State-of-the-Art Spine Care

From a Doctor Who
Knows You by Name

Personal Attention

Every Step of the Way

  • One-on-one consultations with your doctor, without  fellows, residents, or PAs.
  • Quick and simple communication with office staff.
  • Care at top hospitals and facilities, without the bureaucracy.

Daniel B.

"Dr. Johnson exudes confidence and goodwill. Before surgery I had difficulty rising onto my right toes. Yesterday, I could rise up without hindrance."

Sue W.

"Dr. Johnson was professional, thorough, and cordial. He reviewed my medical condition clearly and was not rushed."

Michael P.

"Can't say enough good things. Answered all of my questions and even gave me his email so I could ask him anything else that popped into my head in the days leading up to the surgery. Always responded promptly and reassured. Surgery was a great success, I'm almost completely pain free again and Dr. Johnson was great with the recovery as well. "

Wilson W.

"Great doc! He laid all the options out clearly and helped me achieve my goal of being able to ski again. I highly recommend Dr. Johnson to anyone who is experiencing back/spine pain."

Get Back

to Your Life

Don’t let your spine hold you back. Hover over the image to hear how patients got back to their lives.

Select the bullets to read how Dr. Johnson’s patients got back to their lives.



Dr. Johnson is an expert in the latest minimally invasive, microsurgical and robotic surgical techniques. With a special interest in motion preservation surgery, Dr. Johnson provides his patients the most advanced level of care available today.

Minimally Invasive

Minimally Invasive

With Dr. Johnson’s minimally invasive techniques, patients have smaller incisions, less damage to tissues, and shorter hospital stays. His patients also see lower rates of infection and faster recovery times.

Motion Preservation

Motion Preservation

Motion Preservation surgeries create less stress on the spine and allow for faster recoveries. Fusion (fusing together two or more vertebrae so that they heal into a single, solid bone) is used only when absolutely necessary.

Multimodal Analgesia

Multimodal Analgesia

Rather than one high-dose pain medication after surgery, Dr. Johnson uses a scientifically proven combination of synergistic low-dose pain medications. These are administered before, during and after surgery, resulting in better pain control, fewer side effects, and shorter hospital stays.


Dr. Johnson

Dr. Bradley Curtis Johnson, MD, FAAOS, is a Board Certified spine surgeon who practices at Huntington Orthopedics in Pasadena, CA. He trained at the renowned New York University Spine Surgery Fellowship, where he learned the latest minimally invasive, microsurgical, neurosurgical and robotic surgical techniques. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Southern California where he was Chief Resident, and attended medical school at the same institution, where he served as President of his class.

He has authored peer-reviewed papers in top journals such as Spine, presented at national and international conferences, and written textbook chapters with a focus on minimally invasive spine surgery. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the North American Spine Society, Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, AOSpine North America, and Lumbar Spine Research Society.

Dr. Johnson is an avid golfer and is thankful to live in Southern California with his wife and two children, both 7th generation Californians!

Conditions & Procedures

Conditions Treated

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Radiculopathy
  • Herniated disc
  • Kyphosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Sciatica
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stenosis
  • Spondylosis
  • Facet cysts
  • Vertebral compression fractures
  • Degenerative disc disease

Procedures Performed

  • Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical disc replacement
  • Lumbar disc replacement
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Nerve decompression
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Lateral lumbar interbody fusion
  • Posterior spinal fusion
  • Anterior lumbar interbody fusion
  • Sacroiliac joint fusion

Practice Locations

Huntington Orthopedic Institute

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39 Congress St, 2nd Floor
Pasadena, CA 91105
T. 626-486-9494

Huntington Memorial Hospital

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100 W California Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105
T. 626-397-5000

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