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Spine Community

You may be feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, alone, and confused in your struggle with neck, arm, back, and leg discomfort. At rediscover, we have developed a community dedicated to providing you hope and support through access to success stories.

Our Patient Ambassadors and Spokespeople are former pain sufferers who have either undergone a Total Disc Replacement procedure with prodisc, or a fusion procedure with STALIF, and have regained their lives! Whether they are back to work, spending time with their loved ones, or engaging in high-performance activities, they are willing to share their experiences and inspire others who may be facing similar challenges.


OUR spokespeople

Our spokespeople have overcome chronic pain and regained their active and pain-free lives through advanced surgical intervention. We encourage you to read the compelling stories of these PGA Champions and their incredible journey to regaining their lives.

OUR patient ambassadors

Like our Spokespeople, our community of Patient Ambassadors understands what the journey of chronic pain is like. After collectively going through years of consultations and various conservative treatments, they have found long-term pain relief through surgical procedures that have allowed them to regain their lives.

OUR surgeon patients

These leading spine surgeons not only choose prodisc and STALIF for their own patients, but they have enough confidence to choose one of these devices for themselves when they needed surgical intervention to relieve their own chronic neck or back pain. With everything at risk, read on to discover how they regained their confidence, their performance, and their lives.

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Tiger Woods

15-Time PGA Major Championship Winner

"My surgery has had a profound impact on me and my family, and I thank my surgeon and the technology provided by Centinel Spine."

Age: 44

Procedure Type: Lumbar Fusion with STALIF M-Ti

Interests: Golf, His Foundation, and Spending Time with Family

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Brian Gay

Four-Time PGA Tour Winner

"People are amazed at my recovery and how quickly I was able to get back to my personal and professional activities. As a professional golfer, I had confidence in the prodisc system based on its inherent stability and long-term history of success. Stability was especially important considering my extensive physical activities."

Age: 46

Procedure Type: Total Disc Replacement with prodisc C

Interests: Golf, Traveling, Winter Sports

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Rory Sabbatini

Six-Time PGA Tour Winner

"I probably feel better today than when I was 30 years old! Since having prodisc implanted, I have no issues with my neck and have full range of motion."

Age: 42

Procedure Type: Total Disc Replacement with prodisc C

Interests: Golf and Spending Time with Family

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Jeremy S.


"My back feels unbelievably better. I never thought it would be this way again!"

Age: 38

Procedure: Total Disc Replacement with prodisc L

Interests: Golf, Fishing, Gardening, Working Around the House

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Michelle M.

Real Estate Agent

"I am back to being myself after surgery. Back to being active… back to cooking… back to taking family trips… back to me."

Age: 45

Procedure: Total Disc Replacement with prodisc C

Interests: Nursing, Cycling, Yoga, and a Mom of 5

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Cheri P.

Physician's Assistant

"Last December, I celebrated my 16-year-old spine, pain-free!"

Age: 39

Procedure: Total Disc Replacement with prodisc L

Interests: Soccer, Skydiving, Hang Gliding

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Scott P.

Tour Golfer

"My normal back pain was completely gone after surgery!"

Age: 30

Procedure: Fusion Procedure

Interests: Golf and Athletics

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Kati T.

Analytical Chemistry & Dentistry

"Life is great these days! It makes me very happy to be able to get back into things so quickly."

Age: 59

Procedure: Fusion Procedure

Interests: Traveling, Photography, and Spending Time with Her Husband

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Andrea L.

Hollywood Trainer

"Before I met my spine surgeon, I didn’t know that prodisc was a less invasive option for me. With the total disc replacement, it’s like I’ve never had a neck problem!"

Age: 53

Procedure: Total Disc Replacement with prodisc C

Interests: Fitness Training, including CrossFit

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Joe L.M.

Medical Device Sales

"After prodisc my pain went from a 12/10 to a 1.5/10! I’m back to doing everything that I wanted without limitations."

Age: 49

Procedure: Total Disc Replacement with prodisc C

Interests: Running, Hiking, and Spending Time with His Family

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Jason M. Cuéllar, MD, PhD

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

"It felt great to be able to sit for longer periods of time and start getting back to my normal life."

Age: 42

Procedure: Total Disc Replacement with prodisc L

Interests: Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Snowboarding, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, Swimming

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William C. Tally, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon and Neurosurgeon

"The more that patients can see the return-to-life results that others’ achieve, the more likely they are to seek treatment for their own back pain. Spine surgery is not only about treating pain – it’s about getting patients back to living life."

Age: 46

Procedure: Total Disc Replacement with prodisc C

Interests: Mountaineer, Wakeboarder, Sports Enthusiiast, and Father of Two

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Robert Masson, M.D.


"I’ve been an advocate of prodisc from the very beginning. Being a patient myself, I understand what the journey is like. This procedure allows my patients to return to their lives."

Age: 54

Procedure: Total Disc Replacement with prodisc C

Interests: Motorsport Racing, Working Out, Wakeboarding, Hiking, and Mountain Climbing

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Todd Lanman, M.D.


"Chronic back and neck pain affect all aspects of life and can make quality living very difficult. The prodisc Total Disc Replacement System is a tool I use, giving my patients the option to thrive and maintain the highest quality active lifestyle."

Age: 60

Procedure: Total Disc Replacement with prodisc L and prodisc C

Interests: Hiking, Swimming, and Playing Tennis with His Daughter

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They Regained Their Lives

These individuals can inspire your journey to healing and living free from spine-induced pain and discomfort.

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