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Dr. Ara Deukmedjian

Dr. Ara Deukmedjian and his surgical team

Dr. Ara Deukmedjian grew up in Southern California. Following in his father’s footsteps, he chose a career in helping others overcome illness and pain. To our patients, Dr. Ara Deukmedjian is simply known as Dr. Deuk.

A renowned neuro-spine surgeon with a focus on minimally invasive, laser, and endoscopic back and neck pain treatment, Dr. Deuk is a pioneer in this field. He serves as CEO and Medical Director at Deuk Spine Institute and performs the revolutionary procedure that bears his name: Deuk Laser Disc Repair.

Dr. Deuk has also personally performed over 2,000 cervical decompressive discectomies and treated over 1,000 herniated or degenerated lumbar discs with no major complications in addition to hundreds of laser spine surgeries with a 95% success rate in the elimination of pain.

Laser spine surgery reviews list Dr. Deuk as the best back surgeon. Patients are so satisfied with their results that they have rated him highly on review sites such as Vitals.com, where he was recognized with the ‘Patients’ Choice Award’ for 2011, 2012, and 2013.

If you have any back or neck pain, you can start working with Dr. Deuk today, starting with a free MRI review. If you have a recent Spine MRI or CT-Scan, Deuk Spine Institute and our team of doctors will review it and provide a customized plan on how to eliminate your pain.

Professional Society Memberships

  • Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
  • Brevard County Medical Society (President, Board of Governors)
  • Surgery Department Chair, Parrish Medical Center

Education and Credentials

Dr. Deuk graduated first in his medical school class with “Highest Honors” from the University of Southern California’s School of Medicine. Dr. Deuk’s performance in medical school was so exceptional that he was honored with a teaching position while he was still a medical student–a first in the history of the 110-year-old medical school.

He served as the 1996 president-elect of the USC chapter Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical School Honor Society, was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, and presented the coveted Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Award at Walter Reed Army Center in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Deuk was then accepted into one of the top 3 nationally recognized neurosurgical training programs at the University of Florida at Shands under the direction of Dr. Albert Rhoton, one of the most distinguished neurosurgeons of the last century, and completed his fellowship funded as principal investigator by the National Institutes of Health.

During residency, Dr. Deuk specialized in complex spine surgery while studying the most advanced techniques for treating neck and back disorders. Upon completing his fellowship he traveled overseas to learn the latest advances in laser spine surgery.

Today, he is a board-certified, fellowship-trained neurological surgeon focusing on spine care and laser-spine surgery.

Community Outreach

As an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Central Florida’s College of Medicine, Dr. Deuk’s goal is to advance medical knowledge and teach the next generation of spine specialists. This goal is further carried out through the non-profit Deuk Spine Foundation, an organization established to support the continued research into, and development of, new and innovative techniques to enhance spine health.

Learn more about Dr. Deuk by reading testimonials from his patients:

Mary’s Story:

“The healing was much easier than I expected! Now, I am pain free, the nerve problems in my leg have disappeared, and I am performing activities again that I had previously given up.”

Mike’s Story:

“Thank you for your on going care and dedication to the healing profession. Since my neck surgery I have returned to the old lovable self I once was, free of pain. You treated me with compassion and I am so very grateful for that!”

Gina’s Story:

“From the first office visit I was impressed from the level of care everyone showed me. I scheduled quickly for surgery, and I can surely tell you that was the smartest decision of my life. Without hesitation I would like to say to you and your staff you really have given me my life back! Thank you for everything.”

Terry’s Story:

“I just want to thank you for the wonderful job you and your staff did repairing my spine. I have never felt better in 20 years! I found you to be very confident and honest and that put my mind at ease.”

Mike’s Story:

“I had suffered from back pain for many years it truly got to the point where I could not even stand up straight or walk very far. After surgery I was in disbelief how fast I recovered and how much pain relief I have!”

Robin’s Story:

“I just wanted to let you know the outstanding job you did performing my neck fusion. I am now 100% pain free! You are an amazing surgeon and a life saver!”

Sarah’s Story:

“My cervical disc fusion was outstanding! I am so glad for this center of excellence. After a year of pain and therapy, I came to Deuk Spine and am now 100% pain free. My colleagues say I am the ‘poster child’ for the surgery as I was able to return to work so fast!”

Jane’s Story:

“I personally want to thank you for performing laser spine surgery on my back. I have told everyone I see about the amazing surgery that you performed on me. I am still so impressed of the pain relief I continue to feel. It really is so good to have my life back!”

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About Deuk Spine Institute
World leader in Laser Spine Surgery
With world-class physicians on staff, the newest and most advanced technology, and a patient experience pathway that is unrivaled in it’s efficiency and and pedagogy of care, Deuk Spine Institute has performed thousands of procedures and achieves a 95% success rate in elimination of pain.

 The services we offer are not offered anywhere else in the world, and the treatments are curative, not palliative.  On top of that, Dr. Deukmedjian is personally invested in the well-being of each and every patient, and has spared no expense to guarantee the best possible outcomes.
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