Dr. Daniel S. Yanni is a board certified and spine fellowship trained neurosurgeon and is also one of the few surgeons in the country who specializes in Minimally Invasive and Complex Spine Surgery. Rated number one by his peers and patients alike, Dr. Yanni continues to research and develop new innovative approaches to surgery at his Disc Comfort, Inc. practice in Newport Beach.
“We bring the wealth of knowledge from the University academic days and marry it to a private practice concierge style model that provides the highest caliber of personalized care,” he says.
Dr. Yanni was a teenager in a high school anatomy and physiology class when he decided to become a neurosurgeon. Fascinated by the spine and brain, he majored in neuroscience at UCLA and studied neural stem cell research for his honors thesis. His passion for Neurological Surgery grew further while in medical school at the University of California, San Diego.
“I was impressed by the anatomy and wiring in the brain and spine—how electrical signals are translated into motion, sensation, memories and speech,” says Yanni, who graduated summa cum laude with departmental honors in neuroscience.
Prior to moving into private practice, Dr. Yanni joined as a faculty member at the University of California Irvine Department of Neurological Surgery and was the Director of the Comprehensive Spine Neurosurgery Service at Orange County’s University Hospital. He also helped establish the first joint Orthopedic and Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship program in Southern California. Recently, he was the youngest member nominated to the Executive Board of the Lumbar Spine Research Society where he serves as the Co-Chair of Development. Dr. Yanni has published over 30 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and reviews. He is frequently invited as an expert educator and a lecturer to various academic and professional groups.
In his current practice, Dr. Yanni performs spine surgery through key-hole sized incisions, a minimally invasive procedure that allows patients to be released within hours or days and return to work within weeks. In addition to using minimally invasive procedures to perform a variety of spinal surgeries, Dr. Yanni also performs traditional open surgery for complex, deformity, and revision cases.
“What gets me up in the morning, is the ability to help change somebody’s life. Any patient suffering from neck pain, back pain or difficulty walking – this is what we are here for.”
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