Welcome to the Center for
Artificial Disc Replacement

The place people come
to get their lives back

Neck and Back Spine

Why we are the best choice

Experience. Dr. Katzman, our Chief Surgeon, has been doing Artificial Disc Replacements for over 10 years. He is currently one of the leading surgeons in the US for this procedure.

We specialize in:

  • No Muscle-cutting Technique
  • Minimal Blood Loss
  • Microsurgery

These all lead to outpatient surgery, less to minimal pain, and zero infections. Avoiding a hospital, meticulous surgical techniques and short surgical times help create the highest chance of success for our patients.

Diseased Disc and Artificial Disc Replacement
Artificial Disc Replacement Close Up

About the Technology

The artificial disc replacement offers painless motion to the injured cervical disc segment. In the past, the only reliable curative solution was a fusion. The problem is that the fusion removed any motion between repaired degenerative disc segments, only to stress the adjacent segments with stiffness and torque, causing them to wear down faster. The artificial disc was invented to stop the premature aging caused by fusion.

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About Dr. Scott Katzman

Bachelors of Arts - University of California
at San Diego - 1985

Medical School - Jefferson Medical College - 1989

Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certified
Doctor Scott Katzman MD

Dr. Katzman specializes in both minimally invasive spine surgery and laser surgery. He has lectured throughout the world teaching and promulgating his techniques. Dr. Katzman has been helping his patients with endoscopic and percutaneous discectomy since he was first trained in 1989. He has advanced his skills for last few decades in minimally invasive laser spine surgery and discectomy. He also performs spinal disc replacements and fusions with a very special technique that is gentle to the human tissue, so his patients are able to have outpatient surgery- including fusions and disc replacements. Dr. Katzman has invented some of his own spinal implants. If your condition requires it, some of his specially designed implants may be used to help your back problem.

In 1994, Dr. Katzman started his private practice in Fort Pierce, Florida. Today, he has offices throughout the state of Florida all specializing in minimally invasive procedures.

About Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer, MD

Batchelor Degree - Cornell University - 1979

Medical School - Georgetown University School of Medicine - 1984

Board Certified Neurological Surgeon -1993

Dr. Jeffrey H. Oppenheimer received his B.A. from Cornell University in 1979. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1984. He did his residency in Neurosurgery at the University of Southern California-Los Angeles County Medical Center. Dr. Oppenheimer became a board certified Neurological Surgeon in 1993. He has spent decades mastering and perfecting his techniques in minimally invasive spinal surgeries in both the cervical and lumbar spine. He has been published in several medical publications and is a member in good standing with Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, AMA and North American Spine Society.

Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer, MD