Nitin Bhatia

Nitin Bhatia

Chief, Adult and Pediatric Spinal Surgery

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, USA


Dr Nitin Bhatia, a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and Fellowship Trained Spinal surgeon, serves as Director of the Spine Center and Chief of the Orthopaedic Spinal Surgery service at the University of California, Irvine.For all of our patients, a multi-disciplinary non-surgical approach is used. This approach allows the majority of our patients to improve without surgical intervention. When surgery is necessary, Dr. Bhatia's extensive training in state of the art techniques including minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic discectomy, percutaneous fusions, X-Stop lumbar stenosis treatment, Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP), disc replacement, and kyphoplasty help to cure his patients' problems with minimal recovery time and less discomfort than other methods. Dr. Bhatia is a world-recognized expert in the treatment of cervical and lumbar disorders including spinal stenosis, disc herniations, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, and sciatica.The UC Irvine Spine Center provides care for Orange County and the surrounding communities including Irvine, Newport Beach, Corona del Mar, Laguna Nigel, Garden Grove, Fountain Valley, Santa Ana, Fullerton, Westminster, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Long Beach, Anaheim, Brea, Mission Viejo, Temecula, Fallbrook, Hemet, Los Angeles, and Riverside. Patients from outside these communities are welcome at the UCI Spine Center as well. International patients are encouraged to contact us for assistance and coordination of medical care. Dr. Nitin Bhatia  is one of the authors of Journal of Spine Research.

Research Interest

Neuromonitoring, Neurologic injury, Lateral interbody Fusion