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Andrew C. Vivas, MD

(he/him/his)
  • Neurosurgery|
  • Spine Surgery
Spine Center | 1131 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 100, Santa Monica, CA 90401

About

Dr. Andrew C. Vivas is a Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery.
His clinical focus is in the fields of adult and pediatric complex spine surgery, spinal oncology, revision spine surgery, and chronic low back pain. His research focus is in the area of neuromodulation for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic low back pain. He also has a special interest and expertise in the organization and execution of international health care and service oriented medical outreach. Dr. Vivas has completed both neurosurgical and orthopedic fellowships in pediatric and adult spine surgery and deformity, giving him a unique and multidisciplinary perspective in the treatment of spinal conditions.

Professional Society Memberships:
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
  • Southern Neurosurgical Society (SNS)
  • Florida Neurosurgical Society (FNS)
  • Society of Lateral Access Surgeons (SOLAS)
  • Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons (SMISS)
  • North American Spine Society (NASS)
  • AO Spine North America (AOSNA)
  • Scoliosis Research Society (SNS)

Languages

English, Spanish

Education

Fellowships

Adult & Pediatric Comprehensive Spine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2020
Neurological Surgery, Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2017

Residency

Neurological Surgery, University of South Florida College of Medicine, 2019

Degree

MD, University of South Florida College of Medicine, 2012

Recognitions

  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars, 2023
  • University of South Florida Department of Neurosurgery Teaching Award
  • David C. Leach award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
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Locations

Santa Monica

Spine Center

Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine| Spinal Cord Injury Medicine| Spine Surgery +2 more specialties
West Los Angeles

Westwood Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery| Brain and Tumor Neurosurgery| Pediatric Neurosurgery +2 more specialties

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Spine deformities
Flatback syndrome
Neuromuscular scoliosis
Minimally invasive spine surgery
Cervical deformity
Scoliosis

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Meet Andrew C. Vivas, MD

Recognitions

  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars, 2023
  • University of South Florida Department of Neurosurgery Teaching Award
  • David C. Leach award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
  • 2016 Young Investigator Award, Society of Lateral Access Surgeons (SOLAS)