Spine Cal guarantee
  • Cutting edge technology
  • Ultra-fast recovery
  • Concierge Medicine
  • Satisfaction
  • Results
  • Quality
Stunning Technologys
Disc arthroplasties have adopted crucial aspects from total joint arthroplasties of the hip and knee and adopted these for placement in the cervical and lumbar spine. The implant was developed using the clinically proven ball and socket concept used in joint replacement implants for over 40 years. The Prodisc-L implant is composed of three components – two cobalt chrome alloy (CoCrMo) endplates and an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) inlay.
FDA Approved
The ProDisc concept was developed in the late 1980’s by Dr. Thierry Marnay, a French orthopedic surgeon. In early 1990, Dr. Marnay and another surgeon started implanting a series of ProDisc implants in the lumbar spine.the predecessor of the ProDisc-L implant, was first implanted in 1990. Since 1999, over 16,000 ProDisc-L Total Disc Replacements have been implanted worldwide. The device was approved by the FDA for use in the United States in August 2006.
Ball and Socket Design
Designed from the ground up this offers a Semi-constrained design which provides a fixed center of rotation. This allows for a controlled dynamic motion through the physiological range of motion. Furthermore this prevents pure translational motion to theoretically protect the facets from excessive shear loading.
Secure Fixation
The patented central keel provide secure primary or initial fixation. The endplates are plasma sprayed with a titanium coating which promotes long term bony on-growth.
Modular implant components
  • Different anatomical combinations facilitate accurate match with the patient’s anatomy
  • 6 different footprints for Dr. Pazmino to choose from and customize your disc replacement:
  • Medium, Large and Extra Large sizes with “deep options” (same width with 2 mm more in depth)
  • 3 different heights: 5, 6 and 7 mm heights
Straightforward Operation in Experienced Hands
Dr. Pazmino can perform this through his standard anterior cervical approach. This enables him clear visualization into the disc space. Through this procedure Dr. Pazmino limits distraction forces on surrounding anatomical structures.