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Multidisciplinary Approach to Spine Care

Mercy Medical Group is committed to getting you back to your normal activities. 


Spinal Surgery

A Multidisciplinary Approach

Our goal is to provide the most conservative, evidence-based care possible.

Through a multidisciplinary approach, our integrated network of surgeons, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists possess the latest tools and medical expertise to correct spinal injuries and disorders. Supported by specially trained nurses and physical therapists, we provide patients with the continuum of care needed to get you back to your normal daily activities.

Spinal Care at Mercy Medical Group

Spinal Care

Spinal care includes:

  • Pain management
  • Physical therapy
  • Sports medicine
  • Nonsurgical therapies
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures: Kyphoplasty, Vertebroplasty, Decompressions and Fusions
  • General Surgery: Discectomy, Laminectomy, Spinal Fusion and Disc Replacement
  • Conditions We Treat

    The common conditions treated include:

    • Herniated discs
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Spinal fractures
    • Spinal deformity
    • Spinal tumor
    • Scoliosis

    Meet Our Surgeons

    Jesse Babbitz, MD

    Yi-Ren Chen, MD
    Dr. Chen is a neurosurgeon specializing in complex spine surgery, including minimally invasive approaches, revision spinal surgery, and brain and spinal tumors. He received his MD from Stanford and MPH from Johns Hopkins. He subsequently completed both neurosurgery residency and minimally invasive fellowship at Stanford. He has authored 34 publications, 15 book chapters, 50 talks, and 49 abstracts, and continue to help advance neurosurgical care as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Stanford University Medical Center.

    Joshua Lucas, MD 
    Dr. Lucas is a neurosurgeon specializing in spine surgery, including minimally-invasive, surgical repair of brain and spine tumors, and surgical treatment of aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations. Dr. Lucas graduated from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Southern California Department of Neurosurgery and fellowships in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery at the University of Southern California.  

    Praveen Prasad, MD 
    Dr. Prasad is a neurosurgeon with extensive experience in neurological spine surgery, as well as neurological trauma surgery. A graduate of the UC Davis School of Medicine and the University of California School of Medicine, Dr. Prasad is a firm believer in the strength of listening and humankindness, and believes in applying the same standard of care and compassion to all his patients as one would give to family.

    Learn More

    To learn more about our services and how we can help, please call us at (916) 733-3333 or use our online feature, Find a Doctor.